Guishan island aka Turtle island lays within the Pacific ocean and is by far the largest island of Yilan county. Despite turtle island being an active volcano, some yilan residents still make this island their home until 1977 where they were forced to relocate as even the most basic living amenities were a luxury to come by with the less than optimal location.
Presently, turtle island is a government controlled tourist destination for responsible and sustainable growth.
The waters surrounding turtle island is frequently visited by dolphins and whales which is indeed a pretty rare sight to behold in this region. Don’t miss the underwater world for more variety of sea creatures.
Walk around to explore the quaint little island and indulge in some local fares by the harbourside.
Don’t forget to make apply in advance for your visit to turtle island while at Taiwan.