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  • Spring Scream (春天吶喊) – Every year, Kenting hosts a three-day outdoor rock event. It will be held on April 1-4, 2011. All-day, all-venue tickets are $1,400; single-day, single-venue tickets are $650. For three days, Kenting’s whole region is besieged by young people who have come to party, and Taiwanese TV extensively focuses on the newest bikini styles observed on the site. However, due to the festival’s reputation for being riddled with illicit substances, expect a heavy police presence.
  • Buddha’s Birthday (佛祖誕辰) – Buddhist monasteries have colorful but modest rituals that usually consist of washing a statue of the Buddha and a vegetarian feast. It is customary to give gifts to the monks and nuns at this time, although it is not required. The eighth day of the fourth month according to the Lunar Calendar.
  • Dragon Boat Festival (龍舟賽) – A holiday commemorating the death of the Chinese patriotic poet Qu Yuan (born 340 BC), who killed himself in a river in sorrow over the looted state of Chu by a neighboring nation as a consequence of treachery by his own people. The event, which takes place on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month (19 June 2008), is celebrated with races of colorful dragon boats at different places throughout the island.
  • Cherry Blossom Season (櫻花季) – Every spring, in Yangmingshan.
  • Hot Springs (溫泉) – Taiwan’s position between an oceanic trench and a volcanic system makes it an excellent hot springs holiday destination. Throughout the country, there are numerous hot springs locations, including Beitou, Wulai, and Yangmingshan. The Japanese brought the practice of bathing in hot springs during the colonial era, and it has remained strongly ingrained in local culture to this day. It should be noted that etiquette usually demands customers to wash naked.

How To Travel To Taiwan

By plane Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei is the country's primary international gateway, with Kaohsiung a distant second and very limited international flights to Taichung and Hualien. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (, previously Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport) (IATA: TPE) is the country's primary international airport. It is located 40 kilometers southwest of...

How To Travel Around Taiwan

By plane Taiwan is rather small, with a modern and efficient train network, so flying across the main island is more of a luxury than a necessity. Having said that, flying is still the most feasible method to access Taiwan's remote islands. Mandarin Airlines, a subsidiary of China Airlines, UNI Air,...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Taiwan

As part of immigration entrance processes, all foreigners (except those on official business and some permanent residents) aged 14 and above are electronically fingerprinted and photographed. If these steps are not followed, entry will be denied. Visa information Foreign citizens from the 41 countries listed below may enter Taiwan visa-free as...

Destinations in Taiwan

Regions in Taiwan Northern Taiwan(Hsinchu, Hsinchu County, Keelung, New Taipei, Taipei, Taoyuan, Yangmingshan National Park)The island's capital city, major airport, and technological center. Central Taiwan(Changhua County, Miaoli County, Nantou County, Sun Moon Lakeand Taichung)Beautiful mountains and lakes, as well as important national parks Eastern Taiwan (Yilan County, Hualien, Hualien County, Taitung County, Taroko...

Accommodation & Hotels in Taiwan

Taiwan never sleeps, as shown by the abundance of 24-hour shops.  Hostels are available in Taipei and most other major cities for those on a tight budget. Some hostels are classified as under table, which means they do not have a legal license. Camping is also offered in a number...

Things To See in Taiwan

Taiwan has never been a popular tourist destination for Westerners, perhaps owing to its political uncertainty and lack of worldwide influence. Nonetheless, visitors from Japan and Hong Kong have been flocking to Taiwan for a long time, and a growing number of mainland Chinese are joining them. Many cultural...

Food & Drinks in Taiwan

Food & Drinks in Taiwan Taiwanese cuisine is highly valued by other East Asians and ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia, and for many of them, eating is the main (and often only) reason for visiting Taiwan. Taiwanese cuisine is mostly drawn from mainland Chinese cuisines. Because the majority of Taiwanese trace...

Money & Shopping in Taiwan

Taiwan's currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (or simply NTD, but sometimes known as TWD), with one unit known locally as NT, yuan (or more officially ) when written in Chinese or colloquially in Mandarin as the kuai. In Taiwanese, one unit is referred informally as the kho. This...

Festivals & Holidays in Taiwan

Traditional Chinese holidays are observed in Taiwan due to the country's Han Chinese population. Among the most prominent examples are: Chinese New Year (春節). This is Taiwan's most significant event, and many stores and restaurants shut for the first three days, making it an inconvenient time to visit. However, the days...

Traditions & Customs in Taiwan

Taiwan and other East Asian countries share many cultural taboos/guidelines: When handing out or receiving business cards, always use two hands and a modest bend of the head. Receiving a business card with just one hand is very impolite.Some Taiwanese are superstitious about anything related to death, and unfortunate things...

Internet & Communications in Taiwan

Getting online There are plenty of Internet cafés, but you may have to look around before you locate one. Instead, Internet cafes in Taiwan should be referred to as game cafés. These are often located on the first or second floors of a building and are outfitted with very comfy...

Language & Phrasebook in Taiwan

While Mandarin Chinese is the official language and is spoken well by almost all younger Taiwanese, English-speakers are generally available when help is required, albeit the quality of English sometimes makes discussions difficult and time-consuming. Taiwanese (Minnan), Mandarin, Hakka, and other Asian languages, as well as numerous native Austronesian languages,...

Culture Of Taiwan

Taiwanese culture is a hybrid mix of many sources, including aspects of traditional Chinese culture, owing to the historical and ancestral origins of the majority of its present inhabitants, Japanese culture, traditional Confucianist beliefs, and increasingly Western ideals. Following their relocation to Taiwan, the Kuomintang enforced an official version of...

History Of Taiwan

Prehistoric Taiwan Taiwan was connected to the mainland throughout the Late Pleistocene epoch until sea levels increased about 10,000 years ago. Fragmentary human remains from from 20,000 to 30,000 years old, as well as subsequent artifacts of a Paleolithic civilization, have been discovered on the island. Austronesians originally arrived in Taiwan...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Taiwan

WARNING!Taiwan prosecutes drug crimes harshly. Those convicted of trafficking, producing, importing, or exporting more than 15 g of heroin, 30 g of morphine, 30 g of cocaine, 500 g of cannabis, 200 g of cannabis resin, or 1.2 kg of opium face the death sentence, and just possession of...

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