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Orchid Island(Lanyu)

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Address: Taitung County, Taiwan
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+886 8 973 1669

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Lanyu Island is really beautiful! You must visit it at least once in your life. Do be aware you will be feel sick for the 2-hour ferry but the scene you will have on the island... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China

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Hong Kong, China
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69 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lanyu Island is really beautiful! You must visit it at least once in your life. Do be aware you will be feel sick for the 2-hour ferry but the scene you will have on the island worth it.

Thank ConniefromHK
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1,071 reviews
734 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights on Lanyu Island which was right for us allowing one day for birdwatching and one day a touristy tour of the island. We opted for the ferry from Taitung - note the ferry companies don't accept creditcards, only cash. It's also possible to fly to Lanyu (though we understand there's a greater risk of a cancelled... More 

Thank mikeedeedee
Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I don't doubt that this island is beautiful and remote, a little road less travelled - that's why my husband and I visited. We love adventure and don't mind "roughing it". Just don't go in the off season unless you are willing to stay longer than expected and make sure you have lots of cash if you have a bank... More 

5 Thank Angela W
1 review
Reviewed 22 November 2016

It is a good place to enjoy nature, because Orchid Island do not be effected by technology. There are many passionate people and nature scenery in this Island. Although this island is small, it is full of many beautiful scenery. For example:軍艦岩、母雞岩. They are named by their shape. I suggest you employ a tourist guide, because he/she can tell you... More 

Thank 傑偉 林
United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

One of the most gorgeous islands I've ever visited. Very hot weather, but you won't want to stay inside with the aircon, because outside on this island there is so much to offer. Goats roam the roads, villages and beaches, rock formations and caves dot the island and the sea is blissful to swim in. Orchid Island is definitely home... More 

2 Thank Imogen M
Melbourne, Australia
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179 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful island full of aboriginals and Taiwanese people, if you are a nature lover then you have to check this out. Orchid Island (Lanyu) is accessible by either a 25 minute 19 seater plane ride (books out months in advance) or a 2+ hour ferry ride over the Philippine Sea. Due to adverse weather it is not... More 

2 Thank FREEDOM0710
1 review
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Some of these reviews are not for Orchid Island therefore Green Island please remember there's different Taiwan islands around Taiwan and each offer a different experience.

Thank btianvf
Bloomington, Indiana
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Growing up in Taiwan, I've heard about Lanyu since I was very little. But it wasn't until last year when I started studying in the States did I start to think about visiting this island. Lucky enough, I got an opportunity to come back to Taiwan during summer vacation and I visited this paradise in June. This is definitely the... More 

3 Thank chianhenglee
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78 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This is a good island if you want to just chill out. It's a little over two hours ferry ride from Fugang Harbor 富岡漁港 in Taitung 台東. Round trip is about $2400nt (one way $1200nt). To bring your own scooter is $300nt each way. It's a nice island but wasn't for me, at least not for this trip. I was... More 

6 Thank calvinshueh
Newcastle, Australia
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64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Getting the boat from Taitung can be a bit of a hit/miss affair. I got to the port at 8am but there wasn't a boat till 1pm. Oh well all part of travelling. The island is a tropical paradise. I fortunately met a Chinese speaking Canadian guy and tag along with him. I would recommend trying to book a place... More 

4 Thank Augie M

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