Take picures of basalt cliffs of Penghu
Penghu is said to be the Orient’s answer to the Canary. Blessed with beautiful beaches, glorious temples and a huge array of traditional Chinese-style homes you shouldn’t leave the country without visiting. One of the area’s highlight is the surreally beautiful wind- and water-eroded coastlines of the islands feature stunning basalt cliffs, reefs and some of the finest beaches in the country.
Experience Taiwanese Hot Springs
For total indulgence and relaxation, a visit to the Beitou district is essential. A district located in North Taipei, takes advantage of the geographical location of sitting right on top of a fault line between two continental plates, resulting in hot springs located around the country. There are several hotels with private baths, but for the budget minded there are public baths at a reasonable NT$40 (about 80p). Swimwear is required for the public baths, but you will find a more ‘natural’ approach is taken at the private springs in the hotels.
The tradition of kite making is steeped into eastern tradition, none more so than in the northern city of Hsinchu where traditional kite makers still ply their trade. Purchase a hand crafted kite to fly over the picturesque mountain ranges and within the city parks. Hsinchu’s nickname is the Windy City, in other words perfect for letting your traditionally made kite fly hypnotically in the currents.
Drink Some Bubble Tea
Along with the many unsavoury delicacies such as pig intestine and snake blood, there are exceptions, the best being the sweet and lovingly named ‘Bubble Tea’. Created in Taichung, this sweet drink is made from iced tea, milk and little balls of tapioca pudding. Enjoy in the capital over a night skyline to complete the perfect trip
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