Captivating Taiwan is Asia’s best-kept secret. This tiny island is crammed with awesome scenery – from lofty Yushan to dramatic Taroko Gorge – perfect for adventure and exploration. For lazier days, soak up the surroundings from a hot-spring resort, head to one of the beautiful east coast beaches, or explore the charming old town of Lugang. Use our map of Taiwan below to start planning your trip to this most underrated destination.
You won’t be short of things to do on this vibrant island. Sample oyster omelette, curry rice and seafood broth at Keelung’s celebrated night market, or marvel at the National Palace Museum’s extraordinary art collection. Take to the water with a spot of surfing or diving in Kenting National Park, or relax and enjoy a cup of Tiěguānyīn tea from a mountainside pavilion.
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