Lu Tao Things to Do

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    Snorkeling

    by Kyle-Taiwan Written Apr 25, 2009

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    One of my favourite things on Green island is snorkeling. It is amazing here with so many fish and great coral. Right off the beach. Guides are cheap, around $15 USD, for an hour or so.

    Be aware that sometimes there are big waves and coral is sharp, so be careful.

    Also it is quite hot there and they give you a wetsuit and life jacket. If you are a strong swimmer you can ask for no life jacket, as it tends to make people motion sick just floating on the water. In the wetsuit it can get quite hot, especially in summer, so feel free to ask them not to give you one.

    There are no real dangers, but one should be aware that sea snakes (poisonous but gentle/not aggressive), lion fish and jellyfish can all be encountered. the only thing i have ever had troubles with were jellyfish once when i didnt wear a wetsuit. i was not really hurt, but cause a rash and some itching/minor pain.

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    Nanliao Port

    by kenmerk Written Apr 28, 2003

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    Nanliao Port, Green Island

    Nanliao Port is the port of entry for most people coming to Green Island. It is just south of the town of Nanliao, and has the island's only gas station. (Don't forget this point...)

    Easy to hire a scooter here, which is the preferred mode of transport on the island...

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    Dive Green Island

    by kenmerk Written Apr 28, 2003

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    Angel Fish, Green Island

    This is the reason that I came here... There are places to dive in Taiwan, most of which are not so hot, but Green Island is one of the exceptions...

    This part of Taiwan was off limits for a long time, so the marine life was mostly undisturbed for a long time. And so the marine life is abundant here, and for the most part the reefs here are flourishing...

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    Tapaisha Beach

    by kenmerk Written Apr 27, 2003

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    Tapaisha Beach, Green Island...

    Tapaisha beach on the Southwest coast is the closest thing Green Island has to a sandy beach. (The name in Chinese means "Big White Sand")

    Coarse white sand covers the beach down tho the water line. After that it is rock coral heads, so this is really not a place for bathing...

    Both diving and snorkeling here are said to be good though...

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    Salt Water Hot Springs

    by kenmerk Updated Apr 27, 2003

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    Salt Water Hot Springs, Green Island..

    This is one of the best reasons to visit Green Island. For here they have one of the very few salt water hot spring in the world.

    Here hot salt water comes bubbling out of the volcanic landscape on the south east shore of Green Island... (Locals have installed some pools for bathing here...)

    Careful as some of these pools are scalding hot ahd could easily cook your goose... (both figuratively and literally...)

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    Kuanin Cave

    by kenmerk Written Apr 27, 2003

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    Kuanin, the Merciful Stalagmite...

    A cave on the north east side of the island, said to have a stalagmite in the image of Kuanin, the local godess of Mercy. People come and pay homage each morning by burning incense and to leave offerings of fruit and the like...

    To me it looks like a Stalagmite (or is it Stalagtite ???) But, again I guess my imaginative power don't always cut the mustard...

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    Sleeping Beauty

    by kenmerk Written Apr 27, 2003

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    Sleeping Beauty, Green Island

    The so-called Sleeping Beauty Rock Formation on the East coast of Green Island...

    Said to resemble a lady sleeping... To me it resembles some big rocks along the coast... (Suppose I'm just not imaginative enough...)

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    Fish Green Island

    by kenmerk Updated Jun 22, 2003

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    Boat Fishing off  Green Island...

    If fishing is your thing, this is available too. Either off the shore or boat fishing.. what ever your pleasure may be........

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    Rock Formations

    by kenmerk Updated Jun 22, 2003

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    Rock Formations, Green Island

    Don't miss the towering rock formations just off the northern coast of Green Island... Quite a scenic stretch of coastline......

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    Charlie Tuna

    by kenmerk Updated Jun 22, 2003

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    Chicken of the Sea, Green Island

    One of the local luminaries, Charlie Tuna, stops by for a Cameo appearance... (looks good enough to eat.....)

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    Hiking Green Island

    by kenmerk Written Apr 27, 2003

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    Huoshao Mountain, Green Island

    Some decent hiking on the island. The longest trail goes up to the top of Huoshao Mountain, which at 281 meters is the mightiest mountains on this small island...

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    Green Island Lighthouse

    by kenmerk Written Apr 27, 2003

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    Green Island Lighthouse

    Built after an Ameican Passenger ship sunk nearby, Green Island Lighthouse stands guard over the Northwest corner of the island. On a clear day you can see the main island of Taiwan from here.

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