Yilan is a destination of many facets; a true mix of the medieval and the modern. The county on the north-eastern coast of Taiwan has harbours and bays that are great for surfers, as well as hiking trails, waterfalls, mountain peaks, untouched expanses of land, and amazing islands.

If the great outdoors doesn’t do it for you, there’s some really good food to feast upon and the countryside is littered with vineyards. Yilan is also known for its numerous art galleries, museums and cultural centres. The local people are warm and open to visitors, making the whole experience a memorable one for visitors.

What to see & do in Yilan

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The Yilan area of Taiwan has a wide range of great things to do and see. It’s always been known for great cuisine, adventure spots and a range of biologically diverse habitats. All this makes this region one of the most interesting ones in all of Asia. From beautiful rafting destinations, great trekking regions and hot springs, to vineyards and roadside cafés – Yilan offers plenty of choice. Yilan is also...

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Where & what to eat in Yilan

Dining in Yilan reflects the nature of the area, being mostly either seafood or vegetarian offerings. Around the Pacific Ocean ports, you’ll find the fruits of the sea available in abundance, prepared in the unique local style. Further inland, it’s the fruits of the earth which play the starring role on the menus. In between, night markets offer a good mix of everything that makes the cuisine of Yilan County...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Yilan

Shopping in Yilan is very limited, but it’s enough to cover your essential purchases and provide a bit of retail therapy. Despite being a quiet, rural destination and much better known for its beautiful scenery than its cosmopolitan atmosphere, it does have a good shopping mall or 2 and some interesting boutiques to look around. As with most destinations in Taiwan, the stars of the Yilan shopping scene are the night...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Yilan

The nightlife in Yilan is very modest. Being quite a rural county of Taiwan, it’s the sort of place where most people go to sleep quite early. However, there are a few bars and late-opening cafés around the city centre. They’re particularly popular with the expatriate community. As with many places around Taiwan, the most popular part of Yilan’s nightlife is the night market. Here, you’ll find a great selection of...

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    Yilan is located on the east coast of Taiwan and is famous for its annual summer Children's Folklore Festival and its amazing scenic beauty. On paper, Yilan is a single city, but in reality it coexists with Luodong – the major centre for business in Yilan Province. There’s also a number of smaller districts within Yilan that have a charm...

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