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Central Taiwan travel spots
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Changhua's Chingshuiyen — a bustling hiking destination
Changhua's Great Buddha Statue may well be Baguashan's (八卦山) most famous attraction, but by no means could it be counted as the area's only interesting site.
 
Chiayi Park features variety and beauty
When you think of a park, you think of trees, grass and a few benches -- a nice little place where a family could spend an hour or two, but nothing very special.
 
A secret garden in Alishan
On route 169 to Alishan lies the indigenous village of DaBang (達邦部落). DaBang is the home of the Chou tribe (鄒族).
 
Tianjhong Forest Park — suitable for all kinds of visitors
Baguashan (八卦山) is a great mass of hills and valleys that covers 22,000 hectares of west central Taiwan. To see everything it has to offer would take months; the more places you visit, the more you realize just how much there is left to see.
 
Revisiting Taichung's Toubienkeng Bat Cave
The roof of the dark passage is so low that I have to bend almost double as I make slow and difficult progress along the tunnel.
 
Small park outside Douliou offers family daytrip
If Gukeng (古坑) in Yunlin County (雲林縣) was ever famous, it was only due to its coffee. The town and surrounding area are one of the only places in Taiwan where it's possible to grow coffee beans, and people have long been traveling from as far away as Taipei and Kaoshiung to drink the product.
 
Beigang's two momentums — Lively traditions and religion
Beigang (北港) Town, located in Yunlin (雲林), central Taiwan, is one of the most famous religious towns in Taiwan. It is the home of Taiwan's oldest Matsu (媽祖) temple, also called Chaotien Temple (朝天宮).
 
921 Earthquake Museum — a tribute to the invincible human spirit
Out of the dark hollows of a cocoon emerges a lovely butterfly. Even a long, dark night ends in a beautiful morning.
 
The Big Buddha of Baguashan
From the top of Baguashan﹝八卦山﹞, about 30 minutes south of Taichung, a huge statue of the Buddha watches over Changhua﹝彰化﹞ City. The black statue, visible above the many downtown high-rise buildings, is truly magnificent.
 
Meishan the Great Gorge has a wide variety of fun
The natural world contains innumerable different treasures. All of them are special, from the highest mountains right down to the seashore with its ocean sounds, beaches and cliffs.
 
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