But if you really want to delve into Taiwanese culture, heritage and explore the lesser known parts of the island, you need to head south.
I decided on Tainan, the former capital, as my first port of call.
On the train down, I spotted an article on some of the craftsmen in the city – that’s how I ended up at Tainan Kuang Tsai Embroidery Shop.
Mr Lin, who’s owned the shop for decades, creates these incredible embroidered pieces for everything from Chinese opera costumes and wedding outfits to decorations for temples. [FULL STORY]