The Dong An Bridge over the Niulan River in Guanxi Township, a quiet riverside retreat in Taiwan two hours from Taipei. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOS

A bridge to the past in Taiwan: Guanxi, quiet retreat of century-old town houses, tea, and Hakka food

  • It’s a place most people pass by, but stop in Guanxi and you’ll be rewarded. There’s a bookstore where you pay for books with other books, and a quirky tea room
  • A town built on tea, it has a museum devoted to the drink. To eat, choose from one of the many Hakka restaurants; to sleep, try a room in a Hakka courtyard home
Topic |   Asia travel

TOP PICKS

The Dong An Bridge over the Niulan River in Guanxi Township, a quiet riverside retreat in Taiwan two hours from Taipei. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOS
READ FULL ARTICLE