Easy on your wallet and only a 7-hour plane ride away, Taiwan is a popular wedding destination to immortalise those magical moments.
1. Bopiliao Old Street
Go back in time at Bopiliao, a historic district with well-preserved streets and traditional shop houses from the Qing period.
The same place was used to film the highly acclaimed Monga, a 2010 Taiwanese gangster film set in the 1980’s, and hence is perfect for couples who want to mimic the characters and have a little more fun with their poses. The rustic red bricks, interesting chalk murals, and retro posters hung on wooden doors also make great for an interesting backdrop.
2. Yang Ming Shan
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Known for its lush greenery and the exquisite flowers that pepper the mountain slopes, Yang Ming Shan is a scenic spot for nature-inspired wedding photos.
With flowers like the rhododendrons and cherry blossoms in full bloom, the best time to visit is in Spring, when the weather is comfortable as well (14 to 18 degrees Celsius). Be sure to stop by Siao Yu Keng, a sulphur pit located along the Yang Ming Shan – Chin Shan Highway where smoke from the fumarole creates an impressive effect on your pictures.
Situated at the northern tip of Taipei, Tamsui is a seaside city renowned for its amazing sunset landscape.
Head to the Lover’s Bridge at Fisherman’s wharf in the evening as the bridge illuminates with a variety of colours. Derived its name since it was officially opened on Valentine’s Day, the Lover’s bridge is a meaningful and romantic spot for wedding pictures.
The Fort San Domingo is also another spot to go to in Tamsui. Located at the hilltop, this sprawling red fortress with its distinctive European architecture offers a picturesque backdrop of the Tamsui River.
4. Sun Moon Lake
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The largest freshwater lake in the mountainous heart of Nantou, Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake is framed by lush forest and rims of undulating mountains.
A traditional spot for wedding photoshoots, the lake’s clear, sparkling blue water and stunning mountain backdrop sets the stage for memorably romantic moments to be captured.
5. Shimen Wedding Plaza
A closer alternative to Southern Europe, the Shimen Wedding Plaza is the perfect location for those looking for a Mediterranean flair.
A Greek-style architecture in a blue and white base, this beauty features decorative columns, a bell tower and a stone wall that opens to a tranquil ocean view. Illustrating the ambience of a romantic Mediterranean scene, many newlyweds and lovebirds flood here to capture life’s most romantic moments.