An island nation located in Asia and situated north of the Philippines and southwest of Okinawa in Japan, Taiwan is a country that lives up to its nickname, “Ilha Formosa”, which means beautiful island. It is popular among travellers for its unique cuisine, delicacies and buzzing night markets. Taiwan is also home to some of the most scenic places from majestic mountains to pristine coastlines and sandy beaches.
Why Travel to Taiwan
With an impressive landscape, vibrant culture and friendly locals, Taiwan makes for an attractive holiday destination. The country is home to eight national parks located throughout the country providing visitors with a splendid array of choices for beautiful geography and interesting wildlife. Don’t miss some of Taiwan’s most scenic places including the Alishan National Scenic Area which is a mountain resort and natural preserve, the Sun-Moon Lake which the largest body of water in Taiwan, and the Tri Mountain National Scenic Area which covers the Lion’s Head Mountain, Lishan Mountain and the Baguashan Mountain. It is also home to several tea fields, fruit orchards and alpine vegetable farms.
Taiwan has several large cities and towns that are bustling with activities and full of sights that would interest any traveller. The capital city of Taipei is considered to be the country’s centre of culture and commerce. Don’t miss a visit up the Taipei 101 building which is the fourth tallest skyscraper in the world. For a bit of history, head over to Tainan which is the oldest city and former capital of Taiwan. It is also well-known for its numerous historical buildings found within the city. For more on the country’s cultural offerings, visit the city of Taichung which is the third largest city and home to a world-class science museum as well as some of the more popular night markets in Taiwan.
Best Time to Visit Taiwan
When deciding on when to book flights to Taiwan, it is always good to consider the weather to get the most out of your holiday. While Taiwan enjoys warm weather all year round, it is generally recommended that the best time to visit would be during the autumn and winter seasons of September to February. However, the early summer months of May to July can also be a good time particularly in the northern regions or at higher elevations where the temperature is cooler.
Taiwan is also a country that has a lot of festivals from traditional Chinese festivals, religious festivals to aboriginal celebrations so planning your trip around this events can make for an interesting holiday experience. A few of the more popular festivals include the Lantern Festival, held on the first full-moon night of the lunar year, and the Moon Festival, which is held on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month.
How to Fly to Taiwan
Taiwan has several domestic and international airports located across the country. The major international airports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) located in Taoyuan, Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA) in Taipei, Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH) in Kaohsiung and Taichung Ching Chuan Kang Airport (RMQ) in Taichung. Several airlines operate flights to and from Taiwan at these airports including Jetstar, China Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Scoot, EVA Air and Tigerair. To find the best airline to book flights, view this list of airlines that fly to Taiwan from Singapore.
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