Changhua

Unlike the other tourist destinations in Taiwan, Changhua can only be classified as a quick-stop tourist destination since it does not offer many places to go to. Still, it is worth visiting because it is home to a 26-meter-tall Buddha statue, which is also one of the national landmarks of Taiwan.

This giant statue sits on a giant lotus flower that rests on a baguashan, or an eight-trigram mountain. The statue is hollow and has an entrance through which people can walk in and see dioramas of Buddha’s life. Right behind the giant Buddha statue is the Great Buddha Temple, which is also a great spot for watching the sunset.

If you are the adventurous type, you can head to the Changhua University and go rock climbing at the university’s artificial climbing wall. Make sure, though, that you bring your own stuff, because the university doesn’t have any rock-climbing gear for rent.

 

 

Penghu Island

For sun worshippers and snorkelling enthusiasts, Penghu Island is the best place to hang out.

An archipelago made of ninety little islands, Penghu is known for its white sand beaches and crystal waters, which invite both locals and foreigners from all over the world to take a dip.

Water sports are extremely popular around the region. Scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing, windsurfing, and even kite surfing are some of the most popular things to do in the island.

Even though Penghu Island caters more to the adventure-seeking tourists, it also has traditional houses and temples you can visit if you prefer enjoyment that is a bit more subdued.

A visit to Makung City can be refreshing, too. This is the primary urban area of the island and has a lot of cafes and restaurants. You can also visit the Mazu Temple, one of the favorite tourist attractions in the city, where you will find the well of a thousand soldiers.

Kenting 

 

Another famous destination in Taiwan is Kenting National Park. This is also a popular destination for people who love to hang out at the beach.

The weather in this area of the country is pretty good except during the summer months, when typhoons usually come.

You may be surprised to know that Taiwan has some of the best beaches to visit – primarily because they are not so crowded with tourists, unlike the more popular beaches in beach-renowned countries.

You can go camping at Baisha Beach. Baisha literally means white sand, so you know what to expect when you get here. The place is free, so you can camp any time and don’t have to worry about paying for anything – just make sure you don’t leave any litter around either.

For surfing dudes, Jialeshu, which is considered as one of the best surfing spots in the country, is the place to go. If you didn’t bring surf gear with you to Taiwan, don’t worry. This beach has a lot of shops that sell and rent out surfing stuff.

Tainan

Tainan is definitely Taiwan’s haven for everything cultural and traditional. It was the capital of Taiwan from 1683 to 1885. It is the country’s fourth largest city.

Tainan has numerous temples, the most popular of which is the Confucius Temple, which also happens to be the oldest Confucian temple in the country.

The other temples you can visit are the Fahua Temple, the Great South Gate, the City God Temple, the Koxinga’s Shrine, the God of War Temple, and the Matsu Temple.

Aside from temples, you can also go to Tainan’s National Museum of Taiwanese Literature and the Chikkan Towers.

You will find a lot of people hanging out in Tainan, especially on a warm and sunny day. If you want to explore the city more, you can visit the Eternal Golden Castle, which is one of the biggest parks in Taiwan. You can take pictures and discover the different parts of the castle.

Yushan Mountain

This is the perfect place for people who want to go hiking. Yushan Mountain, which is also known as the Jade Mountain, is the highest piece of land in Taiwan, with a whopping height of 3,952 meters.

Yushan Mountain has five peaks that you can visit. Feel free to choose among the northern peak, the eastern peak, the western peak, the southern peak, and the main peak, which is the highest peak of all.

 

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