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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Taiwan's best beaches and top diving spots

Taiwan's best beaches and top diving spots

Taiwan might not be one of the first Asian countries that come to mind when you think of a beach break – it's more well known for its culture-rich cities and…

25 Mar 2019 • Hilton Yip insert_drive_file Article
Food stalls and restaurants in Taiwan: a tasting tour

Food stalls and restaurants in Taiwan: a tasting tour

I sniff the air and nearly gag at the ripe smell of old socks. Slowly the conga line of locals waiting to buy their stinky tofu at Shi Lin, one of Taiwan’s la…

22 Feb 2019 • Heidi Fuller-Love insert_drive_file Article
Things to do in Taipei off the beaten track

Things to do in Taipei off the beaten track

Taiwan’s capital Taipei is one of East Asia’s most vibrant metropolises. It's is famous for its night markets; Taipei 101, one of the world’s tallest bui…

13 Feb 2019 • Hilton Yip insert_drive_file Article
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