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Going, going, go! Green Island

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An October 2012 trip to Green Island by nmagann

Zhaori Saltwater Hot Springs Photo, Taiwan, Asia More Photos
Quote: Green Island off the Southeast of Taiwan is worth the rather harsh boat ride. Although I didn't contribute to the 50 gallon drums, most passengers did from being sick. Non verbal communication efforts affords some extremely rare Mother Nature offerings

Green Island Human Rights Memorial Hall

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Attraction | "Beauty Belies Bad"

Green Island Human Rights Memorial Hall Photo, Green Island, Taiwan
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Green Island Human Rights Memorial Park is a hot bed of historical atrocities committed against Taiwanese and China mainlanders for some 40 years. The Kuomintang regime rule from 1949 to 1987, when they declared Martial Law and everything turned upside down. Property, freedom and lives were lost. The New Life Correction Center, prison in other words, from 1951-1965 contained some 2000 people with 100 of them being women. It was previously the Ministry of National Defense Taitung Taiyuan Prison 1962-1972 the Ministry of National Defense Green Island Reform and Reeducation Prison 1972-1987 and the Ministry of National Defense Prison 1950-1987. Reform and hard labor was the mainstay from...Read More

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Green Island Human Rights Memorial Hall
No. 23, Zhōngzhèng Road
Yuchi Township
04-9285-6788

A-Li Hostel

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Going Green, Green Island that is. Photo, Green Island, Taiwan
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The tourism bureau at Taipei Main Station, across from EZStay Hostel, called to make arrangements for me per my request for a hostel on Green Island. At most accommodations, a 2 night, 2 day motor scooter rental with ferry boat passage was the typical package. I was booked at the A-Li Hostel and was advised that no English would be spoken by the lady. I would probably be picked up at the dock by someone holding a sign with the name of the hostel in Chinese. I figured if I was the last person standing around and someone remained holding a sign it would be for me.The gentleman I had spoken to on the boat had offered me a ride to the hostel as it wasn’t looking like anyone was holding up ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 3, 2013

Lighthouse Beach

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Cowry Shell Photo, Green Island, Taiwan
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Although the lighthouse itself can’t be visited, the area around it is worth a few visits at different times. During the day and being on the tip of a peninsula, looking inland you can see the highest points on the island rising upward. There is even the occasional bleat to be heard from the wild goats. The bay created next to it comprises a large turquoise pool ideal for swimming and snorkeling as it is both shallow and calm. Oddly enough the pool itself doesn’t require traversing sharp coral or volcanic rock which surrounds it. However, walking in the sand at the edge of the sharp terrain or performing some gingerly walking on top of the sharp formations, you will be rewarded with brightly col...Read More

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Zhaori Saltwater Hot Springs

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Attraction | "Soak-in silky salt"

Zhaori Saltwater Hot Springs Photo, Taiwan, Asia
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There are purported to be only three saltwater hot springs in the world with the others in Japan and Italy. Pools are fed by seawater heated by volcanic lava. As you drive around the volcanic nature of this island becomes increasingly more evident.Zharoi is usually open from 5am to 2pm, but hasn’t been for years due to the damage from the previous two typhoons. Although the facility is closed during the day while repairs are being made to the buildings and pools closet to the beach, it opens in the evening at 6pm. The sun having set, the soft glow of the lights highlighted the large volcanic monolith looming large on one side of the park while working in tandem with the moon...Read More

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Zhaori Saltwater Hot Springs
Green Island
Taiwan

Ancient Mountain Trail

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Attraction | "Ancient Trail Renews Spirits"

Teal Colors on Butterfly Photo, Green Island, Taiwan
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Ancient Mountain Trail begins with steep steps from just across the beach. The top provides an excellent view of the water-filled potholes covering the reef with rising volcanic cliffs on either side of the bay. Continuing on the trail is like following the yellow brick road. Signs all along the way indicate provide information on the flora. A variety of foliage can be found attracting different reptiles, insects and mammals. Not only did the ascent bring cooler temperatures, in turn affecting the type of plants, in turn affecting the wild life to be seen. However, the gusts of wind only affected the hiker.Skinks, a cross between a snake and lizard, darted in and out from rocks and ...Read More

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