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Aerial Tour of Taiwan

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Aerial Sketch of Taiwan

NAVA
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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.  

Taipei by Drone

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Taipei Flight to start my vacation!

Sukoon2Fly

Taipei sits at the northern end of Taiwan, serving as the country's capital and largest city.  Located near the northern end of this island in the South China Sea, 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.  

Taichung's English Manor

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The Old English Manor, Taichung, Taiwan

Will fly

Taichung is a municipality in the western part of central Taiwan.  The city is the second largest on the island, after the capital Taipei.  The city is not as old as Tainan (to its south), and benefited from Japanese investment during the 50 years following the Sino-Chinese War of 1895 when the island was ruled by Japan.  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.  

Taiwan by Drone

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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, Tainan, and Taichung, which boast gleaming skylines and some of the world's tallest skyscrapers.  Yet, at the same time, 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.  

Mt. Sylvia

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Snowy Mt. Sylvia , The Lord of the Rings

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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 in the municipality of Taichung.  This drone video provides aerial views of Xueshan and the surrounding peaks.

Beigang and the Chaotian Temple

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😆view the god from sky in TAIWAN

BestDayEver

Check out this stunning drone video from one of the most important cultural sites of Taiwan, the island nation in the South China Sea.  It's the town of Beigang, and it is situated in Yunlin County on the island's western shore, between Tainan and Taichung.  Beigang is best known as the home of the Chaotian Temple, which you'll see at about the 1:05 mark in the video.  The temple is dedicated to the Chinese sea-goddess Mazu under a faith which originated in Fujian on the mainland.  

Taiwan's Orchid Island

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

jakublin

Just east of the southern coast of Taiwan lies Orchid Island.   The island covers about 45 square lm (around 17 square mi.).  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.  

Jiufen, Northern Taiwan

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Jiufen Golden Waterfall and 十三層遺址, Taiwan

RoamwithJohn

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.    

Elephant Trunk Rock

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Taiwan's Shen’ao Elephant Trunk Rock

BestDayEver

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.

Taiwan's Largest Buddhist Monastery

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Fo Guang Shan Big Buddha (SPARK)

negraof

Content creator and pilot Negraof used a DJI Spark drone to create this beautiful aerial view of the largest Buddhist monastery on the island of 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.

Taroko Canyon

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Taroko National Park, Taiwan

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Taroko Canyon is one of the best known natural sites in Taiwan.  It lies in a national park which sits in several counties in the west-central part of the island.  It is sometimes referred to as Marble Gorge, in reference to the large supply of marble in the area.  The area was originally designated as a national park by occupying Japan in the 1930's; when the island was taken over by the Chinese Nationalists in the late 1940's the park status was abolished, and subsequently reinstated in the 1980's.  

The Lotus Pond of Kaohsiung

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Kaohsiung - Lotus Pond: DJI Mavic Pro

kirstycarmen

Contributor and drone pilot kirstycarmen created this beautiful aerial video of one of the top tourist attractions in Taiwan.  It's called the Lotus Pond, and it's an artificial lake in Kaohsiung, a large port city which is situated on the southwestern coast of the island.  The pond was opened in the early 1950's, shortly after the culmination of the Chinese Communist Revolution on the Chinese mainland, and it's known both for its lotus plants on the lake and Buddhist temples surrounding it.  

Taiwan from the Sky

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Taiwan drone video

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Drone and ground camera footage are combined in this compelling mini-tour of Taiwan.  The video will give you a sense of the diversity of this island nation in the South China Sea, whose 36k square km (about 14k square mi.) is home not only to 25 million people but also to spectacular mountains, rainforests, and waterfalls.  You'll be taken across the breadth of the land, and will get bird's eye views of sights ranging from wind turbine farms to giant buddha statues to the grandeur of Tapei.  

Longqi Mountains, Tainan

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Longqi Mountains, Tainan, Tawian ( Drone 4K )

jakublin

Longqi is a district of the municipality of Tainan in Taiwan.  Tainan is the island's third largest city and in many respects its cultural capital, having been the political capital for centuries in the past.  Located in the southwestern part of the island, the municipality includes rural districts like Longqi which are some ways in from the coast and quite mountainous.  In this excellent drone video by contributor jakublin, you'll get a bird's eye view of these beautiful mountains on the island once known as Formosa.  

Taiwan Aerial Montage

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Taiwan Aerial Montage #02

lgongtsyn

Get a mini aerial tour of some of the top sights of Taiwan in this drone montage by Igontsyn.  Here are the spots featured: Cingjing (in the middle of the country, east of Taichung), Jinguashi (a town in the northern part of the island which is famous for its copper mines), a Shinto Shrine (a relic of the period when Taiwan fell under Japanese rule), Golden Falls (located in the Ruifang District of New Tapei City), the ruins known as the Remains of 13 Levels (also in New Tapri City), Jiufen (a mountain town in northern Taiwan).

FPV: Jiao Lung Waterfall

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Taiwan's waterfall

JrisYang FPV

JrisYangFPV created this amazing first person view (FPV) video of one of the world's highest waterfalls.  It's the Jiao Lung Waterfall, and it runs down a cliff near the town of Alishan in Chiayi County, which is in the western part of the island.  It's a plunge-type waterfall with a drop of about 600 meters, or around 2k ft.  The waterfall is seasonal, and (as you might expect) flows heaviest during the monsoon season.  It's not easy to reach, so one can imagine the skill it takes to take it on with a racing drone!

Sun Moon Lake

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Sun Moon Lake - Taiwan

JackShirley

Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake is home to some of the finest natural scenery in this island nation.  It's located in Nantou County, near the geographic center of the island.  Taiwan's largest lake, it's situated on the western side of the mountain range that runs down most of the country's eastern half.  In this drone video by Jack Shirley, you'll get a bird's eye view of the lake as well as some of the religious landmarks which sit atop the hills overlooking the lake: Ci'en Pagoda, Xuanguang Temple, and Wenwu Temple.

Kaohsiung: BanPing and Teapot Mountains

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BanPing Mountain & Teapot Mountain (Jinguash<金瓜石> Ruifang<瑞芳> , New Taipei City)

natureroger

Check out this beautiful video from the mountains of southern Taiwan, compliments of natureroger.  The video was filmed on a hike to Teapot and Banpin Mountains, both of which lie within the boundaries of Kaohsiung, the main city in the southwestern part of the island.   The hike to the two mountains is considered one of the best on Taiwan, a country known in part for its fine hiking trails.  As you'll see from the video, hikers are well rewarded with stunning views of an other-worldly landscape.  

Cruise Ship Docked in Kaosiung

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Diamond princess IN Kaohsiung City

JarvisYen

Contributor JarvisYen created this drone video of a cruise ship docked in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  Kaohsiung is the center of the second-largest metropolitan area in the country, after Taipei.  Situated on Taiwan's southwestern coast on the island's finest natural harbor, it's home to the country's largest seaport.  The ship shown in the video is the Diamond Princess, one of two Grand Class ships operated by Princess Cruises.  Launched in 2004, the 290 meter (950 ft.) long ship can carry nearly 2.7k passengers.  

Taitung: City of Southeast Taiwan

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Return to the Wild that You Are |台東 |Taitung

bitostudio

The amount of shots in this video is astounding. Filled with time-lapses, panning and tracking shots, top-downs, still shots of moving palms, close up of kids playing a variety of sports, zooms, long-range, the list goes on and on. Shot in Taitung, a city on the southeast coast of Taiwan, pilot bitostudio wanted to bring us a look at the world through the eye of a primitive hunter that observes creatures around it. It’s an interesting and excellent take.

Hotel in Luodong, Yilan County

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Marvelous Hotel in the Countryside

bbson52

Check out this drone video of a newer luxury hotel in the Taiwanese city of Luodong, compliments of contributor bbson52. Luodong is an urban township in an interior area of Yilan, one of the northeastern counties of Taiwan.  It's located on a landform known as the Yilan Plain.  The hotel is a newer property called the Cuncyue Hot Spring Resort.  The area is a popular getaway destination for residents of greater Taipei, which is located a bit to the north.  

Lighthouse of Cape Santiago, NE Taiwan

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Cape Santiago Lighthouse, Taiwan

natureroger

Here's a nice look at a well-known lighthouse on the island nation of Taiwan, compliments of natureroger.  It's called Cape Santiago Lighthouse, and it's located on a promontory in the northeastern corner of the island.  Built in 1935, it stands just under 17 meters (about 55 ft.) tall.  The lighthouse is situated in the Gongliao District, due east of the capital city of Taipei.  The lighthouse occupies the very northeastern part of the island and is designed to protect ships in the busy lanes in and out of the harbor near Taipei. 

Old Wharf in New Taipei City

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Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf

Will fly

Taiwan's New Tapei City is essentially suburban Taipei; it forms a ring around the capital city and is actually more populous than the city itself.  In this drone video by Will Fly, you'll get an aerial view of one of the more popular destinations in Taipei City: the Fisherman's Wharf in Tamsui, a district immediately to the northwest of Taipei proper, near the mouth of the Tamsui River.  An important fishing center in historical times, Tamsui is considered one of the most culturally significant districts in northern Taiwan.

Hyperlapse of Taipei

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Short Hyperlapse - Taipei by Day

Roger'sSkyBird

Clouds rush overhead casting their quick-paced shadows over the city skyline of Taipei in this short, but sweet, drone video.  Using hyperlapse, contributor Roger'sSkyBird speeds up the flow of everyday life that courses through the Taiwanese capital.  His aerial footage features notable places like the Bitan Scenic Area, Xiaobitan Park, Guting Riverside Park, and Tamsui District.  The video was created using a DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone.

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