Stephanie spent most of her life in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After traveling through Europe during University, she fell in love with the excitement of travel, and with the challenge of living in a new country. An interest in Chinese culture and language led Stephanie to her current home in Taipei, Taiwan, which she uses as a base for travels throughout Taiwan and the rest of Asia. In addition to writing for My Several Worlds, Stephanie writes about her travels and adventures on her website, When she’s not busy writing, Stephanie spends her time playing music, and planning her next adventure.

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13 responses to “Travel Taiwan: Orchid Island”

  1. Ava Apollo

    How sad that I lived in Taipei and didn’t even know this existed! So pretty. I have so many reasons to come back. I shall add this to the ever-growing list.

  2. Andrew Graeme Gould

    Looks and sounds delightful!

  3. Pamela Long

    Interesting article and absolutely gorgeous pictures. Truly find the pictures stunning.

  4. John

    Wow! The deep blue color of the water is absolutely stunning. What is the dialect of Mandarin like there? Is it significantly different from Taiwan?

  5. titus

    Very beautiful island. Wish I could visit this place. Taiwan is very amazing, a combination of the new and the old.

  6. Lane

    Through the words and images, you get a sense of the beauty of the island. Nicely done.

  7. Leto L.

    Amazing pictures!!! I think i have seen lots things in China and around already, but noooo, there are much mores spots to check out!!! This is an amazing place!!! I will check how much is the price of getting there!

  8. Kenny Tong

    Amazing Views… how come I never know such a place exist!
    May I ask what camera and which lens you used in these pictures..

  9. Reeves

    I’m just desperate to get to Taiwan after I saw a travel documentary on it while I was in Malaysia last year. Hopefully sometime next year. It looks like one of Asia’s most beautiful places (and it’s not as HOT as Thailand, thank God :))

  10. Duncan

    Wow those pictures are so beautiful!

    The huge rock, offset by the goat-stridden basketball court has to be my favourite! :-)


  11. Katie Martin

    I had heard the name Orchid Island before but had no idea where it was. It looks so beautiful there! I just recently left living on an island, so I understand how it feels to be able to circumnavigate an entire place so quickly, but Orchid Island looks much more beautiful than where I was. And thank you for the travel tips on the ferry and flights, especially the part about often having to be delayed by a day or two because of weather. Many people would probably not allow themselves enough leeway for that when booking their initial travel. I’m surprised that they speak Mandarin there. Is Mandarin more commonly spoken than Taiwanese in most places in Taiwan, or is that specific to Orchid Island?

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