Some say the Victoria Peak in Yilan is beautiful but most say couldn’t see anything. What does it mean? It’s a matter of luck and timing.
Located at 2,000 meters above sea level, Mt. Taiping is one of the three major national forest recreation areas in Taiwan. The mountain is rich in ecological resources, offering easy access to natural and man-made forests, alpine lake, waterfall and hot spring. There are a few walking trails where you can enjoy a nice walk in the mountain and beautiful view. Many come here to see the sun rise and the “sea of clouds”. It really is a matter of luck if you get to see beautiful views of low clouds. Mountain climate is unpredictable. For a day trip, it is recommended that you go early morning and return after lunch before it becomes too foggy. Low visibility is dangerous for driving.
The mountain is located in the South West of Yilan, an average of at least 2 hours away from Yilan city. If you wish to go further to the Cuifeng Lake, the largest alpine lake in Taiwan, it takes another half an hour. If you drive, please make sure you have enough gas before you go on the trip.