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28.1.16

Where to go in Taiwan Pt 1

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Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf 

One of the most famous locations in Taiwan, known for its beautiful sunsets and seafood. This place is located a bit outside of Taipei City. I love watching the sunset so this place is definitely worth checking out! The best spot to catch it is on the Lover Bridge of Tamsui (pictured above). If you were to hang around longer till the sky goes dark, the bridge will illuminate with wide variety of colors. 

Tamsui Old Street

A wonderful contrast to the hustle and bustle of Taipei City, you will find a diverse of snacks that's worth tasting! This old street is easily accessible and impossible to miss as it is just a few minute walk from Tamsui Train Station. A great place to go after catching the sunset, or you could even go in the late afternoon and just be in the midst of the talented buskers with the beautiful view of the setting before you! Very charming place! 

Yehliu Geopark

One of the premier destinations in Northern Taiwan, Yehliu Geopark is home to a number of unique geological formations including the iconic "Queen's Head" and other remarkable formations. This place is located along a cape stretching out from the town of Wanli. You'd get to see some amazing rock formations and the view of the ocean! 

Sun Moon Lake 

This beautiful place is situated in Yuchi Township, Nantou County and it's home to the Thao Tribe, one of the aboriginal tribes in Taiwan. The east side of the lake resembles a sun while the west side resembles a moon, hence the name! 

Sun Moon Lake is famous for its clear, sparkling blue water set against a picturesque mountain backdrop. It is the largest lake in Taiwan and a traditional spot for newlyweds to take their honeymoon. 

What to SEE:
  1. Wenwu Temple - The biggest temple on the Northern bank of the lake
  2. Ita Thao - The village of the Thao Aborigines 
  3. Ci-En Pagoda - Chinese style pagoda standing at 46 meters tall. It was built by the Chiang Kai Shek in memory of his mother. 
What to DO:
  1. Take a boat tour around the lake. 
  2. Rent a bike and travel the bikeway that starts close to the Shuishe Visitor Center. 
  3. Take the cable car overlooking the lake.
  4. Bike around the lake. 
  5. Hike around the lake.



The above pictures were just some snap shots that I took along the way during my travels in Taiwan. There's just so much to do and see there I think I'll need to make another trip back to explore more places and try more Taiwan delicacies! Other than the delectable street food the country has got to offer, I think I found my favorite puff pastry of all time. I can't remember what it is called but it has red bean, pork/chicken floss, mochi and salted egg yolk filling in it. Sounds kinda funky but I swear that is the best puff pastry ever! 

Have a great week everyone! 

Fierce and Love, 
J

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