Museum in Taitung

National Museum of Prehistory

This well-planned and engaging museum charts Taiwan’s geological birth, pans through prehistory and ends with a recap of the indigenous peoples’ rights movement. There’s a great display on spirituality – particularl…
Museum in Taitung

Taitung County Children’s Story House

This chilled park has a marvellous Banyan treehouse with individual open-air cabins; squeeze in, lie back and enjoy the chirp of cicadas. On ground level you can scramble into the maze of aerial roots, letting the f…
Park in Taitung

Seashore Park

Popular with early-morning and evening dog-walkers, this is a pleasant spot to smell the sea and feel the power of the Pacific Ocean. Sadly, there is no beach for swimming as the water is too rough and deep, and the…
Park in Taitung

Taitung Forest Park

This huge expanse of forest and landscaped gardens and lakes is great fun to cycle around. The highlight is Huóshuǐ Hú (活水湖), an enormous man-made freshwater lake at the northeastern edge that flows into the sea and…
Park in Taitung

Liyushan Park

Go for the sweeping views of Taitung and the Pacific Ocean from the viewing platforms on top of this wooded hill. Lower down are some curious old pagodas and temples. The lower slopes are also popular with the old f…
Arts Centre in Taitung

Taitung Railway Art Village

The old Taitung train station and train line has been gentrified into a lovely wooden walking track and cultural space. Come summer, this place transforms into a craft market and hosts music concerts at the Tiehua M…
Temple in Taitung

Tianhou Temple

Taitung's largest temple is dedicated to Matsu, the goddess of the sea. It is a vibrant, scarlet landmark at the north end of Zhonghua Rd. In the evening, groups of people practice swordplay in the main courtyard.