Things to do in Taiwan

Taiwan has a tantalising number of awe-inspiring experiences, especially for such a small, island country. Everything from towering skyscrapers and lively night markets to beautiful old temples and stunning national parks will be on offer for visitors.

Taipei 101 is usually a hit with tourists. Once the tallest building in the world, the attraction's observation decks provide stunning views of Taipei, and its restaurants and stores are well worth visiting. History buffs should look no further than the National Palace Museum, which has an incredible collection of Chinese imperial artefacts. Longshan Temple, Chimei Museum, Fort Zeelandia and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall will appeal to them as well.

Nature lovers will be spoiled for choice, with Taroko National Park (home to the Eternal Spring Shrine), Yushan National Park and Sun Moon Lake all making wonderful day trips.