Yongheshan is roughly translated as”Mountain with a wing ” or, “Wing Mountain”.
We, as Filipinos, simply call it “Sanwan”, because it sounds like the famous name of a Saint/City (San Juan) in the Philippines.
Sanwan is translated in English as “Three Bay”. It’s a bit mountainous and it’s part of Miaoli.
The Yongheshan loop is in fact, a bit intimidating to accomplish for the uninitiated.
This Mountain serves as the training ground for cyclists. Both rookies and veterans that are just nearby, frequent this place. Some folks come here to hike or to observe nature.
If you’re fond of viewing Sakura flowers, then try to visit them while they bloom during winter. White(rare) and pink varieties can be found in here.
I’m writing this blog to serve as a guide for those who are not yet familiar with “The Yongheshan Loop”, as there’s a probability of getting lost if someone’s not properly oriented in traversing this place.
This mountain is approximately 100 meters above sea level.
In case you’ll get lost, just open this link and simply follow it back to Toufen city.
First, look for the red/orange Toufen Bridge. This bridge is a 15-minute drive(by bike) from Toufen City.
You can use the above Google Map link as a guide. We’ll use the bridge as the landmark.
Next, just go straight ahead until you reach the intersection at the 7-11 convenience store.
Then just keep on going until you reach the OK Convenience Store (image below).
Turn right again after entering the entry point besides the OK Store.
At this point, you’ll now notice a gradual ascent.
Start shifting gears.
This climb to Yongheshan is a bit steep. Don’t be troubled if you won’t make it at first. Just keep on practicing. There will always be room for improvement.
Now, as you go on, you will eventually pass through these:
Upon reaching this point, you must pay attention to the sign below.
You must turn left.
As you go along, you will pass through these:
My Yongheshan Loop Video
Be especially cautious during descents.
Please don’t forget to wear a helmet.
Yongheshan Reservoir in Google Maps