More than half of Taiwan boasts natural wonders, yet all we hear about is gadgets. Rathina Sankari travels to some of the deeper corners of the country to unearth its greenish hues.
"Taiwan is all about electronics and technology."
I opined when Francis Hu, my 60-year-old Taiwanese guide argued, “I shall take you to places that you wouldn’t have imagined ever existed in Taiwan.” Perplexed yet centred on his words, I had boarded the bus from populous Taipei. One hour down, I had to eat my words like little dumplings, as the concrete jungle gave way to gorgeous green and blue vistas, like I had gone through some wardrobe and entered a Narnian world of glassy lakes, blue skies, and emerald forests.
Above: SPOT The most spectacular formation is a 4,000-year-old ‘Queen’s Head’ which is said to have an uncanny resemblance to Queen Elizabeth.