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Guishan Island(turtle Island)

Guishan Island(turtle Islandis an island in the Pacific Ocean currently administered under Toucheng TownshipYilan CountyTaiwan.

Head Turning of the Turtle Mountain

It is interesting that from different views at different locations of Yilan County, the shape of Guishan Island is quite different. Also the shape of the turtle's head is different; from Northeast Coastal Areas of Toucheng Township such as Shicheng and Dasi, the shape is close to the head of a turtle, while from Luodong and Wujie Townships, the shape is triangular. The reason for this is the curvy shape of the seashore of Yilan, circling the very island. There is hence the term "Head Turning of the Turtle Mountain" .

Yilan, Taiwan

Lanyang Museum

Lanyang Museum is a museum about the local area in Toucheng Township,Yilan country inTaiwan.Its characterized by ecological and ethnic diversity, warm and friendly people, and a vibrant culture. 

The museum building was designed by a team led by Yao Ren-xi those design was inspired by the cuestas commonly seen along Beiguan Coast. The museum adopts the geometric shapes of the cuestas where the roof protrudes from the ground at an angle of 20 degrees meeting a wall which rises from the ground at an angle of 70 degrees. 

Yilan, Taiwan

Su-ao Yilan

Su-ao Port is located in the south of Yilan County,northeast of Taiwan. Along with a major fishing port of Taiwan, the Nanfang-ao Port, the two large harbors makes up Su-ao as a whole,famous for its seafood restaurants and cold springs.

One of the famous local specialty is the Su-ao Cold Spring, the spring water temperature is around 22C degrees Celsius, it has a pH of 5.5 and it’s both bath-able and drinkable. Research has shown the cold spring from Su-ao contains high concentration of carbonic ion which is the highest of all Taiwan springs. The Su-ao Cold Spring is the only calcium hydroxyl carbonic spring in Taiwan, making Su-ao cold spring one-of-a-kind. 

Yilan, Taiwan

Jiaoxi Hot Springs

Jiaoxi Hot Spring is one of a very rare hot springs in Taiwan that is extremely rich in minerals. The water of Jiaoxi Hot Spring is a sodium bicarbonate hot spring that is extremely rich in sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and carbonic acid ions. 

Being honored as " The Hot Spring among Hot Springs," you would find your skin smooth and fine without the slightest stickiness after a bath at Jiaoxi.

All these years the Farmer's Association of Jiaoxi has been developing hot spring vegetables, hot spring drinking water, and hot spring breeding. They devote themselves to give full play to the possible usage of hot spring, so as to gain financial ground for agricultural economy and tour industry in Jiaoxi.

Yilan, Taiwan

Caoling Historic Trail

Location  across Sandiao Cape (Sandiaojiao), starting at Yuanwangkeng, just inland from Fulong, and ending at Dali on the coast. It is the only remaining section (rebuilt by the Tourism Bureau) of the old Ching dynasty trail that was constructed 130 years ago to provide the only land link down the Northeast Coast from Tamsui to Yilan. The trail runs from Dali to Fulong (or vice versa) on the East outside Taipei.On the hills you should get a good view of the coast, the sea and the funny Turtle Island.

Yilan, Taiwan

Northeast And Yilan Coast National Scenic Area

Location  the northeast corner of Taiwan, stretching 102.5 kilometers from Nanya District in New Taipei City to the south cape of Neibi Beach in Su-ao Township. It encompasses 17,421 hectares of land and sea.

Northeast And Yilan Coast National Scenic Area was established by the Taiwanese Tourism Bureau in the 1980’s to encourage tourism to the area and help preserve the unique ecology and geography of the region. Featuring stunning capes and bays, rivers and reefs, lush green mountains, beautiful ocean backed by rugged cliffs and rock formations, and kilometers of rolling green pastures, the Northeast and Yilan Coast is the pinnacle of natural beauty in Taiwan.


Yilan, Taiwan

Dome Of Light

Dome Of Light    Kaohsiung MRT transfer station for the Red Line and Orange Line (Formosa Boulevard Station), the Dome of Light was created by renowned artist Narcissus Quagliata. The dome is the world's largest public art installation made from individual pieces of colored glass. The work not only adds to the beauty of the station, but also adds a new dimension to the art life of the Kaohsiung and creates a new scenic spot in the city.

The Dome of Light took nearly four years to complete. The work was overseen personally by Quagliata and shipped from Germany for installation at the station. The dome tells the story of human life in four chronologically arranged themes: Water: The Womb of Life; Earth: Prosperity and Growth; Light: The Creative Spirit; and Fire: Destruction and Rebirth, with an overall message of love and tolerance.

The dome has a 30-meter diameter and covers an area of 660 square meters. The lead glass panes were created and assembled according to a full-scale blueprint created by Quagliata to produce a creative new departure from this millennia old art form.

Tainan, Taiwan

Meinong District, Kaohsiung City: Hakka Beauty And Hospitality

Meinong is a small southern Hakka community with plenty of visual charm. Meinong came out on top in the "Land of Smiles" internet survey jointly conducted by CommonWealth magazine and the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. Its vibrant Hakka culture, rustic landscape, and simple, sincere residents make it a popular destination for visitors who want to experience the richness of the Hakka culture and way of life.


Harmony with Nature
The Hakka people have a close connection to the land—a link that is reflected in the community's strong disposition towards environmental protection. In Meinong, nature and man coexist, bringing the butterflies, birds, and nature's other creations close to hand.

Living Culture
Meinong has preserved its roots in Hakka tradition more fully than any other town in Taiwan. The best way to experience these living traditions is to stroll through the town and take part in its daily life activities.

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Yu Mountain (yushan) National Park

Yu Mountain (Yushan) is the centerpiece of the Yu Mountain (Yushan) National Park, which covers a total of 105,490 hectares including large sections of the Central Mountain Range. The park encompasses a variety of habitats ranging from broadleaf forest at lower altitudes to mixed forest, coniferous forest, bamboo,clumps of conifers, and bare rocky outcrops. Flowers include azaleas, which abound in spring, and a wide variety of colorful alpine blossoms. The park is home to a large variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and butterflies. In the past, many of these species became endangered due to over-hunting; but with the establishment of the Yu Mountain (Yushan) National Park, they are gradually making a comeback. Larger mammals such as the black bear, sambar deer, Taiwan macaque, and serows (a type of goat antelope) can sometimes be seen, and their call is often heard.

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Anping Fort

In 1624, Dutch built the first fort in Anping, Taiwan, called "Fort Zeelandia", now known as Anping Fort, where has been the administrative center of the Dutch regime, and the hub for trading. The building was originally constructed in square inner fortress and rectangle outer walls. In 1661, the fort was renamed as Anping to commemorate his home town when Guoxingye (Cheng Cheng-Kung) has driven the Dutch out of Taiwan. Therefore, Fort Zeelandia was also known as "King's Fort" or "Taiwan Fort", nicknamed Anping Fort.

Tainan, Taiwan