Taiwan is probably one of our closest neighboring country. It’s only 218km away from our farthest islands of Batanes. It’s so close I even saw the island when I was in Itbayat on a clear sky morning. It was with excitement I had a chance to explore Taiwan through Taiwan Tourism Board for their campaign Panahon sa Taiwan. Recently, Taiwan recently extended its VISA-Free visit for Filipinos allowing us to enjoy this charming country again. For this trip we went to central areas of Taichung and Nantou County, the north mountainscapes of Yangmingshan and of course the main capital of Taipei.
Here’s a quick stitch of some of the videos I took. I didn’t take much as our group already had a video coverage with our trip KOL Bea Binene which you could view at their FB Page Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Malaysia. But looking at my stuff, I should have taken more. Be sure also to check the IGTV version as it has more content ;).
Here’s a breakdown of our six days and five nights trip in Taiwan and their respective entries.
- Taichung City | 6 Exciting Reasons to Visit Liphao Land Theme park
- Taichung City | Chungshe Tourism Flower Market Sea of Blooms
- Taichung City | Houfeng Bikeway: An Old Tunnel, Steel Bridge and Scenic Bike Trail
- Taichung City | Fengjia Night Market: Taiwan’s Largest Night Market
- Stay | Insky Hotel: At the Heart of Fengjia Business District
- Taichung City | Rainbow Village: Step Into the World of Dreams
- Nantou County | Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
- Nantou County | Sun Moon Lake Afternoon Cruise and Sunset Walk
- Stay | Fleur de Chine: 5 Star Elegance at Sun Moon Lake
- A Short Scenic Scenic Bike Ride Along Sun Moon Lake
- Yangmingshan Tien Lai Resort and Spa: Soothing Hot Springs and Cool Clime
- 4 Places to Visit at Yangminghsan National Park on a Day Trip
- Dadaocheng: Strolling the Lively Old Street of Dihua
- Taipei Tourist Spots: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial, Taipei 101 and Ximending
Day 6 Departure
I really enjoyed Taiwan and never thought I would enjoy this country a lot. They may be Chinese but somehow they are quite different from the mainlanders or even in Hong Kong. More amiable as it seems. And the landscape my nat be far away from ours but they far exceed in terms of infrastructure.
I know there are a lot more places to visit in Taiwan that I wouldn’t hesitate to return. I love the food and how “green” the country is still. Many thanks to Taiwan Tourism Board and Mode Devi for taking me along this trip for taking part of Panahon sa Taiwan.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.