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30+ Things to Do in Hualien (besides Taroko Gorge!)

As you’ve most likely already heard, a massive earthquake struck Hualien on the east coast of Taiwan on April 3, ...
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Longshan Temple: How to Pray for Love at Taipei’s Top Temple

Longshan Temple is indisputably the most famous temple in Taipei city, Taiwan. And it’s not just a tourist-trap, either. Locals ...
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My Skyline 460 Experience: Standing on Top of Taipei 101

Skyline 460 is a relatively new experience at Taipei 101, the tallest building in Taiwan and one of the top ...
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20 Places to Visit in Taiwan that I’m Obsessed With

In this article, I’ve shortlisted my 20 favorite destinations in Taiwan. It wasn’t easy! After living in Taiwan for over ...
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Houtong Cat Village: Taiwan’s Cat-Themed Coal Mining Village

Houtong Cat Village (猴洞貓村) is one of the quirkiest attractions in Taiwan. This formerly prosperous coal mining village is now ...
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How to Visit Taipingshan, Northern Taiwan’s Top Mountain Resort

Taipingshan (太平山 or Taiping Mountain) National Forest Recreation Area in Yilan county is one of Taiwan’s most popular and appealing ...
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A Maokong Gondola Guide: Best Teahouses, Hikes, and Taipei Views

Makong Gondola (貓空纜車) is the only gondola/cable car in Taipei City and one of Taiwan’s most popular attractions. Located at ...
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How to Hike Elephant Mountain (Xiangshan) for Epic Taipei Views

Elephant Mountain (象山 or Xiangshan) is a mountain in eastern Taipei City. The relatively short trail up the 184-meter mountain ...
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Gaze at Seas of Flowers in Zhongshe Flower Market Taichung

Zhongshe Flower Market (中社觀光花市, also spelled Chungshe Flower Market) in Taichung city is one of the best places in Taiwan ...
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Is Rainbow Village in Taichung Still Worth Visiting in 2024?

In 2018, I wrote my first guide to Rainbow Village (彩虹村) after visiting with my wife and kids. In it, ...
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A Guide to Kenting National Park at the Southern Tip of Taiwan

Kenting National Park is Taiwan’s oldest national park. For Taiwanese, Kenting (墾丁, pronounced ken ding) is synonymous with beaches, water ...
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How to Visit Shifen Waterfall, Taiwan’s Most Famous Waterfall

There are many superlatives to describe Shifen Waterfall (十分瀑布). It is the widest waterfall in Taiwan, the largest waterfall in ...
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