Top 10 Places you need to visit in Taiwan

by - 8/10/2018


After the previous travel post (Things to know before visiting Taiwan) I decided to do another one, because a lot of you were asking to show more photos. For me it is important to share my experience and maybe inspire some of you to visit the place for yourself. In this one I will be talking and showing you top 10 places to see, while visiting this beautiful small country.
This list isn't divided from 1-10 by favorites, because to me those places are all equally beautiful.



You can find Taipei 101 on every TOP 10 Taiwan list out there and the same goes to Elephant mountain. Those are just the things you must visit and they are on those list for a good reason.
Taipei 101 used to be the tallest building on the world (from 2004-2010). It is a business building with a designer shopping mall and an amazing viewpoint on the top.



Elephant mountain is one of the biggest attraction of Taiwan, because of the most beautiful view on Taipei (in the center you can see Taipei 101). I was lucky to have great friends that took me here. It takes less than half an hour to reach to the top, but bring some mosquito repellent. In this park there is a lot of mosquitoes and I had about 10 bites just on my legs, but this view is worth all the struggle. 





This is a mountain in Taroko National Park. It is 3.740 m high and is 5th highest mountain of Taiwan. It is actually very easy to reach, but you still have to be cautious because you can get altitude sickness. There is a road leading very high up the mountain so the actual hike only takes about 30 minutes.






To me this is one of the most beautiful areas of Taiwan. It is located in Taroko National Park. You can go on many hikes here, but it is recommended to protect yourself with the safety helmet.






  Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall is one of the most important historical places in Taiwan. It is located close to Taipei city center and serves as a reminder of Taiwan's past. It is a very important political site, but I don't want to go into the details too much.





One of my favorite things from the trip was exploring streets of the main city Taipei. We explored the area called Dadaocheng and walked on Duhua street. You can see a lot of typical market places there and experience Taiwanese day to day life. 
If you plan to visit Taipei I would also recommend going to Ximen area. There you can see the famous Red House Theatre and explore shopping streets surrounding it.






This is a beautiful hidden gem of Taiwan. Chifa Matsu temple is a big, amazingly decorated temple in Yunlin. There really isn't much to say about it, because you need to see it with your own eyes. It is one of the first temples we saw and probability one of the biggest. Every person in this temple was so nice and I love how those temples celebrate 3 different religions, not just one. This makes them much more tolerant to each other.






This is a very famous eight-arch bridge that connects Taiwan with a small off shore island. It is a beautiful area where you can walk around.





One of the must things to do while visiting Taiwan is going to see one of the night markets. The best one we saw was in Hualien. Night markets are full of food and beverages, but you can also find some random shops there. To me it is a must! ...but beware of the stinky tofu, it is everywhere and it is one of the most pungent smells ever. 





Fo Guang Shan Budda Museum is a cultural center, as well as a museum. The architecture here is completely out of this world. It is a great place to get to know the culture, a long with acquiring some new skills like calligraphy. It is also one of the most picturesque places, sadly some of the photos I took here got lost.





We didn't have much time here, but this is a beautiful lake in central Taiwan. This area is full of hotels and for a good reason. This place is really beautiful and you can do a lot of activities around this area (biking, hiking, going on a boat...). My pictures really don't do it justice, so I recommend looking it up on google.




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Thank you for reading. I hope you found it useful.
 If you want more posts like that, please let me know! :)


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