Renowned international magazine The Forecast by Monocle has recently announced the 2023 annual index survey report of small cities. Taitung was selected as one of the most suitable cities for living and traveling to, bringing the international spotlight on the city that was built on the core concept of a slow economy. County Magistrate April Yao welcomes travelers from around Taiwan and abroad to Taitung to experience the good mountains and waters and the unique slow lifestyle.


The International Development and Planning Department of Taitung County Government explains that The Forcast ranks and announces the top 25 cities most suitable to live in based on the quality of life. 2023 marks the 4th year the most popular small-town category has been included in this report. The 25 cities that were selected in the global top 25 include Girona, Spain; Toulon, France; Bozeman, USA, and many more. These small towns all boast beautiful natural views, convenience, an array of neighborhood and cultural events, and more. As part of Taitung’s introduction in The Forecast, the magnificent mountains and stunning shores are mentioned along with the convenient transportation that allows Taitung residents to immerse themselves in the breathtaking natural views while also taking advantage of the many cultural events and aboriginal art.

The Forecast points out that Taitung is the point of transport for traveling to Orchid Island and Green Island. Green Island is known for year-round diving while Orchid Island boasts unique Tao Tribe qualities which are heavily influenced by the great blue ocean. In addition, a large portion of Taitung’s economy comes from tourism and agriculture. The vast rice paddy and tea fields cover the land in layers of green. Pair that with a comfortable climate, stunning views, and the convenience of our digitized world, and Taitung’s residents live the dream life, as though they are on vacation every day. This is also the reason why many city dwellers who long to live a slow life are drawn to this lovely land.

As we welcome the post-COVID era, a wave of tourists and travelers will soon come. Taitung is ready and prepared to welcome visitors from around the world. Whether you are planning a slow vacation or thinking of moving or long-stay, Taitung’s unique charisma is worth looking into. Experience a personal and unique small-town life.