Taitung City travel guide

Taitung City Tourism | Taitung City Guide

You're Going to Love Taitung City

Taitung is located in Taiwan's East Rift Valley, and is popular for its beaches, natural parks, and authentic local aboriginal culture.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Taitung City

1. Taitung Seashore Park and Taitung Forest Park

This forested area is popular for its many walking and cycling paths offering panoramic views of Taitung.

2. Beinan Cultural Park

Visit this ancient archaeological site associated with the National Museum of Prehistory, with beautiful grounds and views of the city.

3. Railway Art Village

This re-purposed space now hosts many permanent art exhibits and performers, as well as a tourist shop selling souvenirs for visitors.

4. Zhaori Hot Spring

These natural hot springs have been famous since the 18th century as a place of rejuvenation and relaxation in nature.

5. Cat Bookshop

Visit SuSu Second-Hand Bookstore & Guesthouse in the city center and play with the local owners' two pet cats who call the shelves their home.

Where to Eat in Taitung City

IWAWNA serves traditional Taiwanese food alongside live dance performances near to the new train station. A typical meal for two costs NT$200.

When to visit Taitung City

Taitung City in February
Estimated hotel price
$34
1 night at 3-star hotel
Taitung City in February
Estimated hotel price
$34
1 night at 3-star hotel

The best time to visit is between April and July with moderate temperatures giving way to more cultural celebrations and outdoor activities.

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How to Get to Taitung City

Plane

Taitung Airport (TTT) is the closest regional domestic airline and is available by connection from Taiwan International Airport. Travelers can then transfer by Airport Express City Buses or private car to downtown Taitung.

Train

Express trains from Taipei Main Station to Taitung take around six hours and cost NT$700.

Car

The journey from Taipei to Taitung takes five hours driving along Highway 9 South.

Bus

Hualien Bus and Dingdong Inland Bus offers transfers between Hualien and Taitung, with the journey taking 4.5 hours and costing NT$250.

Airports near Taitung City

Airlines serving Taitung City

Air Canada
Good (424 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (97 reviews)
Thai Airways
Excellent (26 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Good (223 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (79 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Excellent (18 reviews)
Asiana Airlines
Excellent (41 reviews)
Vietnam Airlines
Good (13 reviews)
China Airlines
Excellent (7 reviews)
EVA Air
Excellent (35 reviews)
AirAsia
Good (12 reviews)
VietJet Air
Mediocre (1 reviews)
Bangkok Airways
Excellent (17 reviews)
Philippines AirAsia
Good (2 reviews)
THAI Smile
Excellent (17 reviews)
Air Busan
Excellent (3 reviews)
HK Express
Mediocre (1 reviews)
UNI AIR
Excellent (1 reviews)
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Where to stay in Taitung City

Bonnie Yoga House is a hotel decorated in an old Indian style with an on-site yoga studio. Take Your Time Guesthouse is centrally located with additional surfing and yoga classes available.

Popular neighborhoods in Taitung City

Green Island - this island located off the east coast of Taitung offers coral beaches, tropical forests, and fresh saltwater hot springs.

Siaoyeliou - this area to the north provides great snorkeling options for travelers.

Dulan - this artistic community is centered around an old Sugar Mill and offers both surfing and swimming opportunities at the nearby beach.

Where to stay in popular areas of Taitung City

Most booked hotels in Taitung City

Hotel Royal Chihpen
Excellent (8.7, 2566 reviews)
$260+
Le Da Backpacker Hostel
Excellent (8.6, 311 reviews)
$19+
F Hotel Chihpen
Excellent (8.3, 1189 reviews)
$73+
Traveller Inn Tiehua Hotel
Excellent (8.2, 3657 reviews)
$54+
Hoya Hot Springs Resort & Spa
Excellent (8.2, 2415 reviews)
$85+
Sheraton Taitung Hotel
Excellent (8.1, 1910 reviews)
$171+
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How to Get Around Taitung City

Public Transportation

Taitung City Bus offers routes around the city. A single ride costs NT$25 and a day pass costs NT$125.

Taxi

There are many taxis in Taitung, however a majority tend to congregate around the Old Railway Station. Tariffs start at NT$85 and cost around NT$150 for a ride within the city center.

Car

Avis offers daily rental vehicles available for pick up near the train station starting at NT$7,500 a day.

The Cost of Living in Taitung City

Shopping Streets

Ata Aboriginal Culture Craft sells a variety of handmade glass beads, textiles, and leather items handcrafted by aboriginal people. Taitung Showtime Mall is the biggest traditional shopping mall with indoor stalls and internationally recognizable brands.

Groceries and Other

Carrefour and Agriculture Cooperative are the two biggest grocery shopping stores. A dozen eggs costs NT$70.