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Taiwan is known as Ilha Formosa, ‘the beautiful island’.

Taiwan has lots of natural and cultural resources. In terms of character, due to constant movements that are platonic, the landscapes of Taiwan are rather varied. The island has islets, mountains, plains, basins, mountains, shore, and beaches all at one time. Moreover, the Tropic of Cancer passes through the midst of Taiwan. This has allowed Taiwan to create native living beings across tropical, subtropical, and temperate climate regions, such as Swinhoe’s blue pheasant rock monkey, Formosan black bear, and Formosan landlocked salmon. Taiwan has in fact been a crucial preservation website in the world.

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Taiwan Travel Guide

The best things to do and attractions YOU need to visit in Taiwan

  • Taipei 101
  • Taroko National Park
  • Son Moon Lake
  • Kenting National Park 
  • Jioufen
  • National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall 
  • Yangmingshan National Park
  • National Palace Museum 
  • Shi-men Ting 
  • Yushan National Park
  • Alishan Scenic Mountain Area
  • Maokong 
  • Dragon and Tiger Pagodas 

Taiwan is a precious island; it expresses itself differently in each season and situated between Southeast Asia Island Arcs of the West Pacific Ocean and the southeast of the Continent and the East, it faces Japan and Ryukyu Islands from the North and the Philippines from the South, linking all areas of Asia. The aerial transport network of taiwan is developed, which makes it a tourist destination that is convenient.

To conserve the graceful nature of Taiwan and ecology, 13 scenic areas and nine national parks have been established. They showcase tourist spots and Taiwan’s most beautiful scenery. They may also want to take an oceanic holiday in Kenting – hailed as the Hawaii of Asia – in Taiwan’s southern tip. The Sun Moon Lake glows bright in deep mountains – its surrounding mountains and the lake appear to merge into a whole. What a lovely view that is breath-taking! The East Rift Valley and the coasts of Hualien and Taitung are so clean and pure that they look like heavens on Earth. Penghu and kinmen, two islets of Taiwan, are charming in a different way for their distinctive history and geology.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT TIBET: JUNE TO OCTOBER

Travel to Taipei, Taiwan 

Travelbook Explorers Community Top 10 Favorites Experiences: 

  • Drive to Beitou’s thermal waters
  • Explore Taipei’s famous night markets
  • Take a YouBike along Taipei’s riverside parks
  • Take a roadtrip to Taiwan’s east shore and explore the hills and sea
  • Toroko Gorge, a world’s great natural spectacles: limestone cliffs 
  • Visit the Taipei National Palace Museum, a world-class Chinese artefacts’ best collection
  • Take a gondola over tea fields 
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view from Taipei 101 
  • Explore the CKS Memorial Hall, one of Taipei’s most iconic structures
  • Go to the fisherman’s Wharf and enjoy a stunning sunset 
  • From Taipei: Chiufen Village and Northeast Coast Tour

TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE & TOURISM

Explore Taiwan’s capital: Taipe with stops in the National Palace Museum, Presidential Office, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, the Martyrs Shrine, a conventional Taiwanese temple and present shopping in a handicraft centre.

Begin your Taipei nighttime tour with a tasty Mongolian barbeque dinner, and observe with a stop in the Lungshan Temple and fantastic deals at the Hwahsi night marketplace.

Return in time to native Taiwan in Wulai Waterfall and aboriginal village, where indigenous women tell stories with dance and songs.

Spend a day in Taroko Gorge, among the seven wonders of Asia with deep-winding marble and tunnels and waterfalls across the Liwu river.

Research the village of Chiufen about the northeast shore national scenic area, and it will be a favourite swimming place surrounded by temples, farmland, fishing villages, and lighthouses.

See Yehliu Park in the west shore with breathtaking rock formations, in Addition to the harbor city of Keelung.

Discontinue at Yingge, the ceramic and pottery funds of Taiwan where beautiful figurines and tea sets are made, then keep up to Sansia and respect amazing illustrations of Chinese temple artwork.

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TAIWAN — BEST EXPERIENCES TO HAVE IN TAIPEI

Tours and experiences to have in Taiwan: Best of Taiwan 5-Day Tour

Explore the best of Taiwan on a tour of its natural splendors. The luxury trip includes accommodation in the best 5-star hotels, and visits to the hot springs at Sun Moon Lake, a stroll with Buddhist monks at Fo Guang Shan Monastery, a drive along the spectacular East Coast National Scenic Area, and more. Learn more about this island, since you cross from its own funding Taipei in the north, to the tip in straight back to Taipei, and down the shore beyond Hualien , Kenting National Park.

Day 1: Taipei / Sun Moon Lake + Natural Hot Spring — Following a hotel pick-up in Taipei City, drive to Sun Moon Lake, located in the towering mountains of Central Taiwan, 2,500 ft (762 meters) above sea level. The tour will stop at the famous Wenwu Temple (Literature Warrior Temple), dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and also to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword. See Tse-En Pagoda, also the Holy Monk Shrine. After your sightseeing tour, visit your hotel for check in, and stay at Sun Moon Lake — Mountain View, or resort in the Fleur De Chine. Take pleasure in the natural hot springs at the Fleur de Chine Hotel.

Day two: Sun Moon Lake/Fo Guang Shan Monastery and Kaohisung — Breakfast in your hotel, then drive to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the Most Well-known Buddhist sacred site in southern Taiwan. Learn about Buddhism during the monastery walking excursion, and flavor Buddhist vegetarian lunch (at your own cost). Communicate through a visit to the Main Shrine, and Great Buddha Land, site of a huge Buddha statue. Continue to Kaohsiung City and see with Lio Ho Night Market, Love River, and the former British Consulate. Stay overnight at Kaohsiung at the Grand Hi-Lai Hotel, or accommodation that is comparable.

Day 3: Kaohsung/Kenting/Taitung (Hot Spring) — Have a morning tour to Kenting National Park, located at Taiwan’s southern tip. Traveling past 37 kilometers of shore that is coral-rimmed, along 3 sides of the park, to see its most important attractions. Stop at Maopitou Coastal Scenic Area, Oluanpi Lighthouse, and Kenting Forest Recreation Area. Proceed to Taitung, via the Southern Link Highway. Your stay will be in the Royal Hotel Chihpen in Taitung, or lodging.

Day 4: Taitung/East Coast National Scenic Area/Hualien — Following breakfast, enjoy a thrilling East Coast National Scenic Tour. The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as”Taiwan’s last unspoiled land”, stretches for about 100 miles (170 kilometers) down the east coast of the island. Accumulation, erosion, and weathering have generated a wide range of landforms. Your tour will stop in Stone Steps, Sansientai, Siaoyeliou, and the Caves of the Immortals. Late afternoon, proceed for comparable accommodation, or an overnight stay at the Silks Place Taroko to Hualien.

Day 5: Hualien/Taroko Gorge/Taipei — You’ll spend a day in Taroko National Park, today. Proceed to Taroko Gorge, an incredibly beautiful, narrow ravine made by the Liwu River, that has cut deep into the hills of solid marble. Travel across a road that has been carved into walls of stone, winding its way past peaks and hills, towering thousands of feet over it. Hundreds of feet below, the river roars past marble boulders. Stop at Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto, Marble Bridge, Tienshiang, and a marble factory. Drive back to Taipei, via the Su-Hwa Highway, and the 8-mile-long Hsuei-Shan Long Tunnel to arrive at the city at around 19:00.

Taiwan Highlights 

  • See the best of Taiwan in only 5 days
  • Stay in Taiwan’s best 5-star hotels
  • Jump in the hot spring at Sun Moon Lake
  • Visit the famous Wenwu Temple
  • Meet monks and nuns at Fo Guang Shan Monastery
  • Tour Kaohsiung City, Taiwan’s second largest city
  • Drive along 3 sides of Kenting National Park

Taiwan travel guide, tour and experiences  

Taiwan Get Your Guide Partner Taiwan

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CAPITAL: TAIPEI
AREA: 35,563 SQ KM 
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: MANDARIN CHINESE

TAIWAN — YOU WILL LOVE TO TRAVEL TO TAIWAN BECAUSE…

Taiwan is a modern megalopolis clinging to the fringes of an ancient culture; a string of teeming cities at the foot of a mountain range that is glorious. 

If you step out of Taipei, you will discover mountain peaks puncture a sea of clouds, slick black volcanic rock wraps the coastlines and waterfalls shroud themselves in mist.

Taiwan culture, you can find many different ethnic groups living on this island, Taiwan has aboriginal tribes and is culturally diverse. All types of lifestyles, languages, architecture, religion and food thrive in harmony here, particularly food. Taiwanese Hunan, Sichuan, Japanese, and Korean food all can be enjoyed in the forms of snacks, specialties, or restaurant dishes. As a”kingdom of tasty food,” Taiwan is recognized by the world’s gourmands for its diversity of culinary choices. 

Taiwan is a modern industrialised megalopolis clinging to the fringes of an ancient culture; a string of teeming cities at the foot of a mountain range that is glorious. 

Taiwan is heir to the whole heritage of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism and that selection of demons and deities . The people have mixed their way to a tolerant and special culture that is as wild as ritual significant as Catholicism as Santería.

Taiwanese temples (all 15,000) unite worship hallway, festival place and art home under a single roof. Watch a vessel burn at Donglong Temple, find out a ring and flag have come to symbolize prayer, study a rooftop mosaic, and also select a pilgrimage together with the Empress of Heaven.

TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE: 10 Facts About Taiwan You Need To Know Before Visiting!

Taiwan’s Taipei 101 building was the tallest building in the world until 2007, when the Burj Khalifa was built.

Taiwan has been ruled by China, Japan and briefly Holland, During Japanese rule it became the wealthy, modernised country it is today. There are plenty of places you can visit Japanese hill towns, tea houses and hot springs used by the colonial rulers. While these places are quaint and charming, historians tell us that the Japanese were cruel rulers and forced local women to be their concubines.

Taiwan things to know

In Taiwan, white symbolises death and is worn at funerals, Red is used at weddings. This may seem odd to Westerners but I’m not so sure: red is the colour of passion and love universally so why shouldn’t it be used at weddings?

Taiwan is the size of Belgium but has 23 million residents and 50% of the island is covered in forest and therefore uninhabited. In fact, 90% of the population lives along a strip of land along the east coast.

Taiwan was the first Asian country to make gay marriage legal in 2019

Now for a positive fact about Taiwan. Compared to its neighbouring countries like Japan, Korea and China where LGBT people face discrimination, Taiwan is forward-thinking and progressive.

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Do I need a visa for Taiwan?

If you are from one of the following countries, you are eligible for the 90-day visa-exemption program. This means you can stay up to 90 days in Taiwan without a visa. All you need to show is a passport with 6 months of validity, and an onward ticket out of Taiwan. “Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA, Vatican.”

When is the best time to visit Taiwan?

Taiwan can be visited any month of the year, my favorites October to December is best weather-wise. My personal favorite month is November for blue skies and comfortable weather, not too hot or cold.

What are the main International Taiwanese airlines?

China Airlines and Eva Airways are the two main national carriers that offer flights to and from destinations around the world.

What are the main cities in Taiwan?

Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung are the three biggest cities along the West Coast of the island. On the East Coast, Yilan, Hualien, and Taitung.

Does Taiwan have nice beaches? Where are they?

Yes. My favorites:  Kenting National Park, along the east coast of the island, as well as on GreenOrchid, and Penghu islands.

What is the currency in Taiwan?

The currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$)

What is the main language in Taiwan?

Mandarin Chinese is the main language. Taiwanese is spoken widely in the south and everyone speaks english.

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