Taiwan in Autumn
Taiwan in Autumn

When is autumn in taiwan? The Autumn in Taiwan starts in September and lasts until November and early December, but you will never see maple leaves more beautiful in Taiwan than December, it’s the best time to see fall foliage, autumn leaves, maple leaves season in Taiwan. The red, green, yellow, purple leaves dye all the sky, blended together to create the most beautiful pictures. But if you are only in the city, you will not be able to enjoy all these beautiful colors. Yellow leaves, red leaves are everywhere, Sipping a cup of hot tea in fairly cold weather, you will see Taiwan was lovely, now much more lovely again. A little thing we want to tell you is to see maple leaves in December is “specialty” in Taiwan, because the leaves change color quite late, so if you had missed the fall foliage season in Korea or in Japan or want to once again immerse yourself in the scene “Autumn, leaves falling, rain falling”, you can still going to Taiwan to enjoy. When is the best time to see autumn leaves in Taiwan? Joining us to explore distinctive places to see maple leaves season in Taiwan below with top 9 best place to see autumn leaves in Taiwan. Now, Let’s planning your itinerary with map, camera to enjoy the beauty of this unique season in the land of bubble tea!!!

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Taroko National Park on sunrise morning autumn
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Autumn leaves in Alishan

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Maple leaves at Aowanda National Forest Area

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Below, these are 9 top and best places to see maple leaves season in Taiwan

The North

Xiao Wulai Scenic Area

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Xiao Wulai Waterfall from the start of the hiking trail

Wulai is not far from Taipei so this is a good choice for those who have a short days stay in Taipei. With the people of Taiwan, Xiao Wulai is particularly famous for its beautiful hidden waterfalls. At Xiao Wulai, walk a little slow, look around to feel the picture “beautiful red sea” created by the canopy of autumn maple trees here.

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Wulai Skywalk

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Xiao Wulai autumn
Hidden waterfall

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Xiao Wulai autumn

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Wulai autumn

Wulai autumn

Tip: If you are a devotees of social networkings, you definitely can not miss Xiao Wulai because this place will surely give you magical photos when check-in here that easy get a thousand “like”.

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Xiao Wulai autumn

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Xiao Wulai autumn

In addition to the natural landscape, if you are interested in the culture of the destination you visiting, you can visit the Wulai Atayal Museum – which is home of numerous of religious, historical and culinary values of Atayal, the second largest ancient tribe in Taiwan.

Wulai Atayal Museum along Wulai Old Street
Wulai Atayal Museum along Wulai Old Street

Wulai Atayal Museum along Wulai Old Street

Wulai Atayal Museum along Wulai Old Street

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Wulai is also home to a numerous of hot springs around Taipei, and it’s even better than having a dip in the hot springs in a little cold weather. An ancient hot springs resort here called Volando Hot Spring Spa, highly recommend for those who intending to bathe in hot springs.

Volando Urai Public Hot Spring Spa
Volando Urai Public Hot Spring Spa
Immerse yourself into the hot water and take a break
Immerse yourself into the hot water and take a break.

Volando Urai Public Hot Spring Spa

Address: No. 34, Pub Rd, Wulai District, New Taipei City, 233
Opening hours of the Wulai Atayal Museum: 09:30 – 17:00.
Getting there: From Taipei, Xindian MRT station: Take the bus 849 or book shuttle bus service of Spa to Wulai.

Shihmen Water Depot (Shihmen Reservoir)

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When traveling, the most hated thing is probably the traffic is inconvenient, traffic jam, then the tourist spot is too crowded make you hard to get the nice pictures, right? Located not too far from Taipei, Shihmen will surprise you with its enviable location, extremely airy, with no crowds, squeeze together, jostle – What makes people envious compared to other tourist destinations.

Shihmen Water Depot

Red Maples Road Shihmen Dam, Taoyuan
Red Maples Road Shihmen Dam, Taoyuan

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Overlooking the eastern spur of the small aboriginal village of Shihmen

Shihmen Dam does not appear much on the tourist information pages, less known to foreign visitors, but this place owns one of the maple leaves roads of autumn is extremely envious. Imagine you are standing in the middle space of the red maple leaves with the cold blue water surface, sometimes rubbing your hands fore the cold winds, under the clear sky of Autumn, how to you can ignore this place! Dear couples, this place is quite ideal for you.

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Overlooking the eastern spur of the small aboriginal village of Shihmen

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The more special thing of the Shihmen is there are quite a lot of sashimi restaurants, sashimi is made from fresh fish which caught at the dam area to serve visitors to visit here.

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Shihmen Reservoir from above
Overlooking the eastern spur of the small aboriginal village of Shihmen
Overlooking the eastern spur of the small aboriginal village of Shihmen

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Address: Taoyuan City, Longtan Area
Getting there: From Taipei, take the 1819 bus to Zhongli, then take the Taoyuan bus to Shihmen Reservoir.

Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area

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You have probably heard of the red maple leaves, perhaps also looked the image of yellow maple leaves or maple leaf with brown interleaved but you have seen purple maple leaves yet? In Taipingshan, red maple leaves appear all year round, but autumn is the season of the weird purple maple leaves that are extremely eye-catching. Reading here, surely you want to go to Taipingshan right?

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Picture: maple leaves season in taiwan blog.

If you want to have the most eye-catching experiences in Taipingshan, Living Nomads suggests you should moving with a motorbike or scooter around the area. And what’s more interesting is immersing yourself for hours in the hot springs in the fairly cold of autumn at the foot of the mountain and immersing yourself in nature with the wonderful purple of maple leaves.

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Purple maple leaves

Address: 267 Taiping Lane, Nan’ao Yilan County No. 1 of 58
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 06:00 to 20:00.
Saturday and public holidays: 04:00 to 20:00.
Summer vacation (July and August): 03:30 to 20:00.
Getting there: Take the train to Yilan or Luidong Station, from here, you can take a taxi to Taipingshan. On holidays, there will be Kou-Guang coach running from both stations to Taipingshan.

Yangmingshan National Park

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Referring to seeing the maple leaves is to think of Yangmingshan – one of the largest, most beautiful national parks of Taiwan. Throughout the year trees, plants, alternately bloom. In the fall, if South Korea has Naejangsan National Park, then Taiwan has Yangmingshan National Park. It is easy to getting here because it takes only one hour bus ride from Taipei. After wandering pick the leaves … watching the leaves, you can also soak yourself in a hot springs to relax the spirit in a cold day to finish the perfect trip!

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Red leaves on Zhongxing Road, Yangmingshan Park
Red leaves on Zhongxing Road, Yangmingshan Park
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Calla Lily at Yangmingshan
Calla Lily at Yangmingshan

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