Taiwan with its natural landscape and architecture has made it one of the most beautiful Asian country to visit. In this installment of our Taiwan Travel Guide Series, we bring you the 10 most beautiful places in Taiwan to visit.

Most Beautiful Places in Taiwan

1. Sun Moon Lake, Taichung

The Sun Moon Lake is one of Taiwan’s most famous attractions.  It derives its name from the fact that one section of the lake is shaped like the sun while another takes the shape of a crescent moon. The best way to explore the Sun Moon Lake is on two wheels.  The Sun Moon Lake cycling trails are also ranked as one of the best in the world!

Sun Moon Lake - Most Beautiful Places in Taiwan
A part of the Sun Moon Lake, as seen from the Sun Moon Lake Ropeway

Read More:  Best Things to Do at Sun Moon Lake, Taichung, Taiwan

2.  Jiufen, Taipei

Jiufen located at the northern coast of Taiwan is one of the best places to go to. It’s not just about Jiufen Old Street which has some of the best food and shopping in Taiwan. Jiufen is also the place to go to for panoramic views of the coast. Settle yourself into one of the many teahouses at Jiufen Old Street and admire the stunning views with a cup of hot tea.

Jiufen - Most Beautiful Places in Taiwan
Jiufen is a must-visit destination in Taiwan for its great food and shopping. In addition, it is also one of the most beautiful in Taiwan, with a amazing sweeping view of the northern coast

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3.  Yehliu National Park, Taipei

Coastal scenery and amazing rock formation are abound at Yehliu National Park. Walk among the limestone structures which can be taller than a human being and admire the amazing work of nature!

Yehliu - Most Beautiful Places in Taiwan
Considered as one of the most beautiful natural area in Taiwan, Yehliu National Park is one of the attractions that is worth a visit

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4.  Taroko National Park, Hualien

If you are looking for amazing coastal scenery and rock formations, then Taroko Gorge National Park is for you. There are various outstanding sights within the national park, but the Qingshui Cliffs (清水斷崖), Shakadang (砂卡礑), Swallow Grotto (燕子口) and Seven Stars Lake (七星潭) are among the best. The Taroko National Park in Hualien is easily accessible from Taipei city and totally do-able as a day trip.

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A suspension bridge near Swallow’s Grotto of Taroko National Park, Taiwan

Read More:  Taroko Gorge (太魯閣國家公園) Tour Part 1 – Qingshui Cliff (清水斷崖), Hualien

5.  National Palace Museum, Taipei

Besides being a great repository of rare artifacts from the various Chinese dynasties, the National Palace Museum is also a great architectural monument by itself. Built to the likes of an Imperial Palace, the National Palace Museum is easily one of the most instagrammable spots in Taiwan.

National Palace Museum
The National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan is renowned not just for its impressive collection, but also for its amazing architecture, making it one of the most beautiful structures in Taiawn

Read More:  National Palace Museum (故宫博物院), Taipei

6.  Taipei 101, Taipei

Why would you want to miss out on Taiwan’s most iconic building! The best places for catching sight of Taipei 101 is at Xiangshan (象山) and Maokong (貓空).

Taipei 101
View of Taipei 101, as seen from Maokong

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7.  Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung

Be awed by one of the largest bronze statues of Lord Buddha in the world at Fo Guang Shan (佛光山) located at the suburbs of Kaohsiung. The path towards Lord Buddha, known as the path of enlightenment is flanked by eight majestic pagoda, adding to the overall majesty of this massive temple.

Fo Guang Shan
The giant statue of Buddha at the end of the path of enlightenment

Read More:  Experience the Suburbs of Kaohsiung in One Day

8.  Formosa Boulevard, Kaohsiung

Ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful metro stations, this massive dome of light is located at Kaohsiung’s Formosa Boulevard (美麗島) metro station. Thousands of tourists flock to this metro station just for a snap before proceeding on to the nearby Liuhe Night Market, making this place a must-visit destination in any visitor’s itinerary.

Dome of Light, Formosa Boulevard
Dome of Light at Formosa Boulevard, Kaohsiung

Read More:  Visiting Formosa Boulevard and Liuhe Night Market in one night

9.  Kenting National Park, Heng Chun

Kenting National Park is Taiwan’s surfers paradise. Many locals and tourists make Kenting a short stay destination just to enjoy its crystal clear beach and water activities. However, Kenting is much more than just surfing and sun bathing. Its coastal view of the ocean is one of the most beautiful in the entire country. Take a long coastal drive to scenic viewing sights such as Longpan Park (龍磐公園) to catch astonishing views of the Pacific Ocean. If weather permits, you may even get to see a beautiful sunset at Guan Shan (關山), known as one of the best spots in the world to view the sunset.

Kenting National Park - Most Beautiful Places in Taiwan
Longpan Park in Kenting National Park – one of the most beautiful places in Taiwan

Read More:  Discover Enchanting Kenting in One Day

10.  Zhong She Flower Market, Taichung

Walk within a sea of flowers in bloom at Taichung’s Zhong She Flower Market and take some instagram-worthy snapshots here at Zhongshe Flower Market! With man-made props and the mountains and sea of flowers as a backdrop, this is one of the most photo-worthy places in Taiwan.

Zhongshe Flower Market
Walk among the sea of flowers at Zhongshe Flower Market in Taichung

Read More:  Zhongshe Flower Market (中社觀光花市) – A Must-Visit in Taichung

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