Discover Yilan. Share to Facebook Twit about it! Freeway No. Its vast Lanyang Plain was created by erosion from the Lanyang River, and is surrounded by mountains on three sides, with the ocean on the east side. This unique geography has given rise to the unique culture of Yilan. Gazing across the plain, one can see buildings tall and short standing among green fields, and Freeway No.
Before the 20th century, the island had few proper roads and just one short stretch of railway. Taipei and its suburbs are less than 35 kilometers northwest of the Lanyang Plain, which takes its name from the Lanyang River. This impressive body of water irrigates fields of rice, watermelons, and spring onions as it makes its way from the Central Mountain Range to the Pacific Ocean. The distance between Taipei and the Lanyang Plain is not great, but the mountains presented a formidable barrier. On the one hand, a growing Han population needed land on which to grow food.
Bit confusing as some parts not accesible by elevator - you have to make sure you enter by the Lunar Plaza is an upmarket shopping mall with a variety of brand name shops such as Body Shop Carrefour for your groceries and shopping, also shops above. Food cafe and restaurants, too.
Suitable for a short stay at Yilan. Jimmy artwork is at the train station and along the streets. It is good to cycle around the small town. Yilan is a wonderful place for relaxation. There are varieties of things to do such as sight seeing, visiting cultural places and going to night markets.