8 Days Around Taroko Gorge and Eastern Taiwan

An incredible trip to Taroko Gorge and more.

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3 Tribes You Need to Visit in Eastern Taiwan

Three Amis tribes that welcome visitors that you need to check out.

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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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Taroko Gorge in A Day

Pressed for time but still looking to experience the majesty of Taroko Gorge? It’s entirely possible to visit Taiwan’s most majestic area in single. Check out “Taroko Gorge in a Day” at Taiwan Scene

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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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Ways to Explore Taroko Gorge

Ah, Taroko! Even the name, which means “human being” in the language of the indigenous Truku tribe evokes magic.Best known for its gorgeous gorge, the park itself is known collectively as Taroko Gorge National Park.

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Guanyin, Snakes & History’s Ghosts: An Afternoon on Turtle Island

Though the form for which the island is named is readily apparent from angles further north and south, from Toucheng pier due west, Turtle Island looks more slug-like than terrapin-shaped. A small and curving rock covered in green, the island – like all points on the horizon – grows larger and more distinctive as our boat draws closer. There are about sixty people on the Blue Whale, all wearing bright orange life jackets and hoping to catch a glimpse of the dolphins sometimes spotted frolicking around the island. The boat takes its time along the island’s southern end, a steep hill dotted with carved outcroppings.

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