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Gaomei Wetlands: Breezy sunset viewing in Taichung, Taiwan (TW Day 3)

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Love chasing the sunset? You’d definitely adore the view here in Gaomei Wetlands, formerly known as Gaomei Wetland Preservation Area, in Qingshui District, Taichung. This was our final stop following the tour in Rainbow Village.

November 26, 2019 — The wind is not stopping in this coastal area, no. It blows and blows strong to the point that it can push your body if you’re clumsy.

My skin was greeted by humid sea air, and I can smell the fishy, tangy small brought by it, too. We’re here at Gaomei Wetlands for some sunset viewing, and it didn’t disappoint.

 

 

If you’re lucky, the 800-meter boardwalk will be spacious enough for a good photo op with the dawn and the windmills in the background. However, that rarely is the case here.  It is, though, a good place for some downtime where you can pick a spot to sit, walk on the sand, or just admire the beauty of the wind turbines against the orange purple sky.

 

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From the boardwalk, it is easy to spot tiny crabs lurking in the muddy sands. There are also different kinds of birds to watch here. To maximize the fun, I recommend wearing casual wear that will allow you to easily wade to the shorelines.

 

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My mom and I did enjoy our quiet afternoon stroll despite keeping our shoes on and staying on the boardwalk. Oh, and by the way? Admission is free here.

 

 

 

 

Itinerary and price are not published because the tour is part of the Klook package availed by the author.

 

 

Guide to Gaomei Wetlands in Taichung

    • There are souvenir shops and snack stores perpendicular to the coastline.
    •  You can only go down to the sand at the end of the boardwalk.
    • If you have small children with you, it’s a great experience for them to play by the sand and see the crabs, birds and even fish up close!
    • Come early to avoid crowding, or opt to visit on a weekday to fully enjoy the place.
    • There is no fee to go here.

 

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