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- This place is so big and good for spending time with your friends and family. Also, you are able to rent a bike to go around this area. I did enjoy being with my family there. BTW you have to pay the entrance fee before you get inside.
你可以和你的家人和朋友享受這個很棒的地方。還有你也可以租腳踏車在這地方逛逛。我很享受和我的家人在這的時光。但這個地方需要門票費Written June 17, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- ...if I would have went with a local person. Actually, I think Green Island is a great place to visit. But as usual: I was alone, and I didn't plan it out well, and I didn't get to see everything I wanted to see as it was a spur-of-the-moment decision to go. When I arrived at Taitung, I just saw it on a tourist map I picked-up at the train station and thought why not. When I got to my hotel, a guy who works there helped me buy boat tickets online to get to the island. I tell you: I didn't like the boat ride going (and coming back for that matter). It was an old looking boat named the "Uranus," and I got kind of got seasick on the way over though returning I was ok. Actually, the boat felt to me to be like a giant coffin with every seat on it filled. I don't think I would ever board the Uranus again. Anyway, when people get to Green Island, everyone rents a scooter to put-put around and visit the various sites. I couldn't find a place to rent me one despite what seemed to me to be hundreds if not thousands of unused parked bikes. This is also despite me showing them my international drivers license albeit one without a motorcycle endorsement. Taiwanese people with just a regular drivers license can rent a scooter under 50cc, but I couldn't. There were these touts too that were trying to get me to go with them to shops that would rent me one, and I did go with one to a place where a women there spoke English quite well. She told me that I would have to find a place that has electric scooters, and the guy who brought me to her works for commission, and that I would pay a lot more if I rented one at a place where he took me to. She didn't have electric bikes so I went looking by myself but couldn't find one after going to three other shops. There was also this grandma-looking tout following me around trying to get me to go with her as well. I had to turn my back on her to get her to get her to leave me alone. So it was a half hour after arrived and my time on the island was limited as I had only three and half hours left before my return voyage. I decided to walk. I really wanted to see many things on the island but there were two that were an absolute must: the lighthouse (of course) and the National Museum and Monument that honors the prisoners (thus victims) of Taiwan's "White Terror" period. I think this happened some time between the 1950's and 80's where the right wing government imprisoned and tortured their political opponents. Green Island was pretty much a prison island back then I guess. I don't know much about the subject. Well this review is tiring me a bit so to make a long story short, I walked around about a third of the island and back to get to both places, certainly both easy enough to find. I just passed by the lighthouse (time constraints) and snapped a few shots. I saw some people on the top of it, so it looks like you're allowed to climb it. Then I walked to the monument and museum. The monument is a beautiful park on the ocean with amazing views of rock formations (karsts?). It has the names of all the prisoners with the dates they were imprisoned (I guess) engraved on its walls. I get a bit emotional going to places like this. I start thinking about the Holocaust and all the other people who suffer and... And I wonder why I was never a victim or a perpetrator of such. The museum across the road is an old prison and there are displays and very good information panels with well written English that relate personal stories of some of the prisoners. I'll post all my pictures. So I ran through there pretty quickly and started my walk back to the port. I wanted to stop and try some of the specialty dishes in the touristy type restaurants peppered around the island but... Anyway I made it back to port on time and to the hotel safely - experience over.Written May 14, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It’s interesting to stand by the Sunrise rock at Sunset. Actually, the ocean is fabulous with sunset as well. It’s great to walk inside the park especially not many people around, quite & peaceful. Apparently, you can also rent bike to fully explore and enjoy the ocean shore & park.Written September 30, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It worths a visit since many little shops and cultural shops clustered there. At night, the lanterns designed by students were lit up, which made a romantic scenery.Written December 29, 2018
- The magnificent view of the Pacific + the interesting art installations make it all a worthwhile trip!Written February 3, 2019
- This museum is pretty good. You can see not only the prehistoric civilizations of eastern Taiwan but the diverse cultures of aboriginal peoples. However, its location is really remote from wherever you are. The only way to get there is taxi; otherwise, you have to rent a scooter, which maybe a little inconvenient for foreign visitors.
Also, the architectural style is really..... um......revival? It can be easily recognized that it’s been built for decadesssssss. Not a disadvantage, but a little surprising~Written March 4, 2020
- The yeliu-like rocky coast is quite unique and magnificent. However, it’s way smaller than Yeliu and not that fabulous. All shops were closed except further inside the park during weekdays. Glad to spend time to walk around and enjoy the natural beauty.Written September 23, 2020
- This is yet another great lookout spot for taking pictures when driving along the East coast of Taiwan. Mountains meet ocean view.Written August 12, 2020
- Cutest shops and photo ops - grab your food and art souvenirs here and some bites to eat while you are at it.Written August 10, 2020
- Beautiful view of the sea
Fun to cycle around
Don’t think it is safe for swimming
At the iconic dome structure landmark, we had to cross huge rocks before reaching the waters.
But it was here our teenagers had the best fun soaking their feet in the sea. Lots of pebbles around.Written November 10, 2019
- This is a really great experience to me.My whole family and I went to Pingtung at first,then we took the train to Taitung Beinan Cultural Site.The site is a really big field,and you can run on it and play the swings there.You can also understand the culture of primitive.The only thing that is missing is that the train is not so frequently.So I strongly recommend everyone to self-survice transportation.Written September 13, 2020
- We had a great time following the trail backwards (anticlockwise) and seeing the forest and seaside parks, as well as market gardens on the outskirts of town. One section (about 6km, at the bridge) is currently blocked, but it was easy enough to cycle around it.Written December 30, 2019
- Loved the art that was showen through different gendres and styles. From paintings, drawings, sculpturing - showing Taitungs beauty as well as critical view.Written November 10, 2017
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