June 21 – Hiking in Taiwan: Wuliao Peak Trail

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Hiking Wuliao Peak Trail

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The Wuliao Peak Trail is definitely not for the faint of heart. It’s a grueling hike that will get you working up a sweat within the first few minutes, but the view from the top was definitely worth the effort! I enjoyed the many rock-climbing and repelling sections which really added an extra adrenaline rush. Although it was a little scary repelling down a 50 foot rock face with no safety gear. Good thing it wasn’t raining!

Wally and I got a little lost during the final section so we didn’t make it to the highest peak. Overall, we took less than 4.5 hours to complete the hike and going down took no time at all. Also, the cutest dog greeted us at the bottom of the mountain before we started and we saw him again before we left.

In the evening we visited the Feng Chia Night Market in Taichung which is the largest night market in Taiwan. The two of us walked around and browsed through the copious amounts of food/drink stands and retail stores. We sampled a few different foods but I was still full from the all-you-can-eat hot pot meal we’d had for lunch. Taiwan has too many delicious foods to try! Normally, the night market is quite busy but it was quieter when we arrived because it was a week day.

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