Taiwan, a small island country north of the Philippines clouted  by China’s sovereignty claim. Despite its size and diplomatic struggles, it has emerged to be a major economic powerhouse and technological center. 

This island nation is also one of the best countries to visit in Asia. Though it is not yet a popular destination like the neighboring countries, it offers a wide array of experiences- futuristic city, delicious selection of cuisine, unexplored beaches, stunning natural formations, great national parks and awesome architecture. What awaits you is a great adventure and budget- friendly trip. 

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Here are the top 18 best places to visit and things to do when you visit Taiwan:

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Taipei 101. Once held the record as the highest building in the world, it is one of the number one of the list. The building has become an iconic symbol of Taiwan. Its unique architecture design and engineering will surely survive the frequent earthquake in the island given its location in the pacific. 

Taipei 101 Observatory E-Ticket

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National Chiang Kai- Shek Memorial Hall. One of the most photographed places in Taiwan due to the frequent tourist visitors and has become a popular landmark. Built to commemorate the late President of Taiwan, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek. Surrounded by a park and nearby are Taiwan’s Memorial Hall Square, National Theater and the National Concert Hall. 

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National Palace Museum. Learn the rich history of Imperial China. It has one of the largest collections of ancient Chinese Imperial artifacts and works of art. Pieces displayed here tells the history of Chinese art from the Neolithic up to the modern age, mostly are collections of the Chinese emperors. 

National Palace Museum E-Ticket
National Palace & Shung Ye Museum Ticket

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Jiufen Street. A seaside mountain area in one of the districts in New Taipei City. Popularized by the 1989 Taiwanese historical movie A City of Sadness. Because of the place’s nostalgic scenery and its resemblance to the downtown in the Japanese anime movie Spirited Away, it became a popular tourist destination. You’ll find here tea houses, retro- Chinese style cafes and traditional souvenir stores. 

A Day Tour in Jiufen and Shifen From Ximen (Day and Night Scene in Jiufen)
Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen, Shifen, and Golden Waterfall Day Tour from Taipei

Jiufen Old Street
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Sun Moon Lake. It is the largest body of water in Taiwan located in the Nantou and surrounds the tiny island of Lalu. The place is the native land of the aboriginal tribes of Taiwan. The name was coined because its east side resembles the sun and the West, the moon. A cable car can take you to the Formosa Aboriginal Cultural Village.

Sun Moon Lake Adventure One Day Tour
Sun Moon Lake Ropeway Combo
Sun Moon Lake Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Day Pass/Bike Rental
Shared One Day Nantou Tour Transfers to Cinjing Farm, Sun Moon Lake, & Cinjing Skyline

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The Rainbow Village. As the name suggests, it is popular for the colorful neighborhood. A former military village, located in Taichung City

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Ningxia and Shilin Night Market. Popular for the street food and bubble tea shops, the market is full of cheap and bargain finds.

Ningxia Night Market in Taiwan

The Dragon and Tiger Pagodas. Located in the province of Kaohsiung, it is on the edge of the scenic Lotus Lake. Popular for its colorful exterior, visitors enter these connected twin towers through the mouth of the dragon and tiger. Enjoy the stunning view of the lake at the top of the towers. 

Kaohsiung Classic Attractions Day Tour
Meinong & Aboriginal Village Culture

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Fo Guang Shan Monastery. Famous for its tallest sitting bronze Buddha, impressive pagodas and museum. Located in the province of Kaohsiung

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Penghu. Popular for its beaches and a seafood haven. An archipelago with beautiful islands and islets, tourists flock here to swim and dive. Other attractions are Central Street, Mazu Temple, South Penghu Marine National Park Penghu Chang Yu-sheng Memorial Museum, Qimei Lighthouse, Siyu Eastern Fort, Jinguitou Fortress, Chuwan Crab Museum, Ocean Resources Museum and Siyu Western Fort.

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Yangmingshan National Park. Just a short bus ride from Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, it is famous for its natural hot springs due to the dormant volcano. The place is a perfect destination to hike.

Yangmingshan National Park & Hot Springs Tour

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Yehliu Geopark. Popular for its lunar-like landscapes. It features unique rock formations. Are you British Monarchy fan? You’ll find here one that looks like Queen Elizabeth.

Yehliu Geopark Admission Ticket
Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen, Shifen, and Golden Waterfall Day Tour from Taipei

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Lukang. Visited by tourists because of the Longshan Temple and Matzu Temple. It is also home to other 200 temples. It is also home to best tasting cakes such as Lukang Ox Tongue Cakes and Oyster Cakes. 

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Longshan Temple. Photo credit: Wikipedia

Maokong. Make a day trip to this place and experience the gondola ride. Enjoy the incredible scenery and cup of tea. 

Maokong Gondola Combo Tickets in Taipei

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Kenting National Park. The oldest national park in Taiwan is located in Pingtung County. Among locals, it is a popular beach destination but it is home as well to waterfalls, thick forest and popular hiking trails. 

Kenting Classic Attractions Day Tour
Kenting National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium Admission Ticket
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium Sleepover Experience in Kenting

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Chimei Museum. Located in Tainan City, this is a private museum by Chimei Corporation. It showcases a large collection of western art, musical instruments and weapons. The building design is distinct in the area because it is very European. 

Chimei Museum Permanent Exhibition Ticket and Temporary Exhibition Ticket in Tainan

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Miramar ferris wheel. The star of the Miramar Entertainment Park in Taipei City. It dominates the skyline because it is huge and no tall buildings obstruct the view.

Miramar Entertainment Park Ferris Wheel Ticket in Taipei

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Shifen Old Street in Pingxi. To set and fly a sky lantern in the most popular fun activity to do here. Sky lanterns flying are symbols of prayers to the gods for their blessings. Write your prayers or wish in the lantern through a calligraphy brush, you light it up and release it to the sky. 

Pingxi Shifen Half Day Guided Tour with Sky Lantern Experience (Downtown Taipei Shuttle Service)

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For other great fun activities, tours and places to visit in Taiwan, please check out Klook’s website, here. Klook has a wide selection you can choose from. Maximize your stay in Taiwan by making the most of it. Book via Klook!

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