Attractions

Top Choice Area in Luye

Luye Plateau

Luye's pastoral charms don't grow on you, they embrace you fast, like a person you want to marry after a first date. There's no better place to fall for the township than the area known as the Gaotai, a fecund plate…
Top Choice Park in Chihpen

Chihpen Forest Recreation Area

This enchanting forest park features a path of giants – giant white-bark fig trees, that is. These 'weeping figs' have hanging aerial roots that form a complex spiderweb-like design. In the forest it's also common t…
Area in Taroko National Park

Taroko Gorge

This 18km marble-walled gorge has been a popular walking and hiking destination since the 1930s. The park puts out an excellent guide in the Trails of Taroko Gorge and Su-Hua Areas. Pick up a copy at the National Pa…
Forest in East Rift Valley

Fuyuan Forest Recreational Area

In an area of serene natural beauty, the 235-hectare Fuyuan Forest Recreational Area, which is run by the Butterfly Valley Resort, protects the largest pure camphor forest left in Taiwan. Quiet trails run through th…
Mountain in East Rift Valley

Sixty Stone Mountain

One of the east coast's most mesmerising landscapes, Sixty Stone Mountain sits 952m above the Rift Valley. As you ascend the ever winding road up, it seems as if this is 'simply' yet another journey through beautifu…
Landmark in East Rift Valley

Hualien Sugar Factory

Sugar became an important export in the late 19th century after the forced opening of ports following the second Opium War. Up until the 1930s it dominated the economy, and under Japanese colonial rule, sugar fields…
Park in Taitung County

Hsiao Yeliu

Just a few kilometres north of Taitung is Hsiao Yeliu, a coastal park known for its bizarre rock and coral formations, formed over thousands of years by wind and water erosion. The landscape is truly unearthly here,…
Island in Taitung County

Platform of the Three Immortals

This is a series of arched bridges leading to a small coral island that was once a promontory joined to the mainland. The island's three large stone formations have been likened to the three immortals of Chinese myt…
Area in Taroko National Park

Qingshui Cliffs

Towering coastal cliffs are a regular feature of Taiwan's east. The most spectacular examples, known as the Qingshui Cliffs, extend 21km from Chondge, just north of where the Liwu River enters the sea, to the town o…
Canyon in Taroko National Park

Golden Canyon

Sometimes called the Golden Grotto, the beautiful Golden Canyon in the middle and upper reaches of Erzhan South Creek features a series of waterfalls and chambers separated by deep aquamarine swimming pools. It's a …