Taiwan truly represents the Golden Mean between natural beauty and man-made wonders.
Boasting the economic metropolis of Taipei, which includes the Taipei 101, one of the tallest buildings in the world, the island also offers a ton of natural beauty, such as the wind shaped coastal rock sculptures at Yeliu, the crystalline emerald green waters of Sun Moon Lake, or the mountainous Taroko National Park which is home to many flora and fauna.
Start from the eastern coast of Taiwan – Hualien, the gateway to Taroko Gorge National Park. This impressive 19-km long canyon is also home of the indigenous Taiwanese tribe. Drive along the most charming coastal highway along the eastern coast, you will be overwhelmed with the endless high mountains, paddy fields and ocean.To see more of Taiwan’s top ranking natural landscape, the Sun Moon Lake has crystalline, emerald green waters that reflect from the surrounding hills and mountains
This trip to Taipei and surrounding areas is not to be missed by first timer. Learn its history and culture through the themed museums and ascend the world acclaimed Taipei 101 skyscraper. Hold your breath at the beautifully wind shaped rock in Yeliu; enjoy half a day hike on Yangmingshan national park and rejuvenate yourself in the natural hot spring; last but not least fulfill your taste adventure with the famous night market street food.
Observe and compare the diversity offered by the two cities are – Tainan, the former capital endowed with historical site and Taipei, the capital of Taiwan now, a dynamic metropolis, vibrant and exciting. See the countryside and the treasures she keeps and have a taste of one of the special local eats that is unique to the city!