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Cingshuei Cliff, Taiwan
There is an area of Taiwan, that, in my mind, will always be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The Cingshui Cliffs, located along the Su-Hua Highway in Hualien – a county in eastern Taiwan – are soul-stirring and breathtaking to behold....
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Jinshan District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 208
Jinshan is one of the oldest and most consistent surf spots in Taiwan. Located just outside of the town of Jinshan on the north coast just an hour's drive from Taipei, the highway in front of the beach is lined with numerous surf shops and a...
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946, Taiwan, Pingtung County, Hengchun Township, 白砂路
My photo does not do this beach justice. Flanked by coral, Baisha (which means "white sand" in Chinese) Beach is possibly the most beautiful beach on the island. Just outside of Kenting, this beach is popular with visitors year-round. There are...
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No. 244, Chashan Road, 滿洲鄉 Pingtung County, Taiwan 947
Jialeshuei is a gem for surfers. There are two breaks both of which are very consistent, especially the on at the north end of the beach. The locals are friendly and the waves are rarely crowded. The beach is clean and rarely crowded, and at night...
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No. 230, 濱海路二段頭城鎮宜蘭縣 Taiwan 261
The excellent swell and proximity to Taipei make Yilan one of the most popular places for surfing on the island. The swell is biggest and most consistent in the winter, but fun all year round.
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Wulai District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 233
Wulai is a pretty little town in Taipei county. It's picturesque and famous for its hot springs (they are wonderful!) and its aboriginal history. Many locals and tourists alike flock to Wulai to bathe in the springs and take a dip in waterfalls...
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958, Taiwan, Taitung County, Chishang Township, 新興村新興107號
There are few places in the world where you can so quickly and completely be enfolded in the tender embrace of nature than in Taiwan. From rock climbing to jungle treks, there are active pursuits for everyone, but one of the most scenic is a rice...
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954, Taiwan, Taitung County, Beinan Township, 明峰村試驗場8號
The people of Taiwan's southeastern region of Taitung are known for their expertise with medicinal herbs, and the Yuan Sen Applied Botanical Garden combines the best ofthis tradition with biotechnology and ecotourism. After a day of sightseeing in...
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Pingtung County, Taiwan
Kenting National Park is a huge park located on Taiwan's southern most points. There are several things to around the area so plan to spend at least a day there. The walking paths that hug the coast line are very nice but go early before the...
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972, Taiwan, Hualien County, Xiulin Township, 283-3號
The Eternal Spring Shrine located within, Taroko National Park, is a tribute to 450 workers who lost their lives building a highway in the area. To get to the monument you must take a small hike over cliff-like terrain overlooking the Liwu River....
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No. 18, Zhongbu Cross-island highway, Xiulin Township, Hualien County, Taiwan 972
These beautiful hot springs are located several kilometres into the gorge. To get there you must drive or cycle to the parking lot and then walk down a long wooden staircase built into the cliffside. At the bottom you'll find a quaint...
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972, Taiwan, Hualien County, Xiulin Township, 富世村283-3號
If you pass through Taroko, the Eternal Spring Shrine is one of the places you have to stop. This unique shrine built into the mountainside over a waterfall can be seen from the highway, and it's a just a short walk through a cave-like trail...
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A fellow named Rihang owns a guest house near the bottom of the gorge that runs a fantastic program for visitors: Rihang will rent you a room, help you apply for hiking permits (when necessary), and then will drive you to the trailhead of your...
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This broad, flat trail meanders along the riverside for several kilometres. With only a slight slope, it's one of the easiest and most scenic hikes in Taroko Gorge. If you follow the trail far enough you will come to some azure swimming holes,...
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950, Taiwan, Taitung County, Taitung City, 台東縣台東市
Xiaoyeliu (小野柳 Little Yeliu) is a small coastline park just outside Taiwan's main southeastern city, Taitung (台東 Taidong). It is easily reached by scooter, city bus, or the convenient East Coast Scenic Area shuttle bus that departs from locations...
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Chenggong Township, Taitung County, Taiwan 961
Northeast of Chenggong in Taitung County, Taiwan, Sanxiantai is one of Taintung’s most popular attractions. Sanxiantai, which translates to the Platform of Three Immortals, received the name from a legend which tells of three immortals that came...
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"Lunch Box," as it’s affectionately known, is one of Taiwan’s best cheap eats. For approximately US$2.50, you can munch on your choice of chicken or pork served with an intricately decorated box of rice, sweet sausage, boiled egg, and sprouts. Opt...
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981, Taiwan, Hualien County, Yuli Township, 3112號
Asian rice fields, rugged mountains, fertile orchards and tea plantations are just some of the beautiful scenes you'll feast your eyes on in Taiwan's East Rift Valley. Learn about rural life by visiting the many recreational farms, hiking trails...