Dawu Coastal Park
Dawu Coastal Park is located at the south end of Taitung County at the 420 km mark of the Provincial Highway No. 9. The Dawu Township Office custom designed a “9420” street signpost inside the park since the km marker location abbreviation in Mandarin is homophonous to “I just love you”. It has become the popular check-in destination for visitors to take pictures with their loved ones. At the Dawu Coastal Park, you can relax while lying on the grass lawn or sit inside the pavilions to admire the expansive view of the Pacific Ocean with the towering Central Mountains Range behind you. In the evenings, you can take a stroll in the park and gaze into the dazzling starry sky. Whether you are passing through day or night, be sure not to miss the Dawu Coastal Park.
Across the other side of Dawu Coastal Park on Provincial Highway No. 9, there is a row of colorful buildings called the Dawu Rainbow Village. Typhoon Morakot in 2009 ruthlessly destroyed the Fushan Tribal Village, and the villagers were forced to move to Dawu Village at the foot of the mountain to establish new residence. The villagers transformed this row of houses’ dull exterior walls into the bright rainbow-colored design it is today with the sponsorship of a world renewed paint company. It has since become an iconic landmark for visitors to take photos and check-in.
Be sure to stop by and visit Dawu Coastal Park while passing through on the Provincial Highway No. 9 to enjoy the cool sea breeze and check out the colorful Rainbow Village!