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Taiwan; a country known for its beautiful landscapes, rich heritage, diverse folk traditions and its iconic night markets makes for the perfect place for an adventure. If you are looking for an exciting experience, you can be well assured; this country will offer you endless opportunities that will leave you wanting for more!
Begin your journey at the city of Chi Lung. Apart from having a natural harbor, it is post popular for its rich history and culture. Next, travel to the capital city of Taipei which will engulf you with its rich cultural heritage and mix. A day trip here will provide you with a lot of opportunities to sample the local eateries, attractions and rich culture. Next, travel to Hsinchu. Apart from being one of the oldest cities in the country, it is known for its glass production, wherein you can still see remnants of the factories even today. Travel ahead to the city of Taichung, which is a popular place for travellers. It has a perfect mix of the countries rich cultural heritage and culture and a lush natural habitat. It also has several famous night markets that are worth a visit. Puli is your next destinations wherein you will be greeted with a lush green forest and greenery. Apart from this, it is also famed for its pleasant weather and its natural spring water. Next, travel onwards to Chiayi which is on route to the Alishan National Scenic Area before you end up at the city of Tainan. History buffs will take great pleasure in the various historic buildings located all around the city. Don’t forget to view and experience the different religious building located here. Travel onwards to Kaohsiung , which has transformed from a grim city to an eye catching one filled with various ventures and attractions. Finally, travel to Taitung which is known for its spectacular coastal scenery and rustic buildings built in the in the late 18th century.
With its rich landscape and culture, Taiwan will have a lot to offer with its beautiful and mesmerizing attractions. Out of all the attractions, the must see is the National Palace Museum. This antiquated museum houses over 6 lakh different pieces of ancient artifacts and artworks. The Taipei World Financial Center also known as Taipei 101 is the country’s architectural accomplishment and landmark. Apart from being the fourth tallest structure in the world it also serves as an icon for the modern culture. History lovers must visit the famous Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall which serves as a memorial for the former president of the Republic of China. With a strong religious base in the country, it is not hard to find several religious structures scattered across the country. Amongst them all, a must visit is the Mengjia Longshan Temple. This religious temple stands as an emblematic example of the country’s classical architecture and its mix of different religions that are worshiped here. Nature lovers can take a walk through the famous Taipei Zoo which is home to several flora and fauna species from the country and around the world. Don’t forget to visit the scenic Sun Moon Lak which is a major attraction for its wonderful scenic and natural beauty. What you cannot miss here is the infamous night markets, out of which, the Fengjia Night Market which is known to be the biggest night market in the country.
Like its various attractions, the Taiwanese cuisines also offer a delightful experience. Although it has a strong influence from the neighboring culture of China, many of its local specialties also provide a delightful bite. While each reach region has its own specialty cuisine, there are a few choices that make for a memorable bite. A must have is the beef noodles and the oyster omelet which is best eaten along with the Taiwan sausage. For a bit of a gastronome adventure, do try the infamous stinky tofu. Although it is a challenge to overcome the strong odor, it makes for a perfect delectable delight, especially when eaten with a dash of mala hotpot and gelatinized duck blood. To satisfy your sweet tooth, do have the aiyu jelly, mostly consumed on a hot day. Tea is a common beverage here which is normally served and consumed in a traditional manner. Do try the high mountain oolong or the peal milk tea.
With so many different ventures, Taiwan is the perfect place to explore for diverse adventures. You can tour the different attractions here, along with exploring the different religious structures. Apart from this, you can go hiking or trekking on any of the several terrains here. Ease away the stress with a soak in the natural hot springs or even enjoy the splendid view of the flowering cherry blossoms when in season. Go swimming or kayaking in the various rivers or streams located here.
Planning for an adventure does not take much time and effort, however, when unexpected mishaps occur, it can affect your trip and harm your security. In order to avoid such a situation, the best way is to be well prepared for such unexpected moments. With a safety net like travel insurance, not only will you be well protected, but also well prepared for any unexpected calamities. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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