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Central Taiwan travel spots
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Lugang: A taste of bygone times
A chilly breeze from off the coast swept through the streets of the small town, but the sky was still blue with only a few wispy clouds in it. Located just an hour from Taichung and about three hours from Taipei, the quaint town of Lugang (鹿港) makes a good destination for a winter day trip, both because of its historical sites and because of its cheap, delectable cuisine.
Enjoying hot springs in Dongpu
Nantou may be the only completely landlocked county in Taiwan but the beauty of its natural features and landscapes definitely does not lag behind the rest of the island.
Travel Guide for the 2009 New Year Holiday — Taiwan Central
The Lunar New Year Holiday will begin on Jan. 24. This year there will be up to nine days for camera-wielding tourists and their families to take either a long or short trip around the island.
Dulishan and its amazing spiral railway
Just like that newer arrival on the scene in Taiwan, the High Speed Railway, Alishan(阿里山) Mountain Railway is as much a tourist attraction as a practical method of transport.
Bizitou: A botanical garden in Chiayi's backstreets
Bizitou Botanical Garden (埤仔頭植物園) isn't the only botanical garden in Chiayi City (嘉義市). There's another in the city's sprawling and eponymous park, some kilometers to the southeast.
Jiayou Bike Path the best way to downtown Chiayi
The Jiayou Bicycle Trail (嘉油鐵馬道) is a worthy addition to Taiwan's fast-growing network of bike paths and tourist cycling routes.
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Small is beautiful at Meishan Grand Canyon1
Ever since seeing it marked one day on a local map, Meishan Da Xiagu (梅山大峽谷), nestling in a secluded corner in the far north of Chiayi (嘉義) County, has been high on my list of places to visit, for the simple reason that the Chinese name means 'grand canyon,' a name which conjures up images of awe inspiring cliffs and plunging precipices.
Hidden treasure: Shengmaoshu Waterfall
Taiwan's mountains aren't just extremely scenic, they're also a great natural rain maker. Triggering rain-bearing clouds to drop their load as they blow in from the east and rise on updrafts caused by the mountains, residents of Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung have the Central Mountain Range partly to thank for the excellent, relatively dry climate they enjoy year-round.
Caoling Geopark — Nature at her most terrifying
Caoling Geopark is the kind of place that receives only the briefest of stops from most visitors, who pull into the car park, take a quick look at the destroyed hillside in front (now somewhat softened as Nature begins to reclaim the area), read the several short info boards nearby, and then leap back in the car in search of Caoling's more visually compelling attractions, of which there are a number.
Nature at its most awesome in Fengshan
Emerging from the long tunnel through which the main road to the mountain resort of Caoling (草嶺) in Yunlin County (雲林縣) passes, we brake sharply.
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