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Guishan Island, Yilan County

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Guishan Island boasts Taiwan's only active volcano. Named for its close resemblance to a floating sea turtle, the 2.85 sq km (1.1 sq mi) island sits atop a stratovolcano rising from the sea floor. It was originally home to fishermen before being used as a military base in 1977; it opened as a tourist attraction in 2000. Access the island by taking a boat, in fact, watch for dolphins in the area as you go. On the island you can soothe your muscles in active hot springs, climb up steep hills and cliffs, and take in sights of the island's rich plant life. Put Guishan Island and other Yilan County attractions into our Yilan County online holiday planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Deliberately road Old province Road, come to nine bends 18 turn North Yi Road, since has had the national road five, already very few people will walk this road, far look Turtle Mountain Island, very beautiful.
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  • From the Crow Stone Harbor whale watching & went in Guishan Island landing. Duration 4 hours. 1600 Yuan. You need foreigners two weeks ago reservation required, shipping companies to inform the Passport information. Unfortunately weren't both whales and dolphins, have good memories.
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  • Ran briskly for Hill island is suitable for other well-known Landmark, one of the eight other Sun, island advance application please, only the end of March-November each year to board the island, 繞 Island Whale watching and dolphin in the boat, this time because some factors are not Island, but still 懾 the earthquake because it views things tend to port, the stadium is very difficult to forget these!
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  • So pretty❤️
  • Historical place + hiking 📸📸📸
  • 用團購劵買有比現場優惠很多!記得比價。搭船繞島建議不要坐艙內真的會超晃像海盜船沒再騙,屁股會離開椅子!(7月的時候),但做後面船尾就很舒服,記得吃暈船藥,要一個小時才到。浪大都沒賞到鯨很可惜。剛上島景色優美,整個岸邊海藍色清晰可見底超美。島上有一家柑仔店,有賣吃得喝的補充體力。有廁所還算乾淨。導遊沿途介紹龜山八景與沿途景觀,並介紹島孤人不孤的由來。普陀巖觀音求海上平安。島上無遮蔽物太陽很大。看網誌介紹401高地很讚,希望有機會在最高點看。
  • 船長說一輩子該來一次的地方,第二次就不用來了,島上環境自然美麗
  • 島上設施,大多損壞,颱風過後,植物枯死大半,有濃厚琉璜味道,是地底湧出,岩壁時常剝落

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Where to stay in Yilan County

The city center next to the main train station has a number of long-established hotels, with some particularly luxurious options including spas naturally heated from local hot springs. Some budget-friendly options, such as guesthouses and hostels, sit in this densely populated and very developed area, usually along side streets. Look to the south across the river for a good mix of different accommodations in the county townships, and to the hot springs park north of the main city center, where hotels--both luxurious and basic--boast onsite spas using the geothermal waters.
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