Yilan County’s south provides quality camping experiences in the quietest of environs just 90 minutes to two hours from Taipei’s thrumming. There is little light pollution, opening up the starry skies for you at night. Here, for your consideration – two of the region’s best and most popular campgrounds.
Taiwan’s north coast is a perennial favorite with Taipei urbanites seeking an escape from the daily grind. Easily accessed from the city, summer weekends see families flocking to the area’s sandy beaches. But when the mercury dips, a different kind of watery relaxation is called for – the warm embrace of a hot spring.
In Taipei and don’t know what to do with yourself today? Here’s just what the travel doctor ordered – a day-trip to the popular Beitou hot-spring district in the city’s north. The district is located at the base of the mighty Yangmingshan mountain massif that overlooks the city, and the Taipei Metro system delivers you right to its doorstep.
It’s time to soak it up in Yilan County, which though only an hour-plus from pulsating Taipei by motor vehicle lives at a pace far more relaxed than in the capital. Immerse yourself in health-enhancing mineral-water experiences all around the county, in facilities ranging from no lucre outlay to 5-star lucre outlay.