Secluded Forest Retreat Relax and Unwind

Secluded Forest Retreat-Relax and Unwind

Travel Day: 1 day
Trail Distance: 6 km
Hiking Time: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Main Route: Shumeiping Historic Trail, Canguangliao Historic Trail, and Shuangxi Old Street


family tour

Family fun​

Taiwan photo tour

Photo Spots



Fushan Temple

Located in Jiufen, Fushan Temple was were miners prayed for safety and fortune of gold mining. There is a Tudigong (Earth God) Temple inside Fushan Temple. This was because the miners worshipped the Earth God and wanted to renovate the temple, but the Earth God, through divining blocks, instructed his followers that he wished to remain in place. The Earth God, however, did agree to external expansion, and thus this unique “temple within a temple.”

Shumeiping Historic Trail

Shumeiping Historic Trail

As an important former military route, Shumeiping Historic Trail is a nice look-out spot with a view that takes in the Shuinandong ocean area, sitting right across Mt. Keelung. Hike uphill to the Shumeiping Observation Deck for a breathtaking panorama view of Mt. Keelung, Mt. Teapot, Jiufen, Jinguashi, and the beautiful northern coastline.

Caoshan Defense Road

Caoshan Defense Road

Make a wish, write it on the lantern and let it fly. The sky lantern festival has long been used for people to pray for their wishes. During the Lantern Festival, around February and March each year, lanterns cover the entire sky of Pingxi. If you’re an artist, writer, or photographer, we highly recommend you see this festival for yourself.

Canguangliao Historic Trail

Canguangliao Historic Trail

Canguangliao, or brilliant light house, is known for its location in a sea of silvergrass that shines under autumn sunlight. The ruined house, Ganzaidian, served as a rest and supply station during the old mining days for voyagers that constantly traversed between mining fields, postal stations, and military settlements. Come to this ancient rest stop and enjoy a cup of tea.

Shuangxi Cultural Workshop

Shuangxi Cultural Workshop

The workshop provides a story-telling tour guided by Shuangxi locals and brings you back to the heydays two hundred years ago, when merchants and inland residents would arrive at the nearby ferry dock and come to the main street of Shuangxi for trade and supplies. Touring around the ruins of the opium den and the Zhou Family Old Homestead, visitors get to revisit the hundred-year memories of this ancient trading river route.


9:00-9:50 Taipei Main Station to Fushan Temple
9:50-10:10 Fushan Temple Guided Tour: A Temple Within A Temple
10:10-10:20 Walk from Fushan Temple to Shumeiping Historic Trail
10:20-11:00 Hiking on Shumeiping Historic Trail
11:00-13:00 Hiking on Caoshan Defense Road and Canguangliao Historic Trail (Jiufen section)
13:00-13:30 Lunch at Ganzaidian Ruins
13:30-14:30 Hiking on Canguangliao Historic Trail (Mudan section)
14:30-14:50 Canguangliao Historic Trail to Shuangxi Old Street
14:50-17:00 Shuangxi Cultural Workshop: Guided Tour at Shuangxi Old Street
17:00- Return back to Taipei Main Station

Tour Details

Minimum Numbers

6-15 people


Departs on everyday

Meeting point

9 am at Taipei Main Station

When to book

Book 3 days in advance

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes


Adult (Over 6 years old)

150 USD per person

Child (1 to 6 years old)

80 USD per person

Infant (0 to 1 years old)

Free of charge. (Please note there must be at least one adult accompanying the tour with infant.)





Lunch is included


Shuangxi Cultural Workshop

Tour Guide

A great English/Chinese -speaking guide


Van or sedan


Travel insurance and of course, memories that money can't buy!
Please note that tips for your tour guide are NOT included.

From 80 USD per person

Don’t just take our word for it. Read what our previous clients have to say about us!

Shirley C
Shirley C
An unforgettable day trip with Topology
This is the first time I've booked the tour with Topology, the experience with them was fantastic! Penny who has communicated with me from beginning to the end, she is very responsive with all the questions I had or requested, and well informed about tour guide's info and pickup time. Fun time seems to pass by quickly, Spencer surely made our trip so memorable, we will always remember him and hopefully one day we will meet up again. =)
Angelina C
Angelina C
Amazing trip and amazing guide
It was a very interesting trip. We knew unique places and very beautiful views. I recommend it and thank our guide Mr. Clint Liang for his help and kindness. It was very important that he knew the area so well.
Excellent agency, wonderful tour guide
We were a family of 13 that did 2 private day tours and airport transfers with Topology. Peter was excellent with all communications from the beginning. Airy was a wonderful bilingual guide thar really made us feel at home. The kids in our group also warmed up to her quickly. The included lunches were sumptuous and extensive. They are a little pricey but well worth every penny.
Week in Taiwan
We had an amazing time in Taiwan! Allen from Topology was responsive throughout the planning stages. We have a child with many food allergies and requested an English-speaking guide to accompany us for the entire trip. We could not have been happier with Spencer! We spent 7 days with him touring Taipei, Jiufen, Yehliu National Park, Kaoshiung, and Kenting National Park. He kept that pace quick for the kids and most of our free time was spent exploring different markets sampling street food. Spencer kept my son safe during the entire trip, and by the end he was like a part of the family.
8 day private tour of Taiwan
Our 8 day private tour of Taiwan included Taipei, Jiufen, Shifen, Taroko, Sun Moon, & Taichung. Both our consultant, Vivi, & our driver, Henry, were excellent. We felt well taken care of from beginning to end. Henry was especially accommodating to our changing needs and requests. He was punctual, patient and attentive to our interests, even suggesting extra stops that may appeal to us & taking pictures for us. Despite some minor stomach issues at the first half of the trip (we were not able to eat some of the planned dinners), we still got to see many scenes & sites that surprised us: Taroko gorge was stunning; releasing sky lanterns was fun; the local wet market was lively; the oyster/clam digging area looked like a wet sand desert complete with a windy sand storm. Over all, everything went smoothly, and our group of 4 adults + 1 child, enjoyed our trip immensely. Thank you

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