Attraction Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area is special ?
The Northeast Coast National Scenic Area is located in the northeast corner of Taiwan, stretching 102.5 kilometers from Nanya District in New Taipei City to the south cape of Neibi Beach in Su'ao Township. It encompasses 17,421 hectares of land and sea.
This scenic area is noted for its numerous capes and bays backed by green mountains. Its attractions include spectacular rock formations, unique sea-eroded landforms, beaches of fine golden sand, a rich diversity of marine life, and an unspoiled cultural heritage. It is a multipurpose tourist destination that serves the dual functions of a fascinating natural classroom and an enchanting coastal playground.
What to explore at Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area?
In addition to developing areas of outstanding scenic beauty as tourist items, the Tourism Bureau has also established nature preserves here, both on land and at sea, in order to sustain forever the ecological vitality of the Northeast Coast.
The Northeast Coast National Scenic Area, which runs from Juifang south to Beigangkou in Yilan County, is noted for its natural beauty: reefs, rivers, terraced rice paddies, rolling green hills, lighthouses, and two of Taiwan's best beaches. Recreational opportunities include camping, rock climbing, hiking along a 200-year-old footpath, and water sports, such as swimming, surfing, wind surfing, jet skiing, boating, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Accessible by bus or train, the area can be covered as a series of lengthy day-trips from Taipei or Keelung, though Fulong, with its attractive beach, is a gateway to the region (and home to the Scenic Area visitor centre) and a more convenient base for longer stays. Highlights include the network of hiking trails between Bitou Cape and Longdong and the surfing hotspot of Daxi. To the south, the towns of Jiaoxi and Luodong (just outside the Scenic Area proper) are worthy detours before heading on Hualien.
How to get to Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area?
Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Dadu Interchange → Prov. Hwy 62 → Prov. Hwy 2 → Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area
1. THSR Taipei Station → TRA Fulong Station
2. THSR Taipei Station (or TRA Taipei Station) → Kuo-kuang Bus (bound for Yilan, Luodong) to Fulong stop.
3. TRA Keelung Station → Keelung Bus (bound for Fulong) to Fulong stop.
Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area