Taichung in a Day: An Exploration of Taiwan’s Central City

Taichung is quickly emerging as a sort of Taiwanese Chicago, an unpretentious working class town with deep historical chops, a serious art and culture scene, and an unusually quirky vibe.

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A Dozen Things Worth Doing in Taichung

Located right in the middle of the Taiwan’s western coast, Taichung is a quick train ride from either end of the island and offers a serious art and culture scene and some great options for activities and snacking. Check out Taiwan Scene’s 10 Things to Do in Taichung.

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Ringing in Taiwan’s Hot Spring Season in Guanziling

With the weather finally cooling, we headed down to the hot spring town of Guanziling, famous for its fresh air, muddy hot springs and excellent coffee.

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Six Spots in Taitung Worth Visiting

It’s an increasingly popular spot for international visitors as well, which comes as no surprise, being home to Taiwan’s best surfing spots, Asia’s finest cycling roads and indigenous culture galore.

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Ways to Explore Taroko Gorge

Ah, Taroko! Even the name, which means “human being” in the language of the indigenous Truku tribe evokes magic.Best known for its gorgeous gorge, the park itself is known collectively as Taroko Gorge National Park.

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5 ways to experience Tainan, Taiwan’s Ancient Capital

Tainan is an Taiwan’s oldest city, and (some say) Taiwan’s most “Chinese” city.  Without getting too political, we think it’s safe to say that visitors looking for either a true taste of Taiwanese Culture or something approaching the classic Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon vibe of ancient China (the two intersect many places) will find what…

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Exploring Tainan’s natural side and a brief trip to Hell

“This area is famous for its fireflies,” Chen-hui said, “but of course, they come out closer to dark.” Though we saw no fireflies as we hiked, we could hear the melodic chirping of cicadas. And as we climbed higher, the views became  more impressive.

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Exploring the History, Handicrafts and Culture of Tainan City

Not long ago my partner Stephanie and I were invited to take part in a two day tour of Tainan by the Tainan City Tourism Bureau. They offered us a few suggestions for places to check out, but were also genuinely interested in customizing the tour to fit our desires.

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10 reasons to visit Xiao Liuqiu, Taiwan’s Hidden Island Gem

Unlike well-trammeled Taiwan scenic spots like Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge and Alishan, Xiao Liuqiu hasn’t gotten much international press. Indeed, outside of a few intrepid international travelers who find their way to the island, most westerner visitors to Xiao Liuqiu are local expats who’d likely prefer that the island remain a secret.

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