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I'm considering going, however I'm concerned about the weather. Most of the sites I want to see are in the north or the east. Cool weather is fine, but if it will be gray and cloudy, I don't want to go. Any advice?
The places are too many. Can one recommend a place to base in the middle of one of the more happening areas?
Here is trip report of our two weeks trip to Taiwan over Easter:
The travelogue is very detailed and contains some small images to illustrate certain aspects of the trip.
Some of the photos of the trip are available here:
These are only a few, more will follow.
Am planning a trip to Taiwan mid July for a week, itinerary as follows,
Taipei (2 nights) -> fly to Penghu (2 nights) -> ferry to Kaohsiung (2 night) -> back to Taipei
Would like to ask,
1. Should I just concentrate on Penghu or Kaoshiung?
2. Which airlines is reliable to fly to Makong?
3. What do you recommend for a day trip outside Taipei? I had been to YangMing Shan and JiuFen previously.
I've got a week in Taiwan Aug 6-13. Its my first time traveling to Taiwan and I'll be alone for the majority of the time. I'm trying to do a bit of planning but kind of at a loss. I want hot springs, nature, and city. Can anyone recommend places or an itinerary of sorts for me? I also love biking, so any opportunities for that would be great.
Also, how hot will it be? Will I be dying to get to a beach?
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im trying to find a hiking store that will have aqua mira, maybe steripen, etc. ive been to a few stores on xinyi--and tey allhave shoes and jackets, and maybe one water filter--but nothing more.
A quandary. I was planning to go to France next year however the cost of the airfare compounded with the mediocrity of the exchange rate (I'm in Australia) is making it look less attractive by the week. Taiwan never loomed large in my travel plans but an American friend went there and liked it and, I'm developing a fascination for the island.
My partner went into my local travel agent and asked for some information. Oh yes, they said, we have plenty of information and they began handing over brochures until he realised he'd sub-consciously requested something different as they handed him brochures for Thailand. He corrected his mistake and asked for informaiton on Taiwan to which the agent admitted they had nothing and we'd be better off cheking the internet! It made me wonder; is Taiwan really so far off the tourist radar?
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Two of my flight options arrive fairly late in the evening at Taoyuan Airport. The later one is 22:30.
I will be arriving with a bike in a box, plus 2 hand bags, which makes getting around a bit difficult. I also note that plenty of the budget accommodation in the city is on upper levels and some seem to have a check in curfew which I could miss. All this could be a real hassle in the middle of the night!
I was wondering therefore if instead of heading into the city, I could get a budget hotel nearer to the airport which might be easier to get to and to get into. There are none mentioned in the LP or Rough Guide. Are there any?
Another option may be to leave my bike in left luggage, get the bus, then come back for the bike in the morning.
Any thoughts welcome.
My grandmother was a physician in Taiwan in the city of Beigang 60 years ago. My family wish to visit the city and maybe find the hospital she worked in,(if still there) which was associated with the Chaotian temple at the time.
Is anyone familiar with the city? I understand that Chaotian temple is one of the oldest in Taiwan. Is there any other point of interest? From a traveler's perspective, Is it worth it to stay overnight? Spend several days? Or maybe a day trip from Taipei?
Hello fellow travelers,
I will be in Taiwan from July 13 to July 17 and am planning a trip to Taroko Gorge on the 15th. I am renting the service of a private tour guide recommended on this site, and he charges the same whether there is 1 or 4 person in the car.
So... Anybody up to join me? :) I am super laid back and fun to be around.
Also will be in Taipei City the rest of the time, so am totally up for a good dinner and drinks!
Send me a message, cheers!
I've been planning a trip to Thailand for the past few months and have recently decided that I would like to include Taiwan in my travel plans. I just graduated with my bachelor's degree which included three majors in addition to a certificate and soon will start ESL training. My plan is to travel Thailand for 6 months through a different site (workaway to be specific) in which I will gain some experience in teaching some children one on one. After Thailand, the plan is to go to Taiwan to teach for at least 6 months.
I was wondering if anyone had advice as to teaching ESL in Taiwan. More specifically I would like to hear from those who obtained a degree in any non English course but obtained an ESL certificate.
At the end of the year, I'm going to Taiwan with my spouse. This is actually my 3rd time to Taiwan so I'm hoping to see whatever attractions I missed last time. The only ones I'm going that I have been before is the National Palace Museum (which my spouse hopes to see) and the Miniatures Museum which I really enjoyed the last time I went.
Here is my itinerary. Suggestions and comments are most welcome. Do let me know if I should rearrange the order to make the travelling more convenient. Also, are there any attractions that I missed or anything I should omit? We are staying in New Taipei near St Ignatius High School MRT so I'm only focusing on North Taiwan to avoid excessive travelling.
On Sunday, we arrive at the airport at 3pm. After checking in, we will go to Tamsui to wander and then go to Guandu temple.
On Monday we will go to Xintian temple, Nougat Museum and Armed Forc... more »
Hello, a friend (or two) and I want to try to climb Yushan, or another mountain in the same area, next weekend (6/29) if at all possible (or at least backpack in the area and camp overnight). We have heard there is a lot of red tape in receiving a permit and so I wanted to know if it is at all possible to legally climb the mountain on such short notice. I previously tried to go through a guide service that said it was required of all climbers to have a picture atop a 3,000+ m summit, which I didn't have.
If not, I've had multiple people recommend climbing up the East Face without a permit and risking a fine (which I believe is 500 USD). Is this worth it or at all feasible?
If all else fails, does anyone have any recommendations of great hikes/backpacking area in which we can still break cloud cover, soak in the scenery and potentially see a great sunrise (weather permitting)?
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Taipei had a flower expo some years back around the Xingsheng Park area if I'm not mistaken. Does the expo park still exist? I'm confused - I went to the website and I'm not sure about tickets. Can one just go there on the spot to buy tickets?
We are visiting Taiwan for 3 days on a package from Tokyo from July 23 to July 26. We are a Japanese and Australian couple with a 9 year old daughter.
We are staying in Taipei fairly close to Ximending. The first 2 days (1 1/2 days actually) I thought we would stay in Taipei - sightseeing and going to night markets. I'm also thinking of going to Tansui (Dansui?)
The last day I thought that maybe we could go somewhere for a day trip. I found information about the Childrens Folklore festival when I looked up summer festivals on the Taiwan tourist information website.
As the first 2 days are really for the adults, I thought it would be nice to do a kid friendly activity for the 3rd day. Especially if it involves water and an escape from the heat:D
I do have some questions and concerns - so if anyone has any idea about the festival or the Yilan area it would really help.
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