By the eastern coast of Taiwan, the small volcanic island in the Philippine Sea is a scenic spot for
What To Do
The Lyudao Lighthouse is worth visiting to see the bright tall lighthouse against the clear sky; the surrounding area is absolutely scenic. The Human Rights Memorial is a jail turned museum and memorial in Lyudao Culture Park as the infamous jail used to detain political prisoners. If you like exploring, the abandoned aboriginal village of Youzihu sits on the island’s eastern side.
Snorkelers can go to Chai Kou, Shi Lang and Da Bai Sha to see some of Taiwan’s well-preserved coral reefs. A deeper marine exploration will reveal an underwater paradise for divers.
More scenic adventures await at Hai Sheng Ping bay where
How To Get There
Fly domestically to Taitung County from Taipei International Airport. From there, catch a direct flight with Daily Air to Lyudao Airport for only 15 minutes. For a more affordable option, a ferry ride from Fugang Fish Harbour in Taitung takes about an hour to reach Lyudao
Where To Eat
Walk around the main village center like Nan Liao to find snacks, local Taiwan delicacies
Where To Stay
Waiting Here B&B is a quaint beautifully decorated bed and breakfast on the island. The friendly staff can help arrange activities like snorkeling, diving
Good To Know
- Green Island is also known as “Lyudao”; a Mandarin pronunciation for “green island”
- The Lyudao Lighthouse is constructed after a US luxury ocean liner gone ashore from a typhoon in 1937.
- Rent electric scooters to go around the island as the attractions are not exactly within walking distance.
Text by Jessy Wong