Lanyu – The Aboriginal Island of Taiwan

From Kenting, I took train to Taitung via Fangliao train station. I spent a night in Taitung as need to catch up morning ferry to Lanyu (蘭嶼) or also known as Orchid island, part of Taitung county. There is aboriginal celebration on the night I spent in Taitung.

You can take ferry from Taitung or Kenting Houbihu or take plane from Taitung. The aiport in Lanyu is just a small airport.
Lanyu Airport

Considering cost, I took the ferry. Please note, the journey with very is tough, even for me, who had taken ferry many times. You may take medicine and prepare plastic in case throw up.
Ferry to Lanyu

Lanyu is famous for its aboriginal Yami people, nature and flying fish especially during flying fish season. To explore the island, you will need scooter as rare public transport and need international driving license to rent one. Even though I had international license, the first renter did not want to rent me hence need to go to the second rental. The scooter rental is just next to the ferry harbour. You will notice on your right after you arrived in Lanyu.

The island is not that big. You can easily take roam around in one to two hour around. There is 7 eleven shop nearby the harbour with its free internet. You can have cheap meal and hot coffee inside.

There are not much tourist spots in the island. It’s more for relaxing and just do nothing, and enjoying the nature.
Lanyu

Lanyu
Lanyu

Lanyu
Lanyu

Lanyu
Lanyu

Lanyu

When you visit the island, you must try the flying fish. It’s the island’s speciality.

Flying Fish
Flying Fish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The island is also famous for its rock structure like tiger, and other shape with goats surround the nature.
Lanyu
Lanyu
Lanyu

While in the island, you can enjoy Yami aboriginal beautiful boat or having some souvenirs to take home.
Lanyu
Lanyu

Lanyu
Lanyu

Lanyu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can do snorkelling in the island however it’s not much enjoyable and need to be extra careful due to strong current.
Lanyu snorkeling
Lanyu Snorkeling

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