- Hualien, Taitung
- Bai Bao Xi, Danong Dafu, East Rift Valley, Funghuang Waterfall, Hualien, Liyu lake, Mataian Wetlands, Ruisui, Saoba Monoliths, Taitung
The East Rift Valley
Taiwan’s Green Countryside
Welcome to the East Rift Valley
Nestled between the Chungyang (Central) Mountain Range and the Haian (Coastal) Mountain Range in Eastern Taiwan, the East Rift Valley is an emerald treasure in the heart of Taiwan’s most beautiful locale. Driving Highway 9 or Route 193 south through the valley, one can gaze out on the most verdant agricultural vistas in the country.
The jutting mountains on either side give way to a green plane patch-worked with vegetable fields and rice paddies. Snaking curls of river cut through the earth, festooning the green landscape with ribbons of blue.
Here, you will discover a Taiwan you hardly imagined could exist—a sleepy, rural world of delicious isolation and virgin beauty.