1.The Qidu/Cidu Morning Market
2.Qidu Railway Memorial Park
3.Jiangzihliao Mountain Trail
5.Qidu Night Market
First Stop backpacker hostel - Qidu/Cidu Day tour suggestion
The river trail along the whole Qidu town connect to Taipei and Keelung.
If you take a walk in the morning or evening, you can see a lot of people doing exercise there.
Along the river, you can also find a old style water pumping system that people still using now; an old washing area and a famous old bridge. It’s a really relax and comfortable to walk along the river.
The Qidu Railway Memorial Park is the old Qidu train station which has been closed down from 2007.
This train station is already over 100-year old which still keep its function and clean out look. The Japanese style train building and its history are just how it looks like.
Every weekend, you could see people comes visit, not only because the old train station's decoration but also his life in people’s memory.
Jiangziliao Mountain is the highest mountain in Keelung which has beautiful scenery.
The surrounding mountain peaks are joined by a number of ridges that has a 360 degree of beautiful views with 3 different look outs.
There are just one walking trail that with over 2000 stairs attractive so many hiking changers to come. It’s about 30-50mins one way, depends on how experiences you are.
The scenery along the trail is breathtaking and the flora and fauna is rich and diverse. At the side of the road leading up the mountain you will pass various farm buildings, a stream and a "butterfly valley" reserve, giving it a strong rural feel.
When the weather is good, you can see Taipei's 101 Tower and Taipei Grand Hostel in the distance on the top of the mountain.
*If you start to walk from our hostel, it’s about 1.75 hour to get to the entrance. Or, you can ask our friendly staff in advance to let them organize the transfer service for you.
Tai'an Waterfall is set in the heart of Cao-Lam Mountain in Qidu.
The entrance of the waterfall park is about 45mins walk from our hostel. And from the entrance to the waterfall just takes you 10mins.
The Tai'an waterfall is not that huge as people think, it’s kind of tiny fall pours down from mossy rocks and forms a green pond with fishes swimming. It's also a great spot to swim in the summer time.
You will see many BBQ area when you walk into the waterfall park. During the vocation, many people will come here and enjoy the cold water with hot BBQ meal. Also the mountain view and nature.
Qidu is well known as the morning market and the night market.
People from Keelung/Ruifang or the other area would take the public transportation to here and have a really nice experience of food and shopping. If you looking for an really local explorer or living experience, Qidu is the best choice! *The Qidu/Cidu local travel and food map are available inside the hostel, please ask our friendly staff when you check-in our hostel!
Qidu is one of the most important place which control and management the trains in north of Taiwan. That means this biggest train station and rail-yard in north of Taiwan have more trains to take you anywhere.
It's an easy entry to Taipei(only take you about 30mins) and even the east area (I-lan/Taroko/Hualian/Taidong) or the south. Many trains departure just from Qidu.
We also have some famous spots here.
The highest m.t in Keelung- Jiangzihliao m.t just next to our hostel. And also the Tai'an waterfall.
And the Qidu memorial park (over 100 years old Qidu train station) just 5mins walk distance from the Qidu train station.
*The day tour suggestion is down the bottom of the page, if you have no idea how to get start, take a look of it!