Taiwan was formerly called Formosa hundreds years ago by the Portuguese sailors, which translates as “beautiful island”, providing incredible scenery along the lengthy coastline. Explore this beautiful island which offers some of the very best Chinese and Japanese food in the whole of Asia. Discover the many bustling night markets including the most famous Miaokou night market, considered the best place in Taiwan for street snacks, especially seafood. Spend time visiting iconic and fascinating attractions at the most popular places. Taipei, the vibrant capital with Chinese, Japanese and Western influences in its food, culture, folk arts and architecture. Hualian, close to the majestic Taroko National Park. Tainan, the oldest city in the country and full of tradition and culture. Kenting National Park, sandy beaches and turquoise waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Jiufen, a famous gold mining area nestled against mountains with stunning views of the sea.