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The Magnificent Turtle Island in Taiwan

Nestled peacefully in the vast blue Pacific Ocean, Turtle Island, also known as Guishan Island, used to be a mysterious volcanic island 10 km (6.2 miles) off the coast of Yilan County’s Toucheng Township in northeastern Taiwan.  The island is named for the resemblance of its topography to a turtle swimming in the ocean. Covering ...

Billy Shyu

A visitor carried a pet turtle to the top of the highest peak on Turtle Island.