Visitors to Taiwan
are spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do
and places of incredible natural beauty to visit on the island – with so many attractions, it’s hard to figure out what to see. Let us do the hard work for you, with our list of the top twenty must-visit attractions in Taiwan.
This well-known spot is one of the best places in Taipei to enjoy a cup of tea. The incredible scenery is worth the trip alone, but it is perhaps the gondola ride from the zoo to Maokong which has made it one of the most popular day trips to make during a stay in Taipei.
Maokong, Wenshan district, Taipei city, Taiwan
Dragon and Tiger Pagodas
Maolin National Scenic Area
South of Kaohsiung lies the region known as Maolin National Scenic Area. This is where you’ll find Purple Butterfly Valley, the wintering home for a million Euploeini butterflies. An incredible sight to behold if you’re lucky enough to arrive at the right time of the year.
Maolin National Scenic Area, Maolin district, Kaohsiung city, Taiwan
One of Taiwan’s most popular weekend trips is a trip to the archipelago of Penghu. This sandy tropical paradise has plenty of beaches scattered throughout its islands and is a must for seafood lovers.
Penghu county, Taiwan
Yangmingshan National Park is the most conveniently located of Taiwan’s national parks just a short bus ride outside Taipei city. The park is home to a dormant volcano which is why there are so many hot springs in the area. Xiaoyoukeng is the best place to see the geysers – there is also a visitor center, and several pathways and hiking trails.
Xiaoyoukeng Visitor Centre, 69 Zhuzihu Road, Beitou district, Taipei, Taiwan
Popular among locals as a beach holiday destination, Kenting National Park is home to waterfalls, hiking trails, and forests. But it is the beach areas near Kenting Street that are a must-see for lovers of sun, sea, and sand.
Kenting Street, Hengchun township, Pingtung county, Taiwan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Built in the 1600s by the Dutch East India Company, this former Dutch stronghold was a place of import during their rule over the western part of the island in the 17th century. The fort is now restored to its former glory and is one of Tainan’s most popular attractions.
Fort Zeelandia, 185 Anping Road, Anping district, Tainan city, Taiwan