Learn about two fascinating and unique cultures in this full day tour. Start off at Meinong, home to Hakka culture, and well preserved through landmarks such as the illustrious East Gate Tower and Literature Pavilions. To really get a feel of the Hakka lifestyle, venture into the Meinong Folk Village, and try the delicious local delicacies such as flat noodles and stewed winter melon. Next, visit Taiwan Indigenous Culture Park, which plays host to a cluster of aboriginal villages. With no modern establishments in sight, and nature all around, the park is the perfect place to discover some inner peace, as well as learn about the extraordinary aboriginal culture firsthand by visiting the park's many tribal cabins, which house aboriginal handicrafts and wax works.
As one of the most venerated Buddhist sites in Taiwan, the Fo Guang Shan Buddhish Memorial Centre cannot be missed. You are greeted by a colossal Buddha statue upon climbing the stairs towards the centre. One of the most fascinating aspects of Fo Guang Shan is that it is home to a relic of Gautama Buddha, the founder of the Buddhist faith. On leaving the temple, the surrounding cluster of lively stalls selling souvenirs and scriptures is well worth a roam.