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    • 6D5N in Taiwan

      by etee27 Online Now Dec 28, 2014 at 11:37 PM

      Hello! Will be in Tw next year March. 6D seems too long for Taipei only, but too short if we would like to explore outside Taipei. Is it recommended to perhaps drop by Taichung or Tainan for a short 2D1N trip? Will it be too rush or cramped?


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    • 6D5N in Taiwan

      by etee27 Online Now Dec 28, 2014 at 11:37 PM

      Hello! Will be in Tw next year March. 6D seems too long for Taipei only, but too short if we would like to explore outside Taipei. Is it recommended to perhaps drop by Taichung or Tainan for a short 2D1N trip? Will it be too rush or cramped?

      6 Answers Jan 21, 2015 at 12:35 AM
    • winter in Taipei

      by vickyngo08 Online Now Dec 5, 2014 at 8:38 PM

      I'll be going to Taipei over winter break. I was wondering what is winter like in Taipei? What do I need to pack clothing wise? I'm visiting friends and their presents. What gift should I bring fortaiwanese elder?

      2 Answers Dec 6, 2014 at 2:53 AM
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      Taipei 4D3N Itinerary for first-timer - Suggestions?

      by FreeAtLeisure Online Now Nov 4, 2014 at 7:41 PM

      Hi, guys! Please help me out in my itinerary... I'm going to TW for the first time in a few weeks, and I'd like to cover most of the attractions in the city and a bit further out in 4D3N. My base will be in Ximending.

      • Day 1 - Urban Highlight**

      Taoyuan International Airport early morning arrival Taipei HSR to Taipei Main Station Ximen Station - hotel drop-off luggage Tian Wai Tian Mala Hotpot lunch Ximen Red House Taipei 101 - shops & observatory Din Tai Fung dinner Ximending

      • Day 2 - Nature Trip**

      Yangmingshan National Park Beitou Hot Springs Danshui Fisherman's Wharf & Lover's Bridge Danshui Night Market Shilin Night Market

      • Day 3 - Historic and Cultural**

      Presidential Office Building (how to get here from Ximen Station?) pass by 2/28 Peace Park Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall; National Theater & National Concert Hall Dongmen Station - Yongkang Street Beef Noodle
      Zhongxiao Fuxing station shopping district (Sogo, Breeze)
      Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
      Taipei City Hall / Xinyi district malls (Bellavita, Mitsukoshi)
      Houshanpi Station - Raohe Night Market

      • Day 4 (Day Trip? Still up for draft)**

      hotel checkout 10:30am

      suggested trip - Yehliu Geopark + Jiufen Old Town? (how long should this take? will it be too taxing?)

      ETA 10PM Ximending last look, take luggage from Hotel
      en route to Airport (red eye flight)


      Why the itinerary is as such:
      I'm more of a city gal, so malls and modern structures are always a draw. Looking forward to Taipei 101 the most!
      Going to Yangmingshan hoping to see autumn foliage! And it's near to Beitou (are the hot springs really that HOT?) Wasn't keen on Danshui intitially but it's also nearby so might as well.
      Ticking the historical landmarks just because. CKS would probably be the highlight. Not into temples so left them out.
      Going to night markets not so much for the food (not that adventurous) but for the experience. I might surprise myself.

      Maybe you have other places to suggest in addition to the ones above? (and restaurants too!)
      Thanks in advance!!!


      5 Answers Nov 5, 2014 at 9:41 PM
    • best shopping

      by SharonG18 Online Now Oct 9, 2014 at 4:25 AM

      Have a conference in Hualien and then 2 nights staying in Taipei before flying home. Not a real foodie but very interested in shopping. Bags, shoes, shirts for family etc. What would be best shopping area and somewhere 4 star ?? to stay close to shopping. Any other must see things..only 2 days thank you

      2 Answers Oct 9, 2014 at 7:26 AM
    • Please help me identify this unknown cafe in Taipei

      by Widia Online Now Sep 13, 2014 at 8:09 PM

      I saw this beautiful cafe (which is located in a hill) in a taiwanese drama. At the end of the credit of the drama, I believe it is the name of the cafe. Could you please help me?

      thank you so much!


      5 Answers Sep 15, 2014 at 3:32 PM
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      Moving to Taiwan

      by Narniangirl Online Now Sep 8, 2014 at 9:40 AM

      I'm moving to Taiwan on December so I have a lot of questions...
      1) how's the weather around December and January?
      2) are the people racist? (I'm Mexican btw)
      3) how sanitary are the restaurants?
      4) how's the drinking water?
      5)is it expensive to live there?
      6) are people nice? Or very into themselves?
      7) what's the safest area in Taipei?

      These are all the questions I have ...for now.
      Thanks for your time!

      2 Answers Sep 8, 2014 at 10:54 AM
    • Need travel advice for Family vacation trip to Taipe in OCT - Thanks

      by Ray1010 Online Now Aug 25, 2014 at 9:47 AM

      Can you please suggest.
      1. Is Taipei a good family destination ? we are a couple with our 7 year old
      2. Get we get by with English - or will language be a big issue
      3. Is it tourist friendly ?
      4. Is Oct a good time of the year to travel in ?
      5. Can you please suggest things to do / see

      2 Answers Aug 26, 2014 at 6:42 AM
    • Need help on transportation

      by cher018 Online Now Aug 24, 2014 at 4:41 AM

      Hi, i am going to Taipei next month. Based on my research i can do a 1day trip to Yehliu --> Jinguashi --> Jiufen --> Shifen --> Keelung.

      Can you provide info on going to Shifen (from Jiufen).

      • Where in Jiufen can i find the bus stop going to Ruifang Train Station? Which bus# to take? How long is this trip? and how much? what is the frequency of the bus?
      • From Ruifang Train Station, which bus# should i take going to Shifen? How long is this trip? and how much? what is the frequency of the bus? Do you have the bus time arrival?
      • How far is Shifen Waterfall? Is there a bus that i can take?

      From Shifen to Keelung:

      • I understand that from Shifen Train station i have to go to Ruifang Railway Station. Which bus# should i take? how long is the trip and how much? what is the frequency of the bus? Do you have the bus time arrival?
      • From Ruifang Railway Station going to Keelung, same questions: Which bus# should i take? how long is the trip and how much? what is the frequency of the bus? Do you have the bus time arrival?

      would appreciate any help :)



      3 Answers Aug 25, 2014 at 7:54 AM
    • gifts for host

      by Annpaul Online Now Aug 13, 2014 at 7:35 PM

      What are fun and good gifts for our hosts in Taipei?

      1 Answer Aug 14, 2014 at 7:40 AM
    • Mini bus hire and Guide

      by Limcwk Online Now Aug 3, 2014 at 12:54 AM

      We will be travelling to Taipei in early Dec for 7 days We are 3 generation family of 9 people (4 teens).
      We need transport
      - from airport to hotel
      - Daily from Hotel to visit sites, some day trips outside of Taipei
      So many of us, imagine we will minimally need a mini bus.

      We speak some Chinese. Best if bus driver can also do a little guiding. Willing to hire separate guide... perhaps or student who can accompany us all 7 days.

      Would really appreciate any suggestions on good and reliable options.

      1 Answer Sep 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM
    • taiwan travel

      by mickeyang Online Now Jul 26, 2014 at 9:01 PM

      which part of taipei i should stay, if i want to shopping in taipei ?
      can i know the famous place of taipei ?

      2 Answers Jul 28, 2014 at 8:46 PM
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      (Lanyu) Orchid Island

      by chriskeith Online Now Jul 26, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      I'm looking at flying out to Orchid Island for 3 nights but cant find any accommodate on the normal hotel websites we are only looking for a home stay double room not too expensive if anyone knows were to look? This would be great
      Thanks Chris

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      train travel around taiwan

      by chriskeith Online Now Jul 25, 2014 at 5:22 PM

      In September we are for the 2nd time going to Taiwan, this time we want to travel around the Island by train, but I cant work out how it works and is there more than 1 train company? We have 2 weeks and would like to get off and on is there a train pass or do you pay as you go? Also is it hard to find accommodation on arrival at the railway stations?
      Thank you Chris

      2 Answers Jul 26, 2014 at 4:25 PM
    • Packing for an August trip

      by Annpaul Online Now Jun 27, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      Any suggestions for what a female should pack for a week's stay?

      4 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 11:16 AM
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      what to do with elderly mother

      by lorrainece Online Now Jun 25, 2014 at 3:54 AM

      Hi, i am going to Dan Shui, Taiwan in November with an elderly mother, we will be staying with family, so wondering what can we do with my mum that is not too tiring,

      Any suggestions would be appreciated.

      Also, does anyone know if if i buy say a samsung tablet, will it be compatible for us in Australia.


    • Visiting Taiwan for the first time.

      by Jayarep Online Now May 22, 2014 at 11:35 PM

      Hello all!!!!
      Visiting Taiwan in February of the next year.
      My questions are:
      Seven days in Taiwan are the too much or to little.
      Where to stay in Taipei.
      What to see and what to do.
      How about food.
      Your answer to the above and any more that you can add will be more than welcome.

      7 Answers Jun 17, 2014 at 11:38 PM
    • Itinerary Suggestion

      by Lexxk Online Now Apr 21, 2014 at 9:15 AM

      Dear all, I am planning for a 7D/6N trip to Taiwan, with my girlfriend during the month of July this year. I have been to Taiwan couple of times, however it will be the first for my girlfriend. I like to ask for suggestion to create a beautiful memorable experience for her.

      Thank you.

      4 Answers May 28, 2014 at 6:18 PM
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      Taipei Airport restaurants

      by kattierivera Online Now Apr 5, 2014 at 9:57 PM

      Hi. I will have a layover in Taipei on the 15th for 4 hours. I wonder if the restaurants will accept US dollars or Taiwanese dollars if I want to order something? Thank you

      6 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 7:49 AM
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      Beitou or Yangmingshan -- hot springs?

      by volarevolare Online Now Mar 30, 2014 at 8:12 AM

      Hi everyone,

      Just wondering which is a better hot spring to go to when in Taipei?

      Or is there a better hot spring out of Taipei?

      Thanks all! :)

      smiles, Francesca

      2 Answers May 28, 2014 at 5:58 PM
    • Transportation

      by Alicialin Online Now Feb 17, 2014 at 5:39 PM

      Hi.. what is the easiest way to travel from taoyuan airport - Yilan - Taipei ximending?
      What is the price and duration? Any ming su to recommend?
      Please advise.

      6 Answers Feb 18, 2014 at 5:17 PM
    • Cruise visit

      by DougRode Online Now Feb 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      We are visiting Keelung next month could we get a taxi from the ship to see Taipei highlights? how much for 3 to 4 hours

      1 Answer Feb 18, 2014 at 9:03 AM
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      Accomadation, halal food & places to go

      by effazainal Online Now Feb 10, 2014 at 10:46 AM

      Hi! Il be travelling on the 16/3 for 5d4n and I would like to know which area in taiwan that I can easily get halal food and pls suggest the hotel nearby this area. Would love to know places that I cn easily access by public transport. Thanx!

      2 Answers Feb 19, 2014 at 10:26 PM
    • hotel for Muslim

      by fahraezora Online Now Jan 25, 2014 at 5:52 PM

      Is there any hotel in taipei,taiwan provide Halal Buffet Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner..??


      4 Answers Feb 19, 2014 at 10:31 PM
    • 4 days with an infant, what to do?

      by fatming Online Now Jan 5, 2014 at 7:42 PM

      Hi, I have 4 days in Taipei, coming from HK with my husband & 2 year old. I want to do BeiTou hot springs for 1 day, what hotel would you recommend?

      we are not sure wheter to book tour from Hong Kong or do Taipei ourselves. Please help

      2 Answers Jan 6, 2014 at 9:25 AM
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      by listenandlearn Online Now Jan 5, 2014 at 8:17 AM

      We are two couples in search of a private apartment preferably located in Daan. Our budget in no more than U.S.$90.00. We require a safe area, working air condition, washing machine, wifi and clean apartment, elevator if in high floor. We of-course need two bedrooms and even one bathroom will do. Any suggestion from someone who had happy experience staying at an apt. would be highly appreciated. We will be arriving Taipei on the 8th Jan. midnight. Thank you very much for any helpful suggestion.

    • night markets biz hours

      by royzia Online Now Oct 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      having 11 hour layover in Taipei. 11pm till 9am. where can I find some good food during that time?

      4 Answers Jan 12, 2014 at 6:44 AM
    • Can I buy any summer clothes during my visit to taipei on March next year?

      by dorislaw Online Now Oct 17, 2013 at 8:34 PM

      Can I buy any summer clothes from the night markets during my visit to taipei on March next year? Or they are all selling winter clothes?

      2 Answers Oct 18, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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      by Seanlow Online Now Oct 15, 2013 at 11:34 AM

      what is the easiest way to travel from taoyuan airport - taichung - hsinchu - taipei

      where can i check for the price,timetable, and duration for each trip.

      pls advise tq vters

      3 Answers Oct 16, 2013 at 5:04 AM
    • Withdrawing cash at ATM with Mastercard

      by Lad_uk Online Now Oct 13, 2013 at 2:27 PM


      I'm planning to get my NT$ from ATMs using a MasterCard credit card. Are ATMs that accept international credit cards (MasterCard/Visa) common in Taiwan? Do the local banks charge a fee for using their machines?


      2 Answers Oct 14, 2013 at 2:55 PM
    • Bus to Star Beauty Resort

      by Lad_uk Online Now Oct 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      Hi, I'm staying at the Star Beauty Resort at No.38-1, Qiangang Street, Shihlin District and understand I can take the Kuo-Kuang 1819 bus from the airport to 2 possible stops where I can then catch a taxi to the hotel. The first stop appears to be the one closest to the hotel and is the Kulun Street stop. If I get off at this stop, will I have to flag a taxi off the street or will there be a taxi stand nearby? How obvious is it that the stop is the Kulun Street stop? Is it announced in English? The second option is to go all the way to Taipei station and then find a taxi there. I think I favour this option more as it seems the less troublesome as I can just stay on the bus till the end and I guess that I would know I've arrived at Taipei station rather than having to lookout for Kulun Street. I'm also assuming that getting a taxi at Taipei station will be easier? If I take the bus all the way to Taipei station, will this add much time to the journey and will the taxi fare to the hotel be a lot more. Should I be getting off at Kulun Street instead? To get back to the airport, will it be just the reverse? Thanks