11 Reasons To Visit Lanyu, The Taiwanese Island That’s NOTHING Like The Mainland

19 December 2016

Orchid Island

Skip Taiwan’s congested cities and head to Orchid Island, also known as Lanyu, off the southeastern coast of Taiwan.

So named because of the eponymous flower that once blanketed the island, it’s a little harder to find today, but Lanyu is still a nature paradise.

With pristine green hills, crystal blue waters and preservation of the unique indigenous Yami culture, visiting Lanyu is like a step back to a much simpler time.

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Here’s why you should visit!

To get there, fly to Taipei Songshan airport (under 5 hours), hop to Taitung (another hour), then connect to one of seven daily flights to Lanyu (30 minutes). Note: The small planes to Lanyu book up months in advance.

Bring cash, as there is just one ATM machine on Lanyu!

 

By Jaclynn Seah and Pinky Chng, The Finder, December 2016

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