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 & what to eat in Taitung

    • 10 Best Taitung Foods Everyone Should Try

      Visiting Taitung, you don't have to worry about finding good food and the local dishes alone will make you wish you could have 5 meals a day. Taitung locals have skillfully created many delicious foods using locally sourced ingredients, such as stone-grilled meat (shi ban kao rou), wild boar meat (shan zhu rou), bitter melon (shan ku gua), deep...

    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...

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