Visit the grand canyon in New Taipei City
If you visit northern Taiwan, you should definitely head to two beloved Instagram-worthy hidden destinations in New Taipei City.
Located at the intersection of Linkou and Bali District, the Taiping Coastal Trail is a secret scenic spot only locals know about. However, it didn’t stay secret for long as it was quickly placed on the map by Instagram influencers.
The path is 2.53 kilometers long with two entrances. One can be found near the ocean at South Bay Front with the path heading up, and the other can be found on Taiping Ridge, heading down.
At the family-friendly destination, you can follow along the stone path and enjoy the deep-blue ocean while overlooking the Taipei Port, Guanyin Mountain, the Bali Incineration Plant and the Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf.
Another popular site is Linkou Buffalo Pit which is located near the Xibin Expressway. It’s a large rock formation that recently garnered netizens’ attention, and is now widely known as “Taiwan Grand Canyon.”
This is also a place for off-road vehicle lovers as the landscape is ideal for practice. Many enthusiasts drive up to the pit at weekend, and visitors will be able to watch them race.
If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of cattle grazing in the nearby field as they are indigenous to the area.