Category: East Rift Valley National Scenic Area

The Treasures of SOUTHERN TAITUNG COUNTY

Way Down South, in the East Text: Rick Charette; Photos: Ray Chang; Maggie Song The southern reaches of Taitung County on the East Coast is a region of high-mountain backdrops, flatlands carpeted with paddy fields, Pacific Ocean views, palm trees, and gently...

HUALIEN — Taroko Gorge, East Rift Valley, Pacific Coast

Taiwan’s Wilder Side — Three Days in Naturally Blessed Hualien County Text: Rick Charette; Photos: Chen Cheng-kuo All roads leading to Hualien County are spectacular ones. And there are but few. A thick series of north-south high-mountain ranges stand between Hualien (and its...

Let’s Go Flying! Taiwan BALLOON FESTIVAL in Taitung

Taiwan Balloon Festival in Taitung — Flying High at One of Taiwan’s Hottest Tourist Attractions The Taiwan International Balloon Festival has become one of Taiwan’s most popular annual festivals in recent years. The Travel Channel, a US-based cable channel, has described it...