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Taiwan's Scenic North Coast

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Taipei’s proximity to mountains, waterfalls, and Taiwan’s geographically stunning north coast set it apart from other major Asian cities. The city’s northern district of Beitou is known for its hot springs, and borders on Taiwan's 28,000-acre, jungle-laden Yangming Mountain National Park. Just beyond that, about an hour's drive from downtown Taipei, visitors will find the otherworldly windswept north coast limestone formations at Yehliu and the white-sand beach at Baisha Bay.
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Pingxi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 226
If you’re logical, you might not make the trek to the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival. Depending upon where you live, this is a long way to go for just a few hours of visual splendor in the sky. The fact is that the highlight lasts no more than about...
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No. 167-3, Gangdong Road, Wanli District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 207
Yehliu is a cape northeast of Taipei City with a geopark featuring bizarre hoodoo stones jutting up out of the smooth brown stone surface that were formed by the shearing of wind and water. It looks like the surface of an alien planet. The...
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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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No. 1-7, Mingliu Road, Jinshan District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 208
Tien Lai is a hot spring resort tucked away in the mountains in northern Taiwan, about an hour's drive from Taipei. Every morning their gourmet chefs lay out a complimentary brunch that combines traditional Asian and Western breakfast dishes....
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No. 99-11號, Deyang Road, Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 262
Jiaosi is about an hour's bus ride from Taipei and makes for an easy day trip, but one could certainly spend more time here. The area is known for its numerous natural hot springs and nature trails, of which you should take full advantage. But...
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Lung-tung Fishing Harbor, Taiwan
Longdong (otherwise known as Lung-tung) is situated along the largest bay on the northeast coast of Taiwan. People head on out to Longdong due to its beautiful scenery, clear water, and fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. The more...
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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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Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 251
If you're ever in Taipei and looking for something to do on the weekend, paying a visit to Danshui is a great option. The small city of Danshui lies to the north of Taipei. It was once the center of shipping and commerce in northern Taiwan, and it...