The Taipei-Ilan National Freeway has reduced the journey from Taipei to Ilan (宜蘭) by more than 3 hours. Traffic permitting, one can now reach the seaside town within an hour from Taipei city.
The eighth annual Yilan Green Expo (宜蘭綠博會) is here! This year's exhibits are enigmatically bound together by the enchanting theme -- Dance With Spring.
The Jhao Yang National Trail mixes a subtropical forest, sea breezes, and monstrous seaside cliffs for one of the best coastal treks in Taiwan.
A gong beats. Instruments sore. The actors on a brightly lit stage sing. The opera begins. In this opera, however, there are no obese tenors belting out soaring Italian arias. The words, songs and the performance are all uniquely Taiwanese.