Top 10 cities in Taiwan: let’s go! If you wish to do your internship in Taiwan, we list here our favorite cities to visit during your internship abroad. Between Chinese and Japanese culture, you won’t regret the choice of your destination.
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The sprawling Taipei
You will probably do your internship in Taipei! Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a modern metropolis with Japanese colonial alleys, lively shopping streets and contemporary buildings. The cityscape is marked by the 509-meter high Taipei 101 bamboo skyscraper, featuring high-end stores and a fast elevator leading to an observatory near the top. Taipei is also famous for its street food and numerous night markets, including the vast Shilin market.
In Tienhsiang, you can find the beautiful Taroko Gorge which was formed by a river and some Buddhist temples after crossing a suspension bridge over a great precipice. To be seen during your internship in Taiwan.
Kaohsiung is much more than a large industrial center. The city and its direct surroundings have many tourist attractions. Shushan (“Mountain of Longevity”) is home to many temples, pavilions and shaded terraces. At the top of the mountain, the Martyrs’ Case is an ideal spot to have a magnificent view of the city.
It is the oldest city in Taiwan and was the former capital from 1683 to 1887. In spite of its new modern aspects due to the strong development of the country, there are still many old vestiges: temples, gates, remains of more than 300 years, arches …
The Penghu Islands (or Pescadores)
During your internship in Taiwan, you will be able to go to the Penghu Islands. It is an archipelago of 90 islands and islets located off the west coast of Taiwan. The islands are very different from Taiwan, and very quiet compared to the hustle and bustle of the country’s vibrant cities. They are beautiful islands that are a must do!
Industrial city located in the center of Taiwan, it is right in the mountainous region of the island and is the third largest city in the country. It has its own international port and is the cultural and economic center of the country: it is at the center of the communication networks.
Located south of the Taiwanese capital, Wulai is a small village embedded in the mountains of piloted houses on water, but above all hot springs (which you must visit during your internship in Taiwan), very popular in the country!
City located in the center of Taiwan, it has a historical past (which is quite rare in Taiwan), so you will be able to stroll in the small old streets. Formerly it was one of the big ports of Taiwan for rice and sugar coming from China. After the closing of the port in the 19th century, the city stopped developing and kept its historical charm.
It is located on the northeast side of Taiwan. Pronounce the “Jioufen”! A typical small village perched on top of a mountain and overlooking the sea, it is known to have been Miyazaki’s inspiration for Chihiro’s journey. To visit during your internship in Taiwan
It is a city of hakka culture surrounded by mountains on 3 of its sides. You will be able to discover the hakka and taiwanese culture like nowhere else! If you are a fan of paper umbrellas (why not we all have our passions …), you can paint yours with the local style. Also the museum of hakka culture that you shouldn’t miss.
So what do you think about it? And there are obviously a lot of other things to do that we’ll let you discover, so for your internship in Taiwan, we’re here!
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