Travel the hidden beauty of Taiwan
Here's my itinerary for Taiwan. It was our first trip to Taiwan, free and easy. We rented a car which comes with a driver who doubled up as our tour guide. The rented car + driver cost about SGD$100 per day. If interested, I can share the driver's contact. =)
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (IATA: TPE, ICAO: RCTP) is an international airport serving the capital city of Taipei and northern Taiwan. Located about 40 km (25 mi) west of Taipei in Dayuan District, Taoyuan, the airport is Taiwan's largest and busiest airport. It is one of five Taiwanese airports with regular international flights, and is operated by the Taoyuan International Airport Corporation. In 2016, it was ranked the best airport for its size in the Asia-Pacific region by Airports Council International.
The airport opened for commercial operations in 1979 and is an important regional trans-shipment center, passenger hub, and gateway for destinations in Asia. Formerly known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (CKS International Airport), the airport was renamed on 6 September 2006 to its current name. It is one of two that serves Taipei; the other, Taipei Songshan Airport, is located within city limits and served as Taipei's only international airport until 1979. Songshan now mainly serves chartered flights, intra-island flights, and limited international flights.
In 2016, Taiwan Taoyuan handled a record 42.3 million passengers and 2.1 billion kg of freight, making it the 10th busiest airport worldwide by international passenger traffic, and 6th busiest in terms of international freight traffic in 2015. It is the main international hub for China Airlines and EVA Air. It is also a hub of Uni Air and the LCC Tigerair Taiwan.
Shengxing Station (Chinese: 勝興車站; pinyin: Shèngxìng Chēzhàn), also spelled Shengsing Station ,Shenghsing or Shengzing is a railway station on the Taiwan Railways Administration West Coast line (Former Mountain line). It is located in Sanyi Township, Miaoli County, Taiwan. This station was closed to normal service on 24 September 1998 due to a route change of the trunk line. It is now a tourist spot surrounded by a cluster of tea shops and traditional Hakka restaurants.
Fengjia Night Market (Chinese: 逢甲夜市; pinyin: Féngjiǎ Yè Shì), also called Fengjia Shopping Town, is a night market in Xitun District, Taichung, Taiwan. The market is located next to Feng Chia University. It was claimed to be the largest night market in Taiwan.
Area (阿里山國家風景區 Ālǐshān guójiā fēngjǐng qū) is a national park in Chiayi County, southern Taiwan. Alishan "Mount Ali" is Taiwan's most-visited national park.
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Jingzijiao Wapan Salt Fields
Anping Old Street (Chinese: 安平老街; pinyin: Ānpíng Lǎojiē) or Yanping Street is a historic street in Anping District, Tainan, Taiwan. It is the oldest street in Tainan.
Anping District is a district of Tainan, Taiwan. In March 2012, it was named one of the Top 10 Small Tourist Towns by the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan.
Jen Dow International Hotel
Sizihwan (Chinese: 西子灣; Hanyu Pinyin: Xīzǐwān; Tongyong Pinyin: Sizǐhwan) is a community and sightseeing spot in Gushan District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, named for the adjacent bay of the Taiwan Strait, also called Sizihwan.
Jen Dow International Hotel
Chin-Yong DIY Recreational Farm
The Daxi Old Street (Chinese: 大溪老街; pinyin: Dàxī Lǎojiē) is a street in Daxi District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan.
Yehliu (Chinese: 野柳; pinyin: Yěliǔ) is a cape in Wanli District, New Taipei, Taiwan.
The cape, known by geologists as the Yehliu Promontory, forms part of the Daliao Miocene Formation. It stretches approximately 1,700 metres into the ocean and was formed as geological forces pushed the Datun Mountains out of the sea.
A distinctive feature of the cape is the hoodoo stones that dot its surface. These shapes can be viewed at the Yehliu Geopark operated by the North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area administration. A number of rock formations have been given imaginative names based on their shapes. The best known is the "Queen's Head" (女王頭), an iconic image in Taiwan and an unofficial emblem for the town of Wanli. Other formations include the "Fairy Shoe", the "Beehive", the "Ginger Rocks", and the "Sea Candles".
Shifen Waterfall (Chinese: 十分大瀑布; pinyin: Shífēn Dà Pùbù) is a scenic waterfall located in Pingxi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan, on the upper reaches of the Keelung River. The falls' total height is 20 metres (66 ft) and 40 metres (130 ft) in width, making it the broadest waterfall in Taiwan. It is a cascade waterfall in which the water flows in one direction and the rock is sloped in the opposite.