Taipingshan used to be a forest farm and the indispensable equipment, such as cableway, cabin, forest railway and steam-skidder etc., are still well preserved. Among them, Bong Bong Train(蹦蹦車) played an important role in transporting timber between different locations in the early days. One of the most popular tourist attractions of ecotourism in Taipingshan, the Maosing Line was restored in 1985 and re-operated in 1991. The Bong Bong train station is on the left side of central stairway at Taipingshan Villa. The Maosing Line is 3 km long and it takes 20 minutes to arrive at the terminal- Maosing Station.…

There is a famous island in Yilan which looks like a turtle, Turtle Island. This captivating volcanic islet, 10km off the coast of Yilan, is less than 3km long yet rises up to 398m. Once supporting a population of 750 people, the island was taken over by the military in 1977 then returned to civilian rule in 2000. These days Turtle Island is a protected marine environment and access is very limited. In addition to fantastic views from the highest point, the island also has numerous quirky geological features. These include underwater hot springs that turn the offshore water into a bubbling…

Yilan looks out to the sea on Taiwan's Northeast Coast, with mountains on the three other sides forming a unique geography that has nurtured an equally distinctive cultural landscape and human warmth. The county is home to Asia's second longest highway tunnel, the Hsuehshan Tunnel, which has reduced the driving time between Yilan and Taipei to less than 50 minutes. From natural environments and cold and hot springs to a wealth of ocean recreation resources and verdant country scenes, Yilan offers the perfect setting to slow down and enjoy nature at its best. Yilan is said a natural paradise with…

If you are looking for a place that can take a romantic walk in the sand while watching the ocean, there is a romantic bay in Yilan that must to your taste, Honeymoon Bay. Located on a horseshoe-shaped cove, the southern edge of the small coastal town of Daxi has a small surfing beach known as Honeymoon Bay. Daxi is the perfect place to take a romantic stroll in the soft sand or chase the hordes of fleet ghost crabs that dwell there. Waves are generally chest to head high, though during the summer typhoon months they can be over 3m…