5 Most Popular Places to Visit in Taiwan for Nature Lovers

When you are thinking about Taiwan, what is the first thing that will come into your mind? Food, night market, shopping? Many people often forget that Taiwan also has many amazing scenic destinations. Taiwan actually has a lot to offer to nature-lovers. Here, we will share with you the most popular places to visit in Taiwan for nature-lovers.

1 – Taroko National Park

Located on the east coast of Taiwan, Taroko National Park (太魯閣國家公園) is one of the nine national parks in Taiwan. Within the park, it has Taroko Gorge, a MUST VISIT destination for anyone who visit Hualien. It is a huge park that spans across Taichung, Nantou and Hualien. Within this park, you will be able to see many amazing, unique natural landscape. Some of them will resemble structures like a frog or human. Most visitors left speechless and amazed when they visited for the first time because it is simply too beautiful.

Taroko National Park


2 – Qingshui Cliff

Qingshui Cliff is a 21 km coastal cliffs and also the highest coastal cliff in Taiwan. Standing along Qingshui Cliff, you will be able to see the 3 distinct color tones that make up the Pacific Ocean. Together with the blue sky and Pacific coastline, you will certainly be impressed when you see the scenery here. Although it is a very scenic destination, it is also a dangerous place. There are many big trucks that frequently travel between Taipei and Hualien via Su Hua Highway. Therefore, it is important that you engaged a professional driver if you want to visit here.

Qingshui Cliff in Taroko National Park (5441492429)By Edwin.11 (Qingshui Cliff in Taroko National Park) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

3 – Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake is the home of the Thao Tribe, one of the aboriginal tribes of Taiwan, and it is also the largest body of water in Taiwan. This lake is named so because the its west side resembles a moon and its east side resembles a sun. You can enjoy both sunrise and sunset along here because the view is simply breathtaking. Cycling is also one of the popular activities here. The view here is so beautiful that it became a famous pre-wedding photo shoot location. Therefore, it has also become one of the most popular places to visit in Taiwan. One trademark is its 3 mountain peaks. You should include the 3 peaks in your photo to make it complete.

Sun Moon Lake Morning View, 日月谭

4 – He Huan Shan

He Huan Shan is a 3,416 m mountain in Central Taiwan. Its peak lies on the boundaries of Nantou and Hualien counties and it is within the Taroko Gorge National Park. The meaning of its name is Joy Mountain. In normal days, people will drive up to Wu Ling (3275 m above sea level) and hike up to the peak. Please remember to put on sun block if you are hiking your way up. The UV ray is pretty brutal as you hike. During the winter season, you can also make your journey up to get the glimpse of snow.

Climb to the peak of 合欢山 (He Huan Shan)

5 – North Coast National Scenic Area

Taiwan’s  coastline between Danshui and Keelung falls within the North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area (北海岸及觀音山國家風景區). It is a popular destination for day-trips because it has one of the best scenery you can have in Taipei. Yeliu Geopark’s fascinating rock formations and the entrancing modern sculptures at the Juming Museum are part of the scenic area.

北海岸國家風景區 - Běi Hǎi'àn Guó Jiā Fēng Jǐng Qū (North Coast National Scenic Area)

Do you feel like visiting these places now, but not sure how to plan them into your itinerary? All these beautiful places are not easily accessible by public transport. And I’m sure you do not wish to spend too much time on the road.

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