921 Earthquake Museum

Informative and poignant memorial to the devastating quake that hit Taiwan in 1999, with high-tech exhibits built around the hauntingly stark ruins of a junior high school.

Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage

The annual Mazu Pilgrimage to celebrate Taiwan’s “patron saint” is an exuberant celebration involving hundreds of thousands of people.

Lugang

Historic town with bags of charm, old streets, craft shops, temples and tasty “little eats”.

Sun Moon Lake

The ancestral home of Taiwan’s smallest aboriginal tribe, the Thao, this tranquil lake offers some of the most gorgeous scenery in the country.

Chung Tai Chan Monastery

Taiwan’s largest Buddhist temple complex is an incredible blend of modern engineering and dazzling traditional craftsmanship.

Alishan National Scenic Area

Explore a lush, mountainous region sprinkled with alluring homestays, Tsou villages and pristine hiking trails.

Yushan National Park

The ascent of Yushan, northeast Asia’s highest mountain, is one of the country’s highlights, a spectacular hike through the clouds with mind-blowing views.

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