If you’ve been before to Bolinao, Cabongaoan Death Pool in Anda or maybe the famous Hundred Islands, you may think you’ve “done” Pangasinan. I’d say no. Why? Because you have not ‘done’ Pangasinan until you’ve checked out it’s more remote, fascinating and unexplored towns.
Pabrika Beach on the far western part of Macaboboni, Agno, Pangasinan; untouched by major tourism. The beach is home to a small fishing village and still retains a magical aura of peace, beauty, and tranquility.
Sepoc Beach is a small part of paradise on this earth and by small it’s kinda literal as it is only narrow and you can stroll from one side to another in a few minutes. Part of it is a beautiful white sandy beach looking towards Mindoro and the scuba diving is famous around the world.
Like some other areas, Taichung has the ever popular night markets with the requisite food and drinks diversity, but more uniquely it is the home of a world-class science museum and has some great hiking trails into the hills.
High on your list of must-see places in Taiwan have to be the iconic, historical and charming old towns of Keelung, Jiufen (九份) and Shifen (十分). They are rich in old world charm of a bygone era and have some of the best and atypical eateries in the country.
Beitou is a geothermally active region only half an hour from Taipei if you take the MRT. It’s a popular spot for both locals and tourists, who go to enjoy its mix of hot springs, Japanese history, and its geothermally active park and spring.
It is also known locally as the ‘Backyard of Taipei’ owing to the abundance of flora which thrives in its tropical climate, also loved by some of the unusual animals there.
Here, one will experience the Japanese influence left in the country and the Mainland China. So let’s start!