Taipei, Dec. 23 (CNA) Taiwan has been included on CNN’s list of “top 16 up-and-coming destinations” for tourists in 2016, along with countries such as Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and Madagascar.
In an article published Wednesday on the CNN website, the cable news network touted Taiwan as a “beautiful island” that “birthed the global Chinese Buddhism movement, which is headquartered at the high-tech, 100-acre Fo Guang Shan monastery.”
It called Sun Moon Lake “the energy center of the island” and mentioned Taiwan’s gourmet dishes and tea.
“Tea and Taiwanese foods are major draws in trendy capital Taipei, a confluence of night markets, designer shops and miniscule alleys studded with lanterns and neon signs,” the article said.
“Soaring green mountains, thriving cities and food to rival any Asian cuisine… this hot new destination will soon enter everyone’s bucket list,” CNN quoted James Thornton, CEO of Intrepid Travel, as saying.
The other destinations on the list are Iran, India’s national parks, Uganda, Georgia, Patagonia Corridor, Palau, Honduras, Gabon, Romania, South Georgia Island and Antarctica, United States: North Cascades National Park, as well as the Arctic: Iceland, Greenland and Norway.
(By Christie Chen)