An oasis in the city, this 8-hectare park has well-stocked greenhouses, literature- and Chinese-zodiac-themed gardens, a lotus pond and myriad lanes where you can lose yourself in quiet contemplation. The gardens were established by the Japanese in 1921 and are part of a larger neighbourhood that maintains an old Taipei feel. Taipei Botanical Garden, with an area of about eight hectares, was an important site for studying plants during the Japanese rule. Many different plant species were introduced into the site from Taiwan, Japan, China and Southeast Asia for the purposes of experimentation and research. So far, the buildings and…

Well, most of the travelers who visit Taiwan will set Taitung as the destination, either for the endless view of ocean or the spontaneous scenery of the mountains. There are many famous mountains in Taitung. Among these mountains, you must put "Chiaming Lake" on your must-travel list. People who have been to Chiaming Lake say that this is one of the most WORTHWHILE trip in their life. Want to visit Chiaming Lake? There are something you need to know before you make the visit! |THE MYSTERY OF CHIAMING LAKE 少女拍📷(@l.t.y____)分享的貼文 於 PDT 2018 年 8月 月 1 日 上午 6:04…

What will come up first in your mind when you think of Taiwan? Heat? Sun? Humidity? or Cool? Mountainous ranges? and Drizzly weather? If you come to Taiwan in summer, between the months of June and Septembers, you'll find that Taiwan is a place where sunshine and humidity are at their maximum. Once you leave your house, the heat beats you all the time. Since the summer vacation is so long that you won't want to be cowed by the weather, ReadyGo found 12 places that you can beat the heat and have a lot of fun! ▸LONGDONG ReadyGo(@taiwantravelmap)分享的貼文 於…

Located in the fertile valley of the water source, Fuli is a typical rural type tribe, an important town of Hualien. A  few hours south of Taipei driving wise, but believe me, it is so worth the trek. In addition to the development of agriculture, the beautiful natural ecological landscape has also gradually promoted the tourism industry. The most famous orange daylilies season in the year attracts a large number of people to come to Hualien. It's quite interesting to appreciate these beautiful flowers, but what else can you play around in Fuli? Take a look about this article, then…

Located in Alishan township, Tefuye trail is a 6.32-kilometer long trail from Zhihzhong of Xinzhongheng Road. It takes about 4 hours to walk through the trail. In the early days, it was once the old hunting trail of Taiwanese aborigine, Tsou. As the time that Taiwan was ruled by the Japanese, Tefuye trail was built as the railway due to its abundant red carp and cypress. Japanese then used this railway to transport the rich wood resources. Though the railway is discarded now, the old tracks, plank roads and trestles are still left for future generations to remember the lively scene…

Chinese Valentine's Day is a traditional holiday which means a lot in Chinese tradition. Falls on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar, it is also known as "The Begging Festival" in Chinese tradition. It's the story that the seventh daughter of the Emperor of Heaven, the Weaving Maid, and an orphaned cowherd were separated by the Emperor; the girl was forced to move to the star Vega and the cowherd, to the star Altair. They were only allowed to meet on the magpie bridge over the Milky Way once a year on the day of…

Located quite near the Hongshulin MRT station (the station just before the Tamsui Terminus) is the Hongshulin mangrove swamp, the largest area of homogenous mangrove swamp of a type called shuibitzai ; kandelia candel in Chinese. This type of mangrove, which is usually found in estuaries, has adapted to the salty waters that wash in with the tides.  This fascinating environment is also full of riverside birds, such as egrets and snipes and there are over 30 kinds of crabs in the area. The best way of getting into the swamp is via the Mangrove Conservation Area which is located…

As it was once also called "Sian Shi Shemg Temple" (literally, it suggests that the temple pays homage to the greated teacher in the world), Tainan Confucius Temple is the first in Taiwan memorizes Confucius. In the Ming Dynasty, Yong-hua Chen, Koxinga's chief counselor, advised to build the temple. Confucian temples usually exude the calm, grace and dignified beauty of the best of Chinese traditional culture and this, the first such temple in Taiwan, does not disappoint.The Temple, run by the governments, was also the first and highest academy in Taiwan teaching Confucianism during the Ming and Cing dynasties. One…

Many of the beautiful forests in Nantou County are picturesque, mysterious and amazing. Among the forests in Central Taiwan, there is a forest which fascinates people due to its mysterious atmosphere and the incredible view, the Lotus Forest. The Lotus Forest is a virgin forest located beside the Shanlin River. The silt forest died due to long-term water soaking after the 921 earthquake, forming a special landscape of the forest. Although the hinterland is not large, the beautiful scenery still attracts visitors come. The lotus forest just like the hidden paradise in Nantou. In addition, because the mountains are prone to fog in…

Guandu Natural Park is located at the confluence of the Tamsui and Keelung rivers; this park consists mainly of wetlands, marshes, and hills. The facilities here include a nature center, trains, and bird watching areas. Various educational activities are also organized to introduce visitors to the ecology of wetlands. |Information |Origin The area is located to the north-west of Taipei and south-west of Guang-du plain , at the convergence of Keelung River and Danshui River , and is a typical river-mouth wetland. Local scenery has withstood tremendous changes in the last thirty years. Earlier vegetations found growing in mud beaches…