The Bitan Scenic Area, located next to the MRT Xindian Station, is a popular spot in New Taipei City. Strolling along the river is a common, daily leisure activity for Xindian people.
The annual “Bitan Water Show” held every night in April and May has become a fun weekend destination for people living in Taipei and New Taipei City.
But if you think pedal boats, suspension bridges, and water shows are all Bitan has to offer, you are sorely mistaken.
On the other side is the Xindian River Wantan (灣潭), a secret spot for locals.
The playground at Wantan is specially designed in the shape of a flying butterfly, with a large “slide and climb” area on the vast green slope, making it a haven of fun for kids.
Alongside the slides are rope hammocks, dynamic balance beams, balancing facilities, and other play equipment so that children can play while also develop a sense of balance.
Besides, the “Hemei Mountain Trail,” which is divided into the Green Line Mountain Trail and the Blue Line Waterfront Trail, is also a favorite among locals. The paths allow visitors to choose whether they want to see the mountains or the water on their hike.
In addition, there is also another particular activity one can do while at Bitan. Before the road was developed in the early days, Xindian people relied on ferries with boatmen to cross the river, linking Heimei Mountain with the Xindian River.
For only NT$20, you can experience the century-old “ferry”, so that you can find something to do on the water other than the “swan pedal boats.”
地點 | How to get there
搭乘捷運至新店站，沿著碧潭風景區步行至碧潭渡船頭停車場(約700公尺)，再搭乘新店渡渡口人力擺渡至對岸(灣潭)(船程約5分鐘)，沿著新店渡口文學步道往上走，即可到達本遊戲場。| Take the MRT to Xindian Station and walk along Bitan to the ferry parking lot (Aprx. 7 minutes away). Take the ferry (about 5 minutes) and walk along the path and you will arrive at the playground.