Have you been in Taiwan? Do you have top list during your trip in the said country? Here are the top places that I visited during my first trip in Taiwan. What are yours?
Top 1 – Taroko National Park
During the first visit in Taiwan, my favorite place that I fall in love with is Taroko National Park. The mountains that surround the park is the main reason why I love it. Next is the Liwu River where most of amazing gorges can be found. Another reason are Shakadang Trail where I love its river, Swallow Grotto where cliffs and Indian Chief rock formation can be found, Tien-Hsiang village surrounded by mountains and of course the Eternal Spring Shrine, the temple with a falls underneath.
I will not specify anymore which area in Taroko National Park are my favorites as I like all of what I had seen in the park.
Top 2 – Hualien Der-yen beach
Though the visit in Hualien Der-yen beach was most likely a side trip part of my tour in Taroko National Park, I like to see this kind of places in Taiwan. It always nature wins my heart in my travel.
Top 3 – Taipei Zoo (Wensha District)
I like zoo, but I never realized that I will be enjoying so much while visiting Taipei Zoo not only because of Giant Panda and Red Panda but because of its animal diversity that will be discovered here and the natural setting of the park.
Top 4 – Taipei 101 (Xinyi District)
Xinyi District is the financial district of Taipei where Taipei 101 is located. A symbolical building of Taipei or let’s say Taiwan as this is unique tower in the world.
Top 5 – Shin Kong Mitsukosh (Xinyi District)
One of the luxurious shopping area of the country that can be enjoyed in Taipei. Walking here is already entertaining though there are lots of people during my visit, I found amazing that Taipei has such places like Shin Kong Mitsukosh.
Top 6 – Ximending (Wanhua District)
These pedestrian area where surrounded by markets, shopping stores and cinemas that change the way I think about market place. My walks here was so relaxing.
Top 7 – Shilin Night Market (Shilin District)
My last minute walk was spent here before I went to Taoyuan International Airport. And I like the ambiance of this night market.
Top 8 – Bopiliao Historical Block (Wanhua District)
A historical block that made me realize how amazing if different culture aspirations has been put into architecture.
Top 9 – Red House Theater (Wanhua District)
Though I was sad at first because the main building of Red House Theater is under renovation, I had a good time walking in one of the cultural and creative store to be found inside the building.
Top 10 – [Bangka] Mengxia (Mengjia) Longshan (Lungshan) Temple (Wanhua District)
My favorite temple that I saw while walking around Taipei. The architecture design and its colorful buildings are so inviting that anyone will enjoy just to look at them.
Top 11 – [Bangka] Qingshui (Chingshui) Temple (Wanhua District)
The first temple that I had seen during my walks in Wanhua District. A distinguishable temple of its kind.
Top 12 – [Bangka] Qingshan Temple (Qingshangong) (Wanhua District)
Another interesting temple that I found but I haven’t got a chance to get inside.
Top 13 – Taipei City Hall (Xinyi District)
A government building at the middle of Xinyi District significantly shows its simplicity and can be an outlier because of its exterior design but its impression made on me was plain but authoritative.
Top 14 – Taipei Jen-Chi Hospital (Wanhua District)
A discovered historical building that I found while walking in Wanhua District.
Top 15 – Bangka Park (Mengxia [Mengjia] Park) (Wanhua District)
A relaxing place found during my walk where I found Taiwanese enjoys the weekend.
Top 16 – Lin Jiang (Linjian) [Tonghua] Street Night Market (Daan District)
A discovered night market after spending walking time at Xinyi District, I found myself here when I felt hungry.
Top 17 – Huaxi Street Night Market (Wanhua District)
Another night market that I passed by while walking in Wanhua District, but because its after noon, most of the stores are still close at the time I went here.