The Dragon Boat Festival (traditional Chinese: 端午節) is a national holiday widely celebrated in Taiwan. People often practice traditional customs and spend time with their family. This year Dragon Boat Festival is a four-day weekend, which is long enough to thoroughly explore a city nearby. Where do you want to explore? Have you planned your trip yet?
Located in the southern of Taiwan, Kaohsiung is also an important city besides Taipei that travelers should take a trip to. Well-known for its warm-hearted citizens, harbor, seafood, pleasant temperature, and mountains, this two-million-population city is going to wow you about some unexpected tourist spots. And although Kaohsiung is primary famous for its ocean image and such tourist attractions, there are still plenty of places for traveler to explore its art and culture.
Over 70 percent of Taiwan is covered in mountains, from small-scale fells topped with lush forests, to great peaks where only experienced hikers should tread. Taiwan has a well-established network of hundreds of hiking trails, and the vast majority do not require a guide.
Cycling around Taiwan is considered one of the three things a Taiwanese should do. The other two are to climb Mountain Jade and swim across Sun Moon Lake. The island nation of Taiwan is a small, but crowded place filled with friendly people, good food, affordable accommodations, and some of the best cycling infrastructure in the entire world. Taiwan is truly a land built for bicycle travel!
As the shou-yao beverage kingdom, it is hard to leave without tasting some of its famous beverages. Shou-yao is when you mix all your drink’s ingredients in a shaker. It’s like having cocktails but without alcohol and with so much more flavor to choose from. There is a drink for everyone, from tea to organic juice, fresh-cooked bubbles to mini taro and yam balls. Here is a must-try list you definitely want to try out!
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