Summer time is the most popular period for traveling along the east coast of the island. Along the 167-kilometer-long Tai No.11 Highway from Hualien to Taitung, you will be accompanied by the blue Pacific Ocean, beautiful sunshine and green mountains all the way.
The Jhao Yang National Trail mixes a subtropical forest, sea breezes, and monstrous seaside cliffs for one of the best coastal treks in Taiwan.
The National Museum of Prehistory has a simple and accidental origin. Although still in its infancy as it just opened to the public in 2001, it is already making a ripple as Taiwan's first world-class museum of archaeology.
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.