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Tourism in Taiwan: what you need to know

Here you will find all the information you need to organize your trip to Taiwan. We have selected best things to do on site and around, found hotels and comfortable accommodations, and collected useful information about transportation. This article is illustrated with many maps and photos.

Where to stay in Taiwan

The accommodation offer mainly consists of hotels and in terms of quality, we can say that in general they are very pleasant. In general, the hotels in Taiwan offer relatively comparable services with a few exceptions . Prices may also vary. Tip: follow the hotel recommendations of this article to be sure to make the right choice!

The 5-star hotels in Taiwan

Looking for a good 5-star hotel in Taiwan? First of all, by choosing to come in Taiwan you made the right choice because the luxury hotels are very very good. Follow the tips below to book in the best establishment.

In Taiwan and in the immediate vicinity there are more than a hundred 5-star hotels. Not always easy to book at the best ones. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

4-star hotels in Taiwan

When looking for a 4 star hotel, you want quality first. It's good:in Taiwan 4-star hotels are pretty good overall, but be careful though there are establishments with fairly average levels of service. To help you choose, read the following information carefully.

You make good choice if you book at Explore Hotel (one of the best option in Xitun), at MINI HOTELS (Taichung Train Station) (a excellent establishment ) or at Airline Inn Green Park Way.

3-star hotels in Taiwan

Good options are: Taipei AP H Imperial (one of the best choices in Taipei), at Skyone Hotel (a excellent establishment) or Legend Hotel Kaohsiung Pier2.

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in Taiwan? The best place to stay in Taiwan is at Caesar Metro Taipei in Taipei.

What is the best 4 stars hotel in Taiwan? The best 4 stars hotel in Taiwan is the Explore Hotel in Xitun.

What is the best 3 stars hotel in Taiwan? The best 3 stars hotel in Taiwan is the Taipei AP H Imperial in Taipei.

What is the best 2 stars hotel in Taiwan? The best 2 stars hotel in Taiwan is the Flip Flop Hostel - Garden in Taipei.

How to get to Taiwan

Going to Taiwan by plane

Taoyuan International Airport : the airport has 3815 flights per week. It is served by 53 airlines that offer 126 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Los Angeles : flights operated by China Airlines and Eva Air
  • Amsterdam : flights operated by Klm, China Airlines and Eva Air
  • San Francisco : flights operated by Eva Air, United Airlines and China Airlines
  • Auckland : flights operated by China Airlines and Air New Zealand
  • Metro Vancouver : flights operated by Air Canada, China Airlines and Eva Air
  • Paris : flights operated by Air France and Eva Air
  • Vienna : flights operated by China Airlines and Eva Air
  • New York Metropolitan Area : flights operated by China Airlines and Eva Air
  • Melbourne : flights operated by China Airlines
  • Seattle : flights operated by Eva Air
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Taoyuan International Airport : Brisbane

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Taoyuan International Airport :

  • Hong Kong : flights operated by China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Eva Air and Cathay Dragon
  • Macau : flights operated by Air Inter, Air Macau and Eva Air
  • Incheon : flights operated by China Airlines, Eva Air, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Sierra National Airlines, Thai Airways International, Bra Transportes Aéreos, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air and Tiger Airways
  • Keihanshin : flights operated by China Airlines, Eva Air, Jetstar Asia Airways, Air Inter, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines and Airasia X
  • Tokyo : flights operated by China Airlines, Tiger Airways, Air Inter, Eva Air, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific and All Nippon Airways
  • Singapore : flights operated by Tiger Airways, Singapore Airlines, Jetstar Asia Airways, China Airlines and Eva Air
  • Manila : flights operated by Eva Air, Klm, Zest Airways, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and China Airlines
  • Shanghai : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, China Airlines, Eva Air, Air China, China Southern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Wimbi Dira Airways
  • Bangkok : flights operated by China Airlines, Eva Air and Thai Airways International
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Taoyuan International Airport : Hanoi.

Low cost airlines to Taoyuan International Airport :

  • Macau : flights operated by Air Inter, Air Macau and Eva Air
  • Singapore : flights operated by Tiger Airways, Singapore Airlines, Jetstar Asia Airways, China Airlines and Eva Air
  • Tokyo : flights operated by China Airlines, Tiger Airways, Air Inter, Eva Air, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific and All Nippon Airways
  • Keihanshin : flights operated by China Airlines, Eva Air, Jetstar Asia Airways, Air Inter, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines and Airasia X
  • Manila : flights operated by Eva Air, Klm, Zest Airways, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and China Airlines
  • Chiang Mai : flights operated by Thai Airasia and Eva Air
  • Lapu-Lapu : flights operated by Zest Airways and Eva Air
  • Incheon : flights operated by China Airlines, Eva Air, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Sierra National Airlines, Thai Airways International, Bra Transportes Aéreos, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air and Tiger Airways
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Air Sylhet, Air Inter and China Xinhua Airlines
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Taoyuan International Airport: Kuala Lumpur.

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  • Kitakyushu : flights operated by Mk Airlines
  • Nagoya : flights operated by Mk Airlines, China Airlines, Eva Air, Cathay Pacific, Air Inter and Japan Airlines

Kaohsiung International Airport : the airport has 945 flights per week. It is served by 22 airlines that offer 36 destinations.

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Kaohsiung International Airport :

  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Dragon, China Airlines and Air Europe
  • Macau : flights operated by Eva Air, Air Inter and Air Macau
  • Keihanshin : flights operated by China Airlines, Tiger Airways, Air Inter and Eva Air
  • Shanghai : flights operated by China Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Wimbi Dira Airways and Eva Air
  • Incheon : flights operated by China Airlines, Eva Air and Jeju Air
  • Tokyo : flights operated by Air Inter, Japan Airlines, China Airlines and Eva Air
  • Hanoi : flights operated by Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air
  • Singapore : flights operated by Tiger Airways and China Airlines
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Kaohsiung International Airport : Naha.

Domestic flights from Kaohsiung International Airport :

There are 3 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Bra Transportes Aéreos, Far Eastern Air Transport and Air Europe.

  • Kinmen : flights operated by Bra Transportes Aéreos and Far Eastern Air Transport
  • Hualien City : flights operated by Air Europe

Low cost airlines to Kaohsiung International Airport :

  • Macau : flights operated by Eva Air, Air Inter and Air Macau
  • Keihanshin : flights operated by China Airlines, Tiger Airways, Air Inter and Eva Air
  • Singapore : flights operated by Tiger Airways and China Airlines
  • Tokyo : flights operated by Air Inter, Japan Airlines, China Airlines and Eva Air
  • Shanghai : flights operated by China Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Wimbi Dira Airways and Eva Air
  • Fukuoka : flights operated by Eva Air and Air Inter
  • Incheon : flights operated by China Airlines, Eva Air and Jeju Air
  • Manila : flights operated by China Airlines and Zest Airways
  • Hanoi : flights operated by Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Kaohsiung International Airport : Chiang Mai.

Taipei Songshan Airport : the airport has 833 flights per week. It is served by 13 airlines that offer 18 destinations.

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Taipei Songshan Airport :

  • Tokyo : flights operated by Eva Air, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and China Airlines
  • Seoul : flights operated by Eva Air, China Airlines and Eastar Jet
  • Chongqing : flights operated by Air China and Eva Air
  • Shanghai : flights operated by Shanghai Airlines and Bra Transportes Aéreos
  • Xiamen : flights operated by Bra Transportes Aéreos and Xiamen Airlines
  • Fuzhou : flights operated by Xiamen Airlines and Air Europe
  • Wenzhou : flights operated by Air Europe
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Taipei Songshan Airport : .

Domestic flights from Taipei Songshan Airport :

There are 5 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Bra Transportes Aéreos, Air Europe and Far Eastern Air Transport.

  • Kinmen : flights operated by Bra Transportes Aéreos, Far Eastern Air Transport and Air Europe
  • Taitung City : flights operated by Air Europe and Bra Transportes Aéreos
  • Hualien City : flights operated by Bra Transportes Aéreos

Low cost airlines to Taipei Songshan Airport :

  • Seoul : flights operated by Eva Air, China Airlines and Eastar Jet

What to do in Taiwan

In Taiwan you can also visit Kenting National Park, Yangmingshan, National Museum Of History, Museum Of Drinking Water, Moca Taipei, Museum Of Anthropology and Chimei Museum.

Museums in Taiwan

Some museums may interest you during your stay in Taiwan: National Palace Museum, Li Mei-Shu Memorial Gallery and National Taiwan Museum.

Other museums such as National Museum Of History, Moca Taipei, Museum Of Drinking Water, Chimei Museum, Museum Of Anthropology, National Museum Of Taiwan Literature and National Science And Technology Museum might be of interest to you. Finally, to be complete about museums in Taiwan, let's mention National Museum Of Natural Science, National Museum Of Marine Biology And Aquarium, Kaohsiung Museum Of History, 228 Peace Memorial Park, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Lanyang Museum, Sanxia History Museum, National Museum Of Prehistory, Beitou Hot Spring Museum and Southern Branch Of The National Palace Museum.

Theme parks in Taiwan

In Taiwan visit in priority Formosa Fun Coast.

Palaces and castles in Taiwan

If you want to visit one or more castles and palaces in Taiwan, we recommend you in priority Eternal Golden Castle.

Archeological sites in Taiwan

In Taiwan visit in priority Beinan Cultural Park, Remains Of Taipei Prison Wall and Huilai Monument Archaeology Park.

Other archeological sites such as Niumatou Site might be of interest to you.

Places of workship in Taiwan

In Taiwan do not miss the cultural visits such as Taipei Grand Mosque, Kaohsiung Mosque and Taichung Mosque.

But in Taiwan is not limited to these three places of workship: Holy Rosary Cathedral, Taipei Cultural Mosque, Beiji Temple, Longgang Mosque, Tainan Mosque, Tamsui Church and Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Taipei are also worthy of interest. But the cultural offer Taiwan is much larger. Also, be interested in Holy Family Catholic Church Taipei, Grace Baptist Church, Treasure Hill Temple, Immaculate Heart Of Mary Cathedral, Temple Of The Five Concubines, Furen Temple, Jiguopai Old Church and Nanfangao Jinan Temple.

Natural parks in Taiwan

In Taiwan you can visit natural parks such as Kenting National Park, Yangmingshan and Shei-Pa National Park.

Also be interested in Taroko National Park, Yushan National Park, Dongsha Marine National Park, Taijiang National Park and South Penghu Marine National Park.

Shoppings centers and malls in Taiwan

In Taiwan the main shopping centers to visit are Uni-President International Tower, Dream Mall and Breeze Center.

Other malls are worth shopping, such as Q Square, Taroko Park, Station Front Metro Mall, Mitsui Outlet Park Taichung and Zhongshan Metro Mall. Finally, to be complete about shopping centers in Taiwan, let's mention .

Maps of Taiwan

Localisation of Taiwan on a world map ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Regional map of Taiwan ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Detailed location map of Taiwan ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Photos of Taiwan

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