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Flights to Taiwan

Famous for its delicacies, night markets and pop culture, Taiwan lives up to its nickname: Ilha Formosa, which means beautiful island. Besides all of that, Taiwan is also blessed with a whole range of scenic places, including Sun-Moon Lake, Alishan and the Tri Mountain wonder. There are eight national parks spread across the country and farms close to the peaks of mountains that you can visit.

Taipei is the epitome of Taiwan’s busy city life. A mix of the past and present, Taipei has proven itself to be a city that holds on to its roots and traditions while driving into the future. A must-see is the Taipei 101--get up to the 89th floor for a stunning view of the city. The night view from the tower shows Taipei in all of its twinkling majesty, or you could head to the Love Bridge at the Fisherman’s Wharf to watch the glorious sunset. Locals and tourists alike enjoy dining at Fisherman’s Wharf under the night sky as well.

To learn more about the history of the region, go to the National Palace Museum, or witness the change of guard at the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, a structure that commemorates one of the founding fathers of the country. You can also take in the local ambience by walking down Sanxia, one of Taiwan’s most well-preserved streets.

Shop at Ximending and weave through the crowds of youths, tourists as well as local business people. This cultural and economic hub is a place of never-ending activity. Speaking of activity, there’s plenty to see and do at the night markets around the city, the most famous being Shilin. Taste the wide range of local delicacies such as Crispy Fried Chicken Cutlet or Oyster Omelette. Stroll along the crowded streets and enjoy not just the food, but the goods offered at bargain prices as well. Be friendly to the stall owners and they might just offer you a discount.

The easiest way to get around Taipei is the Mass Rapid Transit, which features many lines to take you to most places in the city. Alternatively, the taxi is also available at relatively inexpensive prices. However, you’ll need to be able to converse in Chinese or have your location written down in Chinese for your taxi driver to get you to the right place.

Kaohsiung is the second-most populous city in Taiwan, but it’s significantly more traditional than Taipei. While there, visit the Old British Consulate for a great view of the sunset or head to the Foguangshan, one of the most impressive temples on the island resembling Beijing’s Forbidden City.

For your fill of scenery, head for the railway. The Alishan Forest Railway is especially popular amongst tourists, as it is one of the three alpine railways left in the world and it takes passengers through four different climates.

Whether you prefer the city, or the countryside, Taiwan is an all-in-one package of fun and adventure. Visit and prepare for an exhilarating ride!

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