Another Shoushan (Monkey Mountain) hike, Taiwan

Midweek holidays are a little strange. We had Wednesday off this week and it felt like a one day weekend. I liked it but I prefer holidays to fall on Monday/Friday. I intended to go for a 1-2 hour Monkey Mountain hike but it ended up being a 4 hour hike on some of the lesser used trails. It’s always nice to hike on Monkey Mountain but the main trails are very crowded and the less used trails contain some hidden gems. I’ll need to return in the summer but I found some short caves that were really cold and would feel refreshing on a hot summer day.

My photos from last week’s Monkey Mountain hike.

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I started at the zoo and took the trail across to the conveyance. At the bottom of the hill is an old concrete factory and they used Monkey Mountain for rock.

Banyan Tree, Shoushan, Taiwan
I walked back to Rocky Banyan and found this tree at a small tea area on the way to Baisou Cliff.

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A close up from my hike.

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The highlight of my hike was finding a pair of strange caves.

Shoushan, Taiwan

Shoushan, Taiwan
Near the caves was this chasm. Perhaps chasm is an exaggeration…

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A nice view of the city after I connected with the main trail again.

Shoushan, Taiwan
You hear the bikes coming but you only have time to turn and click before they fly past you.

Shoushan, Taiwan

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