Sanxiantai Taiwan: More than a walking bridge

We made our way to Sanxiantai with very low expectations, believing we would find a very photogenic bridge to a small island, overcrowded with tourists. It’s true, that is all there, but the island holds an amazing hike with truly breath taking views and a unique / dramatically changing landscape. Also, thanks to the fact we went on a weekday, and the weather was overcast and windy, the abundant tourist issue took care of itself the further we trekked.

First up the bridge and beach, mainland side:

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Now, onto the island proper. The walk starts with a raised wood path. At the onset, the surrounding vegetation is well above even my head, but this gives way to misty views of the mainland and sea:

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Once, past this path, it really gets impressive. The original path washed out, and visitors are not really informed that you can scrabble on, but not stopped either. You move through a rocky lunar stretch and then up to an abandoned lighthouse. Views abound.

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There are two paths around the center of the island, so a few more photo ops greeted us on the return trek out.

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