Alishan Mountains

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Alishan is a destination you can not miss while visiting to Taiwan. The first point that makes this place become Taiwan’s No. 1 tourist attraction is the specialty of Alishan Oolong Tea. Go to this mountain, you should definitely spend a few minutes to enjoying a cup of hot tea mixed with fragrant.

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Alishan train
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Credit image: Taiwan travel blog.

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Alishan, Taiwan: Alishan Mountain Tea Plantations
Alishan, Taiwan: Alishan Mountain Tea Plantations. Credit image: Taiwan travel blog.
Bao Zhong Oolong Tea
Alishan Oolong Tea

The Alishan Mountains is also known as the fairyland of Taiwan. With a railroad running between the forests of the mountains. You can buy this ticket and tour on the train. Alternatively, visit the corridors along the mountainside. Whatever your choice, ensure that you will still enjoy the fresh air and natural beauty of Alishan.

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Explore the mountains and plateau as Yang Ming Shan, Alishan is a very beloved activity when traveling Taiwan
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Sunset on Alishan mountain

Read more: Alishan travel guide — Top places to visit and what to do in Alishan, Taiwan.

Tainan

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Tanan streets. Picture: Taiwan blog.

If Taipei weather is as erratic as the 18-year-old girl, Tainan is always sunny and beautiful. Tainan is not too crowded, not many tall buildings and traffic are as complex as in Taipei. Here there are many lovely old streets, lightly slow, and the night markets with a lot of delicious foods and decorative fancy.

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Tainan old city
Tainan Flowers Night Market
Tainan Night Market
Oyster omelettes are one of Taiwan's most popular street snacks, and Tainan's Huayuan Night Market (aka Flowers Night Market, 花園夜市), ...
Oyster omelettes are one of Taiwan’s most popular street snacks, and Tainan’s Huayuan Night Market (aka Flowers Night Market, 花園夜市), …

Anping Old Street: Here, there are the most old streets in Taiwan, the vintage street corners and the bustling night markets.

Anping Old Street
Anping Old Street

Anping Old Street

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Jin Hua 61 Dessert Tau Suan Tainan Anping Old Street
Noodles shop Da You Xing Yi Noodles in tainan Anping old street
Noodles shop Da You Xing Yi Noodles in tainan Anping old street

Confucius Temple: Located in the center of Tainan, it offers many souvenirs and has an ancient streets opposite the temple.

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Sicao Green Tunnel and Qigu Salt Mountain: These two places are located in the suburbs of Tainan, you can take the bus No.99 from the central station they will take you around both places. The salt mine of Qigu is beautiful but quite monotonous. The Sicao Green Canal is a famous natural canal in Tainan, where you can rent a boat to explore the canal.

Sicao Green Tunnel
Sicao Green Tunnel
Qigu Salt Mountain
Qigu Salt Mountain

Chin Mei Museum: The museum is very European style, you should visit in the evening to watch the museum lights up.

Chin Mei Museum
Chin Mei Museum

Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung is Taiwan’s second largest city, after Taipei.

Sizih Bay (Sizihwan Bay): Famous for its beautiful sunset and natural coral reefs. The bay includes places such as the Sizihwan beach, Hai Bin Park, Former British Consulate at Takao, etc … From here, you can admire the sea and see the port of Kaohsiung from afar.

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Sizihwan Bay
Beach on Cijin Island 旗津島.
Sunset in Sizihwan bay

Liuhe Night Market: This market mainly sells seafood, food. In general, seafood is delicious, fresh, not too high price.

Liuhe Night Market – Fried Shellfish

Xin Jue Jiang Night Market: A busy and bustling night market in Kaohsiung, located at the R9 (Central Park) subway station – the crowded and very beautiful subway station in the city. This night market sells a variety of clothing, footwear and cosmetics made in Taiwan and Korea.

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XinJueJiang night market

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EDA World Complex: Everything from entertainment, sports, shopping, hotels, hospitals to schools. When you come here, people often like to sit on the giant ferris wheel to see the entire kingdom of EDA World. Or you can strolling around the splendid and sumptuous shopping area, there is also a large ice skating rink. For those who love adventure games or explore the beauty of European style, you can choose EDA World Theme Park.

EDA World at night
EDA World at night. Picture: Taiwan blog.

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Lotus Pond (Lotus Lake): Known as the jewel of Kaohsiung’s architecture art design, is a large lake located in central Kaohsiung surrounded with many temples, observatories and markets. Walking around the lake and watching lotuses that is inspiration source to name the lake.

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Lotus Lake, Kaohsiung city

Pier-2 Art Center: Built from abandoned beachfront warehouses, it is like a collection of many museums with creative works.

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Pier 2 art center painted house
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The world’s most beautiful MRT station Formosa Boulevard Station: Step out of the train and walking up to the hall you will see a performance of lights and LED in the grand house. Exterior view is 4 exit points around the 4 corners of the intersection is also designed impressively.

Formosa Boulevard MRT Station

Love River: The river of love is decorated with circle bridges, so in the evening you will see the lights running along the bridge creating an impressive landscape.

Love River

Fo Guang Shan Temple: Located 40 km from the center of Kaohsiung, one of the largest and most magnificent temples in the world.

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Fo Guang Shan Monastery
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Fo guang shan buddha temple at night

Read more: Kaohsiung blog (Kaohsiung travel blog) — The fullest Kaohsiung travel guide for a budget trip to Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Hualien

Hualien is a place have to visit in Taiwan with many attractive attractions

Suao Hualien Highway
Suao Hualien Highway

Taroko National Park: Known as Taiwan’s most diverse national park, Taroko National Park is home for saving of Taiwan’s most beautiful natural sceneries, with majestic cliffs, beautiful hanging bridges and spectacular waterfalls. Visitors will be walking around the canyons and exploring ancient ruins in a very unique way. Read more: Explore Taroko Gorge National Park — One of the most beautiful national parks in Taiwan.

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Taroko Gorge National Park. Picture: Taiwan blog.
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Taroko Park is one of the most spectacular scenic spots in Taiwan

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Taroko Gorge National Park travel to China

Taroko Gorge National Park travel to China

Qingshui Cliffs: Located on the Suao-Hualien Highway stretching between Heping and Chongde Stations, is one of the most spectacular sights on the Pacific coast of Taiwan. When departing early, you can admire the magnificent sunrise over the Pacific Ocean with its majestic natural surroundings.

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Qingshui Cliffs and Suao Hualien Highway

For those who like adventure, conquered nature, this is also a very ideal place with kayaking activities, sailing on the sea. Besides, you can take a walk on the Chongde Sea, from here watch the panoramic view of cliffs, as well as watch the sunrise or sunset on the Pacific Ocean.

Mukumugi Valley: With its beautiful landscape, aboriginal culture, rich seafood cooked in Taiwanese cuisine, Mukumugi Valley has attracted many visitors here to experience the native culture of destination and swim in clear water.

Mukumugi Valley bathing

Mukumugi Valley bathing
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Chishingtan beach: In addition to Taroko National Park, the Chishingtan beach is a destination you can not miss in Hualien. This place is hailed as the most beautiful beach in Hualien. It is characterized by clean, clear sea water, rock formations with many unique shapes. It is not suitable for swimming, but Chishingtan is a place for sea walking and live “virtual”.

Chishingtan beach

Read more: Hualien travel guide — Top things to do & must go places in Hualien, Taiwan.

Sun Moon Lake

The lake is located in Taichung, also a fairyland of Taiwan. It can be said that this convergence is full of harmony between water – trees and the immense sky. As the largest lake in Taiwan, you can come here to feel the four seasons of Taiwan clearly visible on the water.

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Sun Moon Lake. Picture: Taiwan blog.

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Bicycling in Sun Moon Lake
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Read more: Sun Moon Lake itinerary — Exploring Sun Moon Lake & Cingjing Farm for 1 day trip.

Penghu Islands

Penghu Islands

Located between Taiwan Strait and Mainland China, this small archipelago is characterized by its distinctive geological features, with numerous sedimentary rock formations and hundreds of large and small islands. Along with that, the mountain landscape blends with sandy beaches and blue waters. Especially in the spring and summer, you also have the opportunity to enjoy seasonal festivals and beautiful fireworks. In addition, you can not ignore the delicious seafood dishes, including fish and other kinds of fresh snails in the area.

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Heart-shaped sea is the highlight of Penghu

Taiwan blog: What to eat in Taiwan?

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup
Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

The small, beautiful island contains a vast, rich culinary world. It is no exaggeration to say that Taiwan is a paradise for devotees. There are many signature dishes in Taiwan you can try such as: beef noodles, dim sum, oyster omelette, stinky tofu, danzi noodle, bubble tea, pineapple cake, daifuku (Mochi Taiwan), iron eggs, …To read more about must eat in Taiwan, read the following articles:

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Taiwan blog: What to buy in Taiwan?

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Taiwan Pineapple Cake. One of the most wonderful gifts you can buy in Taiwan

Taiwan is not only known as a beautiful island, but is also home to a myriad of shopping centers, markets and alleyways. When traveling to Taiwan, travelers can choose to purchase the goods as a gift after a trip. We have listed the most complete list of gifts to buy when traveling to Taiwan. Let’s check it out here: Must buy souvenir in Taiwan — Top 17 most famous, cheap & best things to buy in Taiwan.

Taiwan travel blog: Some useful notes when traveling Taiwan

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  • Take note of the elevators in Taiwan: When you take the elevator, remember to stand on the right hand side, so that anyone who wants to walk up or down, they go left.
  • When traveling should wear warm and lightweight clothing, hats, low heels or shoes to avoid feet pain, you should not use new shoes.
  • Dress politely when visiting temples, pagodas, palaces … and note lined up when waiting.
  • No smoking in public areas, air-conditioned, in elevators; Do not throw the garbage in public (if the violation will be fined heavy).
  • Shopping: 1kg of China = 0.5kg international; Goods valued at over US $ 300 will be subject to current tax; In some places, when you buy something you should bargain; …
  • Always be aware of your location or people traveling through the Diduli app to ensure your safety as well as your planned and itinerary.

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Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in and from Taipei you can refer to

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