Outbound Souk | 2018-09-05
WHY SHOULD TAIWAN BE YOUR NEXT STOP FOR ADVENTURE?

 

 

A very authentic mix of ancient traditional and ultra-contemporary, fun and feasting, Taiwan attracts half the population of the globe especially from the Middle East. Handpicking the crème-de-la-crème of experience from this wonderful island nation of wonder, we exhibit the best of what Taiwan has to offer to all its visitors.

 

 

There's a museum of 696,422 exhibits

 

 

 

The sixth most visited museum in the world (with around 6.1 million people each year) and home to an impressive 696,422 exhibits, the National Palace Museum in Taipei is a tremendous repository showcasing more than 8,000 years of Chinese Art. Taiwan exhibits some of the most exquisite artworks in existence while the building itself, on a verdant hillside, on the outskirts of the city, is a dramatically beautiful, multi-tiered complex. Its vast galleries are dedicated to luminescent jades, lustrous lacquer wares and paraphernalia ranging from snuff bottles to rare bronzes to intriguing oddities such as an intricately detailed miniature boat carved from an olive pit.

 

 

Taiwan is a gigantic gold bar

 

 

 

In the mountain town of Jinguashi is the Gold Ecological Park where visitors can learn about the history of gold mining in the region and marvel at one of the original tunnels. And at the park’s museum, visitors can touch one of the largest gold bars in the world, weighing in at around 222 kg.

 

 

It has a fascinating history

 

 

 

First inhabited by indigenous Taiwanese before it was colonised by the Dutch, followed by the Spanish in the 17th century, Taiwan came under Japanese rule after the Qing Dynasty lost the Sino-Japanese War in 1895. The Republic of China then took the island back in 1945. Today, its political status is somewhat ambiguous; having been the safe house for the ousted Republic of China government after the People's Republic of China won the Chinese Civil War. Its cultural heritage, therefore, is a blend of Taiwanese, traditional Chinese and Japanese.

 

 

Taiwan loves their night markets

 

 

Hustling, bustling, buzzing and brightly lit, the night markets of Taiwan are quite an experience. From the best-known Shilin Night Market to Tainan Flowers Night Market, these open-air festivals of sound, smell and taste take place on different nights around the island so be sure to research ahead. There are around 300 to choose from.

 

 

There is a gnarly railway

 

 

Speaking of UNESCO, the world heritage group is mulling over awarding World Heritage Status to the Alishan Forest Railway, an 86km network of narrow gauge railways running throughout the mountain resort of Alishan. Opened in 1912, passengers enjoy dozens of switchbacks, 50 tunnels and more than 70 wooden bridges.





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