A Guide to Luye, Taiwan and the Taitung Hot Air Balloon Festival
Hey, I'm Nick!
I first left home with a backpack in 2001, and I've been living in Taiwan for the last 10 years. I am especially drawn to religious centers, spiritual sights, and natural attractions.
I started this website to share the things I learn on the road and to inspire YOU to travel MORE!
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I never travel without a good guidebook. These are my favorite. E-book version available!
How to Get to the Luye Highland
Why We Loved Luye, Taitung
The Taitung Hot Air Balloon Festival
Things to Do in Luye (Besides the Hot Air Balloon Festival)
What to Expect at the Taiwan Hot Air Balloon Festival
Take a ride in a tethered hot air balloon for NT500
Where to Stay in Luye Town
Luye viewed from the Luye Highland. This is what the views are like if you take a hot air balloon ride!
Me in front of a Luye tea field
Real iced tea from Yong An Tea Garden (see below)
Aboriginal organic farmer at the Bunun Leisure Farm
Shot right in Luye "town", a few minutes from the train station. Such gorgeous scenery!
Where to Stay on the Luye Highland
Where we stayed:
Our guesthouse overlooked a pineapple farm!
Tasting teas brewed by an expert at Yong An Tea Garden
Riding a scooter through the Wuling Green Tunnel
Paragliding over Luye