(Photos) Ilha Formosa – Taiwan

It is not an understatement when the first Portuguese sailors who landed in the island of Taiwan described it as the Ilha Formosa, or “beautiful island” in English. The country offers a good mix of nature and man-made structures, leaving the tourists wanting to stay more in Taiwan. On top of this, what makes the stay in this country more memorable is the kindness and virtuousness of the Taiwanese people.

 

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Mushroom Rocks in Yehliu Geopark

 

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Golden Waterfalls

 

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Peeking Rays in Yehliu Geopark

 

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Flying Sky Lanterns in Pingxi Old Street

 

Summer in (hot)spring – at Beitou Thermal Valley

 

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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Door

 

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National Theater and Concert Hall

 

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View from Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

 

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The Statue of Chiang Kai-shek

 

The Maokong Gondola

 

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Taipei 101 (used to be the highest building in the world)

 

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The Famous Shilin Market

 

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Ximending at Night

 

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Red House Theater (under construction)

 

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People Going Inside the Temple

 

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Facade of Longshan Temple in Wanhua District

 

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13 Layers Remains

 

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Inside Botanical Garden

 

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Yummy Taiwanese Noodles

 

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Fried Quailed Eggs

 

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Not Your Usual Kind of Restaurant

All photos by Pia Lorenzo

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