16 Apr Top 5 things to do in Taiwan
Taiwan is considered to be one of the most friendliest and welcoming countries in the world. It is also known as Asia’s best-known secret. Taiwan is full of night markets, hot springs and beautiful skyscrapers. Here are five things to do on your next trip to Taiwan:
- Visit National Palace Museum:
The National Palace museum is the home to the world’s largest collection of chinese art. The art includes pottery, ink wash paintings, bronzes, a three-legged cauldron, etc. The museum offers guided tours in English so that you can understand the culture and heritage of Taiwan in a detailed manner.
- Visit the Bao’an Temple:
Taiwan has more temples than convenience stores. Yes, you read that right. With over 12,000 temples, Taiwan has some of the most beautiful temples in the world. Known for its beautiful architecture, the Bao’an temple won the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award in 2003. The temple hosts the Baosheng Cultural Festival which runs from April to May and is considered to be a cultural extravaganza.
- Try Taiwanese specialties: Taiwan is known for its beef noodles, hot pot, dumplings, noodles sticky rice in bamboo tubes and so much more. Specialties can be tried at Taiwan’s night markets that boast of dozens of stalls. Seafood and squid can be tried at the Miaokou Market (Keelung) and the Ruifeng Market (Kaohsiung).
- Hiking in Taiwan: This might come as a shock to you but Taiwan has become one of top destinations in Asia for outdoor adventure. There are several hikes in Taiwan that last from a few hours to a few days. Hiking paths can be found in the Yangmingshan National Park and Wulai. Other hikes are Snow Mountain, Mt.Jade and Mt. Beidawu. So if you’re looking for a more adventurous holiday then you won’t be disappointed.
- Go butterfly watching: Taiwan is the home to over 400 butterfly species. The purple crow butterflies which are world’s largest winter migrating butterfly species can be spotted in Taiwan. The best time to see these creatures is between November and March. Also, The Taipei Zoo and Kaohsiung’s Jinshi Lake Butterfly Garden have butterfly houses with several species that are a feast to the eye. You can spot whites and sulphurs, brush-footed butterflies, and dead leaf butterflies among the several species.
Taiwan may not seem as the perfect holiday destination at first but once you know about the things to see and learn, you will realize why it is one of Asia’s fastest growing travel destination. So book your e-visa to Taiwan on www.visalounge.com and take a trip to a land of culture and tradition.