Photo Essay: Taiwan Touch Your Heart

Carrie Kellenberger 15 September 2010 2 comments


taiwan touch your heart

Sunlit Valley of Tienshiung

Photo by Carrie Kellenberger

1. TAROKO NATIONAL PARK

A landscape carved out of towering mountains, lush forest, and deep valleys, Taroko National Park extends through Hualien, Taichung, and Nantou counties.  This is THE trip to make if you’re visiting Taiwan.

Landscape in Yehliu Geo-Park

Photo by Carrie Kellenberger

2. YEHLIU GEO-PARK

This unusual geo-park on the northern coastline of Taiwan has a most unusual terrain and is bound to delight even the most seasoned travelers.

Alisan National Park 阿里山森林公園

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3. ALISHAN NATIONAL SCENIC AREA

Beautiful Alishan (Mount Ali) is just one of several mountain attractions in Taiwan. Located in Chiayi County, the mountain resort and natural preserve includes rugged mountain wilderness, waterfalls, tea plantations, hiking trails and four mountain villages. Alishan is especially popular with nature lovers, tourists, and mountain climbers. One of the top sightseeing attractions in Alishan is its spectacular sunrises, when one can watch the sun emerge from a sea of clouds.

Beitou hot spring path

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4. BEITOU HOT SPRING VALLEY

Sink into the steamy warm bliss at a hot spring resort in Beitou Hot Spring Valley.
Taipei Photowalk: How it starts...

Photo by Carrie Kellenberger

5. TAIPEI 101
Second only to the Burj Khalifa for tallest skyscrapers in the world, Taipei 101 was the world’s largest skyscraper from 2004 to 2010.

日月潭 - Sun Moon Lake

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6. SUN MOON LAKE

The beauty of Sun Moon Lake in Nantou County is legendary. As Taiwan’s largest lake, this stunning alpine owes its name to the eastern part of the lake, which is round like the sun. The western side of the lake resembles a crescent moon.
Taiwan east coast

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7. THE EAST COAST
Taiwan’s dramatic eastern coastline should be included as one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Fu Dog and Temple

Photo by Carrie Kellenberger

8. PENGHU
This island archipelago in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and Mainland China is home to gorgeous white-sand and coral beaches, Chinese-style homes and the largest concentration of temples in Taiwan.
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9. KENTING NATIONAL PARK
Taiwan’s oldest national park encompasses the southernmost tip of the island.  Kenting is well known for its sunny climate, beach resorts, and mountain scenery. It is a long-standing favorite tourist destination for Taiwanese families.
Spirited Away

Photo by Steve Leggat

10. JIUFEN
This charming mountain town in Northern Taiwan was once a prosperous gold mining town. Today, visitors flock to the tiny town to experience its quaint streets, stunning scenery, and traditional teahouses.

Carrie Kellenberger

Carrie Kellenberger

Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Carrie has kept a home base with her husband in Asia since 2003. A nomad at heart, Carrie's deep love for travel, photography, and culture have led her on frequent travels over the past seven years. She has traveled throughout Asia finding work as a writer, editor, educator, voice over artist, photographer, and nightclub singer. In her free time, Carrie works as a freelance travel writer and photographer, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. She writes about her personal travel adventures at www.myseveralworlds.com. Follow Carrie on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/106703927738684161043/ or on Twitter @globetrotteri.

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Aor Pichayanee Aor Pichayanee Says:

    Hey Carrie, had not seen your blog post for a while, whenever you are back with your post, never been disappointed!

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