Taiwan Holidays

Taiwan, an island that is part of Greater China, is an extremely vibrant island with stunning natural beauty. Sure, there are a few factories, but stay away from the western coast and you'll find out why the first Portuguese explorers named this 'the beautiful island.' First, be sure to enjoy the modern amenities, hustle and bustle culture, and ... Read more
exciting nightlife in Taipei, and the historical city of Tainan, famous for its temples and fortresses. After a few days of hectic city life, you'll be ready to escape to the scenic, peaceful interior. Walk amongst the serene, misty cypress trees of Alishan in the island’s center or head south to Kenting National Park, home to lush vegetation and beautiful beaches. Taiwan also boasts unique festivals and cultural events such as the three-day Spring Scream music and arts festival or Dragon Boat Festival. While traveling in Taiwan, try the local dishes, as many of the larger cities have their own unique cuisines and restaurants showcase the best of the mix.

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Weather

Taiwan’s summers are wet and humid, staying in the mid-90s (35), while winters are relatively mild, staying in the 60s (15 to 20). Autumn (September to October) and winter (November to February) are the best ... Read more
times to visit for the cooler, more pleasant weather. Like the rest of this region of the world, Taiwan also has a wet season. The northern part of Taiwan tends to be colder and wetter than the tropical south, and monsoons hit the island at different times of the year: the northeast monsoon lasts from October to March and the southwest monsoon lasts from May to September. However, rainy weather also equals lower crowds and huge discounts on accommodation, though Saturday-night rates tend to stay the same year-round.

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Safety

Solo Female Travel Tips

Women think of Taiwan as a very safe place to travel alone and especially appreciate the easy-to-navigate public transportation system in Taipei, which allows women to "explore a lot of different areas on (their) own without knowing the language due ... Read more
to the accessibility of the subway." Even night-time felt safe to most -- "when it\'s past midnight, there are still lots of business open." Apart from some common sense measures -- don\'t walk into dark alleys alone, be extra careful of cars and mopeds when crossing busy streets -- your biggest concern may be for the weather (beware of typhoon season from July through September).

Trip by Skyscanner surveyed its Solo Female Traveller Tribe to compile woman-to-woman safety tips for this destination. While no one destination is ever completely safe or unsafe, our hope is that this information will allow users to make their own decisions with better information.

LGBTQ Tips

LGBTQ PDAs (holding hands, kissing in public) are 'much more common and accepted in Taiwan than in any part of Asia,' so there is 'almost no pressure to hide.' Taiwan is the 'beacon of LGBTQ rights in Asia.'

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Tribe to compile safety tips for this destination. While no one destination is ever completely safe or unsafe, our hope is that this information will allow users to make their own decisions with better information.

Taiwan reviews

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    Foodies
  • 8.7
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 7.5
    Adventure Travellers
  • 7.5
    Nightlife Lovers
  • 6.9
    Solo Female

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Tainan

I've been living in Taiwan for 6 months and some friends havetelling been living here for 10 years. Safety is not an issue unless on a scooter or crossing the streets. Running at 9pm at night and feeling comfortable and safe is surreal. I'm not saying there isn't crime, but overall I can definitely say that Taiwan is probably one of the safest countries in the world and it's beyond beautiful.

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London

Women think of Taiwan as a very safe place to travel alone and especially appreciate the easy-to-navigate public transportation system in Taipei, "I was able to explore a lot of different areas on my own without knowing the language due to the accessibility of the subway." which makes getting around a non-issue. Even night-time felt safe to most -- "Even when it's past midnight, there are still lots of business open." Apart from some common sense measures -- don't walk into dark alleys alone, be extra careful of cars and mopeds when crossing busy streets -- your biggest concern may be for the weather (beware of typhoon season from July through September).

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Klang

Many food to eat and beautiful places. Although Taiwan got most earthquakes than Honk Kong, still many tourists like to visit here and many from Asia, USA, Europe and even from Africa came to learn Mandarin here. This island is a treasure land and many famous spots to travel.

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London

Emerging from the shadows of grittier, smoggier and congested China, Taiwan is a breath of fresh air. Teem great value with gourmet gastronomy and you’ve struck gold. 2014 has seen record visitor numbers; projected 9.5 million by the year-end. Next year is set to shatter that. Modern and bustling, yet unhurried, capital Taipei will be crowned 2016 World Design Capital. Eclectic traditions, intriguing temples and palaces and effortless landscapes add to its appeal.

Shop affordably at every level, from night markets to high-end malls, partake in adventurous outdoor activities such as hiking and rock climbing and an engaging cultural scene. Taiwan is an exciting and inspiring 2015 one-to-visit.

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Dublin

This place made me feel at home despite being a brief traveler, the infectious down to earth quality grants Taiwan tremendous appeal. Taiwan has the best of street foods and night markets; beautiful, undisturbed views of the mountains and the sea just a hour away from Taipei city; cutesie hobbie imports from Japan and high end fashion brands from Europe; also not to forget is its culture - a visit to the National Palace hosting treasures of thousand-years-old.

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Los Angeles

A country whose population has to be among the world's friendliest and most helpful Taiwan also excels at quality food. There is a lot to see in Taipei but I would straggly recommend going to other parts of Taiwan such as Taroko National Park, Hualien and Teitung.

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Los Angeles

Taiwan definitely doesn't get the credit it deserves. It was never on my list of places to visit until one of my friends moved there and the country wow'd me. I'm sure it helped that I had personal local tour guides who took great care of me, but I learned to appreciate the Taiwanese culture in every way especially the amazing cuisine. I had absolutely no idea the food was so unbelievably good. I never thought I'd dare to say this but the food might be better than all the other asian countries I've been to.

I guess bottom line is that I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved Taiwan and I will definitely be going back to experience more of their culture.

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San Francisco
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Taiwan is often overlooked by people traveling to Asia, but it is a wonderful place. It's far from touristy, the people are incredibly friendly, the food is awesome, and the scenery is beautiful. There is a reason why Portuguese explorers called it "Formosa" for "beautiful island". Taipei, the capital, is a city that never sleeps--tons of entertainment, and it boasts the world's tallest building.

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