Taiwan’s visa-free program has extended for another year—you know what to do
Date: July 7, 2019
By: Kaye Estoista-Koo
Beyond the stinky tofu, F4, Meteor Garden locations, and milk tea, Taiwan offers much more—all it takes is one very fast, comfortable, high-speed rail. Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) connects Taipei in the Northwest to Kaohsiung in the South. It’s like Japan’s Shinkansen and has 12 stops. For just 1500TWD, you’re in Kaohsiung in less than two hours.
Acquaint yourself with the unique charm of South Taiwan via cities like Kaohsiung, Tainan, and Alishan. Taipei has its personality and quirks but for a plot twist to your travel, go South. No regrets, guaranteed.
Sacred is 1,000 and up in Alishan
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area in Chiayi is home to sacred trees—sacred because they are at minimum a thousand years old. The most majestic one, Xianglin Sacred Tree, is 2,300 years old.