2017 Top 30 Moments of MyTaiwanTour

With the arrival of 2018, we want to review these memorable moments we’ve been through in 2017, hoping to meet all of you again here in Taiwan! 1.Practicing Tai Chi in CKS Park, another local experience customized by MyTaiwanTour. (Read More: The Taipei Tai Chi Experience) 2.Experiencing the life and fashion of a typical Taiwanese tea farmer on our customized Tea Culture Tour! (Read More: A day of tea – tea culture in Taiwan) 3.Displaying traditional handmade batik, Made (by our guests) in Sanxia, Taipei! 4.The best way to make a truly authentic Taiwanese scallion pie is to pick the green onions yourself! (Read More: Taiwan’s best travel spots for 2018) 5.Our guest experiences a traditional Taiwan knife massage. He left relaxed, soothed and with head still attached! 6.Two guests prepare to release their wish-laden sky lantern in Pingxi. While we’re…

Jiufen, Jinguashi, & Shuinandong- Exploring the History and Scenery of Three Attractive Tourist Towns in Northeast Taiwan

Text: Richard Saunders Photos: Vision Int’l Fine food, fascinating traditional Chinese culture, and outstanding natural beauty are three things for which Taiwan is justly renowned among visitors. These are perhaps the three biggest reasons why few places within easy reach of the capital city are quite as popular as the little villages of Jiufen, Jinguashi, and Shuinandong. Teahouse in Jiufen These quaint settlements, seemingly locked in a time warp, are atmospheric open-air museums highlighting one of Taiwan’s most fascinating eras. Factor in an outstanding setting – clinging to the steep slopes of a cluster of extinct volcanoes overlooking a wide sweep of the Pacific Ocean – and marvelous old teahouses and restaurants, and a visit to the area makes for one of the most interesting and scenic days possible exploring north Taiwan. Alley in Jiufen Jiufen (九份) owes its existence to gold (which was discovered in the hills behind the…