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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Living in Taiwan 101: Read This Before Moving to Taiwan in 2022!

A guide to moving to Taiwan, living in Taipei, and living in Taiwan

Moving to Taiwan in 2008, I only planned to stay and teach English for a year. But 10 years later, I found myself married to a Taiwanese, father of two, published author and editor for some of the country’s largest educational publishers, and, yep, still living in Taipei, Taiwan. If you aren’t familiar with this …

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Orchid Island, Taiwan: A Detailed 2022 Guide

A guide to Orchid Island (Lanyu) Taiwan

Orchid Island (Lanyu or 蘭嶼) is a small volcanic island located 64km off the southeast corner of Taiwan, directly east of Kenting. It is a volcanic island of breathtaking natural beauty and is home to the country’s most isolated aboriginal tribe, the Tao, who are famous for their annual Flying Fish Festival. Planning a trip …

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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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Alishan, Taiwan: A Super Detailed 2022 Guide

A guide to Alishan National Scenic Area in Alishan Taiwan

Alishan (阿里山 or Mt. Ali) is one of Taiwan’s top scenic attractions. The Alishan National Scenic Area in Chiayi County in Central Taiwan is renowned for its famed Alishan sunrise over a sea of clouds, small gauge Alishan Forest Railway, cherry blossom viewing, and Taiwan’s most sought after teas, clled Alishan High Mountain tea. Below …

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