8 Reasons Taipei Is Holiday Goals
Ear-popping skyscrapers, volcanoes, SO MUCH FOOD, and a hell of a lot more...
Taipei has always had an air of mystery.
While it stands boldly as Taiwan's capital city, it's a fair assumption to say that the majority of Westerners wouldn't be super au fait with the region, or even the country.
MTV headed over to the 'beautiful island' (so nicknamed for its old name, 'Formosa', which comes from the compliment), to find out more. It's fair to say we were blown away.
Taiwan’s rich history is laced with both Japanese and Chinese culture but has a spirit of its own. Green landscapes, golden waterfalls, delicious cuisine and a liberal society - with the friendliest local people, proud of their country and eager to share it with tourists.
In five days, we explored Taiwan’s capital and found a bustling city, breathtaking nature and endless feasts in the night markets. Only in Taipei can you ride the world’s fastest lift up Taipei 101 (the world’s 10th tallest tower) and the following day come within 20ft of Taiwan's tallest dormant volcano, Seven Star Mountain.
As far as surprising, fascinating, unique and exceptional destinations go, they don't get much better than Taiwan.
But enough about our waffling, check out this video of our trip highlights right about.... NOW!
MTV Travelled With... Flights to Taiwan with China Airlines cost from £610 return (taxes included). Book at china-airlines.com. China Airlines began non-stop flights from Gatwick to Taipei’s Toayuan International Airport four times a week in December which increased to five times per week last month. Rooms at the Folio Daan Hotel cost from £284. Book at folio-hotels.com.
By Zoe Mead