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.
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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!
Taiwan is a culture shock for most visitors; an amazingly good culture shock and one that is sure not to disappoint any expectations and leave you wanting more at every juncture.
It’s a little crazy, very busy and intense at times but the people are so friendly and there’s so much to do that it takes no timed lap it all up and love it.
Mount Pinagbanderahan or widely known as Mount Gulugod Baboy is a hidden paradise of Southern Batangas that is only three hours away from Manila and features the scenic views of Batangas and Balayan Bay, its magnificent rolling hills and its beautiful grassland. This mountain stands 525 meters above sea level and takes at least an hour of trek to reach its peak.
The trail for this mountain is approximately 10 KM and it will take around 6 to 8 hours to finish depending on your pace. In our case, we started our adventure to Mt Ulap as early as 6AM taking a traverse day hike.
The museum is not your ordinary museum that houses all its arts in one building. Rather, it consists of more than five buildings that give home to different arts and crafts from our Filipino artists- from modern and contemporary arts to indigenous ones.
Rizal province is undoubtedly one of the most favored places to visit for mountaineers. It is a perfect place for beginners to celebrate their first mountain hike since it is in here where you can find the right mountain to climb based on your specifications.