East Coast National Scenic Area includes Shitiping, Baxian Cave, Shiyusan, Sanxiantai, Xiaoyeliu, Green Island, and other notable sights of distinctive beauty. Considered a region of unspoiled natural beauty, East Coast National Scenic Area extends 170 kilometers down Taiwan’s east coast, from the mouth of the Hualien River in the north to Xiaoyeliu (Little Yehliu) in the south. It also extends east and west, from the coast to the Coastal Mountain Range. Expect to be mesmerized by fascinating landforms created through volcanic activity, tectonic movement, and erosion. The Amis aboriginal tribe inhabits this region, and travelers will happen upon villages throughout, gaining a special insight to a way of life not found elsewhere in Taiwan or the world. The annual harvest festival held by the Amis people in July and August is a highlight, as are the many temples, churches, and tiny fishing villages that together offer a step back in time.
Update: October 13, 2022