Taitung County is in located on the east coast of Taiwan, and is perhaps Taiwan's most unspoiled area.
- Hualien County is to the north with many highways and a railway.
- Kaohsiung is to the west. However, the Southern Cross-Island Highway (Provincial Highway Number 20) is closed mid-way since 2009-08-08 due to the Typhoon Morakot , so you have to take a very long detour via the South-Link Highway (Provincial Highway Number 9).
- Pingtung County is also to the west via the South-Link Highway and the South-Link Railway.