Beautiful Island is how the first Westerners described Taiwan as they laid eyes on it for the first time. The charming country has diverse destination choices from the lush mountains of Wulai, the stunning basalt cliffs of Penghu, the vibrant capital city like Taipei, and the hot springs of Taian. Taiwan offers travelers the experience the island’s religious heritage, the perfect night-market meal, and the high-tech gadgets for the computer geeks. Taipei 101 or Taipei International Center 101 is the world’s tallest building at 508 meter high. Witness the religious in action at the unique and beautiful Longshan Temple. Travelers should not miss the awe-inspiring canyon with marble-walled canyons, lush vegetation and giant cliffs that is the vast Taroko George covering 120,000 hectares with mountain peaks rising to 3700m.
The sprawling Shilin Night Market, the king of Taipei’s night markets, is teeming with stalls selling delectable edibles, trendy clothing, games of skill and chance, shoes and hat. Bargain hunters will have a feast with the market’s offering. Jade and precious stones lovers will get confused with the vast array of jade jewelry, religious items or feng shui objects. Taiwan’s thriving gay scene consisting of bars, dance clubs, saunas and massage spas centered around Taipei, Red House and Ximan area.