Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Taiwan is also known as Formosa and in the Republic of China (ROC) it is the largest island. There are many places one can visit in Taiwan. Of course one can expect this place to be really beautiful as it has healthy vegetation, waters and beautiful hills everywhere. Taiwan even has a coastline which can even be seen as a blessing for the beautiful island. This coastline helps in fact even in maintaining a climate which is well temperate. It is just a pleasurable island.
For the places to be visited, one can start from the east coast. First spot to visit is the Taroko Gorge. One can take an express train which would head towards the Hualien city from Taipei. In fact it would be really sad it one would rush from this place. Then one can move towards Taitung which is actually over the Southern Cross-Island Highway. Then the next spot should be the Kenting National Park which captures a wide number of visitors. From here one can just move around and can click pictures of the corners which are considered scenic.
Yet another famous point would be the Yilan County. It is located at the islandís north eastern coast. It has been the most accessible part of the island till now in the east. To reach this point, one can take up a boat from Keelung even. Then on the way, one can even capture the Xueshan Tunnel which is the worldís fifth-longest road tunnel. It is 12.9 kms long. Well talking about the luxurious destinations which have resort complexes for the hot-spring is the Jiaoxi. It even interests the normal locales on weekends. This place is even famous because it is a lively place in between the traditional and slower yet peaceful country. It is a completely different lookout.
As said earlier, Jiaoxi is surely the best known hot spring of Yilan but still there are many more places of such sorts such as the Fan-Fan Hot Springs. It may be an under developed gorge but bubbles up the scenario. It is located near the Northern Cross-Island Highway on the eastern terminus. Another hot spring is the Nanao Hot Springs. It is basically hidden and placed gently on the cutting down of the Central Mountain Range. Continuing the talk about the Central Mountain Range, it is known that for the hillside towns it is a perfect backdrop as it runs along the island. In fact the island has been producing vegetation naturally and is even a home for animals and insects. The waters falling nearby are even home to marine animals and have a variety of valuable corals still in them. As for the scenery, the landscapes are a touristís sight.
But a touristís favourite hot spring spot would be the Lisong Hot Springs. One can reach here through the Southern Cross-Island Highway but hiking process has to be undertaken. Even though it is considered to be the most beautiful spot in Taiwan and isnít too far away to reach out through the road, still the climbing process can be too steep and breathless. In fact the more energy they conserve for the hiking, more they would be able to enjoy the moments up there.
Talking about the villages, Amis Cultural Village and the Truku village are quite popular. The Amis Cultural Village is calmly located near the Hualien while Truku village is located at the Buluowan which is in Taroko Gorge. But is the visitors still want a much calmer place, then Meiyuan and Datong are a good option but it means that one would have to walk further more than usual.
If one visits Taiwan, then one should not miss the National Museum of Prehistory. This signifies the historic living ways of people who used to stay here many thousand years ago. At the same time one can even be the part of the Beinan Moon Stones which has always been mysterious as well as beautiful. It stands as a quiet spot which is not too far from the old Taitung.
The rivers here even are a sight to see. Xiuguluan River is a river which is popular for rafting through the white waters. The Caves of the Eight Immortals even give one a natural feeling of the cliff on the coast is quite a natural landform.
On the south eastern area of Taiwan, there is a minor, inland roadway which is silted because of the Beinan River. This would further lead one to the Liji Badlands. Liji Badlands is a big time mixture of many spotlights. One can see the sharp-edged ridges, gullies, pinnacles and the maze of ravines. In fact Liji Badlands is even an example of the well known landscapes on the east coast. As a photographer, one cannot afford to miss out on being here.
There are many more sceneries such as the stone pillars of Wuhe which are perfectly situated in Hualien County just near the hot-spring resort of Ruisui, East Rift Valley National Scenic Area, etc. East Rift Valley National Scenic Area is again famous for their landscapes, it is a valley which is quite flat and has a small population. It feeds others with rice paddies which they are famous in here.
So there are many places in Taiwan to visit and therefore if one visits Taiwan, they should try to capture every possible moment in here and one can even enjoy the calm quiet atmosphere in here.
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