Friday, November 19, 2010

Taiwan - Wulai

Wulai, Taipei, Taiwan.

Sent by Peng, a postcrosser from Taiwan.

This is from Wikipedia : Wulai Township (traditional Chinese: 烏來鄉; pinyin: Wūlái Xiāng; POJ: U-lâi-hiong; also seen as Ulay) is a rural township in southern Taipei County in north Taiwan (ROC). It sits near the border with Taipei and is famous for its hot springs. The name of the town derives from the Atayal phrase qilux ulay meaning "hot and poisonous".

On 25 December 2010, the entire county will become Xinbei City, and Wulai Township will become Wulai District.

Wulai is a tourist town most renowned for its hot springs, sightseeing, and aboriginal culture.

Other activities include hiking, camping, swimming, fishing, and birdwatching. During the spring, visitors come see the sakura trees bloom.

According to locals, bathing in the odorless hot springs can cure skin diseases (such as ringworm, eczema, and herpes).

Wulai hot springs - visitors often go to the numerous hot spring hotels, public baths, as well as the Wulai river.

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