Taiwan, a hidden gem in East Asia, boasts an eclectic blend of modernity and tradition. From towering skyscrapers to picturesque beaches, lush forests, and hot springs, it offers a world of adventure and discovery. Explore the vibrant night markets, savor traditional Taiwanese cuisine, and immerse yourself in a rich cultural tapestry with its unique mix of Chinese, Japanese, and indigenous influences. Meet friendly locals, who will make you feel at home in this fascinating and beautiful country. Don't miss out on Taiwan's unique charm and unforgettable experiences!
Taiwanese cuisine is a food lover's paradise, offering a diverse range of flavors and dishes, from iconic street food like stinky tofu and bubble tea to regional specialties like beef noodle soup and oyster omelets. With its emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and creative culinary techniques, Taiwan is a must-visit destination for foodies. Click here to discover more.
Lukang is a charming town with well-preserved traditional architecture, rich cultural heritage, and a range of local specialties to try. Explore the narrow alleys and ornate temples, visit historic mansions and museums, and taste the unique Lukang-style meatballs and oyster omelets. Conveniently located in central Taiwan, Lukang offers visitors an unforgettable experience that combines tradition and innovation. Don't miss the opportunity to discover this one-of-a-kind destination and immerse yourself in Taiwan's fascinating history and culture.
October is a great time to visit Taiwan, as the weather is mild and comfortable. The temperature typically ranges from around 20 to 28 °C (68 to 82 °F) and the humidity is relatively low. It is the perfect season to explore the island‘s natural beauty, from its lush forests and scenic mountains to its stunning coastline and beaches. October also marks the beginning of the autumn foliage season. Don't forget to pack a light jacket or sweater as the evenings can be cooler, especially in the mountainous regions.
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The official currency in Taipei is the New Taiwan Dollars (NT$ or TWD)
ca. 1 US-$ = 30 NT$ = 0.95 €
Major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, JCB and AMEX are widely accepted in Taiwan. We recommend having NT$ cash on hand as many small places or cabs will only accept cash. It is required to bring your passport when exchanging currency.
The official language in Taiwan is Mandarin and Taiwanese. English is widely spoken, especially by young people and in the cities, all major hotels and restaurants. Road signs and announcements on trains and buses are also given in English.
110V AC, 60Hz, and Type A/B socket
Electrical appliances from North America or Japan should work without any issues. However, visitors from other parts of the world should remember to bring an adaptor and/or power converter.
COVID-19 control measures are currently lifted in Taiwan, but visitors should check for the latest policies and updates on Taiwan Centers for Disease Control , Bureau of Consular Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.