The Guardian names Taiwan as a Top 40 destination for 2019

Hotlist makes special mention of Kaohsiung's Weiwuying cultural center

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Weiwuying (photo courtesy of Weiwuying National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts).

Weiwuying (photo courtesy of Weiwuying National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts).

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - British newspaper The Guardian has selected Taiwan as one its must-visit destinations for the New Year, praising the Weiwuying (衛武營) cultural center in Kaohsiung in particular.

The report says Taiwan is worth exploring beyond its capital, Taipei, and goes on to name several hotspots in the southern part of the country.

Under the subtitle “Culture on a grand scale,” the paper sings the praises of “the world’s largest cultural centre,” with a concert hall housing the largest organ in Asia, an opera house with a backstage area for five simultaneous shows, and an open-air theater on the roof.

The Guardian also mentions the February 19-March 3 Lantern Festival in Pingtung County, the ancient monuments in Tainan and the beaches and forests of Kenting.

“Exploring by moped is popular, and a 600-mile cycling trail runs around the whole country,” the report adds.