Taiwan

26 August 2020 6 min.    Shelby Gelder

Taiwan – New Taipei City – Ruifang District

Get away from the bustle of big city Taipei to Ruifang District. Technically still within New Taipei City, it is...

Taiwan

An underrated tourist destination and a true hidden gem, Taiwan will surprise you the moment you start exploring it. This island nation in East Asia has stunning landscapes, traditional festivals, friendly people, vibrant culture, and one of the best foods in the world.

Getting around in Taiwan is super easy thanks to its efficient transportation network. You’ll find it impossible to get lost here because each sign is written in English and every direction is well described.

The capital city Taipei is usually the starting point for most visitors. There are so many things to do in Taipei from urban hiking to visiting temples. It’s also a great base to make day trips to Beitou hot springs, Shifen, the very famous Jiufen Old Street, and Yangmingshan National Park.

Taiwan has many national parks all around the country waiting to be discovered. Hiking Taroko National Park is a very popular attraction in Taiwan and it offers the most beautiful part of the country’s nature.

You can also explore the beautiful surroundings of Sun Moon Lake, climb up to the highest mountain in Taiwan in Yushan National Park, or enjoy the best beaches and surf spots at Kenting National Park.

The east coast of Taiwan continues to impress from Yilan to Hualien, to Taitung. Steep green mountains meeting blue shades of the Pacific Ocean makes the entire coastline pretty scenic and the area is definitely worth a visit. You’ll enjoy hot springs, hiking trails, amazing beaches, and cultural attractions here.

Apart from places to go, the perfect Taiwan itinerary isn’t complete without the famous night markets and Taiwanese cuisine. Night markets are a big part of the Taiwanese culture and they always have a great number of different and delicious foods to try. Luckily you can find night markets everywhere you go.

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