Tainan

Taiwan’s former capital is a city of historic but highly active temples, and home to some of the country’s best street food.

Kaohsiung

Taiwan’s second city is the vibrant and friendly capital of the south, with a smattering of historic sights and excellent seafood.

Foguangshan

Spend a day exploring the galleries, museums and elegant temples of this massive Buddhist monastery.

Southern Cross-Island Highway

Spectacular mountain road, linking Tainan to Taitung and cutting across the southern tip of Yushan National Park.

Little Liuqiu Island

Kick back and enjoy the alluring rock formations on this tranquil coral island.

Kenting National Park

Hire a car or scooter and explore Taiwan’s southernmost national park, with pristine surf beaches and stunning coastal scenery.

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