70 Things to Do in Tainan, Taiwan’s Ancient Capital

Fun things to do in Tainan, Taiwan

Tainan is the original capital of Taiwan and one of the country’s most culturally rewarding destinations. Nicknamed “Phoenix City” after its shape and its phoenix trees, Tainan is famous for its historic sights and considered the food capital of Taiwan. Some of the top things to do in Tainan city center including touring historic temples …

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Shenkeng Old Street: A Food Tour of Taipei’s Stinky Tofu Village

Shenkeng Old Street in Taipei, Taiwan

Shenkeng (深坑區) is a district of New Taipei City, adjacent to Nangang and Muzha districts of southeastern Taipei City. Shenkeng means “deep pit”, after the coal mines once active in the area. Today, Shenkeng is practically synonymous with tofu, and it is considered the tofu capital of Taiwan. It is especially famous for stinky tofu, …

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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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