Taiwan’s Unique Selling Point
Taiwan is a special, captivating and a very unique tourist destination in Asia. It is an extremely modern and highly attractive country.
It has emerged in the last 5 years or so as an economic and industrial powerhouse. It has a staggering amount of natural, historic and culinary attractions to visit all over the island.
Taiwan is a very diverse country and has many different micro cultures and micro climates. The people and weather in the South are very different to that of the North. There are endless interesting and exiting places to go and things to see and do. As well as beaches, mountains and bustling nightlife, there are many other attractions such as atmospheric temples, museums, historic monuments and teeming night markets.
Here are the top six destinations and attractions to experience in Taiwan:
1. Kenting National Park
It is easy to see why this is a popular place with tourists and locals. It attracts millions of tourists every year. All year round, you can find lovely sunshine, blue sea water and a very clean sandy beach.
It is an ideal place for surfing, swimming and relaxing. It is renowned for its beautiful landscape and beautiful scenery.
2. Snake Alley, Taipei
Another must see is Taiwan’s capital, Taipei. Taipei’s Snake Alley is a great place to go. At Snake Alley, you will find fortune-tellers, tattoo parlours, fruit sellers and restaurants.
It is one of the top night markets to visit in Taiwan. Snake sellers will welcome you to try some of their captive animals.
It is a bustling place to visit with neon lights and will offer you an unexpected adventure through Taiwan’s culture. Highly recommended.
3. Taroko National Park
Another favourite entertainment spot in Taiwan is Taroko National Park, located in the east of Taiwan.
Taroko George has a beautiful river flowing through it. There are endless opportunities for camping and hiking. There is a fabulous road of 200 KM which offers you some of the most amazing scenery on the road.
Taroko National Park is of special significance for the environmental protection movement in Taiwan. After 4 years of excellent economic success and improvements, damage was occurring to the natural environment.
Taroko National Park is able to protect the natural scenery, wildlife and conserve natural resources.
Address: 291, Fushih Village, Sioulin Township 97253, Hualien County, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Taroko National Park Headquarters
Tel:886-3-8621100~6 Fax: 886-3-8621497
4. Nanwan – South Bay Beach, Kenting
Nanwan is a small fishing village located in Kenting, South of Taiwan. It is also called “Blue Bay” because of its beautiful blue sea water.
The beach stretches over about 600m. The beach is popular as the water is clean and the sand is soft and sandy.
Nanwan is a famous place for having a picnic, swimming, and rowing or sailing a boat. A popular, famous and scenic spot which comes highly recommended.
5. National Palace Museum, Taipei
If temples, night markets and beaches do not interest you then there are still plenty of other entertainment options. One option is the National Palace Museum, which moved from Beijing to Taipei, Taiwan in 1948.
The National Palace Art Museum has got the biggest collection of antiques in the world, over 677,687 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks.
6. Sizihwan Bay Kaohsiung
Sizihwan Bay in Kaohsiung is absolutely stunning. It’s centres around a beautiful and scenic Coastal front, and lush mountains. There are also numerous surrounding activities such the Former British Consulate at Takao, Monkey Mountain, and Cijin Island. There are many great places to eat and cheap hotels dotted around the city.
The Sizihwan Bay Resort also has it’s on beach where it’s possible to surf and windsurf. The sunset on the Bay is breathtaking.