Apart from the richness of its architecture in form of temples, palaces and historic buildings, Taiwan's wealth as a tourist destination encompasses 6 national parks, peaceful lakes, spectacular scenery, mountains, beaches, delectable cuisines, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving and more.
Taiwan is known for its towering mountains and is spotted with numerous mountains over 3,000 meters. If you will visit just one of these mountains, you should make it Mt. Yushan (Jade Mountain), which is the highest peak in the northeast Asia, nearly 4,000 meters high. Ali Mountain and Sun Moon Lake are probably the most scenic areas in Taiwan. Ali Mountain is the general name of eighteen hills, famous for its five rare sites including the Sunrise, Forest Railway, Sacred Tree, Grand Sea of Clouds and the Flamboyant Cheery Blossom.
One of the most visited places in Taiwan is undoubtedly National Palace Museum. The Museum is both an art gallery and a museum. National Palace Museum is believed to house the largest number of Chinese artifacts in the world. Also visit Shenyang Imperial Palace in Liaoning and Rehe Imperial Palace in Hebei.
Seashore sightseeing is an activity not to miss in Taiwan. Its west coastline is gently sloping and holds many fine bathing beaches. The surf and wind have eroded the seaboard bays and capes, wind has blasted rocks, and marine erosion has shaped the landform, together creating glamorous seashores for tourists enjoyment. Along the east coast the mountains, that reach the coast, are high and rocky.