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Xiao Wulai Sky Rope Bridge(小烏來天空繩橋)

Traveler rating:3.5 66 Reviews

Updated:2018-11-07

Posted Date:2015-12-25

Popularity:6724

Wednesday: 08:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 17:00
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One of the most well-known attractions along the Northern Cross Highway, Xiaowulai Scenic Area is situated between Xiayunping from the Northern Cross Highway to the mountain region to the east of Fuxing Bridge. In addition to the cherry blossoms, waterfall and the river inside the scenic area, there is also the first see-through skywalk in Taiwan. Furthermore, another not-to-be-missed attraction of the scenic area is the new sky rope bridge. It was planned and constructed by the Taoyuan City Government and opened officially on Valentine’s Day. The aim is to provide visitors with an opportunity to get closer to nature, free the mind, and remember the excitement from your first romance to create an unforgettable memory.

When you come to Xiaowulai Scenic Area, the most popular attraction here is the “skywalk” where you can enjoy the thrill of having the waterfall and the valley chasm beneath your feet. After the skywalk, another five minutes down the path will take you to the “sky rope bridge”. This newly opened rope bridge is secured with cables. The 70 meter long rope bridge soars 50 meters overhead from the bottom of the Daligan River valley. The challenge and electrifying excitement makes it the perfect 2.0 version of the Xiaowulai skywalk.

The sky rope bridge was only opened in 2015 and it boasts as the longest rope bridge in Taiwan. The difference to the glass-bottomed bridge of the skywalk is that the surface of the rope bridge is only about 100 cm wide and only allows one person to pass at a time. Before the construction, the structure was designed to be able to handle a mass of 120 ton and also with wind-resistant cables installed on either side to prevent the bridge from shaking too much. But compared to the skywalk where you are looking down from above, the rope bridge’s main cable is installed under the path, added to the shaking from the steps of the people in front and behind you, the entire trip across the bridge is extremely wobbly and it feels as if you are swinging in the valley with the wide river bed right beneath you. The cables on either side are about chest height so that visitors can have an unobstructed view of the thick forest and enjoy the unique challenge in the air on the rope bridge.

Apart from the sense of thrill when crossing the sky rope bridge, the view of the waterfall is also worth a look. As you walk along the rope bridge, you will first catch a glimpse of the “Mysterious Waterfall” hidden in the valley. As the rope bridge is only one-directional, when you reach the end you have the choice of going to “Yixing Suspension Bridge” or “Longfeng Waterfall”. If you are feeling energetic, you can choose the “ancient water canal trail” which goes to “Yixing Suspension Bridge” and is about a one and a half hour journey. Otherwise you can go to Longfeng Waterfall which is only a 20 minute round trip. The waterfall is divided into an upper and lower section with the two valleys, Long and Feng complementing each other. The upper section is the 13 meter high “Long Valley Waterfall” while the lower section is the 9 meter high “Feng Valley Waterfall”. Visitors can enjoy healthy fresh air including negative ions and phytoncides released by the rumbling water and Mother Nature.

Information

TEL 03-3821835
Opening Hours Sunday: 08:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 17:00
Monday: 08:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 17:00
Tuesday: Break time
Wednesday: 08:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 08:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 17:00
Friday: 08:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 08:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 17:00

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Traveler rating:3.5 66 Reviews Write a Review

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  1. 23 Families
  2. 12 Couples
  3. 5 Solo
  4. 0 Business
  5. 13 Friends
  • WarrenW434

    Melbourne, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Great sightseeing and exercise

    Traveler rating:5 2019-11

    There’s a lot of steps here, especially if you want to cross all the bridges like we did. The glass bridge is actually just a deck but it’s pretty high up. Saw lots of people with children but would not recommend trying all activities with children. There’s some decent enough eats there, great forests and waterfalls
  • Chapeltom

    Tainan, Taiwan

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    A crowded tourist trap...

    Traveler rating:2 2018-07

    I had to queue for 10 minutes to get a ticket, another 5 queuing to get in and then spent about 2 minutes on a tiny overcrowded skywalk. I don't think any effort is made whatsoever to control numbers as it was almost impossible to move once on it. You have a waterfall below your feet, interesting but nothing special. You can't even see how short the skywalk is from the outside either, I felt sorry for those queuing 100 metres up the road when I walked past 2 hours later.
  • ShanSarah330

    Baguio, Philippines

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    short skywalk

    Traveler rating:3 2017-12

    best to check the weather first before going. went there last month and it was drizzling when we arrived, the pathways were wet and slippery. a bit disappointed on how short the skywalk really is, but if you include the nearby waterfalls, river, and suspension bridge, i think 50NTD entrance fee is so worth it.
  • SSPeng

    Singapore, Singapore

    Let down by the bridge

    Traveler rating:3 2017-12

    The sky (glass bottomed) bridge was very short and allows the visitors a good view of the waterfall. But the other hanging bridges were more interesting and scenic. The most scenic bridge is yixinqiao. But requires good fitness to reach. Be prepared. Lots of steps to climb. But the view is worthwhile.
  • Tinskiish

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Skywalk and lots of bridges

    Traveler rating:4 2017-02

    Travelled with friends. It's quite a long drive from Zhongli City. But the view is nice. The Skywalk area is actually a small one. We enjoyed the suspension bridge better.

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