The Candleholder Rocks, Jinshan, New Taipei City
Disused logging railway tracks at Taipingshan, Yilan County
The Buddha’s Tongue, Stegosaurus Ridge, New Taipei City
Cave of Foreign Words, Keelung
I’ve started exploring new places again, and should start getting back to regular blog posts in the next couple of week. Meanwhile, I thought I’d make a few posts giving a short overview (in photos) of my latest book, Taiwan 101, which aims to show the incredible variety of sights around Taiwan (and the ROC-controlled islands). It really is an amazing place, and I’ve come to realize this even more during the several years I’ve spent researching and writing the new books (there are two volumes), during which I’ve seen loads of places, attended a number of amazing festivals, and done quite a few things that I’ve never done here before. Hopefully I’ll get out six posts, one for each of the six main sections into which the two volumes of the book are dvivided.
First up: the north: Taipei, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Keelung City and Yilan County. Here’s a taste of the many, many places to see and things to do within day-trip distance of Taipei city.
Scholar Huang’s Residence, Lodong, Yilan County
Way down to the wonderful natural Xinxing Hot Springs, Yilan County
Sisters’ Waterfall, Sanxia, New Taipei City
Loving Mother Mountain, New Taipei City
Pinglin, New Taipei City
Dayoukeng Fumaroles, Yangmingshan, New Taipei City
Lovers’ Bridge, Jingtong, New Taipei City
Tunnel at Fuxing Mine, Houtong, New Taipei City
Teapot Mountain, Jinguashi, New Taipei City
Sileng Hot Springs, Taoyuan City
Natural rock pillars at Nanya, Northeast Coast, New Taipei City
Sulfur Lake, Yangmingshan, Taipei City
Historic Coal Transporting Bridge, Houtong, New Taipei City
River TRacing on the Masu Stream, Yangmingshan, New Taipei City
Main Gate of Huwei Fort, Tamsui, New Taipei City
Taoyuan Valley, Yilan County
Silver Stream Cave, Xindian, New Taipei City
Mysterious Coast, Jinshan, New Taipei City
Zhou Family Monument, Jingtong, New Taipei City
Wanggu Waterfall, Shifen, New Taipei City
Sheliao East Fort, Keelung City
Cuifeng Lake, Taipingshan, Yilan County
River Tracing at Jiaoxi, Yilan County
Longdong, Northeast Coast, New Taipei City
Paigu Stream Hot Spring, Yilan County
Houshan Hot Spring, Yangmingshan, New Taipei City
Nice to see you back.
Hi Richard, Really enjoy your posts. I like to buy a copy of your new book. Where can I get them? Are they being sold in any bookstores in Kaohisung by any chance?
Thanks Theresa! The books are still in layout, and won’t be out until May, I’m afraid, but hopefully they’ll be on sale in branches of Eslite and Caves Bookstore in Kaohsiung and elsewhere when they do come out.