Culture, nature and LOHAS are the best qualities you can find in Yilan. Whether it’s the Bicycle season in spring, Children’s folklore and game festival in summer, sumptuous and delicate travel experience in fall, and hotspring season in winter. Jioaxi in Yilan is a charming place to visit everyday!
Pineapple cake has become the quintessential pastry in Taiwan. Yih Shun’s pineapple cake has mouth-watering taste and makes the best souvenir.
In 2007, Chef Chang used 8 months of intensive research, through trial and errors, to create the most unique Frozen Cream roll, which is both delicious and exquisite.
“With Yilan in mind, making the most heart-warming cake.” The thinnest cake in the world, The Yilan Ox-tongue cake. Opening time: 10:00AM-10:30PM.
Located in Linmei Village, next to Wufeng Waterfall, the museum introduces visitors to kumquat and its processed products. Kumquat (also called golden tangerine) is a fruit that has a golden-yellow appearance and sweet-sour taste. Its sour taste leaves a deep impression on many people. Opening Hours: 08:00 AM-05:30 PM (Closed on lunar new year) Tel: +886 3 988 8066
Wufongci (Five-Peak Flag) Waterfall is a renowned scenic spot in Jiaoxi Township. The waterfall got its name because of the five peaks that line the background of the waterfall which look like a flag from afar. The Waterfall Viewing Pavilion here is a perfect location to enjoy the spectacular scenery of verdant mountains and valleys. Opeing Hours: All day Tel: +886 3 988 0940
This trail features an ecological diversity of waterfalls, dense subtropical forest, glens, and mountains. Walk along in the shade of the trees, feel the fresh air—relieve the stress of modern urban life. Opening Hours: Open All Year Round Tel: +886 3 954 5114
Paoma Historic Trail is situated along the borders of Wulai Township of Taipei County, Toucheng Township and Jiaoxi Township of Yilan County. It is one of the branch lines of Yilan Historic Trail. Following the Houtong River valley straight down, you can reach Shihpai Station on Beiyi Highway. Further down the slope is Wufengqi Scenic Area. Opening Hours: Open all day; however the trail is closed from time to time. Please contact the tourist center before you set off (please call in advance). Tel: +886 3 954 5114
In an attempt to provide its visitors with a soothing spa in a natural setting, the Yilan County Government is planning to establish the Tang-wei-gou Park, through four phases of construction. The park will feature elaborately designed green landscape with a viewing pavilion, outdoor foot spa, and old-fashioned juniper spa. Opening Hours: 08:00 AM-12:30 PM 01:00 PM-05:30 PM 06:00 PM-12:00 AM Tel: +886 3 987 4882
Fo Guang University was the first university in Yilan. The campus is located on the hillside of Linmei Village, Jiaoxi Township at an altitude of about 430 meters above sea level. From here, you can have an unobstructed view of the Lan Yang Plain and Guishan Island a few kilometers off the coast of Yilan County. Opening Hours: 07:00 AM-09:00 PM Tel: +886 3 987 1000
Shenmu Mountain climbing trail (elevation 1028m), is the best spot for viewing the panorama of Lanyang Field and Turtle Island. The mountain happens to be the border dividing Yilan and Taipei. Weather is dramatically different between the front and the back of the mountain which usually surprises the tourist. Opening Hours: All day Tel: +886 3 987 1568
King Car Orchid Garden was founded in 1988 and is the largest orchid plantation in northern Taiwan. It is home to 8540 ping greenhouses and 1,300,000 moth orchids. The garden collects quality native orchid species and focuses in tissue culture, cell development, transgenic technology, and organic species cultivation of orchids. Opening Hours: 08:00 AM-05:00 PM Tel: +886 3 988 5098
Jiaoxi Sietian Temple is the first and most important Guandi Temple in Taiwan. The temple worships Silk Guangong. This temple was built in 1804 by the Chingting Government. It is rumored that after the temple was built, local epidemics stopped and it became a flourishing temple from then on. Opening Hours: 04:00 AM-10:00 PM Tel: +886 3 988 2621
Mr. Brown Café offers select Arabica beans and premium quality single estate coffee beans and insists on roasting only an appropriate amount of fresh coffee beans every week. The cafe with a European style decor, and the comfort, spacious environment allows every guest to have a sip of coffee in a relaxed atmosphere. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 AM-06:00 PM Weekend 08:00 AM-07:00 PM Tel: +886 3 969 9226
Wushi Harbor started service in 1826. It boasts historical and cultural significance in addition to traditional fishery functions. In the harbor, there is a Wushi Harbor Center tourist fish market and harbor for yachts. Tourists can taste the delicious seafood while admiring the great views of the harbor! Opening Hours: Weekday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM Weekend 09:00 AM-10:00 PM (Closed on the first and third Tuesdays every month.) Tel: +886 3 978 9078
Lanyang Museum is housed in a building that exists in harmony with the earth. The main structure of the building is situated at the northwest side of the ruins in Wushigang Harbor; its aim is to conserve the wetland’s natural resources. Due to its unique exterior design, the museum has become a famous landmark in Yilan. Opening Hours: 9:00~17:00 (Ticket-Purchase Office Hours 09:00 AM-04:30 PM), Closed on Wednesdays Tel: +886 3 977 9700
Wai’ao Beach, also known as Gangao Beach, is located to the north, outside of the formerly bustling Wushi Harbor. On the large, clean beach, one can play among the constant waves and catch a glimpse of Guishan Island in the distance. It’s a great spot for surfers and the whole family. Opening Hours: Open All Year Round TEL: +886 3 978 0727
Guishan lsland (Turtle Island) is so named for its similarity to a floating turtle. The Island is located 10 kilometers east of the Touchen Township coast. It is the largest and the only inhabited island of Yilan County. As the only active volcano in Taiwan, the island was included in the Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area in 1999. Opening Hours: If you would like to visit the island, apply online at the Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area Administration, Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications 20 to 3 days in advance prior to your desired date of visit and complete the subsequent procedures. Tel: +886 3 978 0727
Lyumeili, a Yilan native born in 1965, is a woman sculptor renowned for her wood sculptures, hand crafted with a unique technique. She started learning sculpting in 1989 at Taiwan Art Museum where she had her first contact with fine wood sculpture which kindled her love for the field of fine carving. Her works reveal imagination and a great enthusiasm for life which is quite clearly reflected in her works of art. Opening Hours: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM Tel: +886 3 988 0558