This post is a series of Posts I will be posting about my recent Trip to Taiwan (on April-May 2018). At this point, I’m thinking of putting post by post by the cities or region I visited on each day. So if I visit more than one city on one day, I will put in a post. The idea is that I hope it can help illustrate the alternatives itineraries to do in a day.
I thought it was about time to visit Taiwan. Many had asked whether I was interested in visiting China, and my answer had been a constant “Not Yet”. China is beautiful, but I wasn’t ready to explore the big main island China, so I went to Taiwan instead. Why? Given a short time, Taiwan is a smaller area that I can treasure in a relatively short time. Based on my research, the Taiwan’s transportations networks are advance, integrated like those in Japan (comparably so), and it has such beautiful landscape on its coastal area and dramatic mountain region. So I decided to visit Taiwan, in a series with Hong Kong and Macau. I will also write about Hong Kong and Macau.
I had only 14 days of holidays, so I thought I will spend 8 days on Taiwan and 6 days in Hong Kong and Macau. But, approximately a month before the trip, AirAsia cancelled the flight From Kuala Lumpur to Kaohsiung on April 26th and there was no replacement flight on the same date. So, I rescheduled the flight on the following day on April 27th . That reduced my plan to only 7 days in Taiwan. I had to delete my plan to visit Wuling Farm and tighten the schedule a little bit. My plan was to explore Taiwan from south to North before flying to Hong Kong from Taipei. So the first city that I visited is Kaohsiung.
Kaohsiung is the second biggest city in Taiwan after Taipei. There were lots of attractions and it’s a hub to go further south to the Kenting National Park in Southern Taiwan. Here’s the place I visited in Kaohsiung.