Top 5 places to catch the sunset in Taiwan

Sunsets are a beautiful sight to witness. As the sun sinks into the horizon, it paints the clouds lovely colours of pink, purple, and gold. Especially in the right place, at the right time, sunsets can take your breath away.

If you’re in Taiwan and you’re looking for a fabulous spot to catch the sunset, these are what 【OWNRIDES suggests】!


Mountains are some of the most ideal places to catch the sunset! Being on a higher altitude allows you an unobstructed view of the sunset. Moreover, the mountainsides are free of skyscrapers and other urban infrastructure that can block the view.

 1. Alishan 阿里山

Beautiful sun set at Alishan Scenic Area with orange and pink hues
Credits to Wentao

Alishan is located in Chiayi County, towards the southern end of Taiwan, between Taichung and Tainan. Alishan is a well-known place to catch the sunrise and sunset – the former being more popular. Still, the sights from this mountain are so stunning, we could not leave it out. Also, if you catching the sunset has the added benefit of not needing to wake up at 3 or 4am!

2. Guanshan 關山

Ember Guanshan sunset
Credits to cjc_tw

Guanshan is located on the southern tip of Taiwan. We highly recommend for you to take a one day tour of the picturesque Kenting coast, before ending your day with a view of the sunset at Guanshan.

Guanshan rose to international fame when CNN dubbed it one of the “12 Superb Sunset Spots Around The World”. Locals will not hesitate to agree.


The seaside is another amazing place to catch the sunset. The gentle ocean breeze and the sounds of crashing waves makes this experience therapeutic and romantic.

3. Baisha Beach 白沙灣海灘

People at Baisha beach
Credits to Wenchieh Yang

Baisha Beach, also located along the Kenting coastline, looks so picturesque, you’d think it came straight out of a movie. And you’d be right! Baisha Beach was one of the iconic areas where the popular Taiwanese film, Cape No 7, was filmed. The sunset here at Baisha Bay will indeed make you feel like you’re in a movie.

4. Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf 淡水漁人碼頭

Romantic sunset at Tamsui Old Street
Credits to Travis

Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf, unlike Baisha, is not a beach but a port. Nonetheless, it is well-known for the beautiful and romantic sunsets and scenery. The Lovers’ Bridge is especially popular.

Moreover, Tamsui is located a short distance from Taipei, in New Taipei City, which makes this spot more convenient if you’re living in the capital city. Also, near the Wharf, there is the charming Tamsui Old Street, where you can shop and eat after the sunset.

The last – but not least – area on our list is Cingjing Farm.

5. Cingjing Farm 清境農場

Cingjing Sunset
Credits to 白士 李

Although it is, technically speaking, on a mountainside, Cingjing Farm is a little different. Located in Taichung but far from the city, Cingjing is often a rural getaway for city dwellers. Although if you want to explore Cingjing within a day, it is entirely possible.

What makes the Cingjing sunset so special is the prime location of Cingjing Farm. It is far enough away from the city such that it is not affected by urban light pollution. This provides a more undisturbed view of the sunset. Moreover, after the sun fully sets, you are greeted with thousands upon thousands of twinkling stars, a sight which is equally stunning.

That sums up our【OWNRIDES suggests】for the top 5 places to catch the sunset in Taiwan. We hope you found this helpful! If you need help getting around Taiwan, be sure to check out our website to book a private driver!


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