Jiaosi Hot Springs (Jiaoxi Hot Springs): If Malaysia’s tourism slogan is “Truly Asia”, Jiaosi has the slogan “Truly hot springs town” (less related, haha). We would like to emphasize that it is true as mice like rice, fall into the land of hot springs. Many public swimming pools are smoke rising, so if you want to have your own private bath and luxury, you can easily find hot mineral water spots in the surrounding area. The water is warm, rich in minerals, a feeling of super pleasure, super comfortable.

jiaosi hot spring Credit image: yilan blog.
Credit image: yilan blog.
Public (free) foot bath, Jiaoxi Hotsprings Park
Public (free) foot bath, Jiaoxi Hotsprings Park

Yilan County: LOHAS Life at the Jiaoxi Hot Springs
Yilan County: LOHAS Life at the Jiaoxi Hot Springs
Taiwan's Jiaoxi (礁溪) Township is home to hot springs,
Taiwan’s Jiaoxi (礁溪) Township is home to hot springs. Credit image: yilan blog.

jiaosi hot spring

How to get there?

Bus: If you are from Taipei, you go from Taipei Bus Station: Take the Kuo Kuang Bus (King Bus) to Yilan, get off at Jiaoxi Station.

Su’ao Cold Springs: This is a very special mineral water in Yilan, because the water is always cold, the temperature is about 22 degrees celsius, p.H 5.5 can both bath and drink. The most wonderful part is that the beginning moment of dipping into the water, the pain and fatigue melts away immediately, miraculously. Hot springs in Taiwan are many, but cold springs are Yilan’s specialty, so if you have the opportunity to visit here, you definitely have to try.

Su'ao cold springs

Su'ao cold springs

Su'ao cold springs

Su'ao cold springs Credit image: yilan blog.
Credit image: yilan blog.
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Su'ao cold springs

However, the public baths are quite crowded and do not convenient, so if you have the good conditions, you should consider booking your own bathtubs for pleasure.

Su’ao Cold Springs

Address: No. 6之4, Lengquan Road, Su’ao Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 270
Phone: +886 3 996 0645
Opening hours: 7AM – 9:30PM
How to get there: From Taipei: Train: Train from Taipei Main station to Su’ao train station.

Lanyang Museum — The pride of Yilan architecture

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The museum is located near the port of Toucheng Wushih, once a prosperous harbor but now it has been flooded. It can be said that the Lanyang Museum is one of the masterpieces of Taiwanese architecture. This museum reflects a unique combination of culture and history. The interior depicts the history of the harbor and displays the ocean’s ecosystem (Because of the long coastline of Yilan bordering the Pacific Ocean), the outside of museum is also the exterior of the museum is where preserves the wetland ecosystem.

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inside Lanyang museum yilan

inside Lanyang museum yilan

Lanyang Observation Deck overlooking the outside

inside Lanyang museum yilan Credit image: yilan blog.
Credit image: yilan blog.

inside Lanyang museum yilan

inside Lanyang museum yilan

inside Lanyang museum yilan Picture: yilan travel blog.
Picture: yilan travel blog.

inside Lanyang museum yilan

The museum has 4 floors, 3 floors display fixed and 4th floors are display by theme so often changed.

Lanyang Museum

Address: Section 3, Qingyun Road, Toucheng Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 261
Phone: +886 3 977 9700
Opening Hours. Monday – Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Wednesday: Closed Thursday – Sunday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
Tickets Price: Ticket price is 100TWD/person, group tickets is 80TWD/person / Student (ages 6-12 with ID) – NT$50 / Student (ages 6-12 with ID) – NT$50 / Discount or Student Group (20 or more) – NT$30.
How to get there:
From Taipei: Take the MRT to the Yuanshan MRT station (Red Line, Tamsui direction). At this MRT station there is an bus ticket counter for Bus No. 1877 to Yilan (120TWD/trip), stop at Wushigang Visitor Center, then a short walking to reach.
From Yilan: From Yilan bus station, take the KUO-KUANG Bus Toucheng-Nanfangao Line (from 06:00 ~ 21:00, 30-40 minutes/trip), stop at Toucheng Main Station, walking about 10 minutes to Lanyang Museum.

Wanshun Leisure Farm (Pumpkin Farm) — National Center for Traditional Arts (Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center) — Yilan Pastry Museum (Yilan Cake Museum)

Because these three points are not far apart so we collect them together for convenience for one visiting.

Wanshun Leisure Farm

Wanshun Leisure Farm yilan

As mentioned above, because of the fertile silt so the agriculture in Yilan is quite developed, perhaps most developed is the cultivation of pumpkins (or whatever), they have a large pumpkin farm, the pumpkins are big and round and especially the full color that kids will definitely love immensely. The owner of the pumpkin farm is a 30-year-old farmer who turned his boring farm into a lovely relaxing place for visitors. The farm is full of dishes made from pumpkins, very tasty.

Wanshun Leisure Farm yilan

Wanshun Leisure Farm yilan

Wanshun Leisure Farm yilan

Wanshun Leisure Farm yilan

Wanshun Leisure Farm yilan

Wanshun Leisure Farm yilan

Wanshun Leisure Farm yilan

Wanshun Leisure Farm yilan

Wanshun Leisure Farm yilan

Wanshun Leisure Farm

Address: No.107-7, Sinnan Rd., Sinnan Village, Jhuangwei Township, Yilan County
Telephone: +886-3-938-3918
Website: www.wanshun.hiweb.tw

Yilan Pastry Museum — Yilan Cake Factory

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This is a free sightseeing museum, you not only to learn more about Taiwan’s bakery art (they display everything from cakes, process, sample cakes …) but also to taste them. You can also see the workers make the cakes how professional and fun are. If you want to buy Taiwan specialty gifts, this cake museum is definitely not to be missed.

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Yilan Cake Factory_1 Credit image: yilan blog.
Credit image: yilan blog.
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Cake factory baking

Yilan Cake Factory_1

Yilan Cake Factory_1 Picture: yilan travel blog.
Picture: yilan travel blog.

Yilan Cake Factory

Address: No. 369, Haishan West Road, Su’ao Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 270
Admission: free
Phone: +886 3 990 5999
Opening hours: 8:30AM–6PM

National Center for Traditional Arts

National Center for Traditional Arts parade activity
The National Center for Traditional Arts’ Folk Art Boulevard is a replica of old streets.

It is one the most important ancient and modern cultural centers of Taiwan. This large center is located in Wujie and focuses primarily on the promotion of Taiwanese art and culture. You can also buy souvenirs for sale at “Old Street” – a new one built later. The purpose of this Cultural Center is “noble”, that is to preserve and develop, teaching the essence of traditional Taiwanese art. So, for those who want to understand Taiwanese people and culture, there is nothing better than going straight to this place. The building itself has become one of the most important tourist attractions in Yilan.

National Center for Traditional Arts parade activity
Wen-Chang Street in the National Center for Traditional Arts
National Center for Traditional Arts parade activity
National Center for Traditional Arts parade activity

National Center for Traditional Arts parade activity

National Center for Traditional Arts parade activity

National Center for Traditional Arts parade activity

National Center for Traditional Arts parade activity

National Center for Traditional Arts

Address: No. 201號, Section 2, Wubin Road, Wujie Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 26841
Opening hours: 9AM–6PM
Phone: +886 80 002 0011
Entrance fee: Adult for 150TWD
Website: https://en.ncfta.gov.tw/

Luodong Night Market

Luodong Night Market yilan taiwan Picture: yilan travel blog.
Picture: yilan travel blog.

Situated in the Chungshan Park area, Luodong Market is one of the largest markets in Yilan. It not only gives you a great shopping experience but also street vendors and cafes serving great Taiwanese snacks and beverages. The market is open from early morning until late at night. Attract countless locals and visitors coming here every day. The food here is a major highlight with Mutton Herbal Soup, Rice Noodle Soup and Iced Tapioca. It can be considered as a paradise for those who like to eat snacks. With the countless dishes, make sure you still want to eat more despite being full stomach.

iced tapioca
Iced Tapioca
Mutton Herbal Soup
Mutton Herbal Soup
Luodong Night Market yilan23 Credit image: yilan blog.
Credit image: yilan blog.

Luodong Night Market

Address: Address: No. 6, Xingdong Road, Luodong Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 265
Phone: 03-9545102

Jia Zilan Wine Museum

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As call its name, the Jia Zi Lan Wine Museum is a small museum with a collection of wine and souvenirs. The museum is located in one of the oldest wineries in Taiwan and is definitely the place to visit for those who want a top-notch winery with guided and prepared wine production. There is also a small gift shop here.

yilan winery museum (1)

yilan winery museum (1)

yilan winery museum (1)

yilan winery museum (1)

Jia Zilan Wine Museum

Address: No.3, Old Town West Road, Yilan City
Phone: 03-935-5526 #453
Opening hours: 08:00 – 17:00 every day

Lion Museum

yilan lion museum

As well as the name of the museum mainly display the statue of lions from small to big. Commonly known as He Dong Tang Lion Museum, admission is 180 NTD per person. Address: No.36 Section 4, Binhai Road, Tauchen Town, 261, Taiwan (Formerly Leo Ocean Resort)

Taiwan Theater Museum

Taiwan Theater Museum

Yilan District is characterized by its long history and traditional culture. And the Taiwanese Theater Museum can be considered as a cultural center of Yilan. Display and perform various forms of Chinese art including Puppetry.

Taiwan Theater Museum

Taiwan Theater Museum

Address: No. 101號, Section 2, Fuxing Road, Yilan City, Yilan County, Taiwan 260
Opening hours: 9AM–5PM, Close on Monday.
How to get there: Public Transportation: Take the TRA train to Yilan Station.

Mary Leu Fine Art Carving Gallery

Mary Leu Fine Art Carving Gallery

Mery Leu is one of the most famous artists out of Taiwan. And this museum displays the works of her and her famous students. Admission fee is 100 TWD and free tea / coffee for visitors.

Mary Leu Fine Art Carving Gallery

Mary Leu Fine Art Carving Gallery

Mary Leu Fine Art Carving Gallery

Address: No. 1, Ln. 322, Xingnong Rd., Deyang Vil., Jiaoxi Township, Taiwan
Phone: +886 3 988 0558
Opening hours: 9AM – 6PM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mary-Leu-Fine-Art-Carving-Gallery

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