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Taitung is a picturesque, tropical city on the southeastern coast of Taiwan, framed by mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. The city is served by the local Taitung Airport, which connects flights from bigger cities such as Taipei. Additionally, Taitung is easily accessible by the express train from most cities in Taiwan.

Although Taitung is a tropical city, the climate is mild enough for most visitors to be able to walk around the city and enjoy some of the sights. While Japanese influences are easy to see, especially in some of the architecture. Taitung is a uniquely Taiwanese city that has held on to its culture and history very well.

The aboriginal groups that have called Taitung home have a strong influence on much of this city’s aesthetic, and the history of not only this region but most of Taiwan is very well documented at the local National Museum of Prehistory. This museum is a great choice for all travelers, especially recommended for those travelling with children as the Beinan Cultural Park is also located onsite and is a great place for a relaxing day, maybe complete with a picnic or stroll in the park.

There’s a lot more to see and do in Taitung, and the best way to discover what else this city has to offer in terms of attractions, landmarks, and hotels is by exploring the interactive map on this page.