Author: Matthew Baxter

After writing a few books about Japan and New Zealand, I've decided to explore Taiwan and put my expertise into writing about this beautiful place. I love to travel around Taiwan!

Hayashi Department Store

Hayashi Department Store

Hayashi Department Store (林百貨) is a restored 1930’s multi-story department store in central Tainan, constructed during ...

Treasure Hill Artist Village Wall

Treasure Hill Artist Village

The Treasure Hill Artist Village (寶藏巖國際藝術村) was the first historical village designated by the Taipei government. It’s ...

Kawayu Spa

Kawayu Spa

Kawayu Spa (川湯溫泉) is a Japanese style hot spring near Beitou and Yangmingshan National Park. It’s one of the premier on...

Qingshui Corridor near the Hakka Round House

Qingshui Corridor

The Qingshui Corridor (北勢溪親水廊道) is a peaceful stream near the Taiwan High Speed Rail station in Miaoli. Starting from near th...

Yinhe Cave Temple

Yinhe Cave Hiking Trail

The Yinhe Cave Hiking Trail (銀河洞越嶺步道) is a well known hiking trail in New Taipei that leads to Yinhe Cave Temple. A spectacul...

Fort Zeelandia (Anping Old Fort)

Anping Old Fort (Fort Zeelandia)

Anping Old Fort (安平古堡) is one of Tainan’s main tourist spots. Originally a Dutch fort, it was first built to defend the...

Taipei Confucius Temple

Taipei Confucius Temple

The Taipei Confucius Temple (臺北市孔廟), situated at the original location of the Confucius residence, is the most ancient and re...

Lengshuikeng Hot Springs

Lengshuikeng Hot Springs

Lengshuikeng Hot Springs (冷水坑溫泉), located in the heart of Yangmingshan National Park, is a free hot spring popular with hiker...

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