Taitung Private Tour Day 2: Immersing In Lovely Sights @Taimali 台东包车游第二天:太美丽的太麻里

After visiting 2 of the most beautiful academic institutions in Taiwan, we proceeded down south to Taimali Township, also known as the “Village of Sunrise”. Situated in the southeastern part of Taitung County, the rural township is populated mainly by the Paiwan indigenous people. Its original Paiwan name is “Ja bau li”, which means “where…

Start Taitung Private Tour Day 2 At 2 Of Taiwan’s Most Beautiful Schools 台东包车游第二天:拜访全台最美的学府

Such a pleasant surprise to wake up to a bright & sunny morning the next day (Friday), when we had expected the plum rain to continue to pour throughout. However, as our dolphin cruise for the following day (Saturday) was cancelled due to bad weather forecast, there were last minute changes to our itinerary. Originally,…

Taitung Private Tour Day 1 Part 3: Hidden Gems in Yanping & Luye Township 台东包车游第一天:延平及鹿野乡寻幽探秘记

The rain became heavier as we left the charming Chishang Township in the northern part of Taitung County back south towards Luye Township. Most travellers who have heard of Luye Township would probably know it because of the popular annual hot-air balloon festival every July at Luye Gaotai. But no, we weren’t going to try…

Taitung Private Tour Day 1 Part 2: Wandering Through Chishang’s Paddy Fields 台东包车游第一天-池上田园好风光

Following the morning tour in Beinan Township, we proceeded to Chishang Township, about an hour’s drive (about 46 km) north of Shanli village. Best known as the hometown of rice, Chishang is 1 of the popular tourist attractions of Huadong Valley. The agricultural township produces the most renowned quality of rice in Taiwan, & Chishang…

Taitung Private Tour Day 1 Morning: Exploring Beinan Township 台东包车游第一天-卑南乡·山里走一回

As mentioned in earlier post, Taitung County’s public transportation is limited due in part to its geographical location, sandwiched between the Central Mountain range & ocean. As such, we booked a 3-day private tour with driver to explore the mystical county. Private tours seemed to cost more in this part of Taiwan compared to the…

Inn By The Village: 3-Night Stay in the Heart of Taitung City 台東南豐鐵花棧:台東市中心的最佳住宿选择

As mentioned earlier, visiting Taitung was the focus of my Taiwan trip this year, where we would spend more days exploring the huge county. As the third largest county in Taiwan, the east coast county (as its Chinese name indicates) is nicknamed as Houshan by locals, which means behind the mountains. The 3,515 km2 large county is…