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Taiwan, Kaohsiung, Taipei

Things to do in Taiwan

We will be spending two weeks in August in Taiwan--Kaohsiung (southern) and Taipei (northern).  What are the things we should see and do there?

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top answer by
David from Taipei

2 weeks is enough to go around Taiwan. I will suggest some of the place as below:

Since you will be here for 2 weeks, I will suggest you also consider Hualien County

Qixingtan Coast Park (stone beach with observe F-16 jet fighter)

Tailuge National Park (stunning marble gorge)

Buluowan (means echo valley, stay in Leader Village Taroko, and count dozen of shooting star while you stay )

Ch'ing-shui Cliff (magnificent view of hundred meters cliff drop down to Pacific)

For Kaohsiung area I also recommend:

Formosa boulevard station (Light dome)

Sizihwan Sunset Beach Resort ( Sunset)

Kenting National Park (an hour bus from Kaohsiung, beach and activity, recommend stay a night)

National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium (worth the trip if you go Kenting)

Taipei area:

Taipei 101 (2nd tallest building)

Eslite Bookstore 

Shi-men Ting (shopping area)

Longshan Temple

Huaxi St (night market)

Yangmingshan National Park (National park with volcano, cafe and hiking)

Jiufen (Old gold mining town, several nice BnB worth for 1 night stay or 2)

Pingxi station (take this sub-route to see small village)

National Palace Museum (1 of 4 major in the world)

also there are 150+ km beautiful bike-only route in Taipei, and rent a bike is easy.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Hualien County (attraction)
  2. Qixingtan Coast Park (attraction)
  3. Tailuge National Park (attraction)
  4. Buluowan (attraction)
  5. Leader Village Taroko (attraction)
  6. Ch'ing-shui Cliff (attraction)
  7. Formosa boulevard station (attraction)
  8. Sizihwan Sunset Beach Resort (attraction)
  9. Kenting National Park (attraction)
  10. National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium (attraction)
  11. Taipei 101 (attraction)
  12. Eslite Bookstore (attraction)
  13. Shi-men Ting (attraction)
  14. Longshan Temple (attraction)
  15. Huaxi St (attraction)
  16. Jiufen (attraction)
  17. Pingxi station (attraction)
  18. National Palace Museum (attraction)
  19. Yangmingshan National Park (attraction)
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Well I like to make day and weekend trips to Kaohsiung so I'll answer that. When I go I really just like to relax so some of my places to go are Cijin Seaside Park Visitor Center because it's a nice little beach and has lots of great seafood stalls along there. You need to take a ferry to get there, but it's really cheap. While you are in the area you could also go to Pier-2 Art Center which is an art district that always has different museums and performances going on. Finally in the evening head to The British Consulate At Takao for a great view of both the sea and the city.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Cijin Seaside Park Visitor Center (attraction)
  2. Pier-2 Art Center (attraction)
  3. The British Consulate At Takao (attraction)
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