a quick escape. If so, welcome abroad the Maokong Gondola. To get there, jump on the brown line of the metro and head south to the Taipei Zoo MRT Station. The journey alone to the gondola offers a pleasant view of sprawling 'The City of Azaleas', but it's nowhere near... more »
Mother Nature has created the perfect little antidote to the hustle and bustle of downtown Taipei. An easy day-trip away from Taiwan's capital, Yangmingshan National Park is an ideal place to put in your itinerary after a few days taking in some of Taipei's more crowded sites. A beautiful national... more »
If one place in Taiwan is enough to make all of the People's Republic of China jealous it's the National Palace Museum. One of Taiwan's great national treasures, the National Palace Museum houses a whopping 700,000 pieces of ancient artefacts and artworks encompassing over 8,000 years of Chinese history. No... more »
Chiang Kai-shek (Jiang Zhongzheng in common Chinese) is a name you'll come across often when you visit Taipei. A name frequently used for naming roads, schools, and Taipei's airport until it's name was changed in 2006, the greatest display of respect to Taiwan's biggest national hero is the Chiang Kai-shek... more »
You only have to tilt your head up to see one of Taipei's leading attractions. Named after the 101 floors that soar above the city's downtown, Taipei 101 was, from 2004 until 2010 (when the Burj Khalifa in Dubai overtook it) the tallest structure in the world. With a traditionally... more »
If Taiwan is the new heaven for globetrotting gastronomes, I’ve just made it through the pearly gates. Inside, one of Asia’s great cultural melting pots beckons – with a rich and tantalising menu of culinary traditions.
The reputation of the island’s cuisine recently hit a new peak with Conde Nast Traveller magazine lauding it "the foodie destination of 2015".
But perhaps the first waft the world got of Taiwan’s superlative food scene was back in 1993. [...]
Some of China's most valuable historic artifacts went on display in Taiwan recently at a new branch of one of the world's top museums, as the island pushes its credentials as a cultural destination.
The 9,000 square-metre venue in the southern city of Chiayi is an extension of Taipei's famous National Palace Museum - one of the most popular museums in the world, drawing more than five million visitors each year.
The new attraction opens as Taiwan attempts to diversify its stagnating economy, wit [...]