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Guishan Island has plenty of natural resources and historic sites worth a careful visit. There are Putuo Rock which worships Bodhisattva, a statue of Bodhisattva riding a dragon by a lake, hiking trails surrounding Guiwei Lake, Maoshi Hiking Trail, old Guishan Elementary School, and the famous “No Man Is an Island on this Lonesome Island” landmark. The old military tunnel here is not to be missed – it is ideal for taking a rest on a hot summer day, too, as temperature is lower inside. Visitors are also encouraged to head for Highland 401 via a scenic ecological hiking trail. To reach its top, one has to climb 1,700 stairs that last 1,300 meters – more than one hour in total. At the top, visitors can appreciate panoramic views of Guishan Island, as if looking at a turtle’s head and tail from its back. On a bright sunny day, even the Northeast Coast afar can be seen.

Island-visit application:

If you wish to visit the island, please apply online with us (Administration) 20 to 3 days before your day of visit, and complete all necessary procedures. Seats are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Notes for visiting Guishan Island:

  1. All visitors to the island must be accompanied by professional guides
  2. No accommodation is provided on the island. Please bring own water and food
  3. Do not discard or create garbage on the island. Anything on the island is forbidden from taking away, unless upon permission

Travel info

Toucheng Township, Yilan County , Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Opening Time:
The island is open from 9am to 5pm, March 1 – Nov. 30 annually (it is only open to schools students or academic groups for field trips or ecological camps on Wednesdays)
NT$100 per person including cleaning and facility maintenance fees.

Services and facilities

General facilities

  • Visitor center
  • Toilets


(Wushi Port)

  1. From Toucheng Train Station, take a local bus
  2. King Bus: Green 18 (Zhuangwei-Shachiu) & 1766 (not available on weekends), or 1877 / Yilan Bus 131 🡪 Get off at Wushi Fishery Port Bus Terminal
Choose a means of transport according to your departure point
Last Updated:2024-03-22

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