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  • Street food of Taiwan

    Date Feb. 06, 2020

    Endless variety of street food of Taiwan is definitely a visitor's paradise. Let’s introduce some places where tourists can look for yummy food.
    Firstly, the Dihua Street has many stores selling a variety of traditional goods such as Chinese medicines and herbs, dried food, colorful bolts of cloth, and bamboo crafts and so on.
    Secondly, Jiufen is an old mountain village and one of the Taiwan's best old streets with traditional Chinese architecture and great views. It is filled with cafés and tea houses, souvenir stores and amazing views.
    Finally, if you want to experience local life and food of Taiwan, you can visit in traditional market. Mango shaved ice and Pineapple cakes are a must-eat street food when you visit in Taiwan.

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  • Top 3 famous attractions of southern Taiwan

    Date Nov. 15, 2019

    There are the top 3 attractions of southern Taiwan you can consider to visit when you were planning a trip of southern Taiwan.
    Top1: Lotus Pond
    Lotus Pond is a hot spot in southern Taiwan. The most two beautiful views of Lotus Pond appear in the morning and at nightfall.
    It is famous for the lotus plants on the lake and the numerous temples around the lake. Dragon and Tiger Pagodas is the landmark of the lake. The towers are 7-storey high with a large dragon and tiger open their mouth as entrance. Enter through the dragon’s mouth and exit via the tiger will bring you good luck! Spring and Autumn Pavilions are two palace-style pavilions on the lake with green tiles and yellow walls.
    Top2: Kenting National Park
    Kenting is sunny year-round with a tropical weather, azure ocean water, and beautiful sandy beaches and is one of the most beautiful natural areas in Taiwan. It is Taiwan’s first national park and an ideal vacation destination to attract millions of visitors each year. Kenting Night Market is located in the main road of Kenting and is a splendid night market filled with both local and international travelers in the evening.
    Top2: Anping fort 
    Anping fort is the oldest part of Tainan, where the Dutch built their first fortress in 1624. At the top of the fort is a western-style customs house that Japanese built on the site. Climb up to the top of the observation tower allowed you a great view of Anping area. That fort was the anchor point of early settlements in Tainan and Anping’s old streets surrounding the fort is full of settlement’s history.
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  • Two scenic areas in Taiwan listed in 2019 Top 100 Sustainable Destinations

    Date Nov. 12, 2019

    In 2019, the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations were revealed at the Global Green Destinations Days on October 10th on the island of Mali Losinj in Crostia. Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area, and Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area in Taiwan were listed among the 100 destinations of 2019.

    According to the website of Green Destinations (GD), Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area features with a renovated historical heritage, Old Caoling Tunnel. The tunnel built up in 1920s for the local railway network was replaced by the New Caoling Tunnel in 1985. With proper protection and renovation, this abandoned tunnel was revived to be a cultural heritage as well as beautiful cycling path in 2008. The scenic area administration also continuously improves the implementations with more sustainable management. 

    From the practice story in GD’s website, people can find Sun Moon Lake. It has been a popular destination for decades. The Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area Administration has proactively propagated the sustainable tourism with low carbon footprint. It developed the lake-around cycling path which was selected among the 10 world’s most beautiful bike routes by CNN in 2012. It encouraged the use of electric boats for lake cruising and increased the public transportation routes with well-thought transit schedule to attract the visitors to utilize. With a lot of efforts, it annually reduced approximate 200,000 vehicles entering the Sun Moon Lake area and 370,000 kg of carbon emission in average.  

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  • Top 3 famous attractions‭ of northern and central Taiwan‬‬‬‬‬

    Date Nov. 04, 2019

    If you were planning a trip of Taiwan, there are the top 3 attractions of Northern and central Taiwan you can consider tovisit.
    Top1: TAIPEI 101
    TAIPEI 101 comprises 101 floors above ground and its observatory’s elevators owns a speed of 1010 meters per minute and held the title of world's tallest building' for some years until 2011. If you want to be familiar with Taipei soon, Taipei 101 is a really good place to explore Taipei.
    Top 2: The Taipei National Palace Museum
    The Taipei National Palace Museum is home to thousands of historical relics that make up the world's most precious collection of ancient Chinese artifacts. It is a must- see on any visitor's itinerary in Taipei and displays the world's rarest collection of traditional Chinese priceless treasures.
    Top3: Sun Moon Lake
    Sun Moon Lake is Taiwan’s largest lake with its eastern part round like the sun and western side shaped like the moon. It is one of Taiwan's most popular destinations and combines many interesting activities in the area. This is why it is always popular with tourists and locals.

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  • Taiwan travel tips before you go?

    Date Oct. 23, 2019

    Taiwan has splendid natural scenery, cultural places and one of the best countries to experience Asian culture. Some travel tips are good for you before you go to Taiwan.

    Taiwan Weather:
    Taiwan has warm climate all year round. You can leave your winter coat behind but are recommended to bring an umbrella. The annual average temperature of Taiwan is a comfortable 22 °C.The average temperature is 25~30 °C from May to October and 15~25 °C from November to April. July to September is typhoon seasons, so you should see weather forecast when you come to Taiwan during the seasons. 

    Noodles and rice are the main staples in Taiwan. You should go to a local breakfast store for soy milk, steamed buns, Chinese-style omelets, rice rolls and so on, it is traditional breakfast style of Taiwan. When you want to enjoy lunch, beef noodle soup is a good choice. Taiwanese take beef noodle soup so seriously there’s even a festival dedicated to this tasty dish! Din Tai Fung is good for the dinner choice because it is famous in the most delicious and mouthwatering xiaolongbao. You will have an unforgettable dining experience in Taiwan.

    Water& electricity:
    The tap water of Taiwan is not drinkable. It is better to be safe to buy the bottled water. Taiwan wall sockets are made for standard American two-pin flat plugs and the standard voltage in Taiwan is 110 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

    Bubble tea is the first choice when Taiwanese people are thirsty instead of water. Bubble milk tea and other sweet drinks are popular through Taiwan.
    Languages: Mandarin Chinese is the most generally spoken language in Taiwan nowadays. Taiwanese people are really helpful and friendly to foreigners despite English being not that common in Taiwan. You do not worry to look for help when you travel in Taiwan.

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  • Enjoy the interesting Chinese New Year of Taiwan

    Date Sep. 04, 2019

    Chinese New Year is the most important Chinese holiday. The celebration begins on the New Year's Eve and lasts for 15 days. Before the celebration, people will clean their houses and put up traditional and red decorations to keep evil away and pray for blessing, longevity, health, and harmony. You will be surrounded by a lot of red and beautiful decoration, couplets, lanterns on Chinese New Year. 
    The holiday is important family reunion time of the year. People often visit relatives and friends, see traditional Chinese New Year events, and plan for the coming year. Taiwan has a lot of activities which are open to the public at the festival. Some of them you could not miss. 
    Firstly, many New Year’s street markets are launched before the holiday. Di Hua Street is the most well-known and ancient shopping street in Taiwan for celebrating Chinese New Year. You’ll be surrounded by a lot of dry stuff and herbs you’ve never seen before or colorful candies, snacks and so on. Every stand will not stop trying to persuade you to sample their food. Visitors can try a lot of traditional and festival food here. 
    Moreover, people will stay up on Chinese New Year’s Eve and set off firecrackers and fireworks throughout the night because firecrackers are believed to scare off monsters and bad luck. Tourists can participate in the fun on New Year’s Eve. 
    Furthermore, lantern festivals will be celebrated by Taiwanese on the last day of Chinese New Year, locals and tourists can enjoy the amazing sight of lanterns at the day. There are mountains of paper lanterns are launched into the sky at Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival. Visitors can have an unforgettable sight here. 
    There’s no doubt that Chinese New Year is the happiest time of the year. You should come to Taiwan in order to experience Chinese New Year next year!

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  • Welcome to Taiwan,10 great reasons to visit Taiwan now!

    Date Sep. 04, 2019

    • Friendly people!
    • One of the world’s safest travel destinations in the world as of 2018
    • A beautiful place to visit. The Portuguese name “Isla Formosa” means “beautiful island”. See spectacular scenery all over Taiwan such as Sun Moon Lake, the Alishan National Scenic Area and many gorgeous National Parks to include Taroko, Yangmingshan and Kenting.
    • Cyclists’ paradise.
    • Hikers’ heaven – 3,086 mountain peaks; 286 over 9,800 feet. Taiwan is an outdoor adventurer’s dream.
    • Food lovers’ delight. Taiwan is an undisputed foodie’s paradise – and the sights, sounds, fragrances and flavors are amazing. The famous Night Markets are not to be missed! Many have Michelin-starred eateries.
    • Natural hot springs.
    • Multi-faceted cultural mix – 5,000 years of Chinese history, indigenous cultures and a colorful mix of Japanese (1895-1945), and Dutch and Spanish influences (1624-1662)
    • Unique National Festivals! – Sky Lantern, Hot Air Balloon, Moon, Penghu Ocean Fireworks, Aboriginal Harvest, Beach Music, Surfing, Mazu International, and Dragon Boat.
    • Amazingly picturesque and tranquil beaches.
  • What are best things to do in Taiwan?

    Date Sep. 04, 2019

    What are the best things to do in Taiwan? Temples, festivals, beaches, mountains, night markets… , Taiwan has it all. There are too many interesting things to do in Taiwan! However you probably do not have long time to explore all things in Taiwan, let us recommend some fun and special things of Taiwan for you.
    1.Enjoy hot spring
    Beitou is located at Yangming Mountain in northern Taipei City and the only MRT-accessible hot spring in Taiwan. Several Japanese-built structures remain, including the Xinbeitou train station, Hot Spring Museum, Beitou Museum, and so on. If you want to enjoy spring spa of Taiwan, Beitou will be the best place to visit for hot spring.
    2. Drink bubble tea
    Night Market is Taiwan’s most popular attraction. Many people say that the best food in Taiwan is streets food. That is why you could not miss Night Markets. Especially you should try Bubble tea (tea mixed with fruit or milk, plus chewy tapioca balls) .Taiwan is famous for having invented bubble tea. Bubble tea is an iced tea, usually milky and sweet, served with tapioca pearls. You will feel interested and fun about the chewiness of tapioca pearls as you drink bubble tea. Hence, you should not miss to visit one of night markets and drink one cup of Bubble tea when you are in Taiwan.
    3. Experience religious culture of Taiwan
    Taiwan has thousands of temples. Temples in Taiwan are extremely beautiful and centers of prayer, worship, and gathering. Taiwanese temples include Taoist, Buddhist or Confucian beliefs, and folk religion and so on. It often own multiple faiths coexist peacefully under one roof and are open to all. Hence, you can often experience colorful religious culture in Taiwanese temples.
    4. Have a one-day hiking
    Whether you want to experience high peak, or simply take a short day-hike along easy trails in jungles or bamboo forests, you can find the good place is in Taiwan. Taroko National Park hiking may be one of the most famous and beautiful things to do in Taiwan. Hiking in Taroko Gorge is a top experience in Taiwan and can enjoy breathtaking scenery! This includes the colorful Changchun Shrine, where stairs also lead to Guanyin Cave and a suspension bridge takes you to Changuang Temple. It is easy and happy to have a one-day hiking in Taroko Gorge and suitable for everyone.

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  • How to have a perfect week in Taiwan

    Date Jul. 29, 2019

    If you have holidays over one week in Taiwan, which attractions you must visit? Taiwan is small size and has fantastic transport options; you can see so many attractions in a short time. You cannot miss to visit the best and famous place in Taiwan, such as Taroko Gorge park, Sun Moon Lake, Taipei 101 and so on. Yehlio Geopark, Jiufen, Lukang and Tainan are also the must-see places for your tour of Taiwan when you have holidays over one week.

    Yehlio Geopark
    New Taipei’s Yehlio Geopark is well-known for its sea-erosion and natural scenery. It is the only place in the world where you can see the geological features present in this park, like mushroom rocks, sea-eroded troughs.

    After visiting Yehlio Geopark, you can take a day trip to Jiufen. Jiufen used to be the center of gold mining and located within the hills in northeast of Taiwan. There are many unique teahouses, endless street snacks and the beautiful ocean view in Jiufen.

    Sun Moon Lake
    After a trip to northern Taiwan, you can head to central Taiwan. Sun Moon Lake is located in central Taiwan. The lake has been chosen as one of the “Eight Views of Taiwan” and combines many interesting events and activities. The cycling route around the sun moon lake has been chosen as one of the world’s top 10 cycling paths by CNN. After visiting natural beauty of Sun Moon Lake, you can go to Lukang which is located on the west coast of central Taiwan. Lukang is one of Taiwan’s oldest towns and full by traditional Taiwanese style houses with engraved entrances and windows, red brick walls and tiled road. Many of the old houses are still used for business or preserved as the ancient heritage of Lukang.

    Finally, you can go to Tainan which is located in southern Taiwan. Tainan is the origin of Taiwan and the oldest city on the island. Tainan's Anping old Fort displays an interesting part of Taiwan's history. That fort was early settlements in Tainan and Anping’s old streets nearby the fort is also full of settlement’s interesting history.

    In short, when you enjoy those attractions of Taiwan, you will have a perfect holiday in a week.

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  • How to have an unforgettable trip when you have 2-5 days in Taiwan

    Date Jul. 29, 2019

    If you just have 2-5 days in Taiwan, what places you must see. Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge, National Palace Museum are the attractions you never miss, otherwise you will regret for your trip of Taiwan.

    Firstly, Sun Moon Lake is located in Central Taiwan and has been chosen as one of the “Eight Views of Taiwan” and combines water, land and many interesting events and activities. It’s calm, emerald-green waters creating the most mesmerizing landscapes. The cycling route around the sun moon lake is a three-hour ride and travelers can enjoy beautiful lake scenery here.

    Secondly, Taroko Gorge is one of the most popular attractions in eastern Taiwan. Besides the gorge, other attractions include temples and a lot of hiking trails for tourists to experience the beauty of mountains. It is Taiwan’s one of the island’s top tourist destinations and created by tectonic movement through the Liwu River forms spectacular and amazing views.

    Thirdly, National Palace Museum is a must- see on any visitor's itinerary in Taipei and displays the world's rarest collection of traditional Chinese priceless treasures, historical art and so on. It has the largest collection of ancient Chinese artworks in the world. If you like history, you will enjoy the Chinese culture at the beautiful Museum.

    In short, when you visit some of them, you will have an unforgettable trip in Taiwan.

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  • Which places you must visit when you only stay 24 hours in Taipei ?

    Date Jul. 17, 2019

    If you just have 24 hours in Taipei, you never miss night markets, temples, Taipei 101 and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, otherwise you will regret in your lifetime.

    Which places you must see when you come to Taipei? Firstly, Taipei 101 used to be one of the tallest buildings in the world and has 101 floors. It also has an indoor observatory on the 89th floor and you can observe a 360 panoramic view of Taipei here.If you want to be familiar with Taipei soon,Taipei 101 is a really good starting place to explore Taipei.

    Secondly, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall displays the best of Taiwan's architecture and traditional design. Traditional Chinese palace-style design and modern building techniques were used in the construction. Art galleries, shops, restaurants and libraries are also available after you visit the main hall.

    Thirdly, Longshan Temple is a multi-denominational temple and one of the oldest temples in Taipei. It owns a rich history and provides insights into Taiwanese spiritual life. Many travelers not only visit the temple but also traditional antique or Chinese medicine stores nearby. Through visiting this outstanding temple, visitors will have a fully understanding of Chinese traditional architectures and religion.

    In short, when you visit some of them, you will have a perfect day or night in Taiwan.

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  • Enjoy the colorful Lantern Festival of Taiwan

    Date Jul. 14, 2017

    colorful Lantern Festival of Taiwan

    The Lantern Festival is considered as the most recreational among all the Chinese festivals. This festival is the first full moon night in the Chinese calendar, symbolizing the reunion of family. People usually celebrate this festival by carrying lanterns together. This festival is approaching on March next year.

    When the festival comes, lanterns would be seen or displayed in the streets or parks. Various shapes and kinds of lanterns and colorful activities or performances attract numerous visitors every year.

    If you want to travel around Taiwan at that time, we recommend you join 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS TOUR-FASCINATING FORMOSA SIC TOUR. You can see how Taiwanese celebrate the festival and experience local culture.


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