Yilan County (宜蘭縣) on the Eastern Coast of Taiwan is one of the most popular weekend getaways for the residents of Taipei. The county is famous for its beaches, mountains, hot spring resorts and night markets. The Yilan area is geographically defined by the Lanyang River (蘭陽溪), the Xuesheng Mountain Range (雪山山脈) the Central Mountain Range (中央山脈) and the Pacific Ocean which makes the area one of Taiwan’s most beautiful in terms of landscape. There is always something fun to do in Yilan, so if you plan on visiting, make sure to do your best to soak in as much of the area’s beauty as you can.