Lonely Planet featured the southern port city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, as one of ten “Top Cities” in its Best in Travel 2018 awards, lauding it for the cultural and architectural attractions along its harborfront, developed transportation infrastructure, and proximity to hiking areas.
CNN lists ten things that Taiwan excels at, many of which are relevant to tourists visiting the island.
In an online survey conducted by a travel agency in Japan, the Gaomei Wetland Preservation Area in Qingshui District, Taichung, made the top of the list and was described as “a tidal flat where visitors can catch the sea breeze and watch the beautiful sunset against a backdrop of windmills.”
The small, formerly colonial Japanese mountain town is also known for its night market, creative bed and breakfasts, hiking, gold museum, and abundance of cats.
Highlighting its mountains and natural beauty, role as a global center for Buddhism, night markets, indigenous culture, local cuisine, tea culture, and annual festivals, Taiwan was featured in CNN’s list of top destinations for 2016.