Taiwan is an island in south of China. Geographically separated from mainland of China Taiwan is a province of China. It is a rare tropical mountain island in the world, two thirds of which is covered with high mountain ranges. The most famous mountain in Taiwan is Ali Mountain. It is the symbol of Taiwan province.
Taiwan covers an area of 36 thousand square kilometers, including Taiwan Island, Penghu Island, Green Island, Orchid Island, Diaoyu Island, Peng Jia-yu and Chiwei Yu, etc.
Thanks to its geographical position, Taiwan has comfortable weather all year round. Tourist in Taiwan will be a delight thing in holidays. It is worth to visit Taiwan for its natural sights, such as the high and steep mountains and the dense atmosphere of seashore holidays. In addition, Taiwan has many wonderful man-made tourist recourses, such as the famed Matsu Temple and Taipei National Palace Museum.
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Taiwan Tour Type
Taiwan tour arranged by Chinatravelkey includes Taiwan Transfer Service, Taiwan Package tour .
Taiwan Tour Routes Arranged by Chinatravelkey Team
Taiwan Package Tour
TW-ST-1A. Taroko ( Marble ) Gorge Tour
TW-ST-2A. Sun Moon Lake, Puli & Lukang Tour
TW-ST-2B. Kenting National Park & Kaohsiung City Tour with Taiwan High Speed Train experience
TW-ST-3A. 3 Days / 2 Nights Tour to Sun Moon Lake & Alishan
TW-ST-4A. 4 Days / 3 Nights Tour to Central & Southern Taiwan
TW-ST-4B. 4 Days / 3 Nights Round Island Tour
TW-ST-5A. Five Days Round Taiwan Excursion (SIC)
TW-ST-HA. Taipei City Tour ( 3 hours ) ( morning or afternoon )
TW-ST-HB. Wulai Aboriginal Village ( 4 hours ) ( afternoon )
TW-ST-HC. Taipei Night Tour ( 3 hours ) ( evening )
TW-ST-HD. Northern Coast Tour ( 4 hours ) ( morning )
TW-ST-HE. Folk Arts Tour ( 4 hours ) ( afternoon )
TW-ST-HF. Yangmingshan National Park & Hot-Spring Tour( 4 hours ) ( afternoon)
TW-ST-HG. Chiufen Village Tour ( 4 hours ) ( afternoon )
Taiwan Transfer Service
TW-PT-01. Kaohsiung (KHH) Airport Transfer
TW-PT-02. Taipei (TPE) Airport Transfer
Best Season of Taiwan Tour
Taiwan enjoy both tropical and subtropical climate. There is no severe cold in winter and no brutal summer heat. Taiwan is located in the tropical zone and there have more rain than other areas. The average amount of rainfall is about 2500 mm per year, most of which comes in the form of a typhoon. The best time to visit Taiwan is July to September, without much rain and thundershower and the weather during these months will be relatively fine.
Time Zone: East 8 time zone
Clothes and other Staffs to Pack
It will be very hot in summer and not so cold in winter; autumn and spring are cool. Take some T-shirt and skirts in summer and a jacket for the other three seasons will be okay.
Always take an umbrella with you no matter in the rainy day or the sun; it will be a good prevention from both of them during the rainy season and summer time.
Accommodation of Taiwan Tour
Situated amidst the blue waters of the Pacific Taiwan is a heaven of tourist activities. There are various hotels for its visitors. Every city in the Island is equipped with hotels that can make the travelers satisfy. Hotel ranging from five stars to three stars are all available. All the hotels include some budget hotels are completely facilitated and with elegant designation, even you are stay in a small hotel the services will also be great. It is recommended that visitors make reservation in advance in the tourist season.
Traffic: Ways to Get in Taiwan:
Referring to the airport, there are about eighteen civilian airports in Taiwan and two of which are international airports, those two are Chiang Kai-shek International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport. The other sixteen are all domestic airports offering flights throughout Taiwan. The International Airports serves about ninety-seven international air routes, including America, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Hong Kong.
--Sixteen domestic airports in Taiwan make it convenient to getting around by plane.
Airports in Hsiaokang, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, Hualien, Pingtung, Ma Kung, Taitung, Kinmen and Matsu all offer flights to Taipei Songshan Airport.
Passengers can get to Kaohsiung International Airport from Taipei Songshan Airport as well as from airports in Taichung, Ma Kung, Hualien and Kinmen.
There are daily flights from Taipei to Tainan Airport.
--There are three main railway lines in Taiwan: West Line, East Line and South Circle Line, and several branch railway lines. Travelers can take trains to any city in Taiwan now. Additionally, a high speed railway running from Taipei to Zuoying, Kaohsiung has been built recently and also tourist special trainsets running around the island. Main railway stations in Taiwan offer the visitors one-day trip, two-day trip and three-day trip in the island.
--Taxi in Taiwan is also convenient. Most of them are equipped with a milometer. You can get a taxi easily in the city. It will be fast and convenient.
The public bus in Taiwan offers offers a convenient way for passengers to visit the sights in the interior parts of the island. The buses will surely leave visitors deep impression with tidy and clean carriages and quiet atmosphere.
Taiwan Tour Tips
Time: Better avoid the period from May 1 to May 7 and October 1 to October 7 because there is long national vacation in China, it will be so crowd in Taiwan and also all around the nation, so pick a good time outside that.
Taiwan Food: The flavor of Taiwan food is close to Fujian cuisine and Cantonese Cuisine. Local snacks are more popular than local dishes in Taiwan. When you are in Ximenting of Taiwan, be sure to taste the famous oyster thin noodles. Taiwan Tan’s Fish Head is also popular. You can find it in the busy Zhong Xiao commercial area, the restaurant in called Din Tai Fung. Three-Cup Chicken is a typical homely dish in Taiwan style. One cup of soy, one cup of oil and one cup of rice wine are the basic condiments for the palatable dish, hence it called Three-Cup Chicken.
Other nice dishes and snacks are: Fried Dried Radish Omelet, Braised Meat with Bamboo Shoot, Tai Nan-Coffin Shaped Bread, Chyn Kaan Coffin Shaped Bread, Tan Shui-Fish Ball, Yong Ho Soybean Milk and Chiayi-Chicken rice, etc.
--Some good restaurant to recommend:
Shinyeh Restaurant (34, Shuang Cheng Street)
Chyn Kaan Coffin Shaped Bread (180, Yeong Kang Market at Chyn Kaan in Tainan)
Taipei Yong Ho Soybean Milk (353, Junghua Rd., Bade City, Taoyuan)
Water: Tap water in the hotel could not be drink directly.
·What to buy?
Taiwan has many natural and cultural resources within the Island hence it called Treasure Island. With long-term history and good location Taiwan features many specialties with unique local flavor. Famous local specialties are Stone Carvign in Hualian City, Oil-Paper Umbrella of Meinong Town, Four Treasure of Penghu Island, Ceramics in Yingge Town, Dong Ding Oolong Tea and Seaweed Carpet.
·Where to buy?
Travelers can buy some souvenir and unique specialties in the local shops and commercial districts listed bellow.
Taipei Zhongciao Road Commercial District (45, Sec. 4, Chung Hsiao E. Road, Taipei City)
CP City Living Mall (138, Bade Rd. Sec. 4, Taipei)
Taipei Xinyi Commercial District (12 & 19, Sung Kao Road and 11 & 9, Sung Shou Road, Taipei)
Hualian County Stone Sculptural Museum (8 WEnfu Road, Hualian City)
Dayuan Department Store (323 Xida Road, Xinzhu City)
Festivals and Customs: Festivals in Taiwan is similar to mainland Chinese people. They have Chinese New Year in February, Lantern Festival in February, Tomb Sweeping Day in April, Dragon Boat Festival in June, Ghost Festival in August, Mid-Autumn Festival in September and Double Ninth Day in October.
Other festivals in Taiwan are Birthday of Kuan Yin in March, Birthday of Matsu in May, Buddha’s Bathing Festival in May, Birthday of Chenghuang in June, Restoration Day in October, Birthday of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen in November and constitution Day in December.
Recreation in Taiwan
Taiwan has many public places of entertainment staying open to midnight or being open round the clock to meet the requirements of all kinds of travelers and local people. Taking a cup of tea, sitting in a club, watching a movie and singing in KTV will make you feel comfortable and relax. Night market is a good place for shopping. As a distinguishing feature of Taiwanese nightlife, the night market is always the most favored place and an ideal choice to experience the regular daily life of the locals.
If you would like to dink a cup of coffee or go to the bookshop here are some good ones to recommend:
Style Humanistic Café (No.225 Guangming Road, Zhubei City, Hsinchu County)
Spr Coffee (No.167 Siwei Si Road, Gaoxiong City)
Eslite Bookstore (No.11Songgao Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City)
Must-see Attractions of Taiwan Tour
Ali Mountain: It is consisted of eithteen hills including Zhu Hill and Tower Hill. The highest peak of Ali Mountain is Tower Hill. Ali Mountain is world famous for its 'five rare sites' including the Sunrise, the Ali Mountain Forest Railway, the famous Alishan Sacred Tree, the Grand Sea of Clouds, and the Flamboyant Cherry Blossom. Travelers can seethe most wondrous three-generation tree in the Chinese Juniper forest in the mountain and the sea of clouds and the cherry blossom should not be overlooked.
Sun Moon Lake: It is located in Nantou County, Taipei City. It is surrounded by Mount Shuishe and Mount Dajian. The Lake gets its name because the northern section resembles a rhombus-shaped sun while the southern section looks like a crescent-shaped moon. The temple is tall and splendid and is designed according to the features of the surrounding mountains. Besides, many places of interest could be found around the lake.
Taipei National Palace Museum: The same with the famous Forbidden City in Beijing Taipei National Palace Museum is under the same institution in Chinese history. It is located in the outskirts of Taipei City, Taiwan. The splendid architecture of the structure is modeled on the Forbidden City in Beijing and incorporates elements of traditional Chinese royal design in feudal society. The museum itself has four floors. The first, second and third floors are used for exhibitions, while the fourth floor is a lounge where visitors can rest. Taipei National Palace Museum houses the largest collection of priceless Chinese artifacts and artwork in the world, including ancient bronze castings, calligraphy, scroll paintings, porcelain, jade, and rare books, many of which were possessions of the former imperial family.