Taitung has high mountains, a rift valley, and ocean; here you can wander through a borderless natural classroom, forget your troubles and fully experience all this beautiful land has to offer, enjoying the pleasure of slow living.
Taitung has the ocean in front and high mountains at its rear, which give it rich ecological and agricultural produce variety. The mountains are pristine, the water pure and the rice good quality; other agricultural products of which the county is rightly proud are tea, golden day lily, sugar apple, shaved fish and sailfish, their purity, naturalness and taste the pride of Taitung.
In the mountains of Taitung, the distinctive culture and festivals of the Amis, Puyama, Rukai Bunun, Paiwan and Tao are preserved. The culture here is richly diverse and it is worth slowly exploring the nature and culture in depth.
Geology and topographyTaitung is situated where the Philippine and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. As the two plates have pushed together over millions of year, the orogeny that resulted and cutting by rivers, erosion, sediment deposit and wave impact, and other natural processes, have created a diverse geological landscape between mountain and ocean.
To the west is the Central Mountain Range. The mountains are steep and towering and have an imposing austere beauty; the mountains are punctuated by numerous steep cliffs and have few inhabitants; there are also strange steep-sided gorges crosscut from the rock by glaciers an age ago, breathtaking masterpieces of the gods between mountain and ocean that take the breathe away.
The east coast is mainly pebble, sand and coral rock coast, with the effects of wave erosion in the form of wave-cut platforms, pot holes and wave-cut gullies easily seen. In addition, there are also rare sea cut caves and sea cut concaved walls on land that have given geologists the best evidence of uplifting of the earth's surface.