If you are going to Sun Moon Lake, one of the best places to visit in Taiwan, you can save some money by getting the Sun Moon Lake Pass, or “Sun Moon Lake Package.” The Sun Moon Lake pass has many different options, including connections with Taichung, Alishan and the Xitou Monster Village. I’ll explain … Read more Sun Moon Lake Pass: Is it Worth the Money?
If you’re planning a trip to Taiwan during Chinese New Year, whether you did it intentionally or by accident, there are some things you should know to help you have a smoother trip. Lunar New Year in Taiwan is the country’s most important holiday for locals, but the festival doesn’t offer quite so much for … Read more Traveling During Chinese New Year in Taiwan
In recent years, travel passes have become a big thing around the world, and Taipei is no exception. Besides choosing where to stay in Taipei, travelers to Taiwan now have to decide whether they should get the Taipei Fun Pass. There are actually a few pass choices, with the most popular being the Taipei Unlimited … Read more Taipei Fun Pass: Is it Worth the Money?
So you’ve booked your trip to Taiwan, decided on the best time to travel to Taipei, and now you’re wondering how to plan your Taipei 3 day itinerary? Well, you’ve come to the right spot! Spending three days in Taipei is just the right amount of time if you’re visiting Taiwan for 1-2 weeks. It’s … Read more An Insider’s Taipei Itinerary: 3 Days
You may find it ridiculous that I’ve compiled no less than 40 Taipei day trips, but I swear to you that all of them are awesome! This goes to show why Taipei is such a desirable place to live (it has even been chosen as the #1 city in the world for expats for years … Read more 40 Unmissable Day Trips from Taipei
Alishan is one of Taiwan’s most popular attractions, along with Sun Moon Lake and Taroko Gorge. It is famous for its sunrises over seas of clouds, misty forests, and high mountain teas. Getting to Alishan is not super complicated, but does require some extra thought when thinking about how to plan your Taiwan itinerary. While … Read more How to get to Alishan (from anywhere in Taiwan!)
After I wrote an article introducing tea in Taiwan in 2016, I was contacted by representatives from several Taiwanese tea-related companies and organizations. One of these was Sam, one of three permanent residents at Global Tea Hut (國際茶亭)’s headquarters Tea Sage Hut (通聖亭) in Miaoli (苗栗), a small county capital in Central-Western Taiwan. At first … Read more Visiting Global Tea Hut: Zen and the Art of Cha Dao
One of the great secrets of Taiwan in past years was Taroko Gorge‘s Wenshan Hot Spring (文山溫泉, also sometimes spelled Wunshan Hot Spring or Taroko National Park Hot Springs), located in Xiulin township, Hualien County. The awe-inspiring scenery, hidden location within a famous national park, and relative inaccessibility of this Hualien hot spring made it, … Read more Wenshan Hot Spring: Taroko Gorge’s Spectacular Secret
Jiufen (Jioufen), a mountaintop former gold mining town on the northeast coast of Taiwan, is one of the most popular day trips from Taipei. Visitors flock to Jiufen Old Street because it encapsulates the best of Taiwan in one small package: rich history, atmospheric lanes and teahouses, breathtaking views, and distinctly Taiwanese snacks at every … Read more Jiufen Old Street: A Fulfilling Day Trip from Taipei
This article was contributed by Monique Skidmore, award winning anthropologist, writer Tripanthropologist, and Myanmar expert. See her full bio at the end. There are so many beautiful and unusual temples or pagodas in Myanmar (Burma) that choosing which to visit can be quite the challenge. As one of the most devoutly Buddhist places on … Read more 10 Jaw-Dropping Myanmar Temples