Scenic Hot Spots

Turtle Island Whale Watching

The 2 to 3 nautical miles sea area from Turtle Island are shallow and flat. Many schools of fishes gather here. This not only makes Turtle Island one of the three largest fishing grounds in Taiwan, it is also a major whale watching spot. Species of whales and dolphins appear in the waters of the Island are as many as 17 species, the quantities are also very impressive, which are mainly spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, orca calves and adult orcas. They not only will  jump out of the sea, but also play hide-and-seek with the passing fishing boats from time to time. The best season to view them is from April to the end of September. Interested tourists should not miss it. The main ferry terminal to Turtle Island is Toucheng Wushih Harbor.

King Car Castle Café

King Car Castle Cafe has a Castle Coffee at the Waiao Forestry Park. This cafe on the top of Waiao Mountain which was built like a European castle, it’s very beautiful indeed!  And you can view the infinite beauty of Turtle Island from here. While drinking coffee you can also enjoy the beautiful scenery. It’s  really a great enjoyment of life. Its unique architecture is prominent on the top of the mountain and  has become an obvious landmark of Waiao in Toucheng Township, Yilan County.

Wai ao Paragliding

Soaring high is no longer just a dream! After a run-up from the Waiao parachute base, kick your feet hard, and you will instantly fly high through the sea breeze.

Looking down, you can see the boundless Pacific Ocean under your feet. You can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lanyang Plain and Turtle Island from the distance!

Wai ao Sand beach

The  Waiao of Toucheng Township, is a flat beach which is  just north of Wushih Harbor.

The snow-white waves hit the shore in waves, sparkling under the sun; where the view of Turtle Island is faintly visible. What a limitless beauty! In addition to playing in the waves, there are also extreme sports which combine excitement, skill, and difficulty, such as paragliding, surfing and other activities that require courage. Come to Toucheng Waiao beach, fly up to the sky or go down to the ocean, a three-dimensional sport awaits you, to your own choosing.

Beiguan Tidal Park

There are many single-sided mountains or cuesta, tofu rocks, and small capes along the northeastern corner of Toucheng Township Yilan County. Beiguan is the largest and most dangerous single-sided mountain with neatly-shaped tofu rocks nearby and the small capes with small winds and waves, which known as a special natural landscape. Currently it has been turned into Beiguan Tidal Park by the Northeast Coast Management Office. Beiguan Park, also known as Lancheng Park, it is a park with a magnificent landscape, located in Toucheng GengXin Village, Yilan County.

Lanyang Museum

The emblem of the Lanyang Museum is to convey: “the harmonious coexistence of man and nature” and “the association between man and history”. At the beginning of the emblem design, after the discussions from a group of Yilan museum experts, literary and historical scholars, natural ecology teachers, local painters, CIS designers, and county officials, they have decided that the Kavalan Tribe best expressed the above meaning, and therefore the traditional woodcarving human totem has been created. In addition, the emblem of the Lanyang Museum also contains another meaning:  In the process of building the Lanyang Museum, countless people from all walks of life have made their best efforts to make this museum open to the public. The small human totem also contains a deep respect for these people.