Although Taiwan hasn’t garnered the reputation as an Asian tourism destination that places such as Thailand or the Philippines have, it is not to be overlooked on this count. The island has much to offer both the tourist, and the weekending English teacher alike. From the white sand beaches of Kenting or the towering peaks of Jade Mountain, to the big city night markets and artistic rural communities, there really is something for everyone. A very affordable and highly efficient transportation network brings it all together, and whether you’re taking the High Speed Rail to Taipei, boarding a bus equipped with reclining massage chairs to the east coast, or on the deck of a ferry bound for Green Island, no place is too far away. Below is just a small sampling of links to key destinations within easy reach of Kaohsiung.