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Second only to Taipei in population and popularity, Kaohsiung is the southwestern capital of Taiwan, a port full of futuristic buildings, funky street art, epic Asian night markets, ancient Buddhist temples, and some amazing subway stations. Indeed, the Dome of Light at Formosa Boulevard station is made up of more than …
Taipei is a stunning and vibrant city, characterized by friendly people and safe streets. The downtown is almost divided into two areas -- the west side, with its narrow streets and road side vendors, and east Taipei with mega malls, chic boutiques, and classy restaurants. It's very easy to find a Taipei hostel -- …
While Hsinchu is not the most exciting city in Taiwan, for many it offers a great location for living, teaching, or studying that is close enough to Taipei without the extravagant prices of living in the city. Hsinchu is about two hours west of Taipei by train or bus, with frequent departures from Taipei Main Station. …
Tainan, very well-known in Taiwan for its heritage buildings and temples, is one of the biggest Taiwanese cities and it is also famous for being the oldest city in Taiwan -- most tourists go there to enjoy and learn about its history. There are plenty of city buses to go around; alternatively, you can rent a bike or …
Kenting (Kenting National Park), Taiwan, is one of the most beautiful parts of Taiwan, boasting picturesque beaches, great weather, and lots to do. Hostels in Kenting (Kenting National Park), Taiwan are abundant, but holidays and festival weekends fill up fast, so be sure to book in advance. Located on the …
Taiwan's third-largest city after Khaosiung and the capital of Taipei, Taichung has the usual industrial carbon-copy feel and look that other Taiwanese cities have; however, it also has an expanding art and culture side, a rising amount of tourists discovering the city, and increasing numbers of guesthouses and …
Sun Moon Lake is a large lake situated in Yuchi, Nantou, in Taiwan. The lake is a popular tourist destination, and has some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. There are also plenty of hiking trails around the lake. Unfortunately, swimming is not permitted in the lake, with the exception of organised swimming …
Recently Taoyuan was reorganized as a special municipality -- it's almost always the first stop for foreigners, since it's home to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, which is the largest airport in Taiwan. The word Taoyuan in the Taiwan language means "peach garden" -- the area is full of many peach blossoms. …
New Taipei City covers a large area outside the boarders of central Taipei, including Keelung, Wulai, and a portion of Yangmingshan Mountain. The area is diverse and very large, since it includes the entire northern tip of Taiwan, excluding the small central area of Taipei City. It includes mountains, beaches, and hot …
Most likely you will come to Hualien to visit the famous Taroko Gorge, with its many hiking trails and beautiful sights. Hualien is a nice, friendly little town, filled with shops and restaurants, temples and motorbikes. Hostels in Hualien can give you maps and hiking trials for Taroko Gorge as well as help you figure …
Chiayi, Taiwan, is a lively city with reasonably priced accommodation. It is the perfect starting point if you want to go hiking in the national park of Alishan. You can either take the old-fashioned train or the bus. The train is more romantic, but the bus is cheaper and more frequent. Most tourists just come for …
Probably one of the most authentic Taiwanese towns, Taitung City owes its unique vibe to the local old-style Japanese architecture, as well as mainly tribal population, with its own traditions and customs. Taitung will also be your gateway to the Green Island and the Isle of Lanyu, famous for its dive sites and …
Among the locals, New Taipei Jiufen is mostly famous as the setting for the film "City of Sadness" by Taiwanese director Hsiao-Hsien Hou. However, Japanese and Western travelers year after year choose to stay in hostels in Jiufen for a different reason. Traveling to New Taipei Jiufen feels like crossing the border …