1. Taipei 101 (台北101)
Taipei 101 is the landmark of Taipei and the tallest building in Taiwan. There is an observation deck on the 89th floors of the building where the visitors can enjoy the view of Taipei. Besides the observation deck, the base of the building houses a multi-level shopping mall, various restaurants, food court, and stores.
2. Xi Men Ding (西門町)
Xi Men Ding, the ‘Harajuku’ of Taipei, was founded during the Japanese colonisation era, and today has grown into one of the city’s cultural centres. This pedestrian shopping haven is very popular with tourists and Taipei youth, along with a variety of fashion clothing shops, restaurants, clubs, bars, and also street performances and exhibitions.
3. National Palace Museum (國立故宮博物院)
The National Palace Museum, a world-class museum, has preserved more than 650,000 pieces of Chinese historical relics which has covered almost 5,000 years of Chinese history. In addition to a wide range of exhibits, the museum also offers a guided tour in seven languages, including Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Korean. This museum is a must-see on any tourist’s itinerary.
4. Sun Moon Lake (日月潭)
Sun Moon Lake, the largest lake in Taiwan, is located in the mountains of Nantou County. Recently, the surrounding area of Sun Moon Lake has been built for cycling, the tourists can not only exercise but can leisurely enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sun Moon Lake. Besides, you can also taste lots of delicious and traditional snacks in the Ita Thao Shopping Street. And the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village theme park is just located nearby Sun Moon Lake, the visitors can get there by the ropeway gondola.
5. Alishan National Scenic Area (阿里山國家風景區)
Alishan National Scenic Area is located in the centre of Taiwan. Here, you can take the sunrise viewing train to see a sunrise and the sea of the clouds, this activity is so popular for both locals and foreigners. Then, you can visit the highest temple in Taiwan, Shouzhen Temple, and on the second floor, you can find 10,000 miniature Buddhas. And don’t forget to try some famous Alishan Tea before you leave!
6. Chimei Museum (奇美博物館)
The Chimei Museum, funded by Chi Mei Corporation, a petrochemical company, is located in Tainan. This is a comprehensive museum with a wide range collection of European paintings, historic weapons, musical instrument, industrial techniques, and ancient objects. The museum also collects many valuable violins and it loans its violins to lots of excellent musicians. More importantly, there are lots of photo-taking spots that visitors can leave a lovely memory in Taiwan!
7. Taroko Park (大魯閣草衙道)
The Taroko Park is the commercial complex located in Kaohsiung, which consists of the shopping area and the amusement park area. This is the largest shopping centre in Taiwan with more than 200 retailers built with European architecture style. Taroko Park is also the first sports-theme park in Taiwan, it offers many best facilities for the toddlers and young children which makes it ideal for the families. Besides, it is the only theme park can be accessible by metro in Taiwan.
8. Taroko Gorge (太魯閣)
Taroko Gorge, the Taiwanese Grand Canyon, is along with Alishan and Sun Moon Lake. It is created by the continual rising mountains and the erosive power of the Liwu River. In addition to the gorge, there are lots of attractions include temples, museums, aboriginal settlements, and numerous hiking trails for the visitors to experience the true beautiful mountain scenery of eastern Taiwan. Remember to take a photo with Taroko Gorge Entrance Gate when visiting here!