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  • welcome to mojo travels and today we're

  • counting down our picks for the top 10

  • reasons to visit Taiwan are you a fan of

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  • we're taking a look at why according to

  • the independent this island nation

  • should be at the top of your bucket list

  • number 10 it's home to some of Asia's

  • best mountain climbing in 2018 National

  • Geographic dubbed Taiwan quote an

  • outdoor adventure paradise and in these

  • next few entries you'll find out

  • precisely why that's true we'll start at

  • the top which is to say with Taiwan's

  • mountains which cover two-thirds of the

  • entire country in recent years the

  • island nation has developed a reputation

  • as a mountain climbing hotspot with no

  • shortage of rugged Peaks towering cliffs

  • and untamed greenery to explore from the

  • picturesque Wuling quadruple trail which

  • takes hikers on a journey across four

  • different mountains to you Shen also

  • known as Jade mountain the tallest in

  • the country Taiwan has more than 200

  • peaks of at least nine thousand eight

  • hundred feet so bust out the climbing

  • rope and crampons the adventure of a

  • lifetime awaits number nine it's a

  • hikers paradise despite its reputation

  • among seasoned climbers Taiwan has

  • plenty of trails for less experienced

  • outdoor enthusiasts that are no less

  • enthralling for a great selection of

  • trails look no further than tidal Co

  • National Park one of nine such parks

  • peppered across the country there you'll

  • find the spectacular tidal go Gorge an

  • 11 mile canyon that's home to the Xu Lu

  • old trail this twisting three-hour hike

  • is well worth the visit taking you high

  • into the mountains and offering a

  • breathtaking view of Li Wu River and

  • surrounding Peaks no less rewarding is

  • the hike to the top of you on SOI

  • mountain whose peak is the perfect place

  • to take in the affirmation jade mountain

  • number 8 it's great for cycling few

  • countries can be circumnavigated from

  • the seat of a bicycle but this is

  • another way in which Taiwan

  • distinguishes itself cycle route number

  • one is a six hundred and two mile long

  • bicycle route that begins in the capital

  • city of Taipei and loops around the

  • entire island the route was officially

  • Naga rated in 2015 and is comprised of

  • quote bicycle paths less traveled

  • country roads and busier roads with

  • dedicated cycle lanes the nine to twelve

  • day journey brings cyclists to some of

  • the country's most iconic sites from the

  • East Coast's dramatic mountain peaks to

  • the beaches of kentang National Park

  • stop in Taichung for a relaxing dip in a

  • hot spring or spend the night at the

  • Yoho bike hotel built specifically to

  • house weary cyclists as they round

  • Taiwan's southernmost point number seven

  • street food you'd be hard-pressed to

  • find a Taiwanese city that doesn't have

  • a street food market these markets are a

  • staple in Asia in Taiwan with its

  • plethora of barbeque dumplings and

  • noodle soups may just have some of the

  • best in the entire continent Hocking a

  • mixture of Asian delicacies and

  • mouth-watering local favorites these

  • culinary bazaars are impossible to miss

  • and even harder to pass up some of the

  • dishes you're likely to encounter in a

  • Taiwanese Street food market include

  • stewed pork rice seafood skewers

  • scallion pancakes and an actually

  • delicious dish called stinky tofu don't

  • worry it won't be hard to find number 6

  • tea like England tea is a big part of

  • Taiwan's cultural identity the country

  • has long been praised for its tea making

  • prowess and production tea plantations

  • dot Taiwan's hillsides and you're as

  • likely to stumble upon a tea house in

  • the most remote village as you are in

  • the busiest city hard core tea

  • enthusiasts will want to take a gondola

  • ride to scenic Malcolm just outside of

  • Taipei consider the tea growing capital

  • of Taiwan the area is famous for its

  • numerous tea plantations and it's there

  • that you can sample pots of some of the

  • best tea on earth number 5 it's great

  • for backpackers Taiwan is home to

  • hostels for every type of traveler from

  • the hard-partying gap your kid to the

  • seasoned traveler looking for adventure

  • on a budget it also boasts cheap and

  • easy to navigate transportation that can

  • take you from one end of the island to

  • the other in under six hours in short

  • Taiwan is a backpackers paradise the

  • island nation is awash in clean

  • affordable hostels that despite the

  • modest prices are often cool unique and

  • quite welcoming

  • crystals are generally clean and safe in

  • Taiwan and make for travel experiences

  • that adult backpackers can feel

  • confident signing up for number four

  • beaches no trip to this island nation is

  • complete without a trip to the beach for

  • ten surfers photographers and beach bums

  • alike will find much cause for joy in

  • Taiwan's plethora of sandy options to

  • the north and east of Taipei you'll find

  • Lao Mei and fulong respectively the

  • former is home to rows of

  • instagram-worthy volcanic trenches that

  • are ensconced in greenery while the

  • latter serves as the site of an annual

  • sand sculpture festival the likes of

  • which you will need to see to believe

  • if surfing is what you're after then

  • look no further than the East Coast

  • where the waves beg to be ridden and for

  • pristine beaches crystal-clear waters

  • and ideal sunbathing conditions head to

  • kenting National Park number three

  • Taipei with so much to see and do in

  • this sprawling metropolitan capital

  • you'd be wise to get the lay of the land

  • before setting out on any adventures and

  • the best place to do that is from the

  • top of Taipei 101 the former tallest

  • building in the world from there you can

  • plan your day one that will likely

  • include stops at the Magnificent

  • National Palace Museum in the morning

  • and the historic longshan temple in the

  • afternoon to go back in time

  • visit the quaint and educational

  • historical avenues bopd al old street

  • and ten che old street and for a feast

  • for all the senses look no further than

  • Shu lien night market the largest in all

  • of Taiwan you could easily spend your

  • entire Taiwan trip just in Taipei

  • number two public transportation is

  • excellent affordable fast and

  • stress-free that's the best way we can

  • think to describe getting around in

  • Taiwan the country is home to multiple

  • train networks that can take you to and

  • from all the major cities including a

  • high-speed rail network that carries

  • passengers from one end of the island to

  • the other in less than two hours oh and

  • did we mention it'll only cost you 50

  • bucks in the cities you'll find that the

  • best way to get from point A to point B

  • is by scooter this is by far the

  • cheapest way to get around other than

  • walking of course and it's a great way

  • to experience the city like a local be

  • careful though as city streets can get

  • very busy

  • number one it's relatively inexpensive

  • okay you probably saw this one coming

  • after all we've already spoken at length

  • about how Taiwan is one of the most

  • affordable places to visit in all of

  • Asia budget travelers can get by with as

  • little as thirty one dollars a day with

  • food and drinks for one costing less

  • than twelve dollars and the average cost

  • of accommodations coming in at around

  • nineteen dollars per day

  • mid-range travelers should expect to pay

  • eighty four dollars a day when

  • accounting for accomodation food

  • transport and entertainment food and

  • booze are especially cheap and we're not

  • just talking about street markets either

  • the average restaurant charges less than

  • five dollars for a bowl of hearty beef

  • noodle soup start saving now and you'll

  • be in Taiwan in no time do you agree

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