The Baqi Gazebo is located on 32 kilometer marker of Taiwan Provincial Highway 11, at a commanding vantage point rarely seen on the coastal highway. Climbing on to the viewing platform looking south, it is possible to catch sight of Jiqi Bay and Guihou headland, along with Hsinshe township’s ocean cliff; layer-upon-layer of unusual coastal terrain.
The viewing platform has several sets of coin-operated telescopes, allowing visitors to survey the scene more clearly, and when the breeze is still, the waves are quiet, and the sun is setting in the west, it is possible to catch sight of little specks of returning fishing boats. Looking south from the viewing platform it is possible to see clearly the entire mountain tops of the south side of Jiqi Bay, along with the volcanic craters on the mountain top.
The Tourism Office of the East Coast National Scenic Area has installed here a rest area, planting all around many shady trees and exquisite flower beds, with an expansive car park, and clean toilets; the local area has a small store of indigenous style, and inside the boss’s artistic creations, small toys created from driftwood, and all kinds of indigenous handicrafts are displayed; providing hot and cold drinks, simple foods, marinades, and all kinds of drinks and coffee. Travellers can rest here on simple and unadorned wooden tables and chairs, and take pleasure from the food and drink.
32 K point on Provincial Highway 11, Fengbin Township, Hualien County
Northward:head north on Provincial Highway 11 from downtown Taidong, through Xinji Tunnel, pass Jiqi Beach to Baqi. Southward: head south from downtown Hualien on Provincial Highway 11, through Shuilian, Fanshuliao to Baqi.
Northward:Take a Dingdong or Hualien bus company bus heading for Hualien from Taidong Railway Station and alight at Baqi. Southwards: Take a Dingdong or Hualien bus company bus heading for Chengong, Jingpu or Taidong from Hualien Railway Station and alight at Baqi.