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A self-proclaimed Taiwan junkie, I've lived on this beautiful island since early 2006. This is a collection of some of my favorite things to see and do on Isla Formosa.
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Pingtung County, Taiwan
Kenting is Taiwan's most popular beach destination, so it's no surprise that this sleepy little beach town swells during high season, and especially during Chinese New Year. You'll find a vibrant night life in Kenting. It's full of restaurants and...
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981, Taiwan, Hualien County, Yuli Township, 3112號
Asian rice fields, rugged mountains, fertile orchards and tea plantations are just some of the beautiful scenes you'll feast your eyes on in Taiwan's East Rift Valley. Learn about rural life by visiting the many recreational farms, hiking trails...
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Lotus Pond, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 813
Enter the dragon's mouth and exit the tiger for good luck and prosperity at Lotus Lake in Kaohsiung. These colorful Chinese temples were built in 1960 as an extension to Ciji Temple on the opposite side of the street. Lotus Lake is probably the...
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880, Taiwan, 澎湖縣馬公市風櫃里
Feel the pounding of the waves beneath your feet and listen to the eerie sounds of the sea that are produced through the blowholes that dot the shoreline in the ancient fishing village of Fenggui. The sound is thought to resemble a Chinese organ,...
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883, Taiwan, Penghu County, Qimei Township, 中和村10鄰54號
Little Taiwan is a rocky platform located quite near to Taiwan's famous Double-Heart Stone Fishing Weir on Qimei Island in the Penghu Archipelago. This famous sweet-potato shaped rock is only visible at low tide. You can book a trip to Qimei by...
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Pingxi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 226
If you’re logical, you might not make the trek to the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival. Depending upon where you live, this is a long way to go for just a few hours of visual splendor in the sky. The fact is that the highlight lasts no more than about...
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No. 18, Zhongbu Cross-island highway, Xiulin Township, Hualien County, Taiwan 972
These beautiful hot springs are located several kilometres into the gorge. To get there you must drive or cycle to the parking lot and then walk down a long wooden staircase built into the cliffside. At the bottom you'll find a quaint...
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Puli Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 545
Puli is a magical town located in the mountainous heart of Taiwan. Its Atayal (Taiwanese aboriginal tribe) name is Sabaha Bakalas, which means "house of stars." The area is popular with tourists due to its close proximity to Sun Moon Lake, but...
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No. 109號, Section 2, Minquan East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491
There is no shortage of temples in Taipei, but for business people there’s no better one to visit than the beautiful Xingtian Temple. Dedicated to Guan Yu, the patron god of businessmen, the temple located near the eponymous metro station is a...
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704, Taiwan, Tainan City, North District, 台南市北區
Night markets are a quintessential Taiwan experience. Young couples, families, retirees, and swarms of teenagers descend upon these markets to graze, gossip, flirt, play, and graze some more. Lately, the ones in Taipei have been over-run by...
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Alley 1, Lane 40, Linjiang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
One of the many night markets in Taipei, prepare yourself to be flooded with sensations at the Tong Hua Night Market. Some people are adventurous eaters, and some aren't. To eat here, you may have to leave some of your preconceived notions behind...