Arrive in the Republic of China, more commonly known as Taiwan. You land in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, where you will be transferred to your hotel, the Regent. After freshening up, check out the city’s many attractions including the Longshan Temple, the National Palace Museum, the Taipei Artist Village or take a stroll through the 228 Peace Park.
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Take a high-speed train into Zuoying. The once-military fortress town is home to a stunning lotus pond surrounded by numerous temples. Take a stroll through the lovely area after you check in to the De En Gorge Guesthouse.
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Travel by high-speed rail to the oldest city in all of Taiwan - Tainan. The city was originally founded by Dutch merchants to serve as a trading base. Stay in the plush Shangri-La this evening, enjoying its five-star dining and services.
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Check out the area’s famous temples and shrines. There are seven Buddhist temples and eight Taoist shrines in the area alone. Tainan is home to the island’s first Confucian temple. The National Museum of Taiwan History and the National Museum of Taiwan Literature are fascinating spots to learn about Taiwanese culture. The Dutch colonial Fort Provintia is a worth visiting as well. Return to the Shangri-La to relax for the evening.
Enjoy a leisurely morning at the Shangri-La, including a hearty gourmet breakfast. Travel from Tainan to Taipei, enjoying a last glance of the countryside. You’ll be assisted with your departure from Taipei to either continue your travels or return home.
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Nicknamed the “Ilha Formosa” or the “beautiful island” by Portuguese sailors in the 16th century, Taiwan is a stunning tropical and mountainous island. The small island has a surprisingly large economic presence in the world’s financial realm. Venture outside of the capital city of Taipei and travel into the off-the-radar fascinating areas of Zuoying and Tainan. This 5-day Discovering Historical Taiwan itinerary will show you a entire new side to the island.
Learn about the provocative political side of Taiwan when you tour the National Palace
Visit the notable Chikhan Towers also known as the Fort Proventia in the oldest city in Taiwan - Tainan
Stroll around a lotus pond enclosed by stunning temples
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