3 Cities in Taiwan to Put on Your Bucket List After Taipei

Cities in Taiwan
Tainan city, Taiwan. Photo by Wei-Cheng Wu on Unsplash

Despite its relatively tiny size, Taiwan is bursting with life and it has many amazing tourist attractions in store. Most visitors start their journey through this country from its capital of Taipei, but this isn’t the only amazing city that Taiwan has in store.


Countless tall skyscrapers line Kaohsiung’s skyline, but its modern architecture isn’t the only thing that will leave you in awe. One of Taiwan’s most significant port cities, Kaohsiung is also worth the trip for Lotus Pond and Love River, two of its main attractions.


Taiwan’s second most populous city is just as modern and busy as Taipei and Kaohsiung, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. In addition to many local markets and museums, Taichung will take your breath away with natural wonders that surround it, including the popular day-trip destination Sun Moon Lake.


Tainan served as Taiwan’s capital under the Qing dynasty for almost two centuries, and it’s now home to many ancient fortresses and temples. It earned its popular nickname “Phoenix City” thanks to its long history of redefining itself, and it’s one of the best places in all of Taiwan to explore this island’s complex history.