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Thousand Island Lake 千島湖: Tea Time with a View

Though there are no islands or lakes, Thousand Island Lake 千島湖 in New Taipei City offers some great visuals.

Though there are no islands or lakes, Thousand Island Lake 千島湖 in New Taipei City offers some great visuals.

When you hear the name “Thousand Island Lake” you would probably expect some islands.  Or at least a lake.  Not so here.  Though you won’t find any of the titular sights, you will still experience some amazing views which including endless rows of mountains, terraced tea fields, and cerulean water.  Though there aren’t many activities at this destination, it’s still worth checking out for fans of scenic outposts and tea junkies.  Check out more info after the jump.

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Pinglin 坪林: A World of Tea

Tea is everywhere in Pinglin 坪林.

Tea is everywhere in Pinglin 坪林.

There are few places in Taiwan as tea crazy as Pinglin 坪林 in New Taipei City.  I don’t think I saw a single building that didn’t have the Chinese character for tea on it while I was there.  What better place for a tea museum?  Pinglin is a definite must-do for anyone obsessed with the beverage.  Even if you’re not, you will be wowed by the beautiful scenery.  Check out more from my visits.

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