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Taiwan’s Outlying Islands: an Introduction

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Photo Collections, Pingtung County, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Yilan County by Richard21 Comments

My new book, The Islands of Taiwan is currently in layout and should be out in December; while choosing the (twenty) color photo pages of the book this …

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Taiwan’s Top Ten Day Trips

In Ancient trees, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hsinchu County, Hualian County, Kaohsiung City, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Pingtung County, Taiwan essentials (must-see places and sights), Temples and local religious beliefs, Waterfalls, Yilan County by Richard25 Comments

I’ve just written this piece for a Korean magazine, and while most of the places here have already been put on the Blog, it’s probably worth …

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Yuemeikang Waterfall

In Beaches and swimming spots, Day hikes, Hot springs, River Tracing, Taiwan essentials (must-see places and sights), Waterfalls, Yilan County by Richard0 Comments

Bowled over by the beauty of the scene, we finally begin to understand why the waterfall is so little-known, and why no one seems willing to describe the route. The crowds at Wufengchi Waterfall, not so far away from this spot, is warning enough of the harm that can befall magical places when ‘discovered’ by the masses. Thank goodness that fate hasn’t befallen this marvelous, secret place, and long may it remain one of Taiwan’s hidden wonders!