Taiwan’s Top Travel Spots:Taroko National Park & Tainan (VIDEO)

Taiwan Travel Tips

Spring travel season is in full swing and whether your next tropical vacation destination is taking you to Taiwan or you just want a taste of what life is like on the other side of the planet tune in! This is the first of a series of travel videos where we show you Taiwan’s Top Travel Spots. In this first video, we travel around the world and uncover the hidden treasures of Taroko National Park,Taiwan’s top tourist destination.Then we take off to Tainan and show you how Taiwan’s oldest city is keeping up with the times, from culture to cuisine the Heart of Asia has it all.

The island formerly known as Formosa is 13,900 square miles large, home to over 23 million people, and is as beautiful as ever. The island of Taiwan sits in the western part of the Pacific Ocean, with Japan on the north east and the Philippines on the south. The Taiwan Strait separates Taiwan from China. Taiwan is a melting pot of people, with its population mainly Han Chinese, 98% to be exact and another 2% Taiwanese aborigines. If you want to break it down even further, The Han Chinese can be divided in Hoklo (70%), Hakka (15%) and Mainlanders (13%) but the majority of people call themselves Taiwanese. Taiwan’s official language is Chinese Mandarin, but a lot of people still speak Taiwanese for every day occasions. You will even find a small sect of the population speaking the native, native tongue, using aboriginal languages to communicate.

In this video, Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani partnered up with the Taiwan Tourism Bureau to bring you 10 days in Taiwan. In this first travel video, we go touring and exploring at Taroko National Park, hunting for jade in Hualien, we get our grove on at Ten Drum Art Percussion, embrace elegance at the Taiwan International Orchid Show, find our roots at the Anping Tree House, and search for higher meaning at the Temple of Confucius in Tainan City.

After covering and uncovering Taiwan literally from top to bottom, we found the Heart of Asia has more than heart it has soul.

Hotels & Restaurants We Visited

Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Tainan: www.shangri-la.com/tainan/fareasternplazashangrila

Buluowan Leader Village Hotel Buluowan: NO 231-1 Fu Shih Village,Hsiulin,Hualien,Taiwan

Tu Hsiao Yueh Dan-Tsu Noodles: No. 101, Zhōngzhèng Rd, Zhongxi District, Tainan City, Taiwan 70041

Narrow Door Cafe: F2, 67 Nanmen Road, Tainan, Taiwan

Asha Restaurant: Lane 84, Section 2, Zhongyi Road, Zhongxi District, Tainan, Taiwan

Want some tips planning your trip to Taiwan? Check out the Taiwan Tourism Bureau for more information!

Taiwan’s Top Travel Spots: Sun Moon Lake

To watch our second travel video from Taiwan: Click Here!

Tune in as we show you Sun Moon Lake like it’s never been seen before, and find out how to eat, drink, and even dance like the locals.

***Special thank you to the Taiwan Tourism Bureau for sponsoring this trip to Taiwan and to Frances Larose of The Larose Group for making the trip possible for me.***

Monique Soltani

Monique is the Founder and Host of Wine Oh TV and has a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Monique is an experienced broadcast journalist and has worked at various television stations across the country and most recently at KPIX-TV/CBS 5 and KSEE-TV/NBC 24

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PUBLISHED DATE: May 21st, 2013 | WINE CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos
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