If you are looking beyond a city for a different adventure, YiLan is the place for you. Whether you are a surfer, nature lover, local food lover, cold and hot spring junkie, dolphin and whale watcher, farm addict, Yilan has it all. Yilan looks out to the sea on Taiwan’s Northest Coast, with mountains on the three other sides forming a unique geography. The country is home to Asia’s 2nd largest highway tunnel, the Husehshan Tunnel, which has reduced the driving time between Yilan and Taipei to less than an hour drive.


MaKau Ecological Park is an ecological project composed of Minchih Forest Recreation Area, Cilan Forest Resort and the Divine Trees Park. The entire Park is a nature lover paradise 1500 m above sea level.

Cilan is located on Yilan branch of the Northern Cross Island highway and you get a panoramic view of the mountains and rivers.  There are forest trails full of cherry and apricot blossoms, a perfect place to indulge oneself in the forest bath. Cilan resort offers regular rooms, wooden cabins and cottages in the forest, a perfect getaway from the city.

The Divine Tree Park has over hundreds of cypresses and yellow cypresses throughout and the oldest giant tree is over 2500 years old, each tree is named after a historical figure in Chinese history which gives a literary touch to its ambiance.

New York born, Taiwan raised, married Swiss, addicted to travel, love the change of boundaries, cant live without bubble, lover of food n wine, helping dad to run a lock company, passion in art n culture, recently picked up photography and blogging, raising two girls, balancing a busy life, juggling with different chores, writing my book and living my life!

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