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Taipei 101 during sunset A small island located between Japan, China and the Philippines, Taiwan is a modern megalopolis and a rapidly developing country. Many know Taiwan because of its skyscrapers and modern urban look, but the island has much more to offer. The mountain region is famous for its beautiful pristine nature and breath-taking views.
Taiwan offers a wide range of ​​opportunities for outdoor recreation to thousands of fans who come to the island annually. The Xinguluan and …
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Taipei 101 is probably one of the most famous signature landmarks of Taiwan. Also known as the Taipei International Financial Center, the 508 metre high tower is one of the tallest buildings in the world. The building was designed to resemble a bamboo growing from the earth. There are several observation decks on different floors, from which travelers can see panoramic views of Taipei from above. While in Taipei, don’t forget to visit the historic district or Old Taipei, which is formed by Datong and Wanhua areas. Travellers will find many old buildings there, including the famous Longshan Temple and the Red House Theater. Ximending is the area that attracts fashion lovers and fans of different subcultures.
Zhongzheng is the political heart of Taiwan as the majority of ministries and the Presidential Office are located there. The Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall is the most famous attraction of that area. The museum is dedicated to Chiang Kai Shek. The buildings of the National Opera House and the Taiwan National Theatre are located next to the memorial. Copyright
1. The official currency of Taiwan is the Taiwanese dollar. Foreign currency is not accepted on the island. It is recommended that you convert your …
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Continue your travel by heading to Tainan, the former imperial capital. In this city, travelers will find many old temples and buildings, with the Eternal Golden Fortress being one of the most famous. The fortress was built in the 19th century near the coast, so it also offers wonderful views. Other famous landmarks include Anping Fort, Chikan Towers, beautiful mango groves and night markets.
The southern part of Taiwan is home to Kenting National Park, which is a great place for walking and active rest. Visitors will find there beautiful parks, cozy beaches and good infrastructure. Other cities of Taiwan also offer different entertaining activities. The city of Puli is the geographical centre of Taiwan and a great place to explore Sun Moon Lake. If you want to visit Taroko Gorge, head to Hualian, which is also known as one of the most charming cities in Taiwan. Finally, Jiufen, which is located on the northeast of the island, is famous for its historic gold mining factory.
Traveling to Taiwan is a great opportunity to spend a vacation together with children. The unique nature, original culture of the island, the …
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Taiwan attracts with its beach resorts, the best of which is Chilung. It is distinguished by a modern infrastructure and affordable prices. Fans of more luxurious beach recreation can visit the resort of Chinshan. On its territory, there are the most luxurious hotels, spa centers, restaurants and entertainment venues. In the south of the country, there is a popular resort town of Kenting. It will certainly impress active lifestyle adherents. There are excellent winter sports centers. The guests of the resort will also have an opportunity to do the yachting or master the waterskiing.
Those who prefer spending time in a calm and peaceful atmosphere should pay their attention to the resort of Fulong Beach. It is considered as one of the most peaceful resorts in the country. It is located 1.5 hours by car from Taipei. As for nature attractions, the reserve of Alishan named after the namesake mountain deserves a special attention. On the territory of this reserve, the unique cherry tree aged over 3 000 years grows. It impresses with its size. The tree is 52 m in height and 23 m in trunk diameter.
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Famous and uniques places in Taiwan from our review series

Fulong Beach

From the series “Top Beaches for Surfing on Huge Waves”
Fulong is one of the largest and most attractive beaches for surfers in Taiwan. It is located near the capital. The beach is covered with soft golden sand. Several hotels and restaurants are located in the immediate vicinity. The presence of constant strong waves attracts surfers to this beach. But there are also many fans of the usual beach holiday here.

The relatively short beach period can be considered the main disadvantage of Fulong Beach. Constant rain can ruin your vacation in the summer. The water is too cold for beach activities in winter. September is considered the best time to relax on this beach. The beach was opened to tourists in 1975. Its main value was originally considered golden sand. It is very rare in Taiwan. The current of the Shuang River divides the beach into … Read all

Jiufen Village

From the series “Small Flamboyant Towns Painted with Van Gogh Colors”
In Taiwan, there is the charming town of Jiufen that also conquers travelers with its incredible atmosphere. The history of this town is very interesting; it had been founded many years ago as a small settlement of gold miners. There have been several mines, in which the bulk of the population has been employed. When the gold rush was over, locals did not leave their homes. After a few years, their hometown became a thriving tourist center.

This fantastically beautiful town is located in the hills. One of its main features is a huge number of different escalators and lifts. They allow you to navigate easily throughout the town. Such lifts are one of the favorite attractions for tourists. Those who prefer active recreation would like to walk. During a stroll, you can fully enjoy the … Read all

Confucius Temple Taichung

From the series “The Surviving Artifacts of the Confucian Civilization”
Unique Confucian attractions have survived on the island of Taiwan. There you can see the majestic Temple of Confucius. This religious monument has an informal name, The School Temple. Its story is very interesting. Since its opening, the temple served as a school for the local children. Amazing lectures and classes for students of different age were held there. It became the first educational institution for the children on the island. The temple was built in 1666. It took one year to construct it.

According to reports, the initiator of the construction of the temple was Cheng Ching, the son of the legendary Chinese pirate Koxinga, who became famous for his brutal conquest. The first large-scale renovation was held under the rule of the Qing dynasty in the early 18th century. Many new … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Taiwan

Historical records mention Kaohsiung in the 16th century. It is worth mentioning that the city changed its name several times in the past. Initially, the settlement was famous as Takau. When the Dutch colonized the area, they decided to give a new name to the town, changing Takau to Tancoia. After that, Ming loyalists changed the name to Banlian-chiu. It different years, the settlement was Takau again, then Takao, and after that, finally, it became Kaohsiung. In 1819, the town was already an … Read more
Fans of art will enjoy a visit to the Art Museum that is known as one of the newest in the city. The opening of this museum took place in 2001. It is located in an attractive historical building that once belonged to the city’s administration. Works of local artists make up the basis of the museum’s collection, and the majority of items were made after the end of the World War II. The fabulous museum frequently hosts exhibitions dedicated to different areas of modern art. Travelers … Read more

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