Sustainable destination Northeast Coast National Scenic Area is a multipurpose tourist destination in northeastern Taiwan, offering green mountains, clear waters as well as cultural heritage sites and stretches over 102.5 kilometres from Nanya, just east of Juifen, to Suao. Recreational opportunities here include camping, rock climbing, hiking along a 200-year-old footpath and watersports, such as swimming, surfing, windsurfing, jet skiing, boating, snorkelling and scuba diving.
The area encompasses 17,421 hectares of land and sea, including Ruifang and Gongliao District of New Taipei and Toucheng Township of Yilan, and it is noted for its natural beauty. Rock formations, unique sea-eroded landforms, rolling green hills, reefs, rivers, rich diversity of marine life, lighthouses and two of Taiwan’s best beaches are all to be found in this spectacular scenery!
The Scenic Area was founded by the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan in the late 20th century and got promoted to a National Scenic Area not long after that. Duties of the Northeast Coast National Scenic Area Administration include maintenance and patrol of the area and provision of online information and services. The destination develops eco-friendly tourism and local inhabitants are actively working on improving their wastewater treatment, solid waste management and reducing their carbon emissions and use of water.
The Taiwanese destination won the Green Destinations Silver Award in 2018 and the Best of Asia-Pacific Sustainable Destination Awards in 2020.