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Travel > Taiwan North
Journey to the water source
Have you ever wondered where the water you drink comes from? Well, if you live in the Taipei area, the answer is most likely Feicui Reservoir (翡翠水庫), a major waterworks that winds through the valleys about 30km off the city and supplies water to about 4 million of its residents.
 
Take a one-day trip to Mazu Fields tea garden
Ping Lin and Mao Kong are two place names inextricably linked with tea in the minds of many Taipei dwellers, but they're far from the only places around the capital where Taiwan's favorite brew is grown.
 
Lion's Head Mountain: A hike to recall the PoW camp
Hikers heading up the winding mountain road en route to the popular peak of Lion's Head Mountain (獅頭山), high above the southern Taipei suburb of Xindian (新店), could be forgiven for missing an inconspicuous marble tablet nestling in the undergrowth beside the road.
 
Li Tengfang Mansion features traditional Taiwanese architecture
Daxi (大溪) recently drew quite a bit of media attention thanks to political battles over the fate of Chiang Kai-shek's and Chiang Ching-kuo's mausoleums -- and for that matter, their bodies as well.
 
Take a tour de Taiwan: Yangmingshan to Yilan
Some say the only true way to see a county is to travel around it on two wheels, the leg-powered variety, and what better place to do it than on this beautiful island of Ilha Formosa!
 
Shue Jian Forest Recreation Area: A victim of its own success
Although it's been open for less than a week, word has got around and we're far from the only ones enjoying the spectacular scenery as we return to the visitor center after our long walk.
 
Get your hands dirty at Yingge's pottery street
Perhaps you've lived in Taipei for a while now. And perhaps there are times when you realize, "hmm, my life here isn't so different than it was back at home," and so in an attempt to soak up some atmosphere and culture, you hustle off to Danshui or Jiufen or any other small, mountainous village, only to realize that once you've been to one "lao jie" (old street), you've pretty much been to them all.
 
Yangmingshan Flower Show welcomes spring to Taipei
A red maple leaf fluttering in the air, dainty pavilions dotting tree-lined trails, sonorous waterfalls and tranquil ponds--these are the images of Yangmingshan (陽明山) that I hold very dear to my heart.
 
Taiyao Waterfall: An intriguing, unknown scenic wonder in Hsinchu County
Guidebooks and maps are great ways to explore the countryside, but, as with so many things, some of the best discoveries are passed on through word of mouth.
 
Admire ancient Chinese landscaping art at the Lin Family Garden in Banciao
The Lin Family Garden in Banciao (板橋林家花園) is the oldest example of a traditional Chinese garden in Taipei. The construction of the enormous complex began in 1847 when Lin Ping-hou, a rich rice merchant, started building Bi-Yi Hall at Banciao.
 
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