Category Archives: Yilan

National Center for Traditional Arts 國立傳統藝術中心: A Cultural Grab Bag

Classical Chinese architecture is just one of the many things to see and do at the National Center for Traditional Arts 國立傳統藝術中心 in Yilan.

Classical Chinese architecture is just one of the many things to see and do at the National Center for Traditional Arts 國立傳統藝術中心 in Yilan.

If you’re looking for a Taiwan-centric museum, Yilan’s National Center for Traditional Arts 國立傳統藝術中心 should top the list.  It isn’t just a simple museum however, but a multi-acre park complete with an old street, restaurants, boat rides, temples, ponds, and more.  It’s almost like a traditional theme park, but without rollercoasters.  Check out more info after the jump.

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Caoling Historic Trail 草嶺古道: History and Beauty Mix on Yilan’s Must-See Hiking Trail

One of the many beautiful sights on this hiking trail.

One of the many beautiful sights on this hiking trail.

Taiwan will turn anyone into an avid hiker.  There are so many trails that are easily accessible, and you will surely stumble upon some just walking around Taipei.  One of the most famous hiking trails in Taiwan is the stunning Caoling Historic Trail 草嶺古道, located in Yilan and about an hour and a half outside of Taipei.  I grabbed as much food as I could carry from 7-11 and tackled this scenic hike.

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