Wuhu Mountain 五虎山
Wuhu Mountain is also call Jhaiz Mountain. It is the second highest mountain in Kinmen, second only to Taiwu Mountain. It measures about 127 meters in height and 7 hectares in area. The path leading up and down the mountain is 1.5km long, and tourists can go up the mountain from the military camp on one side or from Beiyu Temple on the other.
Wuhu Mountain is a scenic spot, with newly-constructed facilities such as an elaboration path and an observation platform. There are plenty of endemic plants on the mountain and numerous sorts of butterflies, insects, and birds. It is a nice place where tourists can feel the essence of nature, and it provides a good place for biology research.
Currently, Kinmen National Park exercises management over the abandoned military camp on the mountain. A project combining Wuhu Mountain, Folk Culture Village, and Maple Leaves Resort is underway, and it will make the whole area a complete recreation resort in the eastern half of Kinmen.
Tourist: The mountain doesn't look high. What's the difference between it and Taiwu Mountain?
Tour Guide: Though it is not high, it's still the second highest mountain in Kinmen. The mountain is not as famous as Taiwu Mountain, but because of its location tourists can view Jiaoyu, Dadeng, and Siaodeng islets from its top. The eastern half of Kinmen is also visible, including Mashan, Shanhou, Jinsha Township and so on. The view from the summit is second to none in Kinmen, not even Taiwu Mountain.
Tourist: Exactly. It provides a view of the island from a different angle.
Tour Guide: Yes. And Wuhu Mountain doesn't have a military curfew at night. Hiking up the mountain, you can have a view of night lights on the Mainland coast and the eastern half of Kinmen. The night scenes are different from the day. The flavor of the night breeze on the mountain will satisfy royal tastes.
Tourist: Hiking up the mountain at night is dangerous, isn't it?
Tour Guide: Well, it only takes about 10 minutes walking to the platform on the mountaintop. It just takes a short time and it's neither difficult nor dangerous for you to reach.
Tourist: If we spend our daytime on the mountain, there is nothing interesting to see, then.
Tour Guide: That's not true. Along the path, there are many abandoned military camps, which are unique. They look just like mouse holes, and were used especially for military defense and attack. Under such circumstances, you will feel like you are soldiers and have fun.
Tourist: What are some other things interesting about the mountain?
Tour Guide: Also, on the mountain there are lots of endemic plants and insects. You can find different sorts of plants and chirping insects and birds. Just be sure to pay careful attention.