Guishan Island
  • Toucheng Township, Yilan County
  • Nature/National Forest Recreation Area/Children's Playground/Featured Parkhot or cold spring/ nature fountain
  • climb mountainsclose to animalspublic restroom
  • Magnificent sunrise of Gueishan Island
  • cash
  • 90 mins avg stay time

Introduction

Guishan Island also known as Turtle Island due to its appearance which looks like a floating turtle from far is located 10 kilometers away from the east of the coastline of Toucheng Township in Yilan, Taiwan. No matter how you go to Yilan from high speed way or coast line or mountains line, as long as you see the Gueishan Island, you will know you have arrived in Yilan. Gueishan Island in Yilan always gives the public an impression of mystery. And as you step into Gueishan Island, you'll find out that it is definitely a fascinating mystery. There are abundant of ecological resources like hot spring, cold spring, mountains, marine cave, lake, special species of plants and marine ecology in Gueishan Island. Therefore, to protect the natural ecology in Gueishsn Island, Gueishan Island will be closed for three month from December to the next year's February every year. And Gueishan Islan is also the only active volcano in Taiwan. It is one of the only two hot springs at sea bottom in Taiwan and the spring quality is sulphur spring; the gradient colors of azure mixed with the sea and the hot spring at sea bottom on the sea has a laudatory title which is Milk Lake. As you joined the activity of "Famous eight scenes around Turtle Island watching", you can see the fantastic view from a distance. In addition to the things mentioned above, "Gueishan Jhao Rih" which means watching the magnificent sunrise scene from the beach at Toucheng township or Jhuangwei township in Yilan is the top 8 famous Lanyang attractions that you must visit as traveling in Yilan. Gueishan Island is not only the most renowned landmark in Yilan, but a spiritual symbol of Yilan people. "Turtle Island visiting" and "Famous eight scenes around Turtle Island watching" are the meaningful activities of ecological education for parents and children. Most especially, there are some unique species only at Gueishan Island and they await you to discover. Moreover, don't forget that from April to October every year, it's the high season for "whale and dolphins watching". Except for the activities of "Gueishan Island visiting", and "Famous eight scenes around Gueishan Island watching", you can also take children to have "whale and dolphins watching"!

|Whale and dolphin watching+famous eight scenes around Gueishan Island watching, total activity time is 2 hous 30 miniutes.

|Famous eight scenes around Gueishan Island watching+Gueishan Island visiting, total activity time is 3 hours.

Whale and dolphin watching+famous eight scenes around Gueishan Island watching, Gueishan Island visiting, total activity time is 4 hours.

Content

  • Milk Sea: Gueishan Island is the only active volcano in Taiwan which is also one of the only two hot springs from sea bottom in Taiwan and the spring quality is sulphur spring; the gradient colors of azure mixed with the sea and the hot spring at sea bottom on the sea has a laudatory title which is Milk Sea.
  • 401 Highland: the most highest point of Gueishan Island that you can see the whole views of 360 degree of Gueishan Island
  • Lakeside Trai, Guanyin with a dragon: the scenery around the lake is beautiful and tranquil; you can also take a rest at here.

  • Gueishan elementary school: there're no longer students and teachers from relocating the village in 1977.

  • Putuoyan: an ancient temple build during Xianfeng period in Qing Dynasty.

  • Military tunnel

  • Military blockhouse

  • Abandoned US-made M1A1 90mm anti-aircraft guns

  • Linggueibaiwei: there's a cobblestone beach at the tail end of Gueishan Island. Because of the wind direction and the tide, the tail end will move toward north and south along with the monsoon which is just like the turtle is waving his tail, therefore, it's called "Linggueibaiwei".

  • Tourists service center: selling some snacks, ice-cream, water, etc.

Explanation

  • Open: from March 1st to November 30th 09:00-17:00 every year; and during the period of June to August, the business hours will be extended from 08:30 to 17:30. 
  • Closed: from December 1st to February 29th every year
  • Admission fee: pay admission, you need to take the whale and dolphin watching boat to visit Guishan Island. 

|Whale and dolphin watching+famous eight scenes around Gueishan Island watching, total activity time is 2 hous 30 miniutes.

|Famous eight scenes around Gueishan Island watching+Gueishan Island visiting, total activity time is 3 hours.

Whale and dolphin watching+famous eight scenes around Gueishan Island watching, Gueishan Island visiting, total activity time is 4 hours.

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