Taiwan has crowded cities, huge mountains and vast forests, along with a high standard of living and fantastic infrastructure. Its charms are ignored by many in the face of political issues. The most popular national park is Alishan, close to Taiwan's highest mountain and filled with misty forests and with a magnificent scenic railway visitors use to watch the extraordinary sunrises.

Taipei 101 in the capital only recently lost the title of world's tallest skyscraper. To get away from it all, head to the east coast where cliffs plunge into the sea and towns and a couple of cities are squeezed in between them.


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Why you should go:

So few other people do.

Why you shouldn't:

You don't like fog or cities.

Map of Taiwan