Taiwan is an island which is rich in its historical and natural aspects. Taiwan tourist destinations attract many tourists from all over the world.
Taiwan is also known as the ‘Treasure Island’ due to its historical and natural tourist attractions. This island is rich in its culture with breath-taking natural beauty and modern skyscrapers with many shopping malls. Taiwan tourist destinations make Taiwan one of the major tourist destinations in Asia.
Taipei is the capital of Taiwan which is home to many temples, historic monuments, museums and teeming night markets. You can visit National Palace Museum which has a huge collection of Chinese artifacts. Chian Kuo is known to be one of the largest jade markets in the world, which has more than nine hundred sellers. Snake Alley is a must see, where you will find stalls of fruit-sellers, fortune-tellers, tattoo parlors and restaurants which serve snake blood and bile. Taipei 101, also known as Taipei International Financial Center is a skyscraper with 101 floors. This skyscraper has a height of 508 meters and is located in Xinyi District. It is true that Taipei is one of the major Taiwan tourist destinations.
Taroko Gorge, located near east coast of Taiwan is a canyon with a length of 19 kilometers. It is visited by many tourists for camping and hiking purposes. Here you can visit the Eternal Spring Shrine and Mysterious Valley Trail. Alishan is the best mountain resort of Taiwan which is surrounded by pine and cedar forests. Here you can see amazing sunrise and enjoy a trip on narrow gauge stream train from Chiayi to Alishan.
Kenting National park near town of Kenting has beautiful white beaches, waterfalls, forests, coastlines and hot springs. During daytime you can enjoy water sports at its beaches and at night you can have a good time in its pubs, karaoke bars and discos. ‘Seawhale Ocean Tours’ is the great way to see sea whales and dolphins in their natural habitats. Since situated on the Basin of Slouguluan River, the white water river rafting is a good idea as well as tourists can enjoy deep sea fishing at night. Taiwan tourist destinations will not disappoint nature lovers at all.
Kaohsiung Lantern Festival is held between February and March. Tourists also can join this spectacular festival. This festival is held near popular Love River and you will witness different types of traditional lanterns and a great display of fireworks.
Due to great ethnic diversity Taiwan is home to different types of cuisines. Taiwanese food is simple which best utilizes the limited resources of Taiwan. Some of the popular dishes of Taiwan are; Mantou (steamed buns), Danbing (pancake with egg and spring onions, rolled and sliced, served with chili sauce), beef noodles, milkfish porridge, Taiwanese rice noodles and many more. Taiwan tourist destinations are known for their innovative local cuisines.
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