Southern Taipei Exploring: Bitan, Xindian

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Ride the Taipei subway line all the way to the southern most stop, Xindian, for riverside relaxing and leisurely hiking. Bitan is a newly renovated riverside section of biking paths and cafes. It’s great for weekend people watching and soaking up the water views.

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Across the large foot bridge, take the covered path up the mountain and wander along the dense green path.

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It’s a beautiful meandering path full of caterpillars this time of year and blossoming with butterflies in early spring. Hike up to the top where a small grassy plateau provides views north of the city to the southern mountains beyond.

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