Lovely Tai’an Hot Spring in Miaoli, Taiwan

King's Resort Hot Spring in Miaoli, Taiwan in January

Of the many hot spring villages in Taiwan, laid-back Tai’an Hot Spring (泰安溫泉) is one of our favorites. Located in the hills of Miaoli, a Central Taiwanese county known for slow-living, Hakka culture, and off-the-beaten-track attractions like these, Tai’an has a remote, natural vibe yet is easy enough to get to by car. Sure, you …

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Miaoli Taiwan: Hakka Culture & Off-the-Beaten-Track Travels

Things to do in Miaoli Taiwan

Miaoli is a mountainous county in northern central Taiwan, between Hsinchu and Taichung. Foreign tourists seldom include it on their travel itinerary for Taiwan because none of the things to do in Miaoli ever make it onto “must-do in Taiwan” lists (although I put three Miaoli attractions on my list of best things to do …

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2022 Guide to Taiwan’s Quarantine Hotels and COVID Travel Restrictions

Taiwan COVID restrictions and guidelines

Taiwan’s borders have remained closed to all tourists and international visitors, with only a few exceptions, since March 19, 2020, and they are still closed today. Entry restrictions to Taiwan due to the COVID-19 pandemic have effectively destroyed my travel business. Because of this, and the fact that the arrival rules are so complicated and …

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Traveling During Chinese New Year in Taiwan 2022

A detailed guide to traveling to Taiwan during Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) and Taipei during Chinese New Year

If you’re planning a trip to Taiwan during Chinese New Year, or you are living in Taiwan and starting to prepare for your upcoming holiday, there are some things you should know to help you have a smoother trip. Some people feel strongly that Lunar New Year is NOT the best time to visit Taiwan. …

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Visiting Taipei & Taiwan in April 2022

A detailed guide to visiting Taipei in April and Taiwan in April

April is one of my favorite months of the year in Taiwan. Spring in Taiwan has finally arrived, with warm weather but not yet overbearingly hot, and the south of Taiwan is about as hot as I’d like it to be. Perfect time for hiking, and also ideal weather if you’re visiting Taiwan with kids. …

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Visiting Taipei & Taiwan in February 2022

Visiting Taiwan in February can be a little complicated because it is the month when the Lunar New Year holiday usually takes place (in 2022 New Year’s Day is Feb. 1). This can have a major impact on travel, but with a little advance planning, you can avoid the worst days to be on the …

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Visiting Taipei & Taiwan in March 2022

A guide to visiting Taipei in March and Taiwan in March

The month of March is a pleasantly low-key time to visit Taiwan. Everyone is back to work after the Lunar New Year holiday, and there are no national holidays in Taiwan in March to disrupt your travel plans. March is a transitional month between winter in Taiwan and spring in Taiwan. Lingering chilly weather and …

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Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan: A 2022 Guide

Sun Moon Lake Taiwan

Sun Moon Lake‭, Nantou ‬is Taiwan’s largest lake‭ ‬and‭,‬‭ ‬with 6‭ ‬million visitors a year‭, ‬also‭ ‬one of Taiwan’s‭ ‬most popular scenic attractions‭, ‬along with Alishan and Taroko Gorge‭. ‬ What is Sun Moon Lake famous for? Sun Moon Lake‭ ‬attractions‭ such as‭ the views from ‬Wenwu Temple‭ and Sun Moon Lake Ropeway‭, cherry blossom …

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Visiting Taipei & Taiwan in January 2022

King's Resort Hot Spring in Miaoli, Taiwan in January

January is one of the least popular months of the year to visit Taiwan. This doesn’t necessarily mean that winter is a bad time to visit Taiwan, nor does it mean winter is the “low season”. In fact, Taiwan doesn’t really have a ‘low’ or ‘high’ tourist season; the numbers fluctuate on a monthly basis. …

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