After a long week of work, the best way to recharge is to get some fresh air and have a nature-filled trip across Taiwan.
With this observation in mind, Taipei Walker has listed three scenic travel destinations in northern, central, and southern Taiwan so that you can still get your fill of nature and relaxation vibes (and stay away from the COVID-19 outbreak).
Known as the Taiwanese version of the Thousand Island Lake in Hangzhou, China, the Shiding Thousand-Island Lake is located in the upstream portion of the Feitsui Reservoir, located in the north top of Taipei.
You can also head to the viewing platform of the Bagua Tea Garden, and get a birds-eye view of the lake and all nearby tea gardens with just one glance.
Under the blue sky and white clouds, the view from the top of the mountain is like looking at an ink painting with hills stretching out in front of you and amongst the sea of clouds.
If you go up another road, you can also get a full view of a particularly-shaped island known as “Crocodile Island” which has become a popular attraction for Instagrammers in recent years.
Meanwhile, the Taiping Suspension Bridge is the latest popular scenic spot in Meishan, Chiayi.
Located at an altitude of 1,000 meters, the Taiping Suspension Bridge is the highest and longest suspension bridge in Taiwan.
Standing on the bridge which connects Taiping Mountain and Guishan Mountain, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery between the clouds and the misty mountain air.
Not only can you overlook Chiayi County while standing on the bridge, but when the weather is fine, you can also get a clear view of the Taiwan Strait. At night, the lights on the bridge shine brightly, transforming it into a magical place that is definitely worth visiting.
Finally, the Hutoupi Lake scenic spot, also known as “Little Sun Moon Lake”, will turn into a dreamy, watercolor-like painting when the sunsets.
Here, you can enjoy your leisure time by cycling around the lake or take a two-seater pedal boat out for a ride on the waters to experience the beautiful scenery from a different point of view.
The Huyue Suspension Bridge in the scenic area is also called the Lovers Bridge. If you come in the early morning or at dusk, you can just catch the magical moment when the sunshine touches the lake making it even more romantic.