Hualien

The east coast’s largest city retains a relaxed holiday feel, with some delicious specialities and a wide range of hotels, making it a convenient base for Taroko National Park.

Taroko National Park

Taiwan’s most famous national park has something for everyone, from the spectacular Taroko Gorge to the awe-inspiring Qingshui Cliffs.

East Coast National Scenic Area

Hugging the island’s isolated eastern coastline, this remote Scenic Area yields varied landscapes, sprawling beaches and intriguing offshore rock formations.

East Rift Valley National Scenic Area

Another Scenic area, this one encompassing an inviting valley of hot springs and outdoor recreation areas, including popular whitewater raftingand paragliding spots.

Ludao (Green Island)

This ancient volcanic island attracts droves of tourists with its verdant coastal scenery, superb snorkelling and rare saltwater hot springs.

Lanyu (Orchid Island)

Home to the seafaring Tao aboriginal tribe, whose traditional festivals are among Taiwan’s most colourful and exotic.

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