Highlights of Southern Taiwan

The coastal cities of Tainan and Kaohsiung are both rich in culture, old and new. Whilst outside of the cities, the south takes on a laid back, tropical identity with the popular beach resorts around Kenting. Throw in chances to escape to the forest clad hills around Maolin, not to mention the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan and you’ll certainly want to make time in your tour to explore the south of island.

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Fo Guang Shan, literally meaning ‘the light of Buddha mountain', is a 52 acre temple complex outside the city of Kaohsiung.
Taiwan’s second largest city occupies an enviable stretch of coastline in the south-west of the island and is one of Asia’s largest ports.
Occupying the whole of the Hengchun Peninsula at the southernmost point of Taiwan is the Kenting National Park, one of Taiwan's most popular tourist destinations.
The Maolin area is awe-inspiring with its aboriginal villages and forest studded mountains as well as its high population of wildlife and in particular butterflies.
With over 200 temples and monuments, Tainan is one of Taiwan's most important cultural centres and the oldest city on the Island.