Taiwan may only be small, but this undiscovered Asian gem is big on fascinating things to do and see, from sailing on mystical lakes to dining with Buddhist monks and staying with aboriginal tribes. There are a lot of preconceptions (and often misconceptions) about Taiwan. Granted, in recent years, there has been a lot of manufacturing on this small island off China, and it’s likely that both your saucepan and oven have been made there. Yet what’s really interesting are the things that most people don’t know about Taiwan.
Firstly, it’s about the size of Wales, so seeing the best bits isn't going to take you long - within the space of just 10 days or so, you can hike spectacular gorges, meet traditional aboriginal tribes and stay at a monastery. Whether you’ve been to other countries in Asia before and are looking for a road less travelled, or have never been and are looking for an introduction to all that the Far East is good at, Taiwan is a great undiscovered destination.
With its stunning national parks, opulent hotels and unchanged aboriginal culture, there’s much more to this little island than meets the eye, particularly for those looking to embrace all things cultural and relaxing, not to mention picturesque.