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Xiaoyoukeng Recreation Area

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No.69, Zhuzihu Road, Beitou District, Taipei 112, Taiwan
+886 2 2861 7024
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

We were visiting the Yang Ming Shan earlier and shortly after our visit there, our driver guide brought us here for a quick visit. The first sight reminded us of the one we saw in Bandung, Indonesia and Japan except that this was a much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ZfyEd
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I’m so surprised to learn that Taiwan has a such great volcano like spit. Strong sulfur smell with gas whistling sound plus some muddy gas outlets. It reminds me a lot of Hokkaido’s Hell Valley despite this is a much smaller scale. It’s my first...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DavidASU
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

It's very foggy when we visited and couldn't get to see the full view. There's are some parts along the trail that's having steam coming out thus have to be more careful while walking along the trail. It's rather cold when there's wind. Bring along...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sgsleepwalker
Reviewed 1 April 2018

The scenic trail can be reached by turning right on the Xiaoguanyin stop on Yangjin Highway. It is approx 805 meters above sea level and is famed for the fumaroles, sulfur crystals, hot springs and spectacular 'landslide terrain' formed by post-volcanic activity.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

It is about 800m above sea level and is famous for the fumaroles, sulfur formations and spectacular steam formations.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

It was very unfortunate as it was raining. We barely could see anything in the valley. There were a few spots with small fumaroles and some people even touched the bubbling water

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Nice mountain view, just like painting. The volcano really near. Windy but warm. A lot of local went hiking at this place.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Xiaoyoukeng (小油坑) is a post-volcanic geological park. The area is known for mountain-side sulphur gas exhaust. (Smelled pretty bad to me. Haha) You can take the public bus there but it looks rather complicated to me, so I booked a cab from Taipei city. I...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ng G
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We made a day trip to Yangmingshan National Park from Taipei City using public transport and were pleasantly surprised how easy to do it by subway and bus. One of the highlights is definitely Xiaoyoukeng – a showcase for fumaroles spewing mysterious clouds of hydrogen...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Billy L
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This place is one part of Yangmingshan national park. You just drop from the bus and walk about 5 min and you will see the nearest volcano. This volcano isn't too big like the others but It's so beautiful. Because it's easy to travel, so...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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