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Sanmin Bat Cave(三民蝙蝠洞)

Traveler rating:4 7 Reviews

Updated:2019-11-01

Posted Date:2015-12-25

Popularity:2086

Wednesday: Open 24 hours a day
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Attraction Highlights

- God’s work: the crescent shape water cave.

- Stand on the wooden platform and have both waterfalls within reach.
 

The bat cave is located in a ravine north of Sanmin Village; it is a large natural rock cavern under a spring, so the cave is also known as the Shuilian (water curtain) Cave. Since the bat cave is still in its natural primitive condition, as well as being nearby a ravine, it has attracted a large number of bats to make it their home, hence the name "bat cave". Today, the bottom of the cave is covered with red soil, which is an accumulation of the guano left behind by the bats. One can just imagine the time when bats flourished here by the thousands, and it also adds to the mystery of the place.

At the end of Taoyuan Country Road 114, there is the entrance of the Bat Cave Trail. The trail is 600m in length, flat and paved with stone tiles. A 20-minute walk will take you to the bat cave. Following the trail down, the whole way is shaded and cool. You can enjoy the rich ecology along the way. If you get tired, you can rest on the wooden benches and enjoy the interesting tile patterns of bats on the ground.

三民蝙蝠洞

Walk down the trail for about 444 meters and you will see the viewing platform in a spiral staircase design. Go up the winding staircase to enjoy a lovely view of the verdant mountains and forget about your troubles.

Follow the stairs down behind the pavilion next to the observation deck. Enjoy the view of the running Sanmin River along the way. On the wooden deck you can see the waterfall splashing down, creating a deep pool 10 meters in diameter. It’s a great spot in summer for cooling down in the heat.

三民蝙蝠洞

The entrance of the bat cave is a semi circle hidden within the cliffs of the ravine. The entrance has a height of around 20 meters; inside the cave it is around 50 meters wide and 20 meters deep. Enter the cave sideways to discover that the interior of the cave is in a half-moon shape similar to an amphitheater. The interior space is unique and spacious, wide enough to fit a thousand people. As it is a giant natural cavern rarely found in Taiwan, it is a one-of-a-kind experience. Although the bats that once inhabited the cave have since moved elsewhere, the awe-inspiring sight of the deep cavern still attracts many visitors.

Information

Opening Hours Sunday: Open 24 hours a day
Monday: Open 24 hours a day
Tuesday: Open 24 hours a day
Wednesday: Open 24 hours a day
Thursday: Open 24 hours a day
Friday: Open 24 hours a day
Saturday: Open 24 hours a day

Facilities

  • Viewing Deck
  • Bus Station
  • Toilet
  • Parking Lot
  • Hiking Trail

Remind

■There is no bat dwelling here anymore. The cave is only open for tourism purposes.

Traffic

Choose a transportation method based on your departure location.

Parking

■There is parking at the entrance of the trail.
■It’s slippery on the trail. Please watch your steps.

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler rating:4.0 7 Reviews Write a Review

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  2. 1 Poor
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  1. 1 Families
  2. 3 Couples
  3. 1 Solo
  4. 0 Business
  5. 2 Friends
  • hitomicat

    台灣

    Traveler type:

    好友出遊

    輕鬆踏青

    Traveler rating:3 2019-08

    停好車走進去不會很遠,也不難走,但停車位少,會停到外面道路。 走到底有很大的洞穴,還有大小瀑布,天氣熱很多人在泡腳。也有人走到岩石上拍照。 前後大約一小時就離開了,不需要特地來,應搭配其他地點。
  • vovo123456789

    台灣大溪

    Traveler type:

    伴侶旅行

    天然的大洞穴

    Traveler rating:5 2018-09

    停好車之後上下山約花一個小時,很天然的洞穴,蠻漂亮的,地上泥濘有點濕滑要小心,美中不足是有些遊客亂丟保特瓶破壞景觀。
  • te-chang

    台灣苗栗

    Traveler type:

    家庭式

    大水過後環境雜亂

    Traveler rating:2 2018-05

    洞窟區域內原本的欄杆、步道等在大水沖刷過後遭到破壞,環境有些雜亂並且還有一些旅客遺留下來的垃圾,整體景觀缺乏特別的吸引力,就單純的步道而言也沒有特別可取之處,不值得特地前往。
  • Futehsu

    Traveler type:

    好友出遊

    桃園少見的天然洞穴

    Traveler rating:5 2017-10

    停車後走進去約15分鐘可達, 名為蝙蝠洞但已沒有蝙蝠, 環境清幽, 終點有一瀑布, 算是一個祕境小景點可與附近的基國派教堂一道參訪
  • YuChien L

    Traveler type:

    單獨旅遊

    隱密的天然洞穴

    Traveler rating:4 2017-11

    入口處有停車場可停車,地理位置有些偏遠,環境清幽,從入口處走至洞穴約15分鐘,設有公廁,洞穴本身不算太大,不過算是滿特別的景點,有多餘時間再排入行程即可。天熱時應該滿多人在這裡戲水。

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