The most impressive lakes in the world

From boiling lakes to vast alpine bodies of water, these are our favourite lakes from around the world. 

Five reasons to visit Taiwan

From ornate temples to tranquil islands, Taiwan boasts both cultural and natural treasures.

Exploring the great outdoors in Taiwan

Read our best tips on how to make the most of the beautiful natural landscapes and unspoiled wildernesses of Taiwan.

The best temples in Taiwan

From huge decorative complexes to small colourful shrines, check out our guide to the best temples in Taiwan.

Getting crafty: handicrafts from around the world

From delicate needlework to intricate woodcarving: these crafts from around the world will inspire your next project.

The best hiking areas in Taiwan

Taiwan’s vast range of scenic trails makes it an ideal country for hiking. Here are five of our favourites.

One step beyond: the world’s most impressive lesser-known mountains

How many of these have you climbed?

The flights to nowhere: how airlines are combatting COVID

As many international borders remain closed, some airlines have taken to offering ‘flightseeing’ services.

Pre-booked toilet breaks and million-dollar fines: how Taiwan managed to control COVID-19

The island has seen only 451 cases and seven deaths.

World’s best hot springs

A soothing spa among dramatic landscapes, what could be better?

Beehive Fireworks Festival

Fireworks and firecrackers are part of the Taiwan soundtrack, but the citizens of Yanshui take things to an extreme.

Exploring Taiwan’s indigenous communities

Taiwan’s indigenous villages offer unique experiences different from the rest of the country.

Birding in Taiwan

Taiwan has emerged as a key stop on the global birdwatcher’s journey.

Scorching Han Dan

Learn about the festival which has seen mobsters, mayors and many other volunteers bombarded with fireworks.

Unusual dive sites

We’ve all heard of the Great Barrier Reef, but what about these more unknown dive sites?