Welcome to Taitung
The ocean, mountains, temples, cultural diversity and a strong indigenous presence together bestow a special atmosphere. Taitung’s streets smell of the sea and incense; the pace of life is slower. This chilled vibe has attracted a number of Taiwan’s bohemian set, who have settled here to open cafes.
There’s always something to do, whether an indigenous pop concert or the annual calendar highlight: the Bombing Master Handan festival held around Lunar New Year. And if that’s not enough, Taitung is the starting point for countywide attractions, including whale watching, hot springs and surfing.