Taiwan – Wicked Activities

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Taiwan

Wicked Activities in Taiwan

 

Once a primarily agricultural country, Taiwan is fast becoming one of the world’s most efficient manufacturing economy’s. It’s a place where the noisy and chaotic urban life blends with the calm, serene landscapes of the rural one. So what’s there to do in Taiwan?

Check out the list below….

 

Explore the Baiyang Trail in Taroko National Park

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The Taroko National Park offers a variety of trails, each one possessing a totally unique feel! But according to most travellers out there the best one’s got to be the Baiyang Waterfall Trail.

To get here, you’ll have to journey along a 2-kilometer trail that also made up of seven tunnels! Each of the tunnels are unique from the rest, with some being quite straightforward while others being rocky and enveloped in total darkness. This might raise the hairs on the back of your neck but the end totally justifies the means. At the end of the trail you’re blessed with the sight of the awe-inspiring Baiyang curtain waterfall – and every grumble you had along the way is totally forgotten!

A little heads up before you start… the trail can be a little dangerous so if you’re not familiar with what you’re doing you should definitely make preparations. This website will help you out with that:

http://hikingtaiwan.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/the-baiyang-waterfall-%E7%99%BD%E6%A5%8A%E7%80%91%E5%B8%83/

 

Windsurf at Penghu Islands

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For anybody who wants to go somewhere to try a challenging water sport, the Penghu Islands should be at the top of their list! Penghu is blessed with a winning combination of strong winds and generally flat waters which makes it an ideal spot for windsurfing fans. There are also plenty of beaches to choose from on the Penghu Islands, each possessing their own individual set of characteristics.

For more about how to get there, you should check this helpful article:

http://www.liquidsportpenghu.com/getting-to-penghu.html  

 

Attend the Spring Scream Festival in Kenting

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Rock music lovers, unite!

The Spring Scream Festival in Taiwan is definitely the largest and most recognised rock music festival in all of Taiwan. Every year from April 3rd to 7th, hardcore music fans from all over the world flock to the streets of Kenting. At the Spring Scream Festival you’ll witness over 400 local and international acts perform. You can also camp on the festival grounds, giving the entire weekend a Glastonbury vibe!

This is definitely a great experience for any music fans out there. For more information, visit this website:

http://www.springscream.com/

 

Climb up the rocky facade of Long Dong

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Long Dong, AKA Dragon Cave, is considered by some to be the best spot for technical rock climbing in all of Taiwan. The perfect façade of its boulders are simply breath-taking and the view from above, especially during the sunset, will blow your mind!

Check out these very informative articles if you’re planning to visit Long Dong in the near future:

http://taiwanrocks.net/category/outdoor/

http://www.genuineguidegear.com/life/blog/cam/rock-climbing-taiwan-long-dong-%E9%BE%8D%E6%B4%9E

 

Drop by Hell Valley in Beitou

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One of the most iconic places in Taiwan is the Beitou hot springs where thousands of tourists flock to every year in order to bathe in its relaxing waters! Water temperatures in this valley can rises as high as 80 to 100 degrees Celsius which is why you can often see enormous amount of steam rising up from the ground, giving the area a creepy and haunted feel!

If you want to know more about this exciting place, check out these articles:

http://www.escape2taiwan.com/blog/beitou-thermal-valley-hell-valley-%E5%9C%B0%E7%86%B1%E8%B0%B7/

http://sinotour.com/tourguide/taipei/beitou-geothermal-valley.html

 

Aside from your usual collection of temples and historical sites, there are tonnes of amazing places to visit in Taiwan! But at least with this list you’ve got a good idea of where you can start your trip in Taiwan.

 

 

 

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  1. John @ GoodPlanetLiving April 9, 2014 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    So nice photographs. places are really ideal for traveling. this article can help travelers to take decision to go these places. thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.

    • Adrian Qais April 20, 2014 at 3:12 am - Reply

      Taiwan is such a wicked country – I wish I could live there for a while!

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