Known as the “heart of Asia”, Taiwan is packed with exciting things to do, beautiful sights to see, amazing food to try, festivals to enjoy, and friendly people to meet. Taiwan is famous for its landscape, rich heritage, diverse folk traditions, mild climate, magnificent temples, and numerous national museums. It has become a very popular travel destination in Asia because of its convenient and efficient transportation system, safe and secure environment, kind people, and affordable cost of travel. Taiwan’s unique tourism attractions – the combination of traditional Asia and the modern world, the contrast between metropolitan and countryside, the blending cultures of the old and the new, stunning scenery of mountains, coastlines and valleys, and tasty local food and international cuisines – bring tourists back to this beautiful island year after year.
Located in the finest district Taipei has to offer, TAIPEI 101 is the largest engineering project ever in the history of the Taiwan construction business. At 382 meters above the ground the 89F Observation Floor offers visitors a commanding view of the city and Taipei Basin at all directions. Taiwan’s premier international shopping destination, featuring luxury goods, fashions, and fine dining.
The National Palace Museum houses the world’s largest collection of priceless Chinese art treasures, one which spans China’s nearly 5,000-year history.
Most of the museum’s over 600,000 art objects were part of the Chinese imperial collection, which began over 1,000 years ago in the early Song dynasty.
The 6.6-hectares Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei’s Xinyi District was completed in 1937 as the Songshan Tobacco Factory, which was one of the seed companies of a monopoly system mandated by the Taiwan Governor-General Office.
In 2001, the Taipei City Government named the tobacco factory the city’s 99th historic site and converted it into a park comprising city-designated historic sites (namely the office building, the 1st to 5th warehouses, cigarette plant and boiler room), historic structures (the inspection room, a machinery repair shed and a nursing room) and architectural highlights (the Baroque-style garden, an ecologically landscaped pond, a public bath and a multi-purpose auditorium).
Located by the Datong District roundabout, this traditional-style night market specializes in mouthwatering Taiwan snack foods. This is the first night market in Taipei to separate pedestrian and car traffic, making it easier for visitors to enjoy the food and shopping attractions here.
There are various Squid Thick Soupcuisine in the night market, including steak, hot stuffed dumplings, little cake wrapped in big cake, sliced noodles, liver soup, squid thick soup, oyster omelets…etc.
Yehliu Geopark is truly a park of natural wonders: rocks carved by wave-cutting and weathering over years and years were formed into shapes resembling figures that are real. The most famous one is of course the Queen’s Head, among other “statues” that are named the Fairy’s Shoe, the Mushroom Rocks, the Tofu Rocks, and the Elephant Rocks, along with many interesting potholes. Do not forget to bring your camera.
The Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area is praised for its five major recreational systems, including the lake, Shueili River, Puli, Jhuoshuei River, and Jiji. The surrounding areas stretch to cover known tourist spots including Taumi, Checheng, Jiji, Shueisheda Mountain, Sangyong Falls, Mingtan Reservoir, and Shueili River.
Sun Moon Lake features the only full-range 3D tours (lake, sky and land) in Taiwan. The lake cycling trail has been recognized by CNNGO, CNN as one of the most beautiful cycling trails in the world.
Taroko is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. Cliffs and canyons stretch along Liwu River. The waterfalls characterized Taroko National Park and the most famous ones are Baiyang Waterfall, Yindai Waterfall, Changchun Waterfall, and Lushui Waterfall. Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou) and Tunnel of Nine Turns (Jiuqudong) are the most impressive natural scenes in Taroko and the canyons here are the narrowest.