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About Taiwan

TourHQ guides to Taiwan are at hand to help travelers gawp at the soaring structures of Taipei, unravel Han history, seek out the bulwarks of Fort Zeelandia, walk the forests of Alishan – the list goes on!

Once a stronghold of Chinese aboriginal tribes, the island nation of Taiwan was only finally conquered by foreign powers at the beginning of the 17th century, ushering in a process of hybridisation that’s left myriad cultural threads lingering throughout its energetic hi-tech metropolises, rural temples and tranquil backcountry of mist-clad hills and snow-capped mountains.
Most notable, of course, is the hand of China in the west, which manifests right across the board, from the Confucian complexes of Tainan, to the spicy, steaming Szechuan noodle broths served up on the corners of Taipei. Then there’s the Dutch colonial touch found at Fort Zeelandia, and the lingering influence of the Japanese from the north, whipping past with the punctual trains, or bustling about the port districts of Kaohsiung.
Of course no traveller should miss the heady fray of Taipei, with its soaring skyscrapers and bustling food courts, but as any Taiwan tourist guide will say, there are treasures aplenty away from the cities here too, from the gushing waters and rugged walls of Taroko Gorge, to the thick cypress forests and misty hills of Alishan.

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Tour & Activities in Taiwan

Relaxing Hot Spring Tour in Beitou

From USD 300

Relaxing Hot Spring Tour in Beitou

6 Hours

Need a break from shopping? You will certainly be in an ultimate relaxation by taking hot springs in Beitou District of Taipei. The area is closed to Yangmingshan National Park and surrounded by ...

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Hiking at Yangmingshan National Park

From USD 200

Hiking at Yangmingshan National Park

6 Hours

Spend half day away from the city and explore the Yangmingshan (陽明山) National Park, famous for its unique volcanic geology and topographical sights, with signs of volcanic activity such as ...

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Visiting Taiwan? 7 Things You Absolutely Have to Try

Visiting Taiwan? 7 Things You Absolutely Have to Try

Taiwan is a country rich with a wide panorama of attractions and experiences activities and attractions for just about every genre of traveler. While it would take months to cover all that this country ...

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