Exploring North East of Taiwan

Time to see the wonders of Northeastern part of Taiwan!

Exploring North East of Taiwan


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After touring the middle of Taiwan in Taichung, another popular destination to visit is found in the northeast region of the country. There are three major places that most tourists visit and these are Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen Old Street, and Shifen.

Yehliu, Jiufen, Shifen


One of the fastest ways to go around these tourist spots is to book a tour in Klook. I personally had my tour with Klook and it made the trip a lot easier as it already includes round trip transportation to and from Taipei, and tour guide, as well. You can book your tours through the image below.


1. Yehliu Geopark




 

Yehliu Geopark is a famous attraction due to its unique rock formations. Various designs of rocks scattered all over the coastline of Taiwan. It feels out of this world going into this destination with the yellowish hue of the ground, and uncommon texture of the rocks. One of its popular structure is the Queen's head.

There is an entrance of TWD 80 which you can purchase at the park. You may opt to also buy the entrance via Klook to avoid the queue.

Before going to the next destination in Jiufen Old Street, you would stop by the Yin Yang Sea and the Golden Waterfalls.

Yin Yang Sea

Golden Waterfall

 2. Jiufen Old Street

  
 


Jiufen, which literally means nine portions, is found on the mountainside of New Taipei District. There were initially nine families that lived in this village, and whenever they buy goods, it is always in nine portions, thus the origin of the name. This little village has gained popularity when they found gold in the area. Today, the narrow street is buzzing with shops and restaurants making it a pit spot for lunch during the tour.

3. Shifen Waterfall & Old Street



Another nature's gift to Taiwan is the Shifen waterfalls, also coined as Little Niagara Falls of Taiwan. 

 

 


One of the popular things to do in Shifen Old Street is the releasing of the sky lanterns. The sky lanterns used to be messaging devices of the villagers. Now, these are being used to write the wishes and being released along the rail track. You can purchase these lanterns for about 180-200 NTD. You can also choose the colors of your lantern depending on your wishes, as each color have different meanings.

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These were a few of the popular destinations in the northeastern portion of Taiwan! Have you been to these places? Do you have any more suggestions on where to visit in these areas? Let me know through the comments below!

I have one last post coming right up to commence the Taiwan series! Looking forward to seeing you again on the last post. Please do share the love by pinning the images below. Thank you!

Yehliu, Jiufen, Shifen

Yehliu, Jiufen, Shifen



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16 Comments

  1. I really enjoyed this post! 1) lovely pics helping us see a place we haven't been ans 2) really shows a place worth traveling to...definitely want to add these spots to must travel list ��

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! I do hope you get to visit these places! :)

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  2. It looks amazing... Great article... Great pics :)

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    1. Thank you for leaving a comment & dropping by!

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  3. I want to see Yehliu Geopark! It's in my bucket list!

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  4. The scenery looks absolutely stunning! You have definitely made me want to travel here one day.

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  5. It looks beautiful and your photos are class.

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  6. The way you have described each and every detail is really amazing. I really loved the article with great pictures..

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  7. These photos are absolutely beautiful! I am in love with the greenery growing on that building in Old Street. Wonderful post!

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    1. It’s definitely one of the places to go to. It’s located well inside in the area!

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  8. What beautiful scenery! Taiwan seems like so much fun!

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  9. Beautiful! I love the meaning behind the name of the town!

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