See Top Bird's Eye Views of Taiwan

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Aerial Sketch of Taiwan

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While many people associate the island nation of Taiwan with its capital Taipei, the country is actually quite large in terms of land area - over 36k square km (14k square mi), only a small portion of which is part of metropolitan Tapei or the other Taiwanese cities.  In this video, contributor NAVA used a DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone to give us an aerial tour of the island, including some relatively unknown yet spectacular spots far from the skyscrapers of Taipei.  

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Taipei Flight to start my vacation!


Taipei sits at the northern end of Taiwan, serving as the country's capital and largest city.  The city is teeming with skyscrapers, making it one of the most impressive skylines in the world.  Its most recognizable landmark is the Tapei 101 Tower, which has a roof height of 450 meters (about 1.5k ft).  Contributor Sukoon2fly vacationed in Taiwan and created this stunning aerial video of the island city.  

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The Old English Manor, Taichung, Taiwan

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Taichung is a municipality in the western part of central Taiwan.  The city is the second largest on the island, after the capital Taipei.  In this video, contributor Will Fly used a drone to film a spectacular English manor which was built into the hillside of the area during colonial times.  The aerial view of this amazing piece of architecture and the surrounding hillsides is truly incredible.  

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Taiwan Drone Travel Compilation

Thib from Above

Taiwan is an incredibly diverse island country.  It is a place of large cities such as Taipei and Taichung, which boast gleaming skylines and some of the world's tallest skyscrapers.  Yet it's also a land of stunning mountains, pristine beaches, and centuries-old temples and pagodas.  Contributor Thibfromabove spent three weeks on Taiwan and with this video takes us on a a whirlwhind areal tour of modern and ancient Taiwan.  

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Snowy Mt. Sylvia , The Lord of the Rings


Xueshan Mountain, once known as Mt. Sylvia, is the second highest peak on the island nation of Taiwan (itself once known as Formosa).  With an elevation of just under 4k meters (a bit under 13k ft), the peak can be seen in Taiwan's capital city Taipei on clear days.  It is situated in one of Taiwan's national parks, in the northern part of the island.  This drone video provides aerial views of Xueshan and the surrounding peaks.

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【Drone 4K】Taiwan - 台灣 - Orchid Island (Lanyu) - 蘭嶼 - Akokey


Just east of the southern coast of Taiwan lies Orchid Island.   What makes Orchid Island most unusual is its native inhabitants, the Tao, who came to the island from the Philippines across the Luzon Strait in the 13th century.  The small island is almost entirely mountainous, with peaks as high as 400 meters (1.3k ft).  Contributor Jakublin used a drone to create a stunning aerial video of this small but spectacular rock of an island.  

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Jiufen Golden Waterfall and 十三層遺址, Taiwan


Contributor RoamwithJohn used a drone to create this aerial video of the area around Jiufen, a mountainous area of northern Taiwan.  Jiufen is home to some of the oldest gold mining operations in east Asia, dating to the 15th century.  Unfortunately, one of the legacies of the mining activity is the contamination of the water which flows over Jiufen Falls (the "Golden Falls"), one of the most well known waterfalls in Taiwan, which is also shown in the video.    

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Taiwan's Shen’ao Elephant Trunk Rock


Contributor BestdayEver brightened our day with this amazing drone video of a famous rock formation on the island nation of Taiwan.  The Shen’ao Elephant Trunk Rock is situated on the coast of the Ruifang District of New Tapei City, the administrative area which covers much of northern Taiwan.  As you can see from the video, the name of the rock is quite appropriate - it really does resemble an elephant's trunk.  The rock and nearby fishing village lie beneath Mt. Shen'ao.

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Fo Guang Shan Big Buddha (SPARK)


Contributor Negraof used a DJI Spark drone to create this beautiful aerial view of the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan.  It's the headquarters for Fo Guang Shan, a large Chinese Buddhist monastic order which was founded in the late 1960's.  While relatively young, Fo Guang Shan is considered one of the four leading Buddhist organizations on this Southeast Asian island nation.  It's part of the Kaohsiung municipality in the southwestern section of the country.


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Flying over Taipei