Taroko Gorge National Park: The Jewel of Taiwan Taroko Gorge Tour Hualien Tour

It is easy to pass by the small island of Taiwan on a map of the world. When most westerners think of Taiwan, they rarely, if ever, think “tropical island” and all too often think of the “made in” tags on their computers and electronics. But what many people don’t realize is that Taiwan is actually one of the most stunning islands on earth that nobody is talking about. Ilha Formosa, the name written in the logs of a passing Portuguese merchant ship in 1544 simply means, Beautiful Island. An appropriate name for a place nestled in the Pacific Ocean, hugging the Tropic of Cancer and covered with verdant green tropical and subtropical forests, towering mountains, sandy beaches, sparkling blue rivers and more waterfalls than one could even imagine. Yet amidst all this abounding natural beauty, one place stands out above all others. Taroko Gorge National Park.

Things to Do in Taiwan: The East Coast

A small Island nation located in the Pacific Ocean with the Philippines to the south, Japan to its northeast, China to its west, and the vast Pacific Ocean to its east, Taiwan is home to vibrant culture, modern cities, sandy beaches, ornate temples, natural hot spring resorts, and dramatic mountain terrain. The presence of such beautiful landscapes, rich culture, charming parks, vibrant cities and more have made the country one of the top havens for international tourists in recent years. Here are 5 places you should definitely visit if you ever find yourself in Taiwan’s East Coast.