Taiwan 101: Part 1. The North

In Beaches and swimming spots, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Keelung City, Mountains, New Taipei City, Photo Collections, River Tracing, Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Waterfalls, Wild Hot Springs, Yilan County by Richard4 Comments

The Candleholder Rocks, Jinshan

The Candleholder Rocks, Jinshan, New Taipei City

 

Disused logging railway tracks at Taipingshan, Yilan County

Disused logging railway tracks at Taipingshan, Yilan County

 

The Buddha's Tongue, Stegosaurus Ridge, New Taipei City

The Buddha’s Tongue, Stegosaurus Ridge, New Taipei City

 

Cave of Foreign Words, Keelung

Cave of Foreign Words, Keelung

I’ve started exploring new places again, and should start getting back to regular blog posts in the next couple of week. Meanwhile, I thought I’d make a few posts giving a short overview (in photos) of my latest book, Taiwan 101, which aims to show the incredible variety of sights around Taiwan (and the ROC-controlled islands). It really is an amazing place, and I’ve come to realize this even more during the several years I’ve spent researching and writing the new books (there are two volumes), during which I’ve seen loads of places, attended a number of amazing festivals, and done quite a few things that I’ve never done here before. Hopefully I’ll get out six posts, one for each of the six main sections into which the two volumes of the book are dvivided.

 

First up: the north: Taipei, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Keelung City and Yilan County. Here’s a taste of the many, many places to see and things to do within day-trip distance of Taipei city.

Scholar Huang’s Residence, Lodong, Yilan County

Scholar Huang’s Residence, Lodong, Yilan County

Way down to the wonderful natural Xinxing Hot Springs, Yilan County

Way down to the wonderful natural Xinxing Hot Springs, Yilan County

 

Sisters' Waterfall, Sanxia, New Taipei City

Sisters’ Waterfall, Sanxia, New Taipei City

 

Loving Mother Mountain, New Taipei City

Loving Mother Mountain, New Taipei City

 

Pinglin, New Taipei City

Pinglin, New Taipei City

 

Dayoukeng Fumaroles, Yangmingshan, New Taipei City

Dayoukeng Fumaroles, Yangmingshan, New Taipei City

 

Lovers' Bridge, Jingtong, New Taipei City

Lovers’ Bridge, Jingtong, New Taipei City

 

Tunnel at Fuxing Mine, Houtong, New Taipei City

Tunnel at Fuxing Mine, Houtong, New Taipei City

 

Teapot Mountain, Jinguashi, New Taipei City

Teapot Mountain, Jinguashi, New Taipei City

 

Sileng Hot Springs, Taoyuan City

Sileng Hot Springs, Taoyuan City

 

Natural rock pillars at Nanya, Northeast Coast, New Taipei City

Natural rock pillars at Nanya, Northeast Coast, New Taipei City

 

Sulfur Lake, Yangmingshan, Taipei City

Sulfur Lake, Yangmingshan, Taipei City

 

Historic Coal Transporting Bridge, Houtong, New Taipei City

Historic Coal Transporting Bridge, Houtong, New Taipei City

River TRacing on the Masu Stream, Yangmingshan, New Taipei City

River Tracing on the Masu Stream, Yangmingshan, New Taipei City

 

Main Gate of Huwei Fort, Tamsui, New Taipei City

Main Gate of Huwei Fort, Tamsui, New Taipei City

 

Taoyuan Valley, Yilan County

Taoyuan Valley, Yilan County

 

Silver Stream Cave, Xindian, New Taipei City

Silver Stream Cave, Xindian, New Taipei City

 

Mysterious Coast, Jinshan, New Taipei City

Mysterious Coast, Jinshan, New Taipei City

 

Zhou Family Monument, Jingtong, New Taipei City

Zhou Family Monument, Jingtong, New Taipei City

 

Wanggu Waterfall, Shifen, New Taipei City

Wanggu Waterfall, Shifen, New Taipei City

 

Sheliao East Fort, Keelung City

Sheliao East Fort, Keelung City

 

Cuifeng Lake, Taipingshan, Yilan County

Cuifeng Lake, Taipingshan, Yilan County

 

River Tracing at Jiaoxi, Yilan County

River Tracing at Jiaoxi, Yilan County

 

Longdong, Northeast Coast, New Taipei City

Longdong, Northeast Coast, New Taipei City

 

Paigu Stream Hot Spring, Yilan County

Paigu Stream Hot Spring, Yilan County

 

Houshan Hot Spring, Yangmingshan, New Taipei City

Houshan Hot Spring, Yangmingshan, New Taipei City

 

Comments

  1. Hi Richard, Really enjoy your posts. I like to buy a copy of your new book. Where can I get them? Are they being sold in any bookstores in Kaohisung by any chance?

    1. Author

      Thanks Theresa! The books are still in layout, and won’t be out until May, I’m afraid, but hopefully they’ll be on sale in branches of Eslite and Caves Bookstore in Kaohsiung and elsewhere when they do come out.

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