Activities

Where to Buy or Rent a Kimono, Hanfu, or Qipao in Taiwan

Just like in other East Asian countries, some travelers in Taiwan like to dress up in traditional local outfits for ...
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2024 Taiwan Lantern Festival: Pingxi, Taipei, Tainan & Other Events

The Lantern Festival (2024 date: February 24) is my favorite of Taiwan’s many festivals. The annual festival includes a variety ...
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How to Hike Elephant Mountain (Xiangshan) for Epic Taipei Views

Elephant Mountain (象山 or Xiangshan) is a mountain in eastern Taipei City. The relatively short trail up the 184-meter mountain ...
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Cherry Blossoms in Taiwan: Best Spots & 2024 Viewing Times

Taiwan is without a doubt one of the best places in Asia to view cherry blossoms (櫻花 or ying hua ...
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What Will be Open in Taipei During Lunar New Year 2024?

If you’re planning to visit Taipei during Chinese New Year, you’ve probably heard that many things will be closed and ...
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Eryanping & Tea Mist Trail: Two Amazing Hikes En Route to Alishan

Although the tourist masses flock to Alishan, there are several other crowd-free places to witness breathtaking sunrises, sunsets, and seas ...
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Shizhuo’s Stunning Bamboo Forests, Tea Farms, Sunsets, and Hikes

Shizhuo (石桌) is one of my favorite places in all of Taiwan. This small mountain village on the route between ...
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How to Visit Hehuanshan for Epic Sunrises, Hiking, and Snow

Hehuanshan (合歡山 / Hehuan Mountain or Mt. Joy) is one of the most appealing high mountain areas in Taiwan. Imagine ...
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How to Rent a YouBike in Taiwan (with or without SIM/EasyCard)

YouBike / Ubike (official site) is Taiwan’s most popular bike sharing system. It started out as the Taipei Bike Sharing ...
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60+ Festivals in Taiwan: A Month-by-Month Guide

The Taiwanese calendar is dotted with myriad festivals and holidays, and participating in them may prove to be some of ...
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Living in Taiwan 101: Read This Before Moving to Taiwan in 2024!

Moving to Taiwan in 2008, I only planned to stay and teach English for a year. But 10 years later, ...
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20+ Fun Souvenirs from Taiwan (and where to buy them!)

Wondering what to buy in Taiwan? In this article, I’m going to introduce more than 20 of the best Taiwan ...
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