off-the-beaten-track

Lisong Hot Spring: How to Visit Taiwan’s Prettiest Wild Spring

Lisong Hot Spring (栗松溫泉) in Taitung county is widely regarded as the most beautiful wild hot spring in Taiwan. The ...
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Fenqihu Old Street: Bentos, Bamboo & Fireflies in Alishan Region

Fenqihu (奮起湖, also spelled Fenchihu) is a major highlight in one of my personal favorite regions of Taiwan: Alishan. This ...
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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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Visiting Puli on the Way to Sun Moon Lake or Cingjing Farm

Puli is a township in Nantou, Taiwan’s mountainous central county. In fact, the geographical center of Taiwan is in Puli. ...
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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 and one of our favorite places to take ...
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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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Eryanping & Tea Mist Trail: Two Amazing Hikes En Route to Alishan

Although the tourist masses flock to Alishan, there are several other crowd-free places to witness breathtaking sunrises, sunsets, and seas ...
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Shizhuo’s Stunning Bamboo Forests, Tea Farms, Sunsets, and Hikes

Shizhuo (石桌) in Chiayi county is one of my favorite places in all of Taiwan. This small mountain village on ...
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Staying at Songsyue Lodge, Hehuanshan (and how to book it)

Songsyue Lodge (松雪樓 or songxue lou, see official site) is the highest hotel in Taiwan (3150 m/10,335 ft!) and the ...
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How to Visit Hehuanshan for Epic Sunrises, Hiking, and Snow

Hehuanshan (合歡山 / Hehuan Mountain or Mt. Joy) is one of the most appealing high mountain areas and one of ...
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11 Awesome Stops on the Pingxi Railway Line in New Taipei City

The Pingxi Railway Line is a (mostly) single-track railway line that provides access to some of the most popular day ...
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