Taitung offers a heady blend of Japanese, Chinese and aboriginal influences, making it something of a bohemian oasis amid the rice fields and farmland of the East Rift Valley. Taitung’s not short on culture, with its former train station serving as an art space bursting with cafes, pop-up shops and galleries. Its lack of modernisation is part of its charm, and there’s no better way to explore than with a cycle ride along the beaches of Taitung Seashore Park, through Liyushan Park or on the rural stretches along Hwy 197.

    Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Taitung is a spot to just kick back and relax – the nightlife consists mostly of quaint coffee shops and seasonal concerts – but for those wanting to sway to the serene rhythms of local life, unwind in the saltwater hot-springs of Green Island and linger over their seagrass dumplings, Taitung is a must-visit spot.

    Where to shop & what to buy in Taitung

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Taitung

      Fancy a spot of shopping in Taitung? No need to dress up. Just put on a pair of sandals and shorts and you'll fit right in with the locals. Taitung Tourist Night Market and Siwei Night Market are both popular markets in downtown Taitung. During the day, Zhengqi Road ‒ home to Taitung Tourist Night Market ‒ becomes "fruit street", where locals...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Taitung

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Taitung

      Taitung exudes a unique air of calmness at night, making it the perfect time to explore the city. In addition to its famous mountain and sea vistas, Taitung offers visitors pristine views of the starry skies. Kick off your night by visiting one of the following most beautiful stargazing locations selected by the Taitung County Government: Doulanguanhai Park, Wulu Fort...

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