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2022-10-12 06:29
There are now plenty of choices in Taiwan when it comes to having DIY experience fun. If you want to make your own jewelry, try one of the silversmith courses offered by Kinjo. In 2006 Kinjo… Read More
2022-10-11 08:24
Rice is by far Taiwan’s most important food crop. So important in fact, that roughly half of the country’s arable land is given over to cultivating it. And for good reason, too… Read More
2022-10-06 08:20
Yilan County’s south provides quality camping experiences in the quietest of environs just 90 minutes to two hours from Taipei’s thrumming. There is little light pollution, openi… Read More
2022-10-04 08:35
Taiwan’s north coast is a perennial favorite with Taipei urbanites seeking an escape from the daily grind. Easily accessed from the city, summer weekends see families flocking to the a… Read More
2022-10-03 07:29
It’s time to soak it up in Yilan County, which though only an hour-plus from pulsating Taipei by motor vehicle lives at a pace far more relaxed than in the capital. Immerse yourself in… Read More
2022-09-28 06:38
Discover a New You and Meet the World at NTNU! Founded in 1922; a well-known school for secondary-school teachers and a comprehensive university Placed 61st in Asia and 334th worldwide in th… Read More
2022-09-27 09:19
Tattoos have become very common in modern times as a widely accepted form of lasting personal statements and visual artistic expressions. While no body part seems to be off limits to tattoo… Read More
2022-09-21 05:18
In Taipei, reading this, and don’t know what to do with yourself today? Here’s just what the travel doctor ordered – a day-trip to the popular Beitou hot-spring district in… Read More
2022-07-31 15:00
An Urban Resort Hotel Connected to an International Library TAI Urban Resort in Kaohsiung is the eighth hotel of Chanyee Hotelday group, which is known for its cultural-creative design hotel… Read More
2022-07-31 15:00
A Stylish Hotel for Leisure and Business Travelers Humble Boutique Hotel is a leisure and business hotel brand conceived by the My Humble House Group. The hotel is conveniently located less… Read More
2022-07-26 07:20
Walk in Taiwan, a Taipei-based tour organizer, has spent the past ten years crafting meaningful excursions for both domestic and international tourists. Based on the philosophy that you have… Read More
2022-07-25 10:28
There is an ever-growing number of quality options to get your cocktail fix in Taipei. Whether you want a multisensory experience in a chic bistro or just want to take your drink home, the c… Read More
2022-07-21 06:44
It’s easy to drive through the splendid mountain, ocean, and rift valley scenery of Hualien County’s Shoufeng Township without realizing how much there is to see and do away from… Read More
2022-07-21 04:08
As well as being the arrival gateways to eastern Taiwan for many visitors, the cities of Hualien and Taitung are also focal points of local indigenous culture. So before you set off to explo… Read More
2022-07-19 07:03
Exploring the indigenous art scene in eastern Taiwan is a pleasure in itself, but is also a great way to start to decipher the region’s tribal cultures, and to gain a deeper understand… Read More
2022-07-18 09:50
The once remote East Coast is one of Taiwan’s last great tribal strongholds. Traveling here, it’s hard to miss the myriad roadside indigenous totems, murals, arches, and statues… Read More
2022-06-01 08:21
Su Huai is a man on a mission. A licensed dive instructor and lauded underwater photographer based on Taiwan’s tourist-hot Xiao Liuqiu Island, he runs a popular eco-focused dive-excurs… Read More
2022-06-01 07:16
You’re spoilt for choice if planning to overnight around Sun Moon Lake. There is such a wide range of attractive hotels and inn-style homestays – enticing in styling and scenic s… Read More
2022-05-30 08:06
The city of Taichung’s coastal area, long of only limited interest to the international traveler, is now firmly on the Taiwan travel map. What travel-adventurer excitements await you?… Read More
2022-05-27 04:58
The bright-painted trains of the short Jiji Line are like buses on a convenient local route delivering tourists and locals between old settlements along the Zhuoshui River, from the edge of… Read More
2022-05-24 15:00
No-menu Dishes Created Using Wine Fermentation Process For a long time Toucheng Leisure Farm has been a popular tourist attraction in Yilan. The farm, known for its rich ecological environme… Read More
Gangkou Community Development Association
2022-05-22 15:00
Gangkou Seine Fishing In the early days, the people of the Gangkou Community made a living by fishing. Today, seine fishing culture and traditional crafts and skills are promoted. Seine fish… Read More
Toucheng Leisure Farm
2022-05-19 15:00
Rich Ecological Tours – Experience Nature and Rural Culture On the premise of respecting the natural and ecological environment, Toucheng Leisure Farm constantly innovates and turns va… Read More
OA HOTEL
2022-05-16 15:00
A Place to Stay Full of Adventure and Fun OA HOTEL is located at Wushi Harbor in Toucheng Township, Yilan County. It is divided into a youth hostel and tourist hotel operation. The 3-star yo… Read More
No. 9 Hotel
2022-05-16 15:00
Accommodation, fine cuisine, hot-spring bathing, and recreational facilities No. 9 Hotel is a hot-spring hotel located right in Jiaoxi Township’s tourist area. The main building was or… Read More
2022-05-06 06:31
Miaoli’s Sanyi Township – indeed most of Miaoli County – has long been woefully overlooked by travelers planning their Taiwan itineraries, but things are gradually changing… Read More
2022-05-05 09:26
The soybean is featured at local tables at almost every meal, presented in myriad forms, used to make everything from cooking oil and soy sauce to edamame to silky soft tofu pudding and crea… Read More
2022-05-03 15:00
The Most Popular Spot in New Taipei City for Railway Fun and Firefly Viewing Jingtong is the terminal station on the Pingxi Branch Line. It is also the station deepest in the mountains. Loca… Read More
2022-04-14 07:10
Here is an overview of railway stations in Taiwan, including, TRA, HSR (High Speed Rail) and smaller branch lines, with links to posts about the stations or places to visit in its vicinities… Read More
Man Of The Mountains
2022-03-29 05:44
Much ink has been spilled on the subject of Taiwan’s manifold natural delights, yet the trails and peaks here remain largely unknown in the international adventure community. To get a… Read More
2022-03-28 08:51
So you’ve stuffed yourself on some of Taipei’s best braised pork rice or beef noodle soup, but now what to do for dessert? Perhaps you crave something familiar, but also feel lik… Read More
Lukang Good Sleeps, Good Eats
2022-03-25 06:31
Though an extremely busy tourist town, Lukang is not a place of big, or many, hotels. We take you on visits to two of its most popular places to overnight, a theme inn and a snug and homey r… Read More
2022-03-23 06:07
The keywords that define the coastal-bucolic world of slow-change Fangyuan Township and your upcoming tourism experience there: intertidal-zone oyster harvesting, “iron ox” eco-t… Read More
2022-03-23 05:26
A great 1,000-hectare swath of flat, quiet Tianwei Township in Changhua County is a vast country garden, home to a dense bloom of decorative flower, plant, and tree nurseries. What is called… Read More
2022-03-21 08:37
The core of Lukang (Hanyu Pinyin spelling: Lugang), located just off Taiwan’s central-west coast, is perhaps Taiwan’s best imperial-days living museum, a repository of heritage a… Read More
2022-03-21 08:37
The core of Lugang, located just off Taiwan’s central-west coast, is perhaps Taiwan’s best imperial-days living museum, a repository of heritage architecture even more concentrat… Read More
2022-03-07 10:07
Chiou Hwa Restaurant Chiou Hwa Restaurant, inside Gloria Prince Hotel, serves Cantonese delicacies on Wedgewood dinnerware and ensures that its professional waiters satisfy customers in an e… Read More
2022-03-05 07:26
TenRen’s TEA – the Best Gift Choice for Good Taiwan Tea Ten Ren’s TEA provides a friendly environment for tourists where you can eat delicious food, drink good tea, and buy… Read More
2022-03-05 07:26
Fullon Hotel Fulong Fullon Hotel Fulong, located at Fulong Beach on the Northeast Coast, is known to be Taiwan’s most beautiful beach and hot springs villa resort hotel. Sitting right… Read More
2022-03-05 07:26
Continuing the Water Buffalo Culture Niutousi is an educational-experience farm centered on Taiwan’s traditional water buffalo culture, providing experiences of getting close to and in… Read More
Grand Hotel Taipei
2022-03-01 07:26
The Grand Hotel Taipei Established in 1952 by Madam Chiang, Soong Mei-ling, the Grand Hotel is Taiwan’s first five-star hotel, standing midway up Yuanshan, nestled against Yangmingshan… Read More
2022-02-17 05:26
After a slow start, the eco-conscious, plant-based food trend has finally taken firm root in Taiwan. The past two years in particular have seen a diverse scene blossom, with options to suit… Read More
2022-02-15 07:12
Winter in Taiwan is strawberry season. Beginning in December, the farms nestled in the hills of the northeast part of Taipei City blush crimson with the year’s harvest, attracting fami… Read More
2022-02-08 04:00
Old Tainan County, which surrounded coastal Tainan City on three sides, was merged with the city in 2010, bringing a great swathe of watery coastal lands, farmed flatlands, foothills, and mo… Read More
2022-02-07 09:14
Small, tranquil, and attractive Yuguang Island lies directly off the coast on the south side of Tainan City’s Anping Harbor, just a bridge-hop from the mainland shore. A popular day-tr… Read More
2022-02-06 04:55
The youthful generation is busy in long-sleepy old Tainan City, Taiwan’s oldest urban center, founded in the 1600s. Local young folk revel in giving new life, personality, and mission… Read More
2022-01-25 07:11
Tainan City, born four centuries ago, is Taiwan’s most illustrious repository of important heritage sites. Here is a quartet of attractions that have been born – perhaps “r… Read More
2021-12-21 04:04
As you were informed in our main article on Chiayi City, its younger generation is busy as beavers taking old residences and shops, renovating them, and launching attractive cultural-creativ… Read More
2021-12-20 07:25
Old Chiayi City is a little place sitting in the middle of the southwest plains that meanders at a pleasingly relaxed pace through its days. It is filled with nuggets awaiting the history sp… Read More
2021-12-15 05:24
For a country seemingly obsessed with tea-drinking, it’s surprising to learn that until the 1970s most of the tea produced in Taiwan was exported. Coffee shops tend to be trendier than… Read More
2021-12-10 08:49
With an almost endless parade of kaleidoscopic temples and folk festivals, it’s a safe bet to say that every visitor to Taiwan has at least one religious experience on his or her bucke… Read More
2021-12-09 05:19
Constructed over a century ago, this heritage narrow-gauge railway branch line, today plied by tourist trains, is one of just three steep-gradient alpine railways on the globe. The others ar… Read More
2021-12-08 06:27
The magnificent big-mountain Alishan National Scenic Area, producer of iconic Taiwan sunrise, narrow-gauge alpine railway, and “seas of clouds” images, is divided into three main… Read More
2021-11-03 06:58
Wolf Tea Shop (琅茶) Info added on November 3, 2021 This is a Taiwanese tea brand known for its wolf logo. They sell gift boxes including a box of tea leaves and a pair of tea cu… Read More
2021-10-12 08:34
This website is mainly about presenting Taiwan as a travel destination. Occasionally we do introduce new books related to traveling in Taiwan, for example the latest Lonely Planet Taiwan. Th… Read More
2021-10-01 04:24
Three Michelin-Starred Culinary Stars TEXT / RICK CHARETTEPHOTOS / VISION “‘Delicious food’ has always been one of the main attractions for international tourists coming to… Read More
2021-09-29 05:51
A Love of Nature Explored through Hiking, Photography, and Eco-Protection Work TEXT | RICK CHARETTEPHOTOS | RYAN HEVERN Expat Californian Ryan Hevern has a love for the great outdoors that c… Read More
2021-09-27 09:06
Glory Days in High-Mountain Country TEXT / RICK CHARETTEPHOTOS / RAY CHANG Lalashan is a popular tourist destination in the high-mountain region of north Taiwan. It’s in Taoyuan City&r&hell…Read More
2021-09-17 09:09
On the Taoyuan Plateau, in the Dahan River Valley, among the Taoyuan Low Mountains TEXT / RICK CHARETTEPHOTOS / VISION How does this sound? A cool walk through a long pedestrian-only mountai… Read More
2021-09-03 08:39
Three Hill-Country Hakka Neighbors: Zhudong, Beipu, and Nanpu TEXT / RICK CHARETTEPHOTOS / CHEN CHENG-KUO, VISION The hill country of northwest Taiwan is Hakka country. The Hakka are a Han C… Read More
Stone Gate Reservoir
2021-08-27 08:15
Shimen Reservoir in Taoyuan City, once the largest reservoir in the Far East, is a remarkable site. It was one of Taiwan’s great industrial achievements of the post-WWII era, greatly i… Read More
2021-08-03 03:25
Penghu has had an important position on sea navigation routes since ancient times. Landings by the Dutch, French, Japanese, and Chinese in succession and the mix of these four influences bes… Read More
2021-07-20 07:26
A Style Alike, the lifestyle blog of two young South African ladies who have been living in Taipei well over a decade now, is an invaluable guide for living well and living chic in the city… Read More
2021-07-16 09:28
What follows is a tasty romp and chomp through four stations of the vast, seemingly limitless Taiwan kitchen: traditional breakfast choices, rice-based hot snacks, beef noodles, and night-ma… Read More
2021-07-15 09:40
TEXT / RICK CHARETTE The tourism industry in Taipei (and Taiwan) has flourished over the past two decades, putting the city firmly on the international backpacking map of choicest destinatio… Read More
2021-07-14 07:29
“Tourist days in Taoyuan City …. WHY?”My dear readers, let me explain! Not so long ago, this would be something readily expressed both by local and in-the-know foreign tra… Read More
2021-07-13 09:06
From the sky-searching, thick mountains that define its deep interior all the way down right to water’s edge along its Taiwan Strait coast, the Hsinchu region is beautiful hill country… Read More
2021-07-07 09:06
The town of Yingge in New Taipei City is well known as Taiwan’s most important center for ceramics production. The town of Daxi in Taoyuan City is well known for its Old Street area an… Read More
2021-06-07 09:55
Opening a small restaurant serving one’s native cuisine has been done by many a foreigner trying to carve out a long-term niche for themselves in Taiwan. Far more uncommon, however, is… Read More
2021-06-07 08:08
Quitting the rat race to live on a tropical island is many a city worker’s dream. Few, however, ever find the courage to truly make the leap and leave the creature comforts of life in… Read More
2021-06-04 10:04
A day trip to Tamsui is often part of the itinerary for both foreign and domestic tourists visiting northern Taiwan. And for good reason – this coastal community has much to offer. Tra… Read More
2021-06-03 09:45
Taiwan’s famously hot and humid weather starts in early May, with the dog days of the warm season lasting well into November in some years. While you may be tempted to hide inside to a… Read More
2021-06-01 10:38
Taiwan has many offshore islands, which despite the ease and rapidity of modern transport access from the mother island are a world apart from it – and from each other. Their mutual ge… Read More
2021-05-31 07:09
Ahoy! We’re headed out to the scores of islands big and small, populated and unpopulated, that make up the Penghu Islands, all within the Penghu National Scenic Area gem that floats sm… Read More
2021-04-22 08:41
Cutting through three districts in semi-rural northwestern Taichung, the Tanyashen Green Bikeway is one of numerous new rail trails that have proliferated throughout Taiwan in the past decad… Read More
2021-04-16 09:30
Tucked snugly into the Nanshan River valley in Nantou County’s Ren’ai Township sits Alang Tongan – an indigenous community within Nanfeng Village where an ambitious social… Read More
2021-04-12 05:09
Picture-perfect Sun Moon Lake, snuggled in the foothills of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range, high peaks looking down into the lake basin on the east, is one of the prettiest of the isl… Read More
2021-03-28 10:47
One-day trip to the amazing Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area in Yilan County The post Quick Trip to TAIPINGSHAN appeared first on Taiwan Everything Read More
2021-03-10 09:42
Hualien, one of three counties along Taiwan’s eastern coast, is full of gems hidden not only amidst its natural landscapes but also deep within its culture, traditions, and artistic ex… Read More
2021-03-08 07:06
Completing a circuit of the island on a bicycle (known as a huandao; lit., “around/circle island”) has long been considered one of Taiwan’s must-dos. In the last decade or… Read More
2021-03-02 07:35
If looking to plop yourself down in the lap of luxury with amenities and extracurricular activities galore while on a multi-day exploration of Hualien County’s splendiferous natural an… Read More
2021-02-26 08:12
Tea, glorious tea! No coffee, glorious coffee! A battle of the daily staple beverages has been raging in Taiwan the past decade-plus, a titanic struggle for the hearts and minds of the peopl… Read More
2021-02-04 06:49
Taiwan’s cities are by their nature often overwhelming – sprawling, crowded, streets dense with neon signs, street vendors, noise and bustle. The work of British artist Tom Rook… Read More
2021-01-28 09:13
Tainan, this island’s first urban center, provides the most powerful introduction to “yesteryear” Taiwan for a visiting traveler. It is filled to bursting with historic sit… Read More
2021-01-27 07:52
In Tainan, the small cultural-creative hotels, inns, hostels, and homestays found snuggled away within its close-knit community grids of side lanes and alleys do double-duty as time-travel d… Read More
2021-01-25 09:58
They’re everywhere, another one popping into view almost every time you turn a corner, whether on wandering exploratory perambulations along the city’s age-old high streets or on… Read More
2020-12-04 07:39
If you travel along Taiwan’s northern and northeastern coast you will come across many small fishing villages where you can watch fishermen at work and eat the fresh catch of the day i… Read More
2020-11-26 08:48
Once a year, a small town in southern Taiwan “explodes.” Or so it might seem to those fearless onlookers who subject themselves to the attack of thousands of mini rockets fired a… Read More
2020-11-10 06:10
Alishan and Kenting are two of the top-tourist draws in Taiwan. One is known for high mountains with coniferous forests, bamboo groves, tea plantations, indigenous villages, and a narrow-gau… Read More
2020-11-02 10:00
All visitors, none excepted, are struck by the dramatic first images they are presented when arriving in this small port city on Taiwan’s north coast. In recent years more and more cru… Read More
2020-10-20 07:08
Here’s a collection of all lighthouses we have been to over the years and some we have yet to visit. We love lighthouses, because they are usually in scenic locations with sea view and… Read More
2020-10-16 08:19
Note: The order of appearance of the following festivals and events is according to the time of the year when they usually occur. Dates can change however over time. We try to update the inf… Read More
2020-10-12 09:07
Taiwan’s indigenous tribes landed on the island’s shores long, long ago, crossing the open and often hostile sea on small craft the people of today might not consider “ocea… Read More
2020-10-08 05:57
After more than four hundred years on the island, Taiwan’s Hakka people still exist as a solid and unified community. Their famous work ethic, love of education, and cultural, politica… Read More

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