Taiwan is one island in the east of China. The second biggest tower in the world Taipei 101 is one landmark in this city buried between the mountains and a green forest, and interlaced by speedways and high bridges. The place is busy, like a lot of cities in Asia, safe and people are welcoming. Taipei is alive in day and in night. You need a taxi to take you around the city because all the interesting place are not concentrated in the same area. Regarding the food, you can find cheap restaurants easily or street food in each district of the city. The zoo is maybe one of the better one I've visited, a lot of animal species, huge and the environment is excellent for each one of them. Near this place, the cable car for Maokong and Zhinan Temple are a good idea to escape the city for one afternoon. One secret place to discover downtown with another view instead of Taipei 101 is the sky bar of the Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel.
Kaohsiung City is not far from Taipei by train. The tickets are not really expensive and the comfort is fine in the modern High Speed Train. When you arrive to the Station, you will need to take a cab for going in the downtown. I think, it's in this place around Zhonghua Street where there are the most interesting of things. The 360° view from the top of the Tuntex Sky Tower is incredible. Near this place, there is a market in the main avenue. It's curious to see that.
Taroko National Park is one of the beauties of Taiwan. About 30 min by plane from Taipei, you will discover the green mountains and the huge rocks which surround the river. The road is small and sometimes unpredictable. Along this one, you can visit different temples. Finally, I recommend you have one lunch or a dinner at Silks Place Taroko. The dishes are very lavish and the place is relaxing.
Yehliu Geopark is very crowded but it's very nice and amazing. There are a lot of people in this place so it's sometimes difficult to walk normally. Once the visit is finished, the street which goes to the harbour is nice. You can easily find restaurants and buy fresh seafood. If you have the time, you can finish your day by Keelung City.
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Capital City Taipei Languages Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese Currency Taiwan Dollar