Sunday, June 07, 2009
The factor which has made Taiwan very popular among the people is its scenic beauty, friendly attitude with the tourist along with the cultural attraction. For a period of time not many people were aware of the Taiwan beauty but now the inflow of the people has now increased and slowly and steadily the country of Taiwan is gaining popularity because of its huge source of entertainment followed with various cuisines. Accommodation in Taiwan is not at all a problem for a newcomer as he is provided with variety of source of accommodation ranging from large international hotels, to budget accommodations along with several private rentals. You can find all the luxurious amenities in the hotels such as gym, shopping center, and dining hall. Some of the above mentioned facilities can also be found in the budget hotels as well as in the youth hotels. People who are planning to live and work in Taiwan for a small period of time must opt for rent or shared apartment.
Taiwan cuisines have tons of things to offer to its customers. The Taiwanese cuisine shows the influence of countries such as Japan, china as well as Dutch. As compared to the Taiwanese cuisine which is very light and simple, the Hakka cuisine offers food which is relatively spicy and oily. Most of the common things which are favored by the tourist apart from the restaurant fare are oyster omelets, noodles containing oyster and beef noodles and all the above mentioned things are available in the Taiwan night markets. There are several tourists who prefer western style of menu and for that Taiwan has opened itself to the western style in the recent time and you can even find several restaurants and cafes offering western style of food.
As mentioned earlier that Taiwan has become popular because of its tourist attraction, there are several places in Taiwan to explore such as Taipei 101, National Park of Toroko, National Palace Museum as well as Taipei Night Markets. The National Palace Museum is located in the Taipei suburbs and is a center of marvelous collection of art, painting, calligraphy and statues which are famous all over the world. People who are crazy about shopping can visit the Taipei night market like Shilin, Huaxi Jie and Tonghua where they can find all the things ranging from bubble tea to the snake blood and their prices can be bargained. Coming to the Taipei 101 tower which was recently holding the title of world’s tallest building denotes a collection of several institutes, offices as well as luxury shops. High speed elevators and observation deck are the center of attraction of this tower. You can also find a food court at the basement. While making visit to the tower, you must take a look to the biggest bookstore of the Taipei named Page one which is located on the 3rd floor of the tower.
While visiting the rest of the island you can make use of the high speed rails, which are fast, clean and safe mode of transport. You can also choose to travel either by local bus or train which are also safe and fast and are efficient mode of transport to travel through the island. For the people who are lover of nature should not forget to make visit to the Toroko national park which looks astonishing because of the marbles and sandstone. While being at Taiwan, visit the temple of Lung Shan which is well known for its marvelous architecture. The main goddess in this temple is Goddess of Mercy to whom offerings are made regularly. Offerings can be in the form of flowers, money or fruits. The offerings are made by burning the money or by putting the offerings in the offertory box. Since the temple is situated in the Wanhua district which is near to the Huashi Night Market, you can also get the pleasure of shopping in the market. On visit to Taiwan, don’t forget to see the beauty of the Jade Mountain which is the Asia’s highest mountain peak in the northeastern side. The height of the mountain is around 3952 meters and so you can also enjoy the pleasure of mountain tracking. Also make a visit to the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall which contains a statue which is 30 feet high. He has played an important role in the history of the Taiwan. There are several shows going on in the theatre which is located on the third floor of the hall. There is also a lake in Taiwan known as Sun Moon Lake which is the largest lake having the surface area of 8 km. Here the aboriginal tribe known as Thao resides here and the middle part of the lake is considered as sacred. It is because of the sacredness of the place, aboriginal cultural village is constructed. On visit to this lake, visitor can learn as how the tribe originated and simultaneously they can enjoy the beauty of the lake.
It does not matter if you are nature enthusiastic or a person who is dwelling in the modern city, Taiwan has everything to offer to its visitors. People of Taiwan are sports lover and they play sports such as softball, basketball and baseball as a team sport and individual sports played by them are marathon, cycling and tennis. Since Taiwan is filled with lots of fun and entertainment, it becomes important to make a tour to Taiwan once in life.
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