Taiwan: Heart of Asia
After spending two days going around the world, figuratively, at the LA Times Travel & Adventure Show, there was one destination that stood out. You may have guessed by the title, but according to the National Geographic, it is the best kept secret in Asia, Taiwan.
In the new global economy, being a best kept secret doesn’t really help a country’s bottom line. Taiwan sent an entire delegation to make sure visitors know some of the incredible things Taiwan has to offer as a vacation destination.
I spoke briefly with Taiwan Visitors Association Director, Trust Lin, and asked why would a vacationer want to visit Taiwan. “Taiwan offers a unique travel experience.” One can visit Taipei 101, Asia’s tallest building, take a high speed train from the north to the southern tip of the island in no time, or visit the National Palace Museum, one of the Top 5 museums in the world. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, the country doesn’t sleep with such 24 hour attractions as bookstores, KTVs, and night markets. Even more special, Taiwan is celebrating its centennial with year round expos and by offering $100 travel vouchers to citizens of the United States and Canada.
Last, but not least, since the country is pouring in a lot into bringing the world to Taiwan, one can assume that when you get there, you will be treated like a VIP. The Taiwan delegation even took home the Best In Show Award! Don’t take my word for it. Check out Asia’s best kept secret yourself, you’ll be glad you did. Go 2 Taiwan!