Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Lukang

Longshan Temple

Built in the late 18th century, Longshan Temple remains a showcase of southern temple design. The temple is expansive, covering over 10,000 sq metres within its gated walls, so give yourself a few hours to take in t…
Top Choice Waterfront in Matsu

Blue Tears

Every year from late spring to the end of summer, algae called dinoflagellates teem in the waters along the coast of the Matsu archipelago, and when disturbed by waves or paddles, they emit a surreal blue glow. 'Blu…
Top Choice Museum in Shilin

National Palace Museum

Home to the world's largest and arguably finest collection of Chinese art, this vast collection covers treasures in painting, calligraphy, statuary, bronzes, lacquerware, ceramics, jade and religious objects. Some o…
Top Choice Taoist Temple in Kaohsiung

Tiánliáo Stone Temple

Tiánliáo Stone Temple is a fantastical, Gaudi-esque interpretation of a Taoist temple by a group of Southeast Asian migrant workers. The 500 workers were hired to build a highway in the area, but the contractor went…
Top Choice Island in Outer Penghu Islands

Taiwan's Ninth National Park

Taiwan's latest national park covers 370 hectares and comprises breathtakingly beautiful islets in the southern part of Penghu county and their surrounding waters. The four islands (of a total of a hundred islands i…
Top Choice Area in Sansia

Minquan Old Street

Sansia's name (Three Gorges) reflects the fact that it sits at the confluence of three rivers. The town prospered as an important transport hub for charcoal, camphor and indigo dye, as is evident in this old block o…
Top Choice Tower in Xinyi

Taipei 101

Towering above the city like the gigantic bamboo stalk it was designed to resemble, Taipei 101 is impossible to miss. At 508m, Taipei 101 held the title of 'world's tallest building' for a number of years. Until 201…
Top Choice Park in Alishan National Scenic Area

Alishan Forest Recreation Area

Visiting Alishan may almost feel like a cliche, but do not lose heart – there may be equally beautiful and less-visited places in Taiwan, but Alishan, with its giant cedar and soaring pines reminiscent of sculptures…
Top Choice Forest in Baling

Lalashan Forest Reserve

This 63.9 sq km expanse of mixed forest holds one of the largest stands of ancient red hinoki cypress trees left in Taiwan. The most ancient of the ancients is over 2800 years old, but there are a hundred more that …
Top Choice Village in Kinmen

Shuitou Village

The 700-year-old community of Shuitou Village features one of the best collections of old houses, both Chinese- and Western-style, in all of Taiwan.