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.
A great 1,000-hectare swath of flat, quiet Tianwei Township in Changhua County is a vast country garden, home to a dense bloom of decorative flower, plant, and tree nurseries. What is called the Tianwei Highway Garden has become a prominent tourist destination in recent decades.