Taiwan: unforgettable holiday all year round
The world’s largest cultural centre, Wei Wu Ying, opened in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung at the end of 2018. Its concert hall is home to the largest organ in Asia, and there’s also an open air theatre on the roof, a huge opera house with a backstage area for five shows at once, and several other spaces for theatre, dance, music, circus and experimental performances. This is just one reason to explore beyond the capital, Taipei. Taiwan’s most southerly county, Pingtung, had a huge lantern festival 19 February-3 March and Kenting national park, at the island’s southern tip, has mountains, white-sand beaches and rainforests. Exploring by moped is popular, and a 600-mile cycling trail runs around the whole country. Taiwan’s former capital, Tainan, in the south-west, has a wealth of ancient temples and fortresses, many down tiny alleyways.