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Taiwan, China

The island state of Taiwan was formerly known as Ilha Formosa, a name bestowed by Portoguese explorers and which translates as "beautiful island". True to its name, you can be assured to find beautiful sights aplenty anywhere you decide to go! So indulge in the famous Taiwanese hospitality, fill your belly with a pletora of local delicacies and take a perfect 2-week itinerary across the country to experience all the best of Taiwan has to offer! ๐Ÿ’Ÿ EXTRA FOR FOLLOWERS ONLY ๐Ÿ’Ÿ Follow me to get the detailed city itineraries with photos, location details and insider tips on where to stay, eat, best photo spots and much more. (If you see a ๐Ÿ’Ÿ it means there's a special list available!)

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Taipei, China • Recommendation • 

Capital cities are a must-visit for any traveller visiting a new country, and Taipei is no exception. A major hub in East Asia, Taipei is a bustling city home to the iconic Taipei 101 Tower. But don't let this chic neon mecca fool you: heritage sites and natural havens nestle side by side to shopping districts and high-end dining. ๐Ÿ“Œ Taipei 101 ๐Ÿ“Œ National Palace Museum ๐Ÿ“Œ Longshan Temple ๐Ÿ“Œ Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ๐Ÿ“Œ Ximending District ๐Ÿ“Œ Shilin Night Market ๐Ÿ’Ÿ Available separately Taipei focused lists with photos, location details, insider tips on where to eat, best photo spots, etc. For followers only ๐Ÿ˜‰ so do tap that green button on my profile in order to see them!

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Yingge District

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Yingge (lit. oriole's song), located an half hour from Taipei, is an unassuming town at the centre of Taiwan's famous ceramic industry. How to spend a day in Yingge: ๐Ÿ”ธ Visit the pottery museum. ๐Ÿ”ธ Take photos with oversized teacups at the pottery art garden. ๐Ÿ”ธ Stroll down the Old Street and shop all things pottery to your heart's content. ๐Ÿ”ธTry your hand at one of the numerous pottery workshops. ๐Ÿ”ธ Sip Chinese tea from traditional handmade vessels. ๐Ÿ”ธ Take your loved one to the Love Garden for a romantic surprise and a beautiful night view.

  • Yingge District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 239

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Yilan City

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  • Yilan City, Yilan County, Taiwan 260

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Hualien City

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  • Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan 970

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Taroko National Park

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  • 972, Taiwan, Hualien County, Xiulin Township, ๅฏŒไธ–291่™Ÿ

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Tainan, China • Recommendation • 

An easy daytrip from Kaohsiung, โ€œPhoenix Cityโ€ Tainan is the oldest city in Taiwan, brimming with history and famous local delicacies. ๐Ÿ”ธ Take a stroll down memory lane at Anping Old Street ๐Ÿ”ธ Discover a rainbow of coloured salts at Sio Museum ๐Ÿ”ธCrawl around a real tree house wrapped in the roots of an ancient bayan tree ๐Ÿ”ธ Climb the old Dutch stronghold of Fort Zeelandia and enjoy a 360โ€™ view of the city ๐Ÿ”ธ Feed koi fish at Fort Provintia ๐Ÿ”ธ Indulge your tastebuds on local treats like danzai noodles and coffin bread (which tastes much better than it sounds, donโ€™t worry) ๐Ÿ”ธ Watch the sunset from the waterfront park

  • Tainan, East District, Tainan City, Taiwan

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Kaohsiung City

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Kaohsiung is Taiwanโ€™s second largest city, and reportedly the sunniest on the island. Historical locations and scenic beauties abound in this modern and international trading hub. ๐Ÿ”ธ Be awed by the worldโ€™s largest public glass artwork ๐Ÿ”ธStroll under a canopy of colourful umbrellas ๐Ÿ”ธLearn about Hakka culture ๐Ÿ”ธ Visit the largest Confucius temple in Taiwan ๐Ÿ”ธ Tour the many attractions around Lotus Pond ๐Ÿ”ธ Bring yourself some good luck at the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas ๐Ÿ”ธ Trek through a mountain made of coral reef ๐Ÿ”ธ Enjoy whimsical modern art ๐Ÿ”ธ Soak up the sunset at coastal parks and old forts ๐Ÿ”ธ Shop in one of Asiaโ€™s biggest malls ๐Ÿ”ธ Take a spiritual retreat at a massive Buddhist Complex To find all the info and much more, check out the in-depth Kaohsiung guide:

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Kenting National Park

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Sun Moon Lake

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  • Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan

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Alishan Township

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Five wonders make Alishan especially famous: railroad, forest, sea of clouds, sunrise and sunset. This fun-packed National Scenic Area set deep in Taiwan's mountains has treasures for everyone. ๐Ÿ”ธ Welcome the first sunrise of the year to an orchestral soundtrack. ๐Ÿ”ธHike some of Taiwan's most scenic and iconic trails ๐Ÿ”ธ Bask under a sea of pink cherry blossoms or of romantic wisteria ๐Ÿ”ธ Admire the glittering of tens of thousand of fireflies by joining an ecological guided tour ๐Ÿ”ธ Delve into indigenous culture by visiting one of the 12 tribal villages, attending the Tsou Tribe Festival and visiting places with unpronounceable names such as Poftongaveoveo ๐Ÿ”ธ Stroll the historic streets of Fenqihu and sample Taiwan's most famous lunch box ๐Ÿ”ธ Ride the nostalgic railway ๐Ÿ”ธ Savor the famous Alishan tea-culture on a tea-garden hopping tour and enjoy different styles of seasonal tea ceremonies. ๐Ÿ”ธ Taste the unique flavours of high-mountain coffee ๐Ÿ”ธ Snap cheesy couple photos at the Love Prairie (or get married "Under the Divine Alishan Trees", yup that's a thing).

  • Alishan Township, Chiayi County, Taiwan 605

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Changhua City

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  • Changhua City, Changhua County, Taiwan 500

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About Taiwan, China

Donโ€™t let its size fool you, Taiwan is home to a 23-million strong population that keep its spirited traditions and luxurious culture alive

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