Taiwan Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Taiwan
Hello and welcome to our Taiwan travel blog. You will find all our Taiwan blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Taiwan travel blog because you are thinking about visiting Taiwan, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to northeast Asia. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Taiwan.
We first visited Taiwan in 2010 (it was Mark’s 70th country) and although we travelled there not really knowing what to expect, we appreciated the lack of tourists, warmth and friendliness of the Taiwanese people and ease of travel. Whilst many visit Taiwan for its ancient cities, forests, mountains and rugged coastline, our second visit to Taiwan (in 2018) was all about abandoned buildings, street art and Taiwan’s less conventional sights. It was this visit that really won us over and Taiwan is now a destination we frequently recommend to travellers.
Our Taiwan blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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Accidentally Wes Anderson – a selection of our photographs which we think belong on a Wes Anderson movie set #AccidentallyWesAnderson
Photos abandoned cars and other battered vehicles. The faded beauty of neglected vehicles from the UK to Thailand, and Kyrgyzstan to Cuba.
Street art in abandoned buildings. Often urban exploration and street art go together. A photo essay featuring graffiti and street art in abandoned places.
Of all the derelict places we find, abandoned swimming pools are some of the most alluring. Urban exploration at some of the world’s forsaken swimming pools
Abandoned Taiwan: Exploring Yuanlin Hospital (員林醫院) – how we located it via Google research and our experience of visiting the haunted former hospital.
Searching for street art in Tainan. We found some of the best street art and graffiti at the Blueprint Culture and Creative Park including work by Mr Ogay.
Searching for street art in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei. We found some of the best street art and graffiti in Ximending District and also at Treasure Hill.
Exploring Encore Garden (雅哥花園), an Abandoned Theme Park near Taichung in Central Taichung Taiwan and once one of the most popular attractions on the island.
Searching for street art in Taichung in western Taiwan. We found some of the best street art and graffiti at Rainbow Village and Animation Alley.
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.