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Welcome to Taiwan

Taiwan’s relatively small size makes gaining a comprehensive picture of the Asian island nation a breeze. In one day, you can visit ancient stone temples, national parks, and bustling street food markets. The Taroko Gorge, a 5-million-year-old geographical marvel, verdant Elephant Mountain, and Sun Moon Lake allure nature lovers. The capital, Taipei, and second-largest city, Kaohsiung, house temples, striking skylines, and museums. Incessant grazing is encouraged in Taiwan: Be sure to sample steamed dumplings, oyster omelettes, shrimp rolls, and tofu from ubiquitous food stalls. Time your visit for February to see the Sky Lantern Festival light up the night in Pingxi.

Top 10 attractions in Taiwan

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Shifen Waterfall

Shifen Waterfall

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Horseshoe-shaped Shifen Waterfall is one of the most famous falls in Taiwan. Torrents of water plunge into a deep pool and raise a shroud of mist that creates a rainbow effect on sunny days. With a width of more than 131 feet (40 meters), Taiwan’s Little Niagra isn't quite as big as Niagara Falls but its shape is similar.More
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Lin Family Mansion and Garden

Lin Family Mansion and Garden

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The Lin Family Garden represents the best preserved surviving example of traditional Chinese garden architecture. Built in the late nineteenth century in Qing Dynasty style for one of Taiwan’s wealthy merchant families, the mansion and asymmetrical gardens were designed to make the residents feel closer to nature.More
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Taipei National Palace Museum

Taipei National Palace Museum

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The National Palace Museum in Taipei is home to one of the most important collections of Chinese art in the world, and covers more than 8,000 years of Chinese history and culture. Featuring some 690,000 pieces, it covers all areas of Chinese art, including antiquities, painting, calligraphy, bronzes, jade, ceramics, and sculpture.More
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Taroko National Park (Taroko Gorge)

Taroko National Park (Taroko Gorge)

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Taroko National Park, home to the Taroko Gorge, is one of Taiwan’s foremost tourist attractions. Highlights of this diverse landscape include the looming Qingshui Cliff, the twisting vistas of the Tunnel of Nine Turns, and the dramatic hanging bridges of Swallow Grotto. Then there’s the Eternal Springs Shrine, which hugs a lush green hillside next to its namesake springs.More
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Jiufen Village

Jiufen Village

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Located in northeast Taiwan, the mountainside village of Jiufen was once the country's gold mining center. Today, it’s a popular tourist destination known for its quaint streets and alleyways; traditional teahouses; myriad food stalls and souvenir shops; and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and Pacific Ocean.More
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Taipei 101

Taipei 101

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At a soaring 1,667 feet (508 meters), Taipei 101 was the world’s tallest building when it was completed in 2004—Dubai’s Burj Khalifa overtook it in 2010. A landmark in Taipei, it houses offices, restaurants, and a multilevel shopping complex, as well as indoor and outdoor observatories offering stunning panoramic views of Taipei.More
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Yangmingshan National Park

Yangmingshan National Park

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Located on the northern edge of Taiwan, just a quick trip from Taipei, Yangmingshan National Park offers a dose of nature for city-dwellers and those touring the bustling capital. Visit Yangmingshan to hike through its volcanic scenery and rolling hills, soak in its hot springs, and, in the spring, see the cherry blossoms in bloom.More
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Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake

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Located in central Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake is one of the only natural lakes in the country, which takes its name from the shapes formed on either side of the water by the dividing Lalu Island. It’s also the largest and arguably the most beautiful Taiwanese lake, with an indigenous history that dates back thousands of years.More
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Alishan National Scenic Area

Alishan National Scenic Area

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Watching the sunrise over the Alishan National Scenic Area feels like being in a dream—thick white clouds cover the valley below and towering mountaintops look like tiny islands in an endless ocean. It’s worth visiting during the day too, with treetop boardwalks, forests, and temples making for incredible photos.More
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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

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The Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is one of the most prominent landmarks and popular attractions in Taipei, and sees thousands of visitors daily. Learn about the life of Chiang Kai-Shek and the history of Taiwan inside this impressive building set within a 62-acre (25-hectare) memorial park with gardens, pools, and walkways.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in Taiwan

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Special day in the beautiful northern Taiwan
Kristen_M, Dec 2021
Half Day Private Tour to Jiufen, Shifen Waterfall & Pingxi Sky Lantern
We had Jimmy Lin as our tour guide for the day, visiting Shifen Waterfall, the sky lantern release, Juifen Old street, and the unique stone formations along the coast.
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A day well spent
Markus_K, Mar 2020
Full-Day Private Northern Taiwan Tour from Taipei with Pickup
After mostly being in Taipei our guide Roger drive us to the Geo Park, the golden waterfall, jiufen, shifen waterfall and elephant mountain.
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Great Experience
Jeanne_P, Feb 2020
Thousand Island Lake and Pinglin Tea Plantation from Taipei
We had a great time - lovely scenery and a chance to see the countryside outside of Taipei.
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Hike up Mt. Qixing a Taipei must
lisakadane, Feb 2020
Small Group Hiking Day Tour On Qixing Mountain from Taipei
Afterwards, a soak in the hot springs was a perfect way to end the day.
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A great full day private northern tour of Taiwan
MariaTheresa_I, Dec 2019
Full-Day Private Northern Taiwan Tour from Taipei with Pickup
Had a good command of the English language and well traveled too.
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Jiufen 1/2 day tour
Deborah_D, Nov 2019
Jiufen Village and Northeast Coast Tour from Taipei
We got out to see the gorgeous coastline of Taiwan.
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Fantastic experience!
BL_Y, Nov 2019
Pingxi and Jiufen Day Trip from Taipei with Sky Lantern Experience
We also have one of the very best English speaking tour guide , Claire , very helpful and ofcause knowledgeable.
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Excellent and enjoyable tour
kevjanle, Oct 2019
5-Day Best of Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake, Tarako Gorge, Kaohsiung, Taitung
It would have been nicer to extend the stay in the hot springs hotels longer (2 nights vs.
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Awesome Experience, Great Tour Guide
Jeremiah_P, Oct 2019
Ultimate Taipei Sightseeing Tour
She can speak great english and communicates very well.
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A great day out
Adam_R, Aug 2019
Pingxi and Jiufen Day Trip from Taipei with Sky Lantern Experience
Our guide (Phoebe) was not just a tour guide - she was a window into the history of Taiwan and the background behind the attractions we visited.
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Charming little village
sarah_lourdes, Jun 2019
Jiufen Village and Northeast Coast Tour from Taipei
A great way to see this quaint little village tucked away in the northeast coast of Taiwan.
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Excellent guide!
DCJimmy58, Mar 2019
Full-Day Private Custom Taipei City Tour
Very comfortable car, and Alan’s English is terrific.
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5 day best of Taiwan
masumit2018, Jan 2019
5-Day Best of Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake, Tarako Gorge, Kaohsiung, Taitung
Excellent hotels; 2 of the 4 hotels had natural hot springs in the room.
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Marble Gorge Trip
Odyssey46820566665, Nov 2018
Taroko Gorge Day Tour from Taipei by Train
Since this was high on our list of things to see in Taiwan it was worth the long train ride.
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Margaret H, Jul 2018
Ultimate Taipei Sightseeing Tour
Excellent opportunity to see all the coast of beautiful Taiwan.
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I was lucky enough to be the only...
Amber_L, Jan 2018
Yehliu Geopark and Keelung Harbor Guided Tour from Taipei
He is very funny and speaks perfect English.
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A very pleasant night, if you travel...
Team S, Jul 2017
Private Tour to Jiufen, Yehliu Geopark, and Pingxi
A very pleasant night, if you travel to Taiwan during the summer season, the tour will be the best way for you to experience the city.
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We had a great time learning about...
Irving C, Nov 2017
Tea of Taipei: Small-Group Tour with Taipei City Sightseeing
Summer, our tour guide made it fun and enjoyable as she was very professional and personable.
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Yang was an excellent guide with...
John S, Jan 2018
Private Custom Tour: Taipei in a Day
Yang was an excellent guide with excellent English.
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The weather is more pleasant at...
Christine, Jul 2017
Taipei City Bike Tour with Elephant Mountain Hiking Experience
The weather is more pleasant at night in Taiwan during the summer season about May to Sep.
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