The National Palace Museum is often described as the most important museum in the Chinese-speaking world. It is home to some 700,000 artifacts, of which only about 3,000 can be displayed at once. So, if you visit often enough, you can cover 8,000 years of Chinese history!
In the final years of the Chinese Civil War, many of the artifacts were carried across China to Taiwan for safe-keeping.
The Mengjia Longshan Temple is located in the Wanhua District of Taipei, and was built in 1738 as a gathering place for Chinese settlers. The temple is often used as a site for festivals and celebrations.
Yangmingshan National Park is known for its natural hot springs, hiking trails, and local wildlife. Japanese influence on the landscape can be spotted through black pines and acacia trees, which were planted to 'beautify' the mountainous area.
Taiwan's Yehliu Geopark is known for its stunning rock formations of various shapes. They are caused by thousands of years of erosion. Many of these rocks have descriptive names such as 'Queen's Head' and 'Fairy's Shoe'. The park is also known to be a great place for seabird spotting.
Located on a sea-facing bluff in Lianxin Village on the northern tip of Taiwan, this is the site of a former copper and gold smelting plant. Now in disuse, nature has reclaimed the site giving it an apocalyptic vibe that has been used in multiple music videos.