蘭嶼
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scooter around and relax on orchid island.
Orchid Island (蘭嶼) is one of the many beautiful islands off of Taiwan's coast. Located a ferry ride away (2-3 hours) from Taitung (台東) on Taiwan's southeastern coast, Orchid island unlike its neighbor Green Island is much less touristy (there are no convenient stores, which if you're familiar with Taiwan is saying something). This basically means, if there is a drink or snack you want, you better buy it before you get there. Gorgeous green mountains and clear blue waters make Orchid Island a great place to retreat to and relax. It's quite hot in the summer so be sure to bring some sunscreen. There are numerous hostels spread out across the island. Most hostels include scooter rentals with their accommodations, which is helpful since scooter is really the only way to get around. It only takes about two hours to scooter around the entire island. The island is famous for flying fish, which is a local delicacy. During flying fish season (Spring) you can see the fish strung up to dry all over the island. Taro also grows native to island and is a common dish.
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