By Cailey Rizzo
Updated: December 25, 2016

Taiwan is a fascinating island that is worth more than just a news story on the curious traveler’s radar.

The travel blog Face du Monde made a short video documenting a two-week trip across Taiwan. From the island’s impressive pagodas to its natural hot springs, there is no shortage of things to do on the island’s nearly 14,000 square miles.

To the north, Taipei buzzes with the infectious rhythm of an Asian city. After navigating the controlled chaos of the streets, travelers can sample Taiwanese delicacies like dumplings, fried chicken and scallion pancakes. While in the capital, visitors should check out Taipei 101, which was the tallest skyscraper in the world until 2007.

If the video inspires you to book a trip, be sure to check out Travel + Leisure’s Guide to Taiwan for our tips and recommendations. Make a trip to one of the country’s eight national parks, get bubble tea at one of the teahouses where it originated or grab a bite to eat at the famous Shida Night Market.