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It doesn't get better than flip flop weather
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 The Lotus Lake in Kaohsiung is dotted with a number of incredible Pavilions, Statues and Pagodas. The Wuli Pavilion is a symbol of good fortune and a must visit whilst in Taiwan.
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Travelling Tip: The Wuli Pavilion is located on the same lake (Lotus Lake) as the famous Tiger and Dragon Pagoda.
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#wulipavilion #Kaohsiung #taiwantravel #temple #Asia
It doesn't get better than flip flop weather ▫ ▫ The Lotus Lake in Kaohsiung is dotted with a number of incredible Pavilions, Statues and Pagodas. The Wuli Pavilion is a symbol of good fortune and a must visit whilst in Taiwan. ▫ ▫ Travelling Tip: The Wuli Pavilion is located on the same lake (Lotus Lake) as the famous Tiger and Dragon Pagoda. ▫ ▫ #wulipavilion  #Kaohsiung  #taiwantravel  #temple  #Asia 
In the dragon and out the tiger
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 The temples/ pagodas in Taiwan have been some of the more colourful ones that we have seen. The beautiful dragon and tiger pagodas really took colour to the next level.
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Where's your no.1 dream holiday and why?
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#dragontigerpagoda #Kaohsiung #taiwantravel #temple #asia
In the dragon and out the tiger ▫ ▫ The temples/ pagodas in Taiwan have been some of the more colourful ones that we have seen. The beautiful dragon and tiger pagodas really took colour to the next level. ▫ ▫ Where's your no.1 dream holiday and why? ▫ ▫ #dragontigerpagoda  #Kaohsiung  #taiwantravel  #temple  #asia 
Feeling lucky 🐉🐯
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In the beautiful city of Kaohsiung, the Dragon and Tiger pagodas can be found. It is said that entering through the dragons throat and exiting at the tigers mouth symbolizes turning bad luck into good fortune.
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Travelling Tip: Kaohsiung is easily navigated by using the MRT. A 24 hour pass can be purchased at 150TWD. ▫
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#dragontigerpagoda #Kaohsiung #taiwantravel #temple #asia
Feeling lucky 🐉🐯 ▫ ▫ In the beautiful city of Kaohsiung, the Dragon and Tiger pagodas can be found. It is said that entering through the dragons throat and exiting at the tigers mouth symbolizes turning bad luck into good fortune. ▫ ▫ Travelling Tip: Kaohsiung is easily navigated by using the MRT. A 24 hour pass can be purchased at 150TWD. ▫ ▫ #dragontigerpagoda  #Kaohsiung  #taiwantravel  #temple  #asia 
Kenting national park
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Taiwan just keeps on producing. Exploring Kenting national park has been one of the best things we've done here. With turquoise blue waters, dramatic coastlines and incredible greenery, the south of the island was absolutely breathtaking.
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Travelling Tip: Whilst visiting the Kenting region be sure to visit the most southern point of Taiwan. The location can be accessed outside of the Eluanbi Park meaning it is free but, the park itself is also worth a visit at 75TWD.
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#taitung #greenisland #taiwantravel #ocean #asia
Kenting national park ▫ ▫ Taiwan just keeps on producing. Exploring Kenting national park has been one of the best things we've done here. With turquoise blue waters, dramatic coastlines and incredible greenery, the south of the island was absolutely breathtaking. ▫ ▫ Travelling Tip: Whilst visiting the Kenting region be sure to visit the most southern point of Taiwan. The location can be accessed outside of the Eluanbi Park meaning it is free but, the park itself is also worth a visit at 75TWD. ▫ ▫ #taitung  #greenisland  #taiwantravel  #ocean  #asia 
Life's a beach
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Green Island is a small volcanic island which boasts some of the best coral reefs in all of Taiwan. The island is also home to a vast range of coral fish and other marine life, including the great hammer head for a few months of each year.
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Travelling Tip: The 3 main snorkelling/ diving spots on the island are Nanliao, Tapaisha and Chaikou. There is snorkelling gear which can be hired in the Nanliao Village and diving shops can be found in the area too.
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#taitung #greenisland #taiwantravel #ocean #asia
Life's a beach ▫ ▫ Green Island is a small volcanic island which boasts some of the best coral reefs in all of Taiwan. The island is also home to a vast range of coral fish and other marine life, including the great hammer head for a few months of each year. ▫ ▫ Travelling Tip: The 3 main snorkelling/ diving spots on the island are Nanliao, Tapaisha and Chaikou. There is snorkelling gear which can be hired in the Nanliao Village and diving shops can be found in the area too. ▫ ▫ #taitung  #greenisland  #taiwantravel  #ocean  #asia 
Fresh air, the smell of the ocean, uninterrupted views and sunshine 👌
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Located roughly 33km off the East Coast of Taiwan is the incredible Green Island. Home to an abundance of marine life, fringing reefs and crystal clear water the island is just as beautiful under the surface as it is above. The island is also home to 1 of only 3 saltwater hot springs in the world.
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Travelling Tip: Green Island is best reached from Taitung City. The ferry takes about 1 hour and costs $920 return. Make sure to book your tickets in advance as the island is a popular weekend getaway for locals and tourist spot.
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#taitung #greenisland #taiwantravel #ocean #asia
Fresh air, the smell of the ocean, uninterrupted views and sunshine 👌 ▫ ▫ Located roughly 33km off the East Coast of Taiwan is the incredible Green Island. Home to an abundance of marine life, fringing reefs and crystal clear water the island is just as beautiful under the surface as it is above. The island is also home to 1 of only 3 saltwater hot springs in the world. ▫ ▫ Travelling Tip: Green Island is best reached from Taitung City. The ferry takes about 1 hour and costs $920 return. Make sure to book your tickets in advance as the island is a popular weekend getaway for locals and tourist spot. ▫ ▫ #taitung  #greenisland  #taiwantravel  #ocean  #asia 
Taiwan's East Coast 😍
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Taiwan, for us, has been full of surprises. When we thought about Taiwan, we didn't know what to think but, it most certainly wasn't dramatic cliffs plunging into turquoise blue seas. The drive and trains along the East Coast have been some of the most scenic journeys we have undertaken.
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What's been your most scenic journey?
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#hualien #tarokonationalpark #taiwantravel #ocean #asia
Taiwan's East Coast 😍 ▫ ▫ Taiwan, for us, has been full of surprises. When we thought about Taiwan, we didn't know what to think but, it most certainly wasn't dramatic cliffs plunging into turquoise blue seas. The drive and trains along the East Coast have been some of the most scenic journeys we have undertaken. ▫ ▫ What's been your most scenic journey? ▫ ▫ #hualien  #tarokonationalpark  #taiwantravel  #ocean  #asia 
Taroko National Park
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Two of our favourite free things to do is visit temples and go swimming in waterfalls. Although we couldn't swim in this particular waterfall, we were still in awe. We found this eternal spring shrine with a waterfall beneath it in amongst what is easily the most magnificent gorge we have laid eyes on. The spring was built to commemorate and celebrate those who built the central cross island highway.
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Travelling Tip: There are numerous tours that run from Hualien to Taroko National Park but, if you fancy doing it at your own pace without being surrounded by 60 other tourists, then hire a motorbike. The bike costs about TWD 350-500 and you'll spend roughly TWD150 on fuel, which is a lot less than the tour costs.
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#hualien #tarokonationalpark #taiwantravel #temple #asia
Taroko National Park ▫ ▫ Two of our favourite free things to do is visit temples and go swimming in waterfalls. Although we couldn't swim in this particular waterfall, we were still in awe. We found this eternal spring shrine with a waterfall beneath it in amongst what is easily the most magnificent gorge we have laid eyes on. The spring was built to commemorate and celebrate those who built the central cross island highway. ▫ ▫ Travelling Tip: There are numerous tours that run from Hualien to Taroko National Park but, if you fancy doing it at your own pace without being surrounded by 60 other tourists, then hire a motorbike. The bike costs about TWD 350-500 and you'll spend roughly TWD150 on fuel, which is a lot less than the tour costs. ▫ ▫ #hualien  #tarokonationalpark  #taiwantravel  #temple  #asia 
Doing what we love most, dressing up like egg heads!
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When we decided to visit Taiwan we did little to no research on the area so the whole thing would be a surprise. After exploring the Taroko National Park, surprised we were, when the Portuguese sailors sighted the uncharted island they marked it on their maps as 'Ilha Formosa' which translates to "beautiful island".
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Travelling Tip: Hualien city (the closest city to Taroko National Park), actually has an international airport, and if at all possible fly into the city instead of Taipei, this way you'll get to see the best of the east and venture up the west leaving Taipei until last.
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#tarokonationalpark #eastasia #taiwantravel #temple #asia
Doing what we love most, dressing up like egg heads! ▫ ▫ When we decided to visit Taiwan we did little to no research on the area so the whole thing would be a surprise. After exploring the Taroko National Park, surprised we were, when the Portuguese sailors sighted the uncharted island they marked it on their maps as 'Ilha Formosa' which translates to "beautiful island". ▫ ▫ Travelling Tip: Hualien city (the closest city to Taroko National Park), actually has an international airport, and if at all possible fly into the city instead of Taipei, this way you'll get to see the best of the east and venture up the west leaving Taipei until last. ▫ ▫ #tarokonationalpark  #eastasia  #taiwantravel  #temple  #asia 
Shen An Temple
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Taiwan has been full of incredible temples. They are possibly the easiest things to take photos of because it doesn't matter which way you look at them they're amazing, from the colours, to the shapes, to the details, incredible.
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Travelling Tip: Although Hualien is relatively quiet throughout the day, a walk around the city will soon reveal just how beautiful the place and people are.
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#hualien #eastasia #taiwantravel #temple #asia
Shen An Temple ▫ ▫ Taiwan has been full of incredible temples. They are possibly the easiest things to take photos of because it doesn't matter which way you look at them they're amazing, from the colours, to the shapes, to the details, incredible. ▫ ▫ Travelling Tip: Although Hualien is relatively quiet throughout the day, a walk around the city will soon reveal just how beautiful the place and people are. ▫ ▫ #hualien  #eastasia  #taiwantravel  #temple  #asia 
Exploring Hualien
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Taiwan was never even a thought for our adventures but after meeting and befriending 3 lovely Taiwanese locals in Indonesia we decided that it should be done. We stumbled across this temple in Hualien, it interested us because it is a modern take on the traditional east Asian temples.
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Travelling Tip: Getting around Taiwan can be challenging as there is a massive language barrier. It is probably best to invest in a sim card to have access to the internet and an online translator app. We bought our sim from a company called Chungwha Telecom with unlimited internet and $100 worth of calls at a cost of $700 (~£18).
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#taiwan #eastasia #taiwantravel #temple #asia
Exploring Hualien ▫ ▫ Taiwan was never even a thought for our adventures but after meeting and befriending 3 lovely Taiwanese locals in Indonesia we decided that it should be done. We stumbled across this temple in Hualien, it interested us because it is a modern take on the traditional east Asian temples. ▫ ▫ Travelling Tip: Getting around Taiwan can be challenging as there is a massive language barrier. It is probably best to invest in a sim card to have access to the internet and an online translator app. We bought our sim from a company called Chungwha Telecom with unlimited internet and $100 worth of calls at a cost of $700 (~£18). ▫ ▫ #taiwan  #eastasia  #taiwantravel  #temple  #asia 
Compact living
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These are the famous flats from Transformers 'Age of Extinction' where Mark Wahlberg fights with Stanley Tucci. A popular instagram post and the film has launched these flats into stardom and as a result you have to be invited by the local people inside to take photos of the flats, otherwise you will be asked to leave.
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Travelling Tip: If you go and ask a local if you could take photos it shouldn't be a problem. Don't assume it'll be OK as the area is still residential.
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#hongkong #china #hkig #transformers #asia
Compact living ▫ ▫ These are the famous flats from Transformers 'Age of Extinction' where Mark Wahlberg fights with Stanley Tucci. A popular instagram post and the film has launched these flats into stardom and as a result you have to be invited by the local people inside to take photos of the flats, otherwise you will be asked to leave. ▫ ▫ Travelling Tip: If you go and ask a local if you could take photos it shouldn't be a problem. Don't assume it'll be OK as the area is still residential. ▫ ▫ #hongkong  #china  #hkig  #transformers  #asia 
Paris in Asia
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Macau is full of interesting buildings and architecture. In one day you can visit; the famous Eiffel Tower, explore the waters of Venice, walk through the pastel coloured laneway of Portugal, go gambling in what looks like Las Vegas and visit Chinese temples. Macau is the Las Vegas of Asia and actually has a higher gross gaming revenue than its famous American sibling.
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Have you ever seen the real Eiffel Tower?
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#eiffeltower #china #macau #hongkong #asia
Paris in Asia ▫ ▫ Macau is full of interesting buildings and architecture. In one day you can visit; the famous Eiffel Tower, explore the waters of Venice, walk through the pastel coloured laneway of Portugal, go gambling in what looks like Las Vegas and visit Chinese temples. Macau is the Las Vegas of Asia and actually has a higher gross gaming revenue than its famous American sibling. ▫ ▫ Have you ever seen the real Eiffel Tower? ▫ ▫ #eiffeltower  #china  #macau  #hongkong  #asia 
Hong Kong by night
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Walking through Kowloon streets at night gave us the typical big Asian city feel with all of the bright lights and busy roads. Centered in the picture is one of the many Hong Kong taxis. They're all the same model of car painted in exactly the same colors.
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Travelling Tip: Taxis are relatively cheap in Hong Kong but be sure to have a translator app on hand as their English is mostly non existent.
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#kowloon #china #hkig #hongkong #Asia
Hong Kong by night ▫ ▫ Walking through Kowloon streets at night gave us the typical big Asian city feel with all of the bright lights and busy roads. Centered in the picture is one of the many Hong Kong taxis. They're all the same model of car painted in exactly the same colors. ▫ ▫ Travelling Tip: Taxis are relatively cheap in Hong Kong but be sure to have a translator app on hand as their English is mostly non existent. ▫ ▫ #kowloon  #china  #hkig  #hongkong  #Asia 
Macau Daytrips
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No day trip to Macau would be complete without visiting their very own UNESCO World Heritage site the Ruins of St Paul. Built in 1640 as a college and church and destroyed in a fire in 1835, the ruins were restored in 1995.
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Travelling Tip: When visiting the Ruins of St Paul, make sure to have a walk around the area. The European feeling you get is unreal, kind of strange seeing all the European architecture surrounded by predominantly Asians.
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#macau #china #ruinsofstpaul #hongkong #asia
Macau Daytrips ▫ ▫ No day trip to Macau would be complete without visiting their very own UNESCO World Heritage site the Ruins of St Paul. Built in 1640 as a college and church and destroyed in a fire in 1835, the ruins were restored in 1995. ▫ ▫ Travelling Tip: When visiting the Ruins of St Paul, make sure to have a walk around the area. The European feeling you get is unreal, kind of strange seeing all the European architecture surrounded by predominantly Asians. ▫ ▫ #macau  #china  #ruinsofstpaul  #hongkong  #asia 
Sunsets over the South China sea
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What we expected to see in Hong Kong was an abundance of skyscrapers upon skyscrapers upon skyscrapers, what we got was completely different. Although we did get our abundance of skyscrapers, we also got islands, beautiful beaches, mountains, loads of greenery and this incredible sunset. Not getting what you expect isn't always a good thing but in the case of Hong Kong it blew our minds!
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Where did you watch your most memorable sunset?
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#hongkong #china #sunset #hkig #Asia
Sunsets over the South China sea ▫ ▫ What we expected to see in Hong Kong was an abundance of skyscrapers upon skyscrapers upon skyscrapers, what we got was completely different. Although we did get our abundance of skyscrapers, we also got islands, beautiful beaches, mountains, loads of greenery and this incredible sunset. Not getting what you expect isn't always a good thing but in the case of Hong Kong it blew our minds! ▫ ▫ Where did you watch your most memorable sunset? ▫ ▫ #hongkong  #china  #sunset  #hkig  #Asia 
Temple Vibes
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Man Mo Temple, built between 1847 and 1862, still has a historical and social value to the territory as it represents the traditional, social organisation and religious practices of the Chinese community in old Hong Kong. It also happens to be one of our favourite photos from our fantastic adventure in HK.
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Travelling Tip: The temple is surrounded by a wealth of interesting shops and alley ways. Make sure you don't miss them.
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#hongkong #china #monmotemple #hkig #asia
Temple Vibes ▫ ▫ Man Mo Temple, built between 1847 and 1862, still has a historical and social value to the territory as it represents the traditional, social organisation and religious practices of the Chinese community in old Hong Kong. It also happens to be one of our favourite photos from our fantastic adventure in HK. ▫ ▫ Travelling Tip: The temple is surrounded by a wealth of interesting shops and alley ways. Make sure you don't miss them. ▫ ▫ #hongkong  #china  #monmotemple  #hkig  #asia 
Hong Kong's microflats
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With the price of properties in Hong Kong being astronomically high, it has forced an abundance of "micro" flats (also called coffin cubicles) to be built within the city. These "micro" flats literally contain a bed, sink, hob and toilet all within a single room, some of which are as small as 15 square feet.
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Travelling Tip: A load of these flats can be found in an area called Quarry Bay. In fact the flats that starred in transformers are just around the corner from here. Make sure to take a walk around the markets when visiting the area.
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#hongkong #china #city #hkig #asia
Hong Kong's microflats ▫ ▫ With the price of properties in Hong Kong being astronomically high, it has forced an abundance of "micro" flats (also called coffin cubicles) to be built within the city. These "micro" flats literally contain a bed, sink, hob and toilet all within a single room, some of which are as small as 15 square feet. ▫ ▫ Travelling Tip: A load of these flats can be found in an area called Quarry Bay. In fact the flats that starred in transformers are just around the corner from here. Make sure to take a walk around the markets when visiting the area. ▫ ▫ #hongkong  #china  #city  #hkig  #asia