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What You Should Know More About Taiwan

  • Travel Advice

    • If you are visiting a holy temple or any other religious place that does not approve of the short dresses, it is better to avoid the same.

    • Be wary of the touts.

    • Do not get involved in any type of fights with the locals.

    • Make sure you learn some words from the local language. This will help you interact with the locals. It also gives the locals a feeling that you have taken some measure to learn about their culture and tradition.

    • Do not flaunt your valuables or cash in the public places.

    • If you rent a vehicle, make sure you adhere to the requisite traffic rules.

    • Always carry at least one identity proof with you.

    • Make sure you have kept your passport safely all round the trip. To be on the safer side, you can also make photocopies of the same.  

    • Do not let anyone deceive you. It is a good idea to learn about the destination you are traveling to before actually going there.

    • Always book pre paid taxis. In case you aren’t able to get prepaid taxis make sure you negotiate the fare before booking the vehicle.

    • Do not photograph in the area where it is prohibited.

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Taiwan is 18 years.

  • Our Recommendations: What you can't afford to miss there?

    Taipei 101:

     Situated in Xinyi district of Taiwan, Taipei 101 is a supertall skyscraper. It was formerly known as the Taipei World Financial center. The skyscraper was also officially classified as world's tallest building until 2009 when Burj Khalifa in Dubai took over its position. Taipei 101 was awarded with LEED platinum certification for the tallest and largest green building in the world. This extraordinary building is equipped with the fastest elevator that goes from 5th floor to 87th floor in just 53 seconds. Once world’s tallest building, Taipei 101 comprises of 101 above the ground floors along with 5 basement levels. It is a beautiful piece of architecture in Taiwan. It is undoubtedly the best places to see in Taiwan.


     National Palace Museum:

    The National Palace Museum is situated at Shilin in Taipei, Taiwan. The museum is widely known for its 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks. This magnificent museum holds over 10,000 years of Chinese history. Painting and calligraphy exhibitions takes place here once in every three months. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist places in Taiwan.

    Kenting National Park:

    You can explore the Kenting National Park at Hengchun Peninsula of Pingtung County in Taiwan as it is Taiwan’s oldest National Park. The park is spread across 181 square kilometers. The National Park is famous for its scenic beauty, beach, and Spring Scream rock-band festival that takes place every year in March. The National Park is home to more than 15 species of mammals, it also includes 310 species of birds and 59 species of reptiles and amphibians among various other insects.

     Sun Moon Lake:


    Sun Moon Lake is the largest lake in Taiwan, and a popular sightseeing spot for newlywed couples to spend on their honeymoon. It is located in the Nantou County of Taiwan. A 3-km race called the Swimming Carnival of Sun Moon Lake takes place here every year so if you can make it during that time, it would be perfect. Tourists also visit Sun Moon Lake for a good hiking experience.


    Dalongdong Baoan Temple:
     

    Dalongdong Baoan Temple is a Taiwanese folk religious temple situated at Datong District of Taipei, Taiwan. It is also called as Taipei Baoan Temple by locals. The architectural design of the temple is beautiful from inside as well as outside. It is a perfect place to spend some peaceful time in midst of all the outside noises. Indeed an ideal tourist attraction of Taiwan.


     Taipei Zoo:


    Taipei Zoo is located at Wenshan District of Taipei, Taiwan. It is the most famous Zoological garden in Taiwan as well as largest zoo in Asia. The zoo looks after the wild boar, crab-eating Mongooses, clouded Leopards, Formosan sika deer, European otters, Reeves's Muntjac, Formosan rock macaque, Formosan Pangolins, Formosan serow and Formosan Black bears among others. It also has a Penguin house that displays two species of penguins and a bird world where you can find birds such as Ducks, Geese, Swans, Flamingos, Pelicans, Ibises, Hawks, Eagles, Hornbills, Starlings, Pigeons, Doves, Toucans, Babblers, Pheasants, Cockatoos, Parrots and much more.

  • What you will like there?

    Sightseeing

    Taiwan has various beautiful tourist attractions which you can explore. Some of the most popular places in Taiwan includes the Taipei 101, Kenting National Park, Sun Moon Lake, Taipei Zoo, Dalongdong Baoan temple, National Palace museum, and Taroko National Park among others. These places hold significant value not only in Taiwan but in the whole world. You can also visit Alishan national scenic area, Hehunshan, Chimei museum, Fulong beach, and Fort Provintia. These are some sightseeing places in Taiwan that are definitely worth a visit.


    Birdwatching

    Taiwan provides you with excellent bird watching opportunities that is surely a treat for bird lovers. This island is home to 400 different species of birds, among which some are endangered and rare endemic species. The collection of birds here includes the brilliantly vibrant Formosan blue magpie, the orange punk-haired flame crest, Mikado, and Swinhoe’s Pheasants among others. You can also spot 400 species of beautiful butterflies out here waiting to be explored.


    River rafting

    There are various adventurous activities in Taiwan which you can indulge in. Among them, river rafting is one such adventurous sport you can’t afford to miss. It takes place at East Rift valley, Taiwan’s largest fault line. It is also known as the land of milk and honey for various reasons. Enjoy the raft with stunning scenery featuring clear streams, lakes and verdant valleys all throughout the journey.


    Paragliding

    Paragliding is yet another adventurous activity you should indulge in. These adventurous sport takes place at Luye Plateau. You can also experience Hang Gliding which takes place here. People who are interested in adrenaline pumping activities will like these things.


    Water sport activities


    Being an island, Taiwan offers you a perfect opportunity to participate in water sport activities. Some of the water sports you can indulge in Taiwan include scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, jet-skiing, waterskiing and free diving.

      

    Shopping

    There are various things you can shop from Taiwan markets. Some of the famous thing you can buy from these markets are Jades and other precious stones, handicraft products, jewelry and iron eggs. Taiwan is a designer and producer of a lot of desktops, laptops, and PC peripherals. You can get best prices for PC peripherals like cables and adaptors from here. Taiwan is also famous for oolong tea which is available at most of the tea shops in the markets.


    Hiking

    Taiwan provides you with various hiking opportunities. You can hike at the Taroko National Park and Alishan National Scenic area. Hehuanshan and Shihmen Dam also provide a good hiking opportunity to explore. Trek the amazing mountains in Taiwan and take back home wonderful memories. Hiking definitely is a great thing to do in Thaiwan.


    Night markets

    This beautiful island has an amazing nightlife. Every city here has a night market where shoppers can indulge in shopping. Among many, Fengjia night market and Liuhe night market are two famous night markets in Taiwan. There are also various bars, restaurants and clubs open throughout the night.


  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)?

    Website: official website

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    Forum: official forum