Situated to the southeast of China, the island nation of Taiwan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and its bustling and vibrant cities are full of beautiful old temples, fantastic museums and lively night markets which offer up a stunning array of delicious cuisines. A bastion of democracy and human rights, Taiwan has long been at loggerheads with China which still lays claim to the country and the Taiwanese are friendly and welcoming people who proudly uphold their independence. With such a vast array of diverse sights on offer, visitors to Taiwan will have their time cut out trying to fit everything into a memorable trip. Away from its busy streets, many visitors enjoy exploring Taiwan’s incredible nature such as the beautiful Sun Moon Lake and spectacular Kinmen Island.
List of best cities of Taiwan:
The capital city is probably where you’ll land first. Taipei manages to feel quintessentially Asian while having a personality all of its own. The densely populated city is a melee of skyscrapers, buzzing scooters, night markets, and much more. There’s always something happening in Taipei, no matter the time of day.
2. Taichung City
Taichung looks like a mirror image of Taipei. It is a vibrant city with skyscraping buildings and the 24-hour rush one experiences with its sibling. However, being in Taichung and immersing yourself in its quarters reveals the city to be a dense playground of national culture, history, and a fair amount of quintessentially Taiwanese quirks.
3.Kaohsiung City Taiwan
The second-largest of Taiwan’s cities, found to the south of the island, is every bit as spectacular and modern as Taipei. Although Kaohsiung is the largest port in the country, it eschews its manufacturing reputation in favour of trendy cafes, pleasure beaches, and beautifully-tended parks.
The oldest and former capital city of Taiwan also has the best reputation with locals. It’s here you can truly get to grips with Taiwanese culture at its most traditional, from visiting elegant temples and art sites to sampling even more delicious food. Tainan is fiercely proud of its heritage.
5. Keelung, Taiwan
Keelung is a geographically unique bay city, given that it is flanked by mountains and the Eastern sea. Its strategic location has made Keelung a key destination to experience Taiwan’s historical wealth, given that it has burgeoned throughout time under the rule of the Dutch, Spanish and Japanese.