Nanfangao Fishing Port

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浩偉 林
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Nanfangao is a place that can reduce your pressure.
Jul 2020
There has a famous temple,nice beach and fresh sea food. Maybe some people doesn't like to eat sea food. I recommend a food called fish ball.When I go there,I must buy a bag of fish ball.A beach is near by the fish port,and there has a trail.You can walk along that trail ,feel the sea wind and see the sights.The time that is sundown is a best time to do.If you feel tired,the destination had a Cafe.Summary,this is a place that can let you put down your pressure.
Written November 29, 2020
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OrderintheHouse
Brisbane2,140 contributions
Our lunch time visit to Nanfang’ao Fishing Port turned out to be an unexpected, delightful surprise
Jan 2020
In January 2020 my wife and I included a 6 night Wendy Wu private tour of Taiwan as part of our 18 day Asian trip we arranged to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. On our first full day on our around the island Taiwan trip we left Taipei by car heading for the spectacular Taroko Gorge in the Taroko National Park, 160 kilometres away.

On the way to Taroko National Park we made a stop for lunch at Nanfang’ao Port, one of the nicest fishing ports one could ever encounter. Nanfang’ao Fishing Port is one of two harbours in Su’ao Township, located in the south eastern corner of Yilan County on the north eastern coast of Taiwan and 75 km drive from Taipei.

The place is charming and the perfect place for a local seafood lunch. However, before lunch we walked through the village to the impressive Nantian Temple. This temple is dedicated to Matsu (Mazu), goddess of the sea who is said to protect fishermen and sailors. Inside the temple is the beautiful golden statue of Mazu weighing 200 kiograms and donated by believers. The jade Mazu statue made of a huge rough rock in the temple is an equally impressive feature in this temple. A climb up the steps to the top of the temple is well worth the effort because from the top you get a magnificent vista of the fishing port in all its splendour. The temple roof, adorned with serpent figures is so ornate and offers a wonderful foreground to the excellent view of the village from this vantage point.

Temple visit over, we headed for lunch at a small restaurant personally chosen by our private guide. The seafood we had was freshly cooked and was delicious. There was nothing special about the décor at this lunch spot; however the primary focus here was the excellent food on offer not the surroundings. Along with interesting fish dishes including fish roe and salted fish pieces we included a side dish of fried rice. This was one of best lunches we had throughout the Taiwan tour.

After lunch we enjoyed a leisurely walk through the village back to our parked car ready to head on to our next destination at the Taroko National Park. On this walk we observed the busy fishing port in action. The place is a real buzz.

We were so glad our guide chose Nanfang’ao Fishing Port as our lunch spot on the drive from Taipei to the Taroko National Park. The opportunity to see one of the best fishing ports in the country, enjoy a splendid lunch and visit a spectacular temple turned out to be a delightful, unexpected surprise.
Written April 22, 2020
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Tickie
Toronto, Canada189 contributions
Very interesting to see a realy fishing port
Jan 2020
Bustling fish market which was very interesting to see. Great to find a local restaurant to taste the fresh seafood and try to catch the auction!
Written January 21, 2020
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Miketwz
Singapore159 contributions
Stop for a fresh seafood lunch.
Nov 2019 • Family
Went there for lunch with lots of seafood to choose from. Pricing is quite acceptable and fresh. Also a famous temple nearby for a visit. Shops ard there also selling seafood dried stuff. People there also quite friendly and helpful.
Written November 13, 2019
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galtraveller22011
Saint Augustine Beach, FL139 contributions
Lots of fresh seafood
May 2019 • Friends
We love seafood and this is the place to visit for fresh off the boat seafood. One can purchase the fresh seafood and then have the food cooked at the small stalls with dining area at the back of the port. This is the best way to enjoy fresh seafood. they also carry sashimi grade tuna, and some unique fish and fish fat. The grilled salmon was just absolutely delicious.
Written May 13, 2019
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travelmiu
Singapore, Singapore103 contributions
Interesting Port
Dec 2017
Plenty of seafood restaurant and shops selling dry seafood.
make sure to visit the other side of the port with best sea view.
Written July 14, 2018
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al22tecc
Philippines7,195 contributions
lunch stopover
Jun 2018 • Family
On our way back from Taroko, this is the place one passes by and it is a great stop because it is a working sea port , yet it has a thriving seafoos restaurant row. When we arived, there were a lot of full size buses already parked, and seafood restuarants were all lined up.

Prices were quite reasonable, cheaper than in taipei, that is for sure. Because we were 7, we were able to choose among the set or preset menu, and at the same time adding a dish (scallops) from the fresh chilled display. There were several other live seafood on display, some that are not seen in my neck of the globe, but this did not stop us from including the what I know to be the sun or moon fish, locally called mampo. Unfortunately, it included a shark dish, but it was still good. I would have preferred not to have shark because it is an endangered species and it being at the top of the food chain, is well known to contain high levels of contaminants and heavy metals.
Written June 9, 2018
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Else be V
Johannesburg, South Africa73 contributions
Picturesque little fishing village
May 2018
Nan Fang Ao is your quintessential little fishing village. A photographer's paradise, with little fishing boats unloading their catch, fishing equipment being repaired and plenty of small restaurants selling the catch of the day. It s near SuAo, a much bigger port just south of Luodong in the direction of Dongshan. There is a small temple to the sea gods . It is accessible by bus from the Luodong bus station, but is difficult to get to by train, as the newest station is SuAo. SuAo can be given a miss - rather go to Nan Fang Ao!
Written May 13, 2018
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Ber
Singapore561 contributions
Interesting Fishing Village
Dec 2017 • Family
Fishing trawlers in the port. Temples and food stalls around the area. Popular mi gao food stall near the temple.
Written January 5, 2018
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Kelvin S
Singapore, Singapore467 contributions
Charm of old fishing village
Nov 2017 • Couples
It was a stop-over for our seafood lunch, and we got more than a good meal.
First off, it was a seafood meal to celebrate my birthday, and it was a tasty meal indeed.
We had lobster, crab and a large grouper, and it was as fresh as it got. On top of that, i was persuaded by the friendly lady boss to tried the lobster blood mix with the rice wine. It is an acquired taste though, and to be warned, one has to drink it when it is served, i left it on the table and by the time i had it, it turned into some jelly like texture, and that made the drinking much harder. Still it was an memorable birthday experience for me.
After the meal, we took a short walk around the port, the sight of all the fishing trawlers berthed at the port, made a colorful spectacle. And being a bird watcher, we were having fun spotting some of the heron and egrets hanging out at fishing trawlers hoping to catch a quick meal. The town is so laid back and simple, the people are just moving in a relatively easy pace, it does makes one forget about the hustling of big city life.
As we were just having a quick stop, we didn't get to venture far, but in itself it was a nice experience and with a good seafood to top that.
Written December 11, 2017
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