At weekends, Tainan’s Koxinga Shrine becomes a meeting place for photographers and ornately dressed cosplay girls who come to pose for the cameras.
The former Japanese Navy Fongshan Communication Centre in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, features some elements that are unusual for an abandoned location.
The roundhouse, or fan-shaped train garage, in Changhua is the only one left out of six built by the Japanese during their occupation of Taiwan.
Taiwan is easy to get around and full of things to see and do. The people are great, the sights are diverse and it’s not too expensive to travel there.
The Old Liu Family Mansion is an abandoned house also known as Minxiong Ghost House, is one of the most famous haunted locations in Taiwan.
The Futuro Village at Wanli is a quasi-abandoned location in Taiwan. Wanli UFO Village features retro oval-shaped Futuro houses and rectangular Venturo ones.
Is Kaohsiung the street art capital of Taiwan? Of all the cities in Taiwan, Kaohsiung has embraced street art with skilfully painted murals across the city.
Located in Taiwan’s second most populous city, Taichung, the Qianyue building is one of the most astonishing abandoned places we have ever explored.
Black Dragon Pool is one of Lijiang’s (and Yunnan’s) most dramatic sites. It gets busy, so to avoid the crowds, late afternoon is the best time to visit.
A suggested itinerary for independent travellers and backpackers to Northeast Asia travelling from Taipei in Taiwan to Seoul in Korea via Japan.
Suggested China itinerary for independent travellers: Shanghai to Beijing via the lesser-visited towns of Nanjing, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Pingyao and Datong.
A suggested Tibet itinerary for independent travellers to Tibet, travelling from Lhasa to Kathmandu in Nepal via Mount Kailash and Western Tibet.