Taiwan in East Asia was originally based in mainland China. The republic of China now governs the island of Taiwan, which is 99% of its territory and other minor islands. The people’s republic of China lies to the west, Japan to the east and northeast, and the philippines to the south.
Explore Taiwan’s majestic peaks, rolling plains, coastlines and natural landscapes. Go trekking at Taroko Gorge, take a ride on the Alishan Forest railway and soak up the sun in Kending. Visit Sun Moon lake, wander through the East rift Valley or visit the offshore islands of Kinmen and penghu. It’s fun in capital letters as well as an awesome journey of natural discovery!
Capital : Taipei
Official Language : Mandarin/Taiwanese/Hakka/Indigenous
Government : Democratic
Currency : Taiwanese Dollar
Time Difference : Taiwan is 2 hours 30 minutes ahead of India
Best Time to Visit : July to September
CITY TOUR OF TAIPEI
Visit the majestic Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, towering over 25 hectares of landscaped gardens, graceful pavilions, and ponds. Continue to Martyr’s Shrine dedicated to the fallen heroes of China’s wars, to see the colorful changing of the guard ceremony. Visit the National palace Museum, housing the world’s largest collection of Chinese art treasure. See a traditional Chinese temple and visit a Handicraft Center.
NIGHT TOUR OF TAIPEI
Enjoy a Mongolian BBQ Dinner at a popular downtown restaurant. Then see the beautiful ancient lungshan Temple and visit Huahsi St. Night Market, famous for the snake shops, various commodities and dishes. Continue to Taipei 101 building, 508m tall with 101 storeys and check out the fashionable stores or visit the observatory for a night view of Taipei.
NORTHERN COAST TOUR
Drive 40-minute drive takes to Keelung, an international seaport and transportation hub in N.E. Taipei. At Chung Cheng park, view the huge statue of the Goddess of Mercy and enjoy a panoramic view of Keelung Harbour. Visit Yehliu park, famous for its natural rock formations and see the Queen’s Head, the most well-known one.
YANGMINGSHAN NATIONAL PARK
Visit Yangmingshan National park, a mountainous area famous for its scenery, traces of volcanic activity, abundant natural resources and hot springs, with beautiful views of the Tatun Mountain range.
JIOUFEN VILLAGE & NIGHT MARKET
See the simple old life style in Jioufen village and enjoy beautiful mountain and coastal scenery. learn about its gold mining history and taste traditional country snacks like herbal cakes and taro balls. Visit the raohe Street Night Market where you can taste the famous herb-steamed spareribs soup or visit Wufengpu Garment Wholesale Area which is nearby.
SUN MOON LAKE WITH CRUISE IN TAICHUNG
Board a cable car connecting Sun Moon lake and the Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village. Arrive and hike to the jetty to board the pleasure boat cruise, gliding over serene Sun Moon lake. Buy the famous black tea, millet mochi and traditional Thao souvenirs at Shueishe or Ida Thao. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and cruise round the shopping zone to buy aboriginal products. Visit xiangshan Visitor Centre and enjoy beautiful views of the Sun Moon lake. Visit the Wenwu Temple on the way back.