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  • Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence entrance

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    Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence

    Picturesque garden residence of Taiwan’s former leader

    The Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence (臺北士林官邸) is the former official dwellings of Chiang Kai-shek and Soong Mei-ling, the former leader of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and his wife. This […] More

  • Taipei Botanical Garden

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    Taipei Botanical Garden

    Taipei’s relatively unknown botanical paradise

    The Taipei Botanical Garden (台北植物園) is an 8 hectare garden in central Taipei that houses a collection of over 2000 species of plants. It was an important site of study […] More

  • Beitou Hot Spring Museum

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    Beitou Hot Spring Museum

    Learn about Taiwan’s long hot spring history

    The Beitou Hot Spring Museum (北投溫泉博物館) is a tudor-style building in Beitou that used to house a large public bath during the Japanese colonial times. It now functions as an […] More

  • Sulfur Valley Recreation Area

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    Sulfur Valley Recreation Area

    Huge volcanic landscape that makes for a light hike

    The Sulfur Valley Recreation Area (硫磺谷遊憩區) is a picturesque volcanic landscape in Yangmingshan National Park and an excellent diversion or break spot for those exploring the park. Featuring stone paths […] More

  • Yinhe Cave Temple


    Yinhe Cave Hiking Trail

    Easy hike that can be extended to Maokong Gondola

    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 spectacular cave temple built on a mountain cliff, […] More

  • Lengshuikeng Hot Springs

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    Lengshuikeng Hot Springs

    Lukewarm hot spring in the center of Yangmingshan

    Lengshuikeng Hot Springs (冷水坑溫泉), located in the heart of Yangmingshan National Park, is a free hot spring popular with hikers and day-trippers from Taipei. The temperature of the water is […] More

  • Shamaoshan


    Mount Shamao (Shamaoshan)

    Excellent hike away from the crowds

    Mount Shamao (紗帽山), also known as Shamaoshan, is an easy hike in Yangmingshan National Park. Possible as a day trip from central Taipei or Beitou, Mount Shamao only goes up […] More

  • Tamsui river bike ride


    Tamsui River bicycle ride

    Excellent bicycle ride that shows off Taipei’s abundant nature

    Cycling along Tamsui River (淡水河) is a rite of passage for many travelers in Taipei and New Taipei. This classic route winds its way up the east side of the […] More

  • Formosa Boulevard Station


    Formosa Boulevard Station

    Possibly the world’s most beautiful metro station?

    Consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful train stations in the world, Formosa Boulevard Station (美麗島站) is unmissable for any visitor to Kaohsiung. Visitors should definitely head out of […] More

  • Qixing Mountain


    Qixing Mountain (Qixingshan)

    Classic hike in Yangmingshan

    Qixing Mountain (七星山), also known as Qixingshan, is Yangmingshan’s tallest mountain, rising to a height of 1,120 meters. A popular hike, done as a day trip from Taipei, the summit […] More