10 Interesting Tourist Attractions in Taiwan to Visit

10 Interesting Tourist Attractions in Taiwan to Visit

Taiwan is a country located in East Asia. The country whose capital is Taipei is world famous for several high-quality technological products. Asus, a very popular manufacturer of HP and laptops in Indonesia and other countries, is a brand that comes from Taiwan.

Taiwan is also one of the most visited Asian countries by world tourists. In 2008 alone this country received more than 11 million international visitors who came to visit various tourist attractions there. Here are some interesting and popular tourist attractions in Taiwan.

  1. Taipei 101

Taipei 101 is one of the tallest buildings in the world which stands majestically at 508 meters in Xinyi District, Taipei. Although most of the tower layout is dedicated to office space, some floors are open to the public and designed specifically for tourism purposes.

On the 91st floor of the building, there is an observation deck that allows visitors to enjoy a stunning 360-degree view of Taipei city. There you can also visit a shopping center with a variety of fashion boutiques and several restaurants. Taipei 101 is one of the most popular tourist spots in Taiwan that you must visit.

Address: 110, Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, Section 5, Xinyi Road, 7號89樓/110樓

Opening hours: Daily (09:00 – 22:00)

Phone: +886 2 8101 8898

  1. National Palace Museum

It’s incomplete if you go to a country without visiting its national museum. Therefore, the National Palace Museum must be on your travel list when you want to vacation in Taiwan.

The National Palace Museum’s collection includes artifacts collected from various dynasties, such as the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. The museum, built in a typical Chinese palace architectural style, provides audio tours of exhibitions in some languages, including English, Mandarin, Japanese, and Korean.

Address: No. 221, Sec 2, Zhi Shan Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111

Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday (08:30 – 18:30), Friday and Saturday (08:30 – 21:00)

Phone: +886 2 2881 2021

  1. Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake offers stunning natural scenery. In this tourist spot, you can rent a boat to explore the beauty of the lake or cycle around it. This lake is suitable to be visited when you have finished your tour in a very busy city.

Around the lake, there are also various comfortable accommodation options, so you can stay in this tourist area for several days. In addition, there is also a cable car that will take you to the Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village which is very interesting to explore.

Address: Yuchi, Nantou County, Taiwan

  1. Taroko National Park

Founded in 1980, Taroko National Park features one of the best landscapes in Taiwan. There, visitors can do many fun nature activities, including rafting, exploring the ruins of the Tupido Tribe Trail, enjoying spectacular views of the Tunnel of Nine Turns, and so on.

Some of the stunning attractions that you shouldn’t miss are the Bridge of the Kind Mother, Eternal Spring Shrine, Baiyang Waterfalls Trail, Lioufang Chiao Bridge, and Shasaat Trail. You can also witness local traditions and meet locals at the Taroko Music Festival which is celebrated every year.

Address: 972, Taiwan, Hualien County, Xiulin Township, 291號

Opening hours: Daily (24 hours)

Phone: +886 3 862 1100

  1. Yushan. National Park

This is another natural tourist spot that you must visit while on vacation in Taiwan. Named after its highest peak, Yushan National Park is divided into two areas: the Recreation Zone, which is open to all visitors, and the Protected Zone, a restricted area for those with permits (available via the park’s website here).

Within this area, you can visit the Temple of the Mountain God, cypress forest, and several hiking trails including the Batongguan Crossing Trail which dates back to the Japanese occupation. The summit of Mount Yushan is also a popular location for climbing, but you’ll need to bring your climbing gear.

Address: No. 515, Section 1, Zhongshan Road, Shuili Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 553

Opening hours: Daily (24 hours)

Phone: +886 49 2773121

  1. Longshan Temple

The temple, which was built during the Qing Dynasty in the 17th century, is also one of the popular tourist destinations in Taiwan. The name of this temple is taken from the word “lung” or “long” which means dragon. Therefore, Longshan Temple is decorated with some dragon sculptures. In this temple, there are also two dragon statues guarding the central plaza, one on each side. In addition, the temple is also surrounded by shops selling Buddhist religious items, Chinese medicines, and various antiques.

Address: No. 211, Guangzhou Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10853

Opening hours: Daily (18:00 – 22:00)

Phone: +886 2 2302 5162

  1. Alishan Scenic Mountain Area

This very beautiful place offers spectacular views of the mountains. In Alishan Scenic Mountain Area you can see more than 20 mountains that soar as high as 2000 meters above sea level and even more. You can also explore hills, valleys, waterfalls, and refreshing forests.

One of the best ways to experience the Alishan Scenic Mountain Area is to take the Alishan Forest Railway which snakes through the forest and along the mountain slopes before stopping at Fenqihu, a picturesque village with Shinto shrine ruins.

Address: No.51, Checheng, Fanlu Township, Chiayi County 602, Taiwan

Phone: +886-5-2593900

  1. Maokong Gondola

Maokong is known as one of the best places in Taipei to enjoy a cup of tea. There is a gondola service that connects Maokong with the Taipei Zoo. In addition to making a thrilling journey, from the top of the gondola you can also see a very beautiful view.

The Maokong Gondola, which has 6 stations and a line length of 4.03 km, offers two different carrier cabin services, namely a regular cabin that can accommodate 8 passengers and a special cabin for five passengers. Once closed in 2008, the Maokong Gondola resumed operations in 2010.

Address: Muzha, Taipei City, 116, Taiwan

Opening hours: Daily (hours vary, from 08:30 – 22:00)

  1. Dragon and Tiger Pagoda

The Dragon and Tiger Pagoda is one of the most popular attractions in the port city of Kaohsiung. This place is located on the shores of Lotus Lake in a beautiful area in the heart of Kaohsiung. You can enter the Dragon and Tiger Pagoda through the mouth of the dragon and tiger and can enjoy the view of the lake from the top of each tower.

Kaohsiung also has many other famous tourist attractions worth exploring, such as Xiziwan Bay, Love River, Shoushan Mountain, and Zuoying Old Town. In this city, you can enjoy views of the sea, rivers, and mountains, either by way of cycling, hiking, and camping.

Address: No. 9號, Liantan Road, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 813

Phone: +886 7 581 9286

  1. Rainbow Village

In Taiwan, there is also a rainbow village that has existed for a long time. This colorful environment was initiated by a former soldier named Huang Yung-Fu. He did that because the former military village where he lived was quite boring. This Taiwanese-style rainbow village must be on your travel list because it is very interesting to explore.

Address: 408, Taiwan, Taichung City, Nantun District, 56巷25號

Opening hours: Daily (08:00 – 18:00)

Phone: +886 4 2380 2351

Well, those are some interesting tourist attractions in Taiwan to visit. In addition to the places above, Taiwan also has many other popular tourist attractions scattered throughout the country.