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Xiaoliuqiu, Taiwan

Sea Gazing Room

This public artwork, hidden down a cliffside hiking trail, encourages visitors to contemplate the tides.
Alishan, Taiwan

Pagoda of the Tree Spirit

A monument to placate the spirits of an ancient forest.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Shinhama Ekimae

Housed in a Japanese colonial-era bank, this cafe pours next-level cold brew.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Fongshan Old City

Taiwan's first stone fortress is also the best preserved Qing Dynasty-era city on the island.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Ocean Fantasy Museum

An antiquated aquarium housed in a converted government anti-nuclear bunker.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Remains of the Takao Foreigners' Cemetery

Just a few graves remain in this neighborhood that was once a cemetery for foreigners.
Green Island, Taiwan

Confucius Rock

On Green Island, a rock resembling the ancient Chinese sage gazes contemplatively out at sea.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Cijin Shell Gallery

This seaside museum boasts a colorful collection of over 3,000 shells, the largest in Taiwan.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

The British Consulate at Takow

This historic 19th-century building was the center of British trade and diplomacy in Taiwan.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Guomao Community

High rises built to house displaced military personnel and their families form a unique cylindrical shape.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Buddha's Tooth Relic

At a museum dedicated to the millenia-old rites and art of Buddhism, the Buddha's reputed tooth is held as an object of worship.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan


This unique blend of Japanese and Western architecture provides a glimpse into the lives of the Japanese elites who once ruled Taiwan.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Cijin Tunnel

A Japanese-era military tunnel is now a psychedelic art exhibit.
Tainan City, Taiwan

Tomb of the Netherlander

Behind a 300-year-old temple hides a small tomb said to house the bones of 17th-century Dutch soldiers.
Green Island, Taiwan


The ruins of a prehistoric village hide on a remote Taiwanese island.
Tainan City, Taiwan

Sperm Whale Exhibition Hall

Nestled between the Sicao Green Tunnel and Dazhong Temple, an antiquated exhibition hall boasts the complete skeletons of mother and child sperm whales.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Arkansas Diner

Down-home Arkansas comfort food comes with a side of American pop culture kitsch.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Xiziwan Tunnel (Old Shoushan Cave)

A 100-year-old Japanese command center is now a unique underground university walkway with periodic exhibits.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Takao Railway Museum

A museum commemorates what was once the largest freight station in Taiwan.
Taipei City, Taiwan

Beitou Folk Arts Museum

A Japanese colonial-era hot springs hotel that has transformed into an art museum.
Tainan City, Taiwan

Suehiro Shrine at Hayashi Department Store

On the roof of the oldest department store in Tainan stands a Shinto shrine dating back to the 1930s.
Tainan City, Taiwan

Tainan Confucius Temple

The first Confucian temple in Taiwan, founded by the son of a pirate lord, doubled as the island's first state-sponsored school.
Green Island, Taiwan

Guanyin Cave

Hidden in a cave on a small Taiwanese island, a stalagmite reported to look like the bodhisattva Guanyin.
Green Island, Taiwan

Green Island Lighthouse

An American lighthouse stands on an island cliffside in Taiwan.