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Orchid Island(Lanyu)

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Address: Taitung, Taiwan
Phone Number: 089-73-1669

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We rented a motorbike and went around for a few days. Saw some tourists, but this is off the beaten track.

Lovely little island with a slow pace of life. Inhabited almost exclusively by aborigines, though a few Han people live there too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely little island with a slow pace of life. Inhabited almost exclusively by aborigines, though a few Han people live there too.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's quite a hassle to get to Orchid island (Lanyu) but it's totally worth it. It takes about 2.5 ferry ride from Taidong to Lanyu and oh man! it's pretty rough! Many people threw up but luckily I did not. The island has its special charm. We stayed there for 4 days and it's too short!! We rented motorcycles and... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Two and half hours to get to the island by ferry from Fugang Fish Harbor of Taitung (the harbor itself is 15km away from Taitung train station), the trip on board could be jolting at times due to the waves on the sea, so taking seasick pill is suggested. We rode scooter on the island, it’s the most convenient to... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We are jaded travelers. Lanyu is a nice island but go visit Azores for some spectacular volcanic island views. The villages in Lanyu are really ugly except one with a few underground houses still left. Food in the winter is rare and expensive. We stayed in Hongtau village in Meni's Place and had good time. My husband is temporarily disabled,... More 

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Taitung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Beautiful and remote Orchid Island (Lanyu), fly or ferry from Taitung. Many homestay options, I would recommend strongly Mrs Snow @ New Guluhoemstay, fantastic home-cooked food and lots of great advise.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Wow! Descending with a small plane from Daily Air to Lanyu / Orchid Island is really spectacular and definitely worth the hassle of booking flights on a Chinese only website. The island itself gives you the feeling that you are far away from the world you know, also because of the Tao inhabitants. The densely forested green island offers spectacular... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Mountains, Ocean views and friendly people a beautiful island. Took the plane ride to the island, a little shaky but fun. Scooter ride was neat, stopped many times looking at old buildings. Quieter then Green Island and less busy. One thing to remember is show up for your plane ride home at least half hour before or they will give... More 

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We loved visiting Lanyu, also known as Orchid Island. It looked like a cross between Hawaii and a tropical Scotland with it's volcanic coastline and green, green, green interior. We stayed in one of the homestays recommended in the Lonely Planet guidebook: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/taiwan/taiwans-islands/lanyu/hotels/enhui-mingsu-zijia Li Ge and Li Sao were great hosts. They don't speak English, but were expressive enough for... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

This island is way more wild than Green Island, and completely worth your visit. The waters are a variety of blue and the island itself is incredibly green. There are local villages dotted around and still underground dwellings. Coffee shops, restaurants and bars are frequently found along the island and are quite spectacularly decorated. The local food mostly consists of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We visited Lanyu in November which is off season .So it was very quiet. We could not find the accomodation beforehand as it was very limited on internet so we arrived there ,expecting tourist information could help us to find one. No one at information! But instead, police called around and found the guest house for us, whose host is... More 

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Address: Taitung, Taiwan
Phone Number: 089-73-1669
Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taitung

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