Top Instagram-worthy destinations to visit in Taiwan

Tai'an bamboo forest has become one of the picture-perfect spots in Taiwan (Courtesy of IG: @tintinghi)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Taitung County Government and Golden Tulip Aesthetics hotel in Miaoli recently posted a series of photos on Facebook that depicted side-by-side comparisons of local destinations with those abroad.

Taitung’s beautiful night sky V.S. Japan’s “best starry sky” in Achi Village (Courtesy of Facebook/@taitung.tourism)

The locations feature picture-perfect scenes unparallel to any other, and provide those itching to travel abroad with an alternative right at home.

Taitung Forest Park V.S. Nature scenery in New Zealand(Courtesy of Facebook/@taitung.tourism)

Similar to that of Japan’s “best starry sky” in Achi Village, Taitung’s beautiful night sky is just as magical. With little light pollution and a small population, Taitung is an ideal place to star-gaze.

Shinto shrine in Luye V.S. Japanese Shinto shrine (Courtesy of Facebook/@taitung.tourism)

Lying in the middle of a field with the night sky above you and the Taitung Starry Night Concert playing live, you can enjoy a night filled with beauty and wonder.

Taitung “Slam Dunk level crossing”V.S. Kamakura, Japan(Courtesy of Facebook/@taitung.tourism)

Only a 7-minutes drive from the Taitung city center, Taitung Forest Park features a black forest and three lakes, offering you a place as beautiful as New Zealand’s to relax.

Taitung’s beautiful night sky V.S. Cappadocia, Turkey(Courtesy of Facebook/@taitung.tourism)

Shinto shrines are the must-visit tourist destinations whenever people travel to Japan. In Taiwan, you can also appreciate the beauty of the old Japanese shrine in Luye, Taitung.

Cypress Shinto shrine in Luye, was rebuilt in 2014 by a Japanese craftsman.

Taitung’s Duoliang Train Station V.S. San Diego in California, USA. (Courtesy of Facebook/@taitung.tourism)

The railway crossing that appears in the High School Basketball Manga “Slam Dunk” in Kamakura, Japan has drawn the fans to capture the classic scene in the manga.

Against the backdrop of the blue sky and sea, the Taitung “Slam Dunk level crossing” in Taimali is one of the picture-perfect spots in eastern Taiwan.

Miaoli Huoyan Shan(Courtesy of Facebook/Golden Tulip Aesthetics hotel)

In Taiwan, you can attend the international hot air balloon festival in eastern Taiwan without flying to Cappadocia, Turkey.

Tai’an bamboo forest (Courtesy of Facebook/Golden Tulip Aesthetics hotel)

As the balloon takes you up into the air, one can get a birds-eye view of the lolling fields and create memories to last a lifetime.

Xinpu in Miaoli (Courtesy of Facebook/Golden Tulip Aesthetics hotel)

Taitung’s Duoliang Train Station is situated between the mountains and the sea. As tourists wait for the train to pass, photography enthusiasts can capture the train seemingly coming from the far horizon of the Pacific Ocean.

The beautiful scenery is the spitting image of San Diego in California, USA.

Miaoli hobbit houses (Courtesy of Facebook/Golden Tulip Aesthetics hotel)

The hotel in Miaoli also shared photos that depicted side-by-side comparisons of the local and overseas destinations including Sanyi rail bike, Longteng Bridge, Xinpu, Tai’an bamboo forest and Buddhist temple. 

Miaoli Buddhist temple (Courtesy of Facebook/Golden Tulip Aesthetics hotel)
Tongxiao Shrine (Courtesy of Facebook/Golden Tulip Aesthetics hotel)