Dulan

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Dulan is a town in Taitung County.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

From Taitung[edit]

Take public buses 8101, 8102, 8103, 8109, 8119 or 8120 (NT58), or the East Coast Line tour bus (NT82) from outside Taitung Train Station - ask the driver to drop you in Dulan, it is about a 30 minute ride.

The taxis are located on the left side as you exit the train station, the busses on the far right

As of late some smart guys have started taking advantage of lack of English signs and telling people there's is no busses available

Don't believe them, ask someone reliable to help you, or back Inside there are plenty of people In the visitor center willing to help you find the next bus

From Hualien[edit]

Take any bus bound for Taitung and ask to be dropped in Dulan.

Get around[edit]

  • Motorbike rental is possible in town (NT400/day, comes with surf rack), but the supply is limited - maybe better to rent from outside Taitung Train Station.
  • The East Coast Line tour bus passes through town roughly hourly in each direction.
  • Bicycles can allegedly be rented from outside the Police Station.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Dulan Sugar Factory, 61 Dulan Village (South side of the village on Hwy 11). This abandoned sugar factory houses a prominent artist community. It is a fantastic place to see the works and studio space of the local and sometimes not so local artists. Weekends often have music performances on the stage.  edit
  • Dulan Site, One block north of the 7-11 follow the road and the signs up about 2km.. Archaeological site, two really, containing stonework.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Surf, Just north of the 142 km marker. (Take the concrete lane to the beach.). This little spot is a few kilometers north of Dulan and is popular with the locals. If you have your own board this is a good place to go.  edit
  • Surfing is also possible on Dulan main beach, a black sand beach a short walk from the middle of town. Beach break, perhaps best for beginners unless there is a typhoon swell. Boards can be rented in town, but the prices are expensive (NT500/day, somewhat negotiable) and quality of the boards questionable.

Buy[edit][add listing]

There are several stores in town selling t-shirts and souvenirs, and some craft shops around the Sugar Factory.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Marino's Kitchen, No. 436-3 Dulan Village (Hwy 11) (On the North side of town across the bridge.), 089-531848, 0955561772, [1]. Sat & Sun 11:30am-8:30pm, bread and sauces available all week. Excellent fresh baked bread and homemade sauces all week, Saturday and Sunday fresh pasta meals, including soup/salad, fresh bread and drink. Owned and operated by Dave and Rolly Marino. Lat=22° 52' 42.9" N, Long=121° 13' 61"  edit
  • There is an excellent Vietnamese restaurant in Dulan, at the end of town just before the bridge, opposite the Police Station. NT80-100, English and Chinese menus.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Dulan Sugar Factory Cafe, 61 Dulan Village. Provides sort of bohemian atmosphere in which to drink beer.  edit

Up in the sugar factory is highway 11, an artsy bar, with great homemade beers and mead, in bottles and on tap

Also don't forget to ask about the frog racing, As it's the not-to-miss event in Dulan but not very well advertised

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Dulan Cottage, No. 440 Dulan Village, 0928050114. checkin: anytime; checkout: noon. Offers two double rooms. Kitchen, DVD, book exchange. NT 300 per person.  edit
  • Dulan 102, [2]. Directly opposite the 7/11. Basic no-frills backpacker accommodation, 3rd floor balcony with views of the Pacific Ocean. Friendly staff, dorms from NT250 (April 2014).  edit
  • Wa Ga Li Gong, HIghway 11, No. 89, [3]. Hostel run by two South African guys. Great food, beer, and accommodation (private rooms and shared.)  edit

Stay safe[edit]

Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]

Take a bus to Hualien or Taitung.

Optional: swim to green island



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