Beauty in the east: five days on Taiwan’s east coast

MyTaiwanTour’s Five Days Eastern Beauty Tour is the perfect way to experience the best of what eastern Taiwan has to offer.

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72 Hours in Taitung County: Culture, Sightseeing & Touring in the Taitung City & Zhiben Hot Spring Region

Rick Charette Oh, the things you can do That are good for you! With 72 hours to use In Taitung/Zhiben, wandering footloose Isolated from the more heavily populated areas of Taiwan by the towering central mountains, the East Coast region is fondly referred to as Taiwan’s “backyard garden.” Here is a sampler buffet of the…

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Belle of the Zhiben Hot-Spring Ball The Hotel Royal Chihpen

Words by Rick Charette Let’s spend a little time getting to know a place with a legitimate claim to being Taiwan’s premier hot-spring resort hotel. When the Japanese controlled Taiwan as a colony from 1895 to 1945, they transplanted their love of genteel mineral-spring soaking to the island. A distinctive Taiwanese hot-spring culture then bubbled…

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Six Spots in Taitung Worth Visiting

It’s an increasingly popular spot for international visitors as well, which comes as no surprise, being home to Taiwan’s best surfing spots, Asia’s finest cycling roads and indigenous culture galore.

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The East Rift Valley

The east coast is often described as “isolated,” kept locked away from the rest of the island by the soaring, rugged, thick central mountains. But this is meant in a decidedly positive sense, and in a relative sense – the west and north are busy and densely populated, the east coast virginal and unspoiled, sparsely populated, laid-back, even sleepy.

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A Bit of Hawaii in the West Pacific – Places to Go in and around Taitung City

With a population of just 107,000, Taitung City doesn’t come close to being a major urban center. What it is: an excellent base from which to explore the east coast and the East Rift Valley.

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Coastal Hualien – Taiwan’s “Secret” Backyard Garden

Hualien County is a powerful place. Nature is master, man mere spectator, despite oft thinking otherwise. Though just a few score kilometers away from the west coast as the eagle flies, Taiwan’s Hawaii-like coastal Hualien “secret garden” could not be further away from its indus

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