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This seat-in-coach tour is operated by our partner in Taiwan and is therefore not a Wendy Wu Tours group tour. This seat-in-coach tour departs on Sundays, on a join-in basis, with a minimum group size of two people.
Our Fascinating Taiwan itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
This morning you will be met at your Taipei hotel to commence your round island tour. Journey to Taroko National Park. With its marble-walled gorges, lush flora and mountainous landscapes, Taroko is one of Taiwan's most stunning locations. It is a sanctuary for half of Taiwan's plant and animal species. Visit locations such as Swallow Grotto, Eternal Spring Shrine and Taroko Gorge Gateway.
Depart Taroko and drive along the scenic mountain road on to Puli, stopping en route at Mt Hehuan Visitors Centre for incredible views. In Puli, visit a paper workshop and have a brief photo-stop at Paper Church. Continue to Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan's largest lake; the eastern part of the lake is round like the sun and the western side is shaped like a crescent moon. Drive along the lake and visit Wen Wu Temple, which has beautiful lake views. Spend the night close to the lake. (B)
Visit the Holy Monk Shrine, Tehua Village and Tse En Pagoda, before driving south to Tainan, the ancient capital of Taiwan, rich in preserved historical sites and cultural relics. Take a walking tour around Anping Fort, which was established by the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century, though what you see today is a reconstruction. Wander down some of the city's most
historical streets, catching a glimpse of the Tainan of times-gone-by. (B)
Visit Chihkan Tower, originally named Fort Provintia and built in 1653 by Dutch colonisers. Stop at the Confucius Temple to enjoy a walking tour around the surrounding area. Continue to Kaohsiung where you will visit Fo Guang Shan Monastery, the biggest Buddhist Monastery in Taiwan, where you will see the Buddhist Culture Museum main shrine. Enjoy a light vegetarian lunch at the monastery. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Why not take a stroll to enjoy the
beautiful night views or visit the Liuho Night Market. (B,L)
Visit the Spring and Autumn Pavilion and the Dragon and Tiger Pagoda. Spring and Autumn Pavilions are dedicated to Kuan Kung, the God of War, and were completed in 1951. Dragon and Tiger Pagodas are located a short distance from the Spring and Autumn Pavilions. The dragon's mouth is the entrance and the tiger's mouth is the exit which symbolises turning bad luck into good fortune. Drive north to Lukang and visit Lungshan temple and market. Travel back to Taipei, making a stop at Sanyi, a woodcarving village, en route. Your arrangements will end upon arrival at your Taipei hotel. (B)
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