Lu Tao Travel Guide

  • 13.July.2003
    13.July.2003
    by Ro_Han
  • 13.July.2003
    13.July.2003
    by Ro_Han
  • Lu Tao
    by Kyle-Taiwan

Lu Tao Things to Do

  • Snorkeling

    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...

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  • Fish 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

    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

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

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  • Nanliao Port

    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

    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...

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  • Hiking 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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  • Tapaisha Beach

    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

    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...

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  • Kuanin Cave

    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...

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  • Sleeping Beauty

    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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  • 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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Lu Tao Transportation

  • Green Island Ferry

    The most common way to get out to Green Island is to take the ferry from the port at Fukang on the main island. It takes about 50 minutes by boat. Just be warned, the last time I went out, the seas were moderately choppy (nothing to write home about) and most of the passengers on the boat were puking there guts out.... Not a pretty sight...

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  • Scootering

    Scootering is the only way to get around the island... You can rent one for about $10 USD per day down at the port or in town. Takes about 30 minutes or so to circle the island...

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  • Flying

    IT is possible to fly out to Green Island. Small prop planes make the trip from Taitung on the main island. (only takes about ten minutes...)At present there are five flights a day, all on Mandarin Airlines...

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Lu Tao Favorites

  • Finger Ricking Good !

    American Fast Food Chains invading Green Island ???Well, almost but not quite.... Check the spelling and the picture.... (that chicken does kinda look like the Colonel...) Its KLC and its Finger Ricking Good....

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  • Green Island Snorkeling

    Well I hope everyone out on this island doesn't do it this way but, I saw quite a few people snorkeling in this manner... A leader would tie a number of circular life savers together and then have the snorkelers don them one by one. He would then pull them all out into the water on the rope, and presumably pull them over the coral heads so they...

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  • Chinese Devil's Island...

    Until about 15 years ago, Green Island was off limits to tourists. Back before the island was opened for tourism, it was famous for it's prisons, both for political prisoners, and also for the worst of the worst gangsters... The political prison is now closed and there is now a memorial on the beach to commemorate the people who suffered here....

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