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Taipei to Taroko Gorge: How to Explore Taiwan in Style

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As the world slowly reopens to international travel, Remote Lands is putting a spotlight on underappreciated Taiwan, an island of natural beauty, urban splendor, and traditional culture.

Chang Dai-chien: The Strange Residence of Taiwan’s Greatest Artist

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Chang Dai-chien was one of Asia’s greatest artists, and his peculiar life is on display in the outskirts of Taipei.

The Subtle Butterfly Migrations of Taiwan

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Every year in the winter and again in the early spring a few million butterflies migrate from northern and central Taiwan to the south.

Dozen Dream Destination: East Coast of Taiwan for the Road Trip

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Taiwan’s East Coast is known for its temperate climate and laid-back culture – all best experienced from the open road.

Searching for the Formosan Black Bears of Taiwan’s Yushan National Park

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Along one of Yushan’s most popular hiking routes, travelers will find evidence of one of Taiwan’s largest mammal species: the rare Formosan black bear.

Instagram Taipei: Shooting Taiwan’s Capital

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Jordan Hammond takes his camera to Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, for a look into the motorbike waterfall, low-flying planes, and the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall.

Politics Squared: A Look at Tiananmen Square and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial

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Tiananmen Square and Chiang Kai-shek’s Memorial – two very different monuments, two very different dictators, and a divergent history that maintains much in common.

Silks Place Taroko, Gorge-ous by Design

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Taroko Gorge is one of Taiwan’s hottest hiking spots, and Silks Place Taroko is one of the few luxury options in this rugged Formosa landscape.

Drone over Taiwan: From Kenting to Taipei and Beyond

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A road trip along Taiwan’s east coast allows travelers to see strange architectural wonders, breathtaking natural beauty, and dynamic Asian cityscapes from a whole new angle.

Taiwan’s Whisky Island: Exploring Formosa’s Single Malts at Kavalan Distillery

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Single malts, fresh air, and highland charm – travel writer Duncan Forgan journeys to Kavalan Distillery to find out how Taiwan came to produce some of the finest whisky in Asia.

Tea for Taipei: Maokong Gondola to Taiwan’s Past

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Writer and historian Jeremiah Jenne takes the Maokong Gondola outside of Taipei for a taste of the country’s tea and a look into its past. Whether it’s a tourist trap or a beloved destination for tea lovers depends on how far you are willing to walk.

Tainan: A Journey Through Taiwan’s Oldest City

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For travelers who want to experience Taiwan away from the rush of Taipei, Tainan is a slower, more historic city – some might even say the island’s oldest.