Our local forest botanic garden is a 2 hours’ climb to the top of Mount Taibai, the highest hill in the ranges in the Beilun district.
From the top hill, the highway goes to the nearest scenic spot of historical Yuhuang Temple. Compared to 2 hours of steps walking, the highway downward walking was much more comfortable with bright daylight. It was not a loop walk as the highway goes to the another side of the hill. I think I did a better job in taking photos and took rest well along the way. Luckily I found a bus station at the bottom of the highway. The bus took me to the nearest stop to take a transfer bus to the metro station. Better solution for back home.
I saw people walked the highway up the hill for excerices. In the middle way they drived up and parked the car and walk. Cycling up was not easy…
All the way it has beautiful views of trees and mountains with turning up way hanging Tibet Buddhism flags for alarm of danger driving.
The sign to the ancient Asoka Temple (Gu A Yuwang Shi) is 3 km way, which is similar to the distance of downhill forest trail walk.
You shall see a willow fir tree just next to the trail.
787 bus goes directly from the bus stop close to the Zhonghe Metro to the Beilun Forest Botanic Garden. I went even further to the Gongtong Village stop, where I had a village walk and had a lunch meal stop. A egret was flying over to the creek at the front of the village. Bamboo forest is the local vegetation. Driver bamboo cooked with meat was delicious.
Taros are farmed in the village along the creek.