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Local Destinations in Southern Taiwan

We visit 3 local destinations in Southern Taiwan. Prepare to tour and explore…off the grid!

Usually when travelers visit Taiwan, they head directly towards the night markets and hot springs. Living here for a bit has shown me that there’s a lot more to this small but lively island of Taiwan, located to the east of China. Don’t get me wrong though, I’ve been eating quite a lot at night market stands myself! Losing weight is kind of impossible here.

In this travel video I’m taking you on a trip to visit 3 local hotspots that will have you feeling off the grid and amazed:

 

1. Eagle-Cliff Villa 紫心樓

The first destination is Eagle-Cliff Villa. Eagle-Cliff is a beautiful resort tucked away in Taiwu Township. For #18 USD, enjoy an afternoon meal or tea with a view of Dawu Mountain. The best part? Its red skywalk that extends out into the wild. An experience that combines both excitement and relaxation.

2. Sihcao Green Tunnel 綠色隧道

Sihcao Green Tunnel presides over a river in Taijiang National Park of Tainan. Row through the green tunnel, a tree formed tunnel with the most captivating shades of green. This 30-minute ride through the wetlands will cost you just $5! Warning, it’s quite popular among the locals but don’t be afraid to squeeze your way to the front of the boat.

3. Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial 佛光山佛陀紀念館

The largest sacred ground for Buddhism in Taiwan, over 100 hectares! Enter the magnificence of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial. This memorial took 9 years to complete and can hold up to 30,000 visitors. It’s free for visitation and contain a variety of activities in the main hall and in its 8 towers. This is a must-visit for all travelers in Taiwan! You can see the large Buddha statue that sits in the center from miles and miles away.

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