Once I had a five-day off from work, I visited a friend in Taiwan whom I have known for almost all my life. He has stayed in Taiwan for about 10 years now; I left the responsibility of all the planning to him. At the end of the trip, our Tai Chung (台中), Taiwan experience is just superb!
Gao Mei Wetlands (高美溼地)
You will either love or hate Gao Mei Wetlands, it is a totally natural place with a mixed of mud and sand adorned with wind turbines everywhere. Be ready to soak up in shorts and slippers chasing mudskippers and catching crabs
Ali Shan (阿里山)
Ali Shan has been one of the major icons for Taiwan. It’s well known for its greenery landmark for beautiful sunset and sunrise amongst the sea of clouds. Too bad, I couldn’t witness any of them due to odd timing and bad weather. For avid hiker, this is a great place to hike.
Sun Moon Lake (日月潭)
If you are looking forward to a peaceful holiday, Sun Moon Lake may not be suitable for you. It’s a lively place full of the energy and tourists, as well as beautiful lakes and temples. Not to forget the theme park for playful youngsters and night markets for hungry adults (like me). It is definitely a great place for a day’s worth of tour.
Qing Jing Farm (清境农场) & He Huan Mountain (合歡山)
Qing Jing Farm is a great destination to fit a family holiday. Overlooking beautiful mountain and hundreds of sheeps, it makes a great weekend getaway. Don’t miss out the beautiful sunrise and rows of mountain in He Huan Mountain, located next to Qing Jing Farm, too!
I’m going to Taiwan this March. Although I won’t be going to the places you went, but reading this post brings up my excitement even more! And you took some great landscape pictures!
Thanks Bama for your kind words! I think you will like Taiwan instantly, great food and nice people! 🙂