With green living being all the hype, how have you incorporated different ways of living greener into your daily life? In reality, it’s not that hard to go green, you can practice green eating, green living, green consumption, and even green tourism for easy ways to be more eco-friendly. Come to Taitung for a green adventure. We suggest the following green locations: Wanan Ducks Eco-Pond, Xinliang Wetlands, and Taitung County Museum of Natural History. Experience a fun way of green travel while learning the importance of loving and protecting the earth.

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Stop 1: Wanan Ducks Eco-Pond

The Wanan Ducks Eco-Pond, located in Chishang Township of Taitung County, is the home of Taiwan’s top-quality rice. Besides agriculture, residents of the Wanan neighborhood have been promoting eco-protection, creating self-sustaining ponds and power systems that are home to an outdoor wild plant and animal ecosystem.

The Ducks Eco-Pond is an agroecosystem pond. The paddy fields are the bases of the agroecosystem, with the main goal of growing rice and having ducks as a specialty point, producing organic crops in the end. The residents have a respectful and sustainable attitude toward maintaining the land, nature, and the ecosystem. Only by living in harmony with nature can mankind and all living beings share the wonderful natural space that has been gifted to us. Come and enjoy the ducks eco-pond and experience the goodness of being in nature while taking in all the wonderful views of the East Rift Valley. (Photo Credit: Taitung Tourism Network)

  • Address: 4 KM mark on 197 County Highway, Chishang Township, Taitung County

  • Phone Number: 089-862041

  • Hours of Operation: Open all-day

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Stop 2: Xinliang Wetlands

Follow the Beinan River down to the meeting point with Liuliao River and you’ll find a new Waterfront Park, the “Xinliang Man-made Wetlands.” The wetlands were built to help resolve the drainage needs of the pig farms in Ruilong and Ruiyuan Village. The County government built the Xinliang Man-made Wetlands at the river junction which serves as a water purifying station while also serving as an ecosystem demonstration, education, landscaping, and recreational purposes. In recent years, events such as the Stray Bird 197-East Rift Valley Land Art Festival have also added many fun things to do and see in the area.

The wetlands are made up of four main areas, the densely planted area I, the open water area, the densely planted area II, and the ecological pond. Dawanglian, Large-flowered Waterweed, Water Lily, and other aquatic plants are grown here to create a sustainable cycle between the air, plants, and soil. The water is purified naturally before being returned to the Beinan River, which solves the problem while also creating a new ecological garden space.

Driftwood collected after local storms were used as the main building material in the construction to reduce the carbon footprint of using cement. This method helps display nature, promote education, and create recreational spaces that have become the newest tourist destinations in the Luye area. . (Photo Credit: Taitung Tourism Network)

  • Address: No. 449-67 Dayuan, Ruilong Village, Luye Township, Taitung County

  • Phone Number: 089-862041

  • Hours of Operation: Open all-day

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Stop 3: Taitung County Museum of Natural History

The Taitung County Museum of Natural History is home to a large collection of shells and ore. Currently, there are 557 different specimen seashells on display. There is also a new ore display exhibition where visitors will find jewels and ore from oceans all around the world. The museum combines natural resources and educational functionality, making it the perfect destination to learn all about what the oceans and mountains have to offer.

The Taitung County Museum of Natural History was once the seashell exhibition hall in Sanxian Elementary School of Chenggong Township, founded in 1985. In 1994, the County Museum used the seashell exhibition hall as a basis and founded The Taitung County Museum of Natural History. The existing shell display was systematically organized, researched, and put on display. The founding of The Taitung County Museum of Natural History allowed the public to learn of a whole new side of the East Coast. The organisms and fossils found deep in the ocean are vastly different from what can be seen above water and are equally precious gifts to us from nature.

The third story of The Taitung County Museum of Natural History houses an ore display room. There are over 200 different ores and stones native to Hualien and Taitung, including nephrite jade from the mountains, Taiwan blue chalcedony, president stones, and many other gems. The original unprocessed stones are displayed next to the sculpted final piece and are labeled with the name and type of stone to help the public learn and understand the value and beauty of these beautiful stones. (Photo Credit:Taitung County Natural History Education Center)

  • Address: No. 16 Jihui Rd., Sanxianli, Chenggong Township, Taitung County

  • Phone Number: 089-851960 #19

  • Hours of Operation: Wed-Sun 8:00-12:00; 12:30-16:30; Closed on Mon and Tues

  • Admissions: Free

  • Website: Official Website