Go Veggie in Taiwan

There is a saying: “In Taiwan, there is a snack shop every three steps and a restaurant every five.”
With a tradition of preparing and serving the freshest foods and a climate that fosters abundant vegetation all year round, Taiwan charts an authentic culinary voyage for every curious palate. A journey through Taiwan is a feast for all the senses.

Bing guan cau mei

World’s 2nd tallest building will give you a breathtaking view and experience. Find yourself taking a ride to the top – 89 floors in 36 secs.

Shaved mango ice dessert

There are quite a few vegetarian restaurants in Taiwan, given the Buddhist culture. Usually you will find a vegetarian eating joint in a 20 minute walking radius. Typically the restaurant will have pure vegetarian cuisines – No onion, No garlic, No egg. It *may* have dairy options but you can easily choose vegan if you like. These restaurants cater to the Buddhist population mostly who follow this strict vegetarian diet and vegetarian food is well understood by the term “monk food”. Fruits, vegetables, noodles, grains, rice and lots of drink options are easily available.

Also, because many different cultures have been introduced to this country, a vast range of foreign food has appeared, such as American burgers and fries, Italian pizza, Japanese soups and Swiss cheese. Such culinary diversity makes Taiwan a gourmet heaven. There is lot’s to do here, the country can be a treasure trove of pleasant surprises.

Top 10 Things You Must Experience In Taiwan

Full of intriguing spots for visitors to explore, Taiwan is more than just a business centre. An ideal location and a unique promise of natural beauty, best in the world geological parks, outdoor adventure combined with exotic cuisines, great shopping, wellness treatments with hot-coldmud springs and buzzing urban life. Here are some great reasons to save up for a trip to Taiwan:

1. Take a ride up to the sky in the world’s fastest elevator – Taipei 101

World’s 2nd tallest building will give you a breathtaking view and experience. Find yourself taking a ride to the top – 89 floors in 36 secs.

2. Prepare yourself to be amazed at the sunset view in the Sun Moon lake

Nantou is Taiwan’s only inland county but is home to the famous, unrivalled Sun Moon Lake, the largest freshwater lake. Attracting visitors from abroad, it’s an essential tourist destination, and in addition to scenic beauty, the unique landscape has made it an excellent place for biking, marathons, and an annual swimming competition, which is the area’s biggest and longest-running event, since 1983.

3. Relive History at the National Palace Museum, Taipei

Located in Shilin County, Taipei, National Palace Museum has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks. The collection includes artifacts from over 10,000 years of Chinese history starting from the Neolithic age to the late Qing Dynasty.

4. Marvel at the release of a sky lantern at Shi Fen Old Street!

Filled with groups of teenagers and lovers with high hopes and ambitious dreams, you will see constant release of sky lanterns in the clear blue sky.

5. Trek to a Volcano at Yang Ming Shan National Park

The mention of Yang Ming Shan brings about associations to relaxation, recuperation and adventure. Lined with hot springs along the mountain, city dwellers will take a day trip to soak their bodies in milky sulphuric baths and rest their eyes on miles of luscious green hills. You should also know, Taiwan is home to one of the world’s Top 15 Hotspring sites!

6. Kayaking at Carp Lake

Carp Lake is located a short drive from Taroko Gorge, and is a perfect spot for an introduction to kayaking. Sea kayaking off the coast of Hualien is also possible depending on the season.

7. Shop your heart out at the buzzing Night Markets

When the world is sleeping, Taipei – the capital city of Taiwan has an exciting night life to offer to tourists that is entertaining yet economical. Starting from shopping to satiating your belly with mouth watering Taiwanese cuisine, the night life of Taiwan will give you an unprecedented experience.

8. Spend a day with Taiwanese aboriginals at Formosan Aboriginal Culture village

Situated in Nantou County near The Sun Moon lake is home to 16 aboriginal tribes. Each tribe has different styles of tattoo making, weaving and making accessories. The villagers teach the tourists the art of making tattoo and accessories.

9. Visit the Santorini of Taiwan at Jiu Fen Old Street

One could spend their day experiencing a variety of tea sessions overlooking the mountains and seas, visit a few good eateries when exploring the smaller lanes and pick a few tit bits from the local market.

10. Real steel is not a fantasy in Taiwan!

In order to promote robotics industry and applications, Shayang Ye Industry Co Ltd not only illustrates the history of robots, but also has a set up of an interactive experience area and exhibited somatosensory fighting robot - True Real Steel ! It brings the real and depth robot technology experience to visitors.
We overwhelm you with a plethora of more reasons to visit Taiwan. Come visit Asia’s Best Kept Secret!

Cycling Around Taiwan

Driving is too fast, walking is too slow; change your speed and perspective at 20 km/h on a bicycle, so you can experience the stunning natural beauty of Taiwan.
If you want a great way to challenge your body and mind, and to experience the true beauty of Taiwan’s mountains and the friendliness of its people, you could make no better choice than to ride your bike around the island. You need only a moderate level of fitness to ride more than fifty kilometers a week or even 100 kilometers a day.

It is simple. You need to start preparing your body, your bike and your route, if you want to successfully complete a trip around Taiwan. Riding a bike allows you to cruise along a bike path and enjoy both the sights and smells.

For your ride around Taiwan, you can travel either clockwise or counterclockwise. we have arranged an itinerary which is a short version of the trip around the country, clocking in at 866.3 kilometers. The longer version of a tour of Taiwan is about 1200 kilometers in length. The short version takes only 10 days. The longest distance you’ll need to ride during a day is 115 kilometers. If you average 20 km/h, then you should be able to complete the longest daily ride in about six hours.

Hit the road on your bike tour of Taiwan. We hope that everyone who completes this trip does it safely and happily, and stores up some of the most joyful memories of his or her life.