The secret is out! Top 5 places to visit in the backyard of Taiwan: Taitung

by Carly PRICE

While many visitors to Taiwan stick to the bright lights and night markets of Taipei, or the glistening waters of Sun Moon Lake, no visit is complete without a trip to Huatung Valley, also known as the East Rift Valley. Stretching for around 180km along the east coast of Taiwan, Huatung Valley runs from Hualien City in the north to Taitung City in the south, taking in some of Taiwan’s most impressive sights and scenery along the way.

And whilst many visit Huatung Valley to see well-known attractions such as Taroko Gorge and Three-Fairy Rocks Sanxiantai, this region has so much more to offer. Here we take a look at the top five spots off the beaten track that you can’t afford to miss.