Travelling around Asia is something that every one should do in their lives. When you think of travelling to Asia, you probably think of China, Japan, maybe even Vietnam. But there is a little island that lies between China and Japan, which deserves some recognition, and that is Taiwan. Taiwan is a small island but it is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Its cities are filled with people, food, and culture. With heavy influences from their neighbors, the Chinese, Taiwanese people can speak Mandarin and even celebrate some of China’s biggest holidays. Although the nation of Taiwan is small, the tourist attractions are in large amount. For tourist attractions, there are plenty! Multiple zoos, temples, and museums, and parks for everyone to visit!
Taroko National Park
This park is famed one of the nine national parks that reside in Taiwan, and one of the most popular! This parks cover 920 km^2 and has beautiful canyons in it with many options for hiking, mountaineering, and running. Also this is where a lot of music festivals are held throughout the year! Must see place for tourists and especially the outdoorsman!
National Palace Museum
Located in Taipei, Taiwan, this museum is ranked 7th globally for most visited. It’s not to see why once you are there considering it holds about 700,000 Asian art and artifacts. In total, the collection covers more than 10,000 years of Chinese history.
Lungshan Temple of Manka
Chinese settlers in Taiwan built this marvelous structure in 1738; it is dedicated to the Chinese folk religion for the worshipping of deities such as Mazu, Guanyin, and Guan Yu. This temple has had to be rebuilt a few times due to destruction by fires and earthquakes, but is still a very cool tourist attraction and is close to the original building.
One of the most visited areas in Taiwan is this zoo. This zoo isn’t exactly what you think of when you think “zoo.” This zoo is actually a garden, it’s a public zoological garden, it does have animals and it is leading in conservation and research. This zoo is highly sought out by visitors and is a very good tourist attraction.
The region of Taiwan has a lot to offer for tourist attractions. Here I have named a few of the many parks, museums, temples, and zoos. Even just going to the big cities and walking around can be a tourist attraction because it is such a different environment and culture than the rest of the world. Definitely a great place to visit!