Photography in Taiwan

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in blog, Photography, Taiwan, travel | No Comments
  • SumoMe

After living in Taiwan for many years, I truly believe that it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The island – located off the coast of south-eastern mainland China – boasts plenty of diverse and beautiful scenery, from stretching sandy beaches and misty mountains, to stunning cityscapes, bursting with vibrant colors. Taiwan truly is a photographer’s haven.

Caoshan Moonworld 草山月世界

The sun rises over Caoshan Moonworld Badlands

Taiwan’s majestic mountains and lush forests make it one of the most breathtaking places on earth to photograph. Below are just a few things you might be interested in photographing.

Sea of Clouds

A sea of clouds rolls into the Hohuan Mountain Range.

The Festivals

Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage

The Dajia Mazu pilgrimage is one of Taiwan’s largest religious festivals.

The Lunar New Year is one of the most important festivals of the year, but not the most exciting. All Chinese festivals are bursting with noise, vibrant colors and elaborate costumes, making it the perfect opportunity to capture great photographs.

Eight General

A member of Bajiajiang (Eight General) Troupe rests during a traditional temple festival

Beaches and the coastline

Cingshui Cliffs

A Pacific Ocean wave crashes against marble rocks on Cingshui Cliff beach, Su Ao – Hualien Highway, Taiwan

Taiwan is a very diverse place – one day you can be photographing the hustle and bustle of the city, and later in the day you can escape to one of the beautiful stretching coastlines, featuring white sands and blue skies. You can also capture the rolling chain of mountains running from north to south through the centre of the island. There are so many gorgeous photographic opportunities in Hualien County – the mountains and gorge in Taroko Park, Qixingtan cliffs, Jiqi Bay and Carp Lake are amongst some of the prettiest places to photograph.

Hotsprings

Wenshan Hot Springs in Taroko Gorge National Park is a short walk down into the marble Canyon

Architecture

Tallest building

Modern architecture of Taiwan’s tallest building — Taipei 101

As well as its stunning natural landscapes, Taiwan also has a rich history. The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a very famous monument in Taiwan which attracts thousands of tourists every year. Located in Taipei, Republic of China, the hall has very interesting architecture, making it a great building to photograph. The structure is framed on the north and south by the National Theatre and National Concert Hall. If the Memorial Hall is too cliche, head south to Tainan and photograph some of the traditional temple architecture.

Kaohsiung City skyline

The Tuntex 85 Sky Tower dominates the early morning Kaohsiung City skyline

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