The Best Photography in Taiwan

Looking for the best photography in Taiwan? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Taiwan. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top photography spots in and near Taiwan

  • Xiulin Township, Taiwan

    River Trace to Golden Grotto

    6 mi
    The hike to the Golden Grotto begins at San Zhan (三棧) township, the next river valley to the south of Taroko Gorge. San Zhan is a small town where three rivers converge before emptying into the Pacific, on Taiwan’s east coast in Hualien County. There is a parking area to the northwestern side of ...
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  • Xinyi District, Taiwan

    Hike Elephant Mountain, Taipei

    4.3
    1.2 mi / 600 ft gain
    Getting There: The trailhead is super accessible by public transportation, or via Taxi. While the entrance isn't extremely well marked, if you put "Elephant Mountain Hiking Trail" into google maps, or ask any local you should be able to find the trailhead relatively easily. It's kind of tucked aw...
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  • Heping District, Taiwan

    Climb Snow Mountain

    5.0
    14 mi / 6142 ft gain
    When talking about high mountains, Taiwan probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind for most people. Yet this beautiful island is covered from north to south by prominent mountain ranges. In north central Taiwan, Shei-Pa National Park alone boasts an impressive 51 peaks over 3,000 meters,...
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  • Xiulin Township, Taiwan

    Relax at Wenshan Hot Spring in Taroko Gorge

    5.0
    0.5 mi / 210 ft gain
    Wenshan Hot Spring is accessible via a short hike that branches off the Central Cross Island Highway (Highway 8) in Taroko National Park. Coming from Tianxiang village, you will come to a small parking lot along the road just before you enter a tunnel. Park here and walk along the road towards th...
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  • Xinyi Township, Taiwan

    Summit Jade Mountain (玉山 Yushan)

    5.0
    13.5 mi / 4435.7 ft gain
    Yushan National Park is located in south central Taiwan, and is home to many of the island’s tallest mountains, with peaks from the Yushan and Central Mountain Ranges. Over 30 peaks within the park stand above 3,000 meters, the pinnacle being Jade Mountain (Yushan), which is Taiwan’s tallest moun...
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  • Wulai District, Taiwan

    Hike to Wulai Waterfall

    1.2 mi / 100 ft gain
    Wulai is super accessible from Taipei, with public buses going directly to the town (Bus 849). Once in town, walk down Wulai Old Street until you reach the bridge. After crossing the bridge, you should see signs for Wulai Waterfall; the trailhead begins there.  The actual hike is SUPER easy. The ...
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  • Xiulin Township, Taiwan

    Hike to Baiyang Waterfall in Taroko National Park

    2 mi / 0 ft gain
    The Baiyang Waterfall trailhead is located near Tianxiang village in Taroko National Park. From Tianxiang village, head north on the cross-island highway. After just a couple of winding turns, you’ll drive under a covered section of road. The trailhead actually begins here, in a tunnel that will ...
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  • Taitung City, Taiwan

    Explore the Xiaoyeliu Rock Formations

    Xiaoyeliu, in Taiwan, is one of several similar Yehliu parks in Asia, and there's a reason they're all protected. The massive sandstone slabs lay one on top of the other, jutting into the sea, looking other-worldly. Instead of cloud gazing, try your hand at rock gazing, searching through the abun...
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  • Fengbin Township, Taiwan

    Explore Shihtiping on the East Coast of Taiwan

    Getting There: The entrance to Shitiping is clearly marked off of Highway 11, which runs down the east coast of Taiwan. It takes about an hour to get there from Hualien, the closest major city. If you don't have your own vehicle, scooter rentals go for about 500NT ($15 USD) for 24 hours. The driv...
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  • Hengchun Township, Taiwan

    Visit Eluanbi Lighthouse (鵝鑾鼻燈塔) in Kenting National Park

    2 mi / 150 ft gain
    Eluanbi lighthouse is located on Eluanbi Cape, within Kenting National Park at the southernmost tip of Taiwan. The lighthouse was originally built in 1883 as a result of frequent shipwrecks, caused by hidden reefs, typhoons, and strong southerly winds from Taiwan’s impressive mountains. It has be...
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  • Yuchi Township, Taiwan

    Explore Sun Moon Lake

    5.0
    Sun Moon Lake is a beautiful lake that is located in the center of the island country of Taiwan. Hike along the lake to explore all the different towns and temples this area has to offer.  You can also take a boat around the lake to explore this natural wonder.
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