Attractions

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 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 Arts Centre in Taiwan's Northeast Coast

National Centre of Traditional Arts

This arts centre occupies 24 hectares along the scenic Tongshan River not far from Luodong, and is a venue for the research and performance of folk music, opera, dance, toy-making and temple decorations. For visitor…
Top Choice Gallery in Hsinchu

Guqifeng Gallery

This fantastic collection includes a four-poster bed of pure jade, dragon boats made of ivory, statues of Southeast Asian deities, intricately carved replicas (the size of two pool tables) of villages and temples, a…
Top Choice Taoist Temple in Hsinchu

City God Temple

First built in 1748, and masterfully restored in 1924, this Hsinchu landmark has the highest rank of all the city god temples in Taiwan, and is a splendid example of the fine work local artisans were capable of in t…
Top Choice Museum in Sanyi

Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum

Exhibits include informative displays on the origins of woodcarving in Sanyi, a knockout collection of Buddhas and Taoist gods, some gorgeous traditional household furniture and temple architectural features. Unfort…
Museum in Taiwan's Northeast Coast

Juming Museum

This museum and sculpture park is where you'll see the riveting works of Taiwan's best-known contemporary sculptor, Ju Ming (1938–), against the backdrop of nature. Ju Ming has works strewn all over the world, but t…
Park in New Taipei City

Manyueyuan Forest Recreation Area

This recreation area is truly a park for all seasons and all people. The first section has paved or cobbled paths, scenic pavilions and short walks to a number of gorgeous waterfalls. Once you get past this, however…
Island in Wai'ao

Turtle Island

This captivating volcanic islet, 10km off the coast of Yilan, is less than 3km long yet rises up to 398m. Once supporting a population of 750 people, the island was taken over by the military in 1977 then returned t…
Taoist Temple in Sansia

Tzushr Temple

The centre of religious life in Sansia, the Tzushr Temple honours Qingshui Tsu-Sze, a Song-dynasty general worshipped by the people of Anxi, Fujian, for his power to protect their tea industry. First erected in 1769…