Hey buddy! 🙂
I’m glad you’re back to read the part 2 of my Travel to Taiwan blog.
Taiwan might be an island, but there are a plethora of tourist spots to explore.
I just couldn’t resist from sharing all of my experiences about Taiwan that I had to create a part 2 of it! 🙂
So here goes another list of other beautiful places that Taiwan encompasses.
Yehliu Geopark is located in the northern coast of Taiwan.
This place is an epitome of the artworks of nature which can be seen in the form of rocks eroded by the sea.
Northern sea coast at the Yeliu geopark.
It has a lot of rocks that look like mushrooms and so are called “mushroom rocks”.
Other famous eroded rocks are “Queen’s head” and “fairy’s shoe” which are absolutely stunning!
Mushroom rocks of Yehliu.
Pictures do not do justice to the beauty of this place. One has to experience it in person.
This place is extremely breezy too.
Queen’ head II is a sculpture that was made in imitation to the original Queen’s head that was formed naturally. This was done because the original formation is delicate and deteriorating.
Description about Queen’s head 2.
Queen’s head 2
Kenting beach and night market
At the southern end of Taiwan is a wonderful place which is like a party town at night – Kenting.
Kenting has a crystal clear beach and a night market just few minutes away from the beach.
View of Kenting beach.
Crystal clear waters of Kenting beach.
The best part is that, at the time we visited there were only a handful of people there – something I’ve witnessed for the first time.
It was pretty hot. But who cares when they are at the beach, huh?
It was just the sun, sand, sea and us!
Souvenirs from the sea!
After spending a good amount of time at the beach, we went for lunch and then got some rest.
At dusk, we headed out to the night market at Kenting.
This place was the most liveliest.
Fun games, good food, many shops, lit-up streets and a lot of people.
Kenting night market.
Xiaoyoukeng Volcano on Mt. Qixing
In Taipei, on a beautiful green mountain named Qixing is a dormant volcano.
Currently this Xiaoyoukeng Volcano emits Hydrogen Sulphide gas which gets stronger as you go towards it. Mesmerized by the beauty of that place from afar, we did not see that coming! Trust me, i could not get too close to that place because it seems like rotten eggs!
As we walked towards the volcano, we could see fumaroles with boiling liquid in them. Yes, they were literally boiling!
Hydrogen Sulphide gas emerging out of the volcano.
Keeping aside the pungent smell of the hydrogen suphide gas, the place was breezy, very cold and beautiful.
Food and travelling in Taiwan
Apart form being able to visit a number of beautiful tourist spots in Taiwan, we were able to get a good taste of Chinese cuisine.
From mussels to squids and from seaweed to the famous pineapple cakes of Taiwan, we had them all. Well.. Almost all!
They enjoy frogs and snakes on special occasions. It’s not that they eat them everyday as i thought (some of you might have thought as well), these are expensive and are eaten once in a while. And not to forget the experience we had in one of these restaurants(nope, i didn’t eat them). The snakes are made into soup or just dried and powdered which they say is really good for health.
Travelling in Taiwan is easy by Taxi. A standard form of transport throughout the place.
Taxis in Taiwan.
The roads are well maintained with minimal or no traffic at all. It felt so good travelling without any trace of traffic! Like zebra crossing, they have a path for cycles too!
We(my brother and I) thoroughly enjoyed a week in Taiwan along with my uncle who lives there(yes, he learnt Chinese!).
Well maintained roads.
Taiwan, located in the pacific rim, is not as well known as any other place is. But the experience it offered was amazing!
The people were very kind and welcoming. I’d love to go back to Taiwan sometime again! 🙂
Thank you for reading through my lenghty blogs! I hope i took you around Taiwan throught the description and pictures! 🙂
See you all soon with another blog about another nice place! 🙂
Until then, stay happy, travel when you can and keep rocking :), because life is short and places to see are many! 😉
Note: All the pictures in this blog were clicked by me.