that has a huge flat valley encapsulated by the mountains and the Pacific.
Touring through Yilan was a great experience even though it rained half the
time that I was there. There is something that just captivates me in Yilan that
I just can’t quite put into words. Personally one of the most attractive aspect
of Yilan is the rural environment living out on the agriculture farming
communities. After the Snow Mountain Tunnel was completed that connects Yilan
with Tiapei, cutting traveling time down to 30 minutes more city folks are
starting to move in. This could possibly explain why so many nice new homes are
being built right on the farming areas giving the landscape a unique blend of
modern and rural atmosphere. Like many places in Taiwan you’ll be amazed at how much
is hidden in one of these rural communities which makes it all the more fun to
obvious there are no shortages of Mountains in Taiwan
and where there are mountains there are the hot springs. I decided to try it out while
going through the famous hot spring area of Chiaohsi礁溪.
It ended up to be nothing more than a bunch of modern hotels that are built
right on top of a huge under ground hot spring reservoir. Just don’t expect the
all natural environment where you’ll get to see the beautiful sights of
mountains while bathing in one of these.
spot that was recommended by the locals that I did not have time to go check out
was TaipingMountain or Taipingshan太平山. In
addition to the rain it would have required me to drive back down towards the
South which I did not want to waste my time on.
Overall I think Yilan is a very
special place to live if you like the rural environment but still wants to be located
near by a metropolis such as Taipei and of course the Pacific ocean.
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