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Sky High-Climbing Up to the Roof of Taiwan: A Wushe to Mt. Hehuan Excursion

Text: Rick Charette Photos: Chen Cheng-kuo Mountain scenery of Mt. Hehuan On a three-day adventure along the Central Cross-Island Highway in the Nantou County section of the soaring Central Mountain Range, I visit Wushe, an indigenous town best known for being at the center of the last great uprising against the Japanese during the 1895-1945 Japanese colonial period; enjoy the eagle-view scenery and ranch experience at mountainside-hugging Qingjing Farm; revel in the grand experience of being at eye level with scores of peaks above 3,000 meters at Wuling, Taiwan’s highest paved-road point; hike and walk high-mountain trails; lose myself in a sunrise perched on a spot over 3,200 meters up; feast on the culinary inventions of mainland China’s Baiyi people; visit a Baiyi settlement; watch Taiwan’s Sediq tribe members weave cloth the traditional way; watch thrilling horse-riding acrobatics performed by an outer Mongolian troupe; visit local museums, … Let’s be…

3 Ideas For Family, Couples, and Friends To Travel Around Taiwan

For those who never been to Taiwan or just spent a short stay in Taiwan, we’d love to tell  you there’re a lot more than your expectation that this small island can give you. We specially designed 3 different ways for you to explore around Taiwan. Whoever you travel with, family, friends, or lovers, you can always find there’s so much to see from one end of the island to the other and hope to back here again! For FAMILY : Taiwan is small, but with abundant natural resources, including mountains and beaches. Here are our top suggestions for family trips in Taiwan. National Palace Museum and Yehliu Geopark are both incredible masterpieces separately from human beings and natural world. If you’re in Tainan, definitely can’t miss Anping Tree House. It’s an amazing reminder of how nature works and prevail. Travel to eastern part of Taiwan, a stop in National Museum of Prehistory to get to know the…

Taichung: City on the Move

Text: Rick Charette Photos: Chen Cheng-kuo Long a city with an unusual hybrid blue-collar/academic character, serving the factories that powered Taiwan’s famed economic miracle and home to numerous universities, Taichung is fast reinventing itself as a city of dynamic cultural sophistication. Everywhere you look, it seems, you see cranes and crews putting up new buildings or fixing and prettying up old ones. The city, which absorbed surrounding Taichung County in 2010, has a total population of over 2.6 million, with just over 1 million in the urban core. This core is known for its roominess. There is park space aplenty, and big museums, spacious restaurants, and sprawling teahouses. In numerous locations broad meridians separate parallel road sections lined with restaurants, cafés, boutiques, and galleries. Known for having Taiwan’s most pleasant weather – drier than Taipei in the far north and cooler than Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second city, in the far south…