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Vision for Sustainable Tourism in Yunlin-Chiayi-Tainan

To become a more sustainable destination over time.

  • Local economy

    Local economy

    Starting from existing resources, let each other become partners, keep money in the local area, and increase local economic development.

  • Emphasize local characteristics

    Emphasize local characteristics

    Collaboration and communication can boost the local economy and culture, leading to more recognition.

  • Natural & cultural ecological preservation

    Protect the ecological environment

    We prioritize sustainability and eco-friendliness in our development process.

What is sustainable tourism?

It reduces environmental and social impacts while traveling and promotes economic development in tourist destinations.

What is sustainable tourism?
Beimen Lagoon—Black-bellied terns

Beimen Lagoon—Black-bellied terns

Waisanding Sand Bar

Waisanding Sand Bar

Yiwu Detention Pond

Yiwu Detention Pond

Aogu Wetlands

Aogu Wetlands

Ecotourism vs Sustainable Tourism
Sustainable tourism is slightly different from ecotourism. Beyond just the ecological aspect, sustainable tourism also places great importance on the preservation of cultural heritage and the social economy.


Discover the sustainability of Yunlin, Chiayi and Tainan!

  • A rich ecological feast

    A rich ecological feast

    The Southwest Coast National Scenic Area Administration is home to a rich ecology. It’s not just a wintering site but also a stopover site along the Asia-Australia coastline corridor for migratory birds, forming a lively “bird-park” with each spot being a birding paradise. Remember though, try to minimize disruptions around the area while exploring the ecology and enjoying bird watching.

  • Salt industry culture

    Salt industry culture

    Begun in the Yunlin-Chiayi-Tainan coastal area, Taiwan’s solar salt culture is packed with a long history and loaded with resources. In addition to the remarkable history of Taiwan’s salt industry, all those who’ve been involved in the 338-year solar salt industry also left behind countless salt relics that add a touch of white to the Yunlin-Chiayi-Tainan coastal area.

  • Low-carbon bike ride tour

    Low-carbon bike ride tour

    Cycling at a leisurely speed of 15 km/hour allows you to admire the coastal scenery around Yunlin-Chiayi-Tainan. Be it the Beimen Bikeway encompassing the area’s extensive salt field culture, the Double Church Bike Route evoking a sense of romance, or the Yunlin Coastal Town Bike Route revealing the day-to-day life in a fishing village, all of it is worth exploring.

Let’s try the local delicacies, join a guided tour, and embark on an in-depth and sustainable tour!


Sustainability Stories and Actions in Yunlin-Chiayi-Tainan

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    Top 100 Destination Sustainable Stories

    Jingzaijiao Tile-paved Salt Fields

  • reuse of marine debris
    Top 100 Destination Sustainable Stories

    Budai Haomeili

  • Pacific Asia Travel Association(PATA)
    Pacific Asia Travel Association(PATA)

    PATA Gold Award-Environment - Environment Education Programme / PATA Gold Award – Travel Photograph

  • Asia-Pacific and Taiwan Sustainability Action Awards
    Asia-Pacific and Taiwan Sustainability Action Awards

    Asia-Pacific Sustainability Action Awards- Gold Award / Taiwan Sustainability Action Awards- Bronze awards

  • 1Dining: Prepare your own eco-friendly tableware and cups, buy local ingredients, and enjoy local delicacies and specialty meals.
  • 2Accommodations: Prepare your own toiletries. Reduce using disposable items. Don’t change your towels or bed sheets during your stay. Choose to stay in an eco-friendly lodge.
  • 3Tours: Respect local culture and day-to-day life. Appreciate life. No hunting of animals or collecting of insects or plants. Do not disrupt or destroy the ecology and do not litter.
  • 4Shopping: Prepare your own eco-friendly reusable bags, buy local products, and don’t buy illegally smuggled animal and plant products.
  • 5Transport: Take public transportation, ride a bicycle, plan travel routes in advance to avoid getting lost, and reduce carbon emissions.

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