Located on Taiwan’s eastern coast, Yilan is a place of beautiful natural landscapes. The city is easily accessed by rail from surrounding cities, so arriving at Taipei airport and traveling by rail can be an enjoyable way to reach the city. While there are a few rail stations in the city, Yilan Railway Station
is the most central, and hotels near the train station are conveniently located in the middle of the city, providing easy access to the rest of Yilan either by bus or taxi. Guishan Island
, also known as Turtle Island, is a must-see destination and has the interesting fact of being the only active volcano in Taiwan. This island was once the site of a military base, but has since been opened up to tourists with specific restrictions placed on visitation. Hotels near Turtle Island are mostly found near Toucheng Township, most of them offering waterfront views and some overlooking the island itself.
Located inside the Datong Township, Taipingshan National Forest
is a massive forest and recreational park with a wide selection of views and natural delights fit for any adventurer. The national park features stunning views of mountain peaks and flowing rivers along with a very mild temperature that can sometimes get very cold and snowy during winters.
Yilan is a beautiful city with some of the most stunning landscapes and a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Taiwan’s cosmopolitan areas. There’s much more to see and learn about Yilan, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to explore where the rest of the city’s attractions and hotels can be found.