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1. Posted by Doringrosi (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

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We would like to visit Taiwan. Where should we go, to Taipei or Kaosiung? What time of the year should we go? Info on budget accommodationt please. Thanks. Cathy :)

2. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 7y

You can easily do both places, there's a fast train that takes you form one city to the next in only 3hrs I think. Definitely avoid August, temperatures will be in the high-30s and it's typhoon month.

3. Posted by Hanjié (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

The diversity of Taiwan makes it a great destination for travel in all seasons.

Spring scream music festival, KenTing, Southern Taiwan
Cherry blossom in A-Li Shan, Chia Yi County, mid-south Taiwan.

Water activities, Kenting, Southern Taiwan
Firefly watching, Dong Shi, Taichung county, middle Taiwan
Sun moon lake, Nan Tou, middle Taiwan

Taroko national park, eastern Taiwan
Daylily harvest, TaiDong, HuaLien, eastern Taiwan

Hot spring, BeiTou, Taipei, Northern Taiwan
Taipei 101, National palace museum, Taipei, Northern Taiwan

The average price of cheap hotels is about 1200~1800 NTD.

The link below provides lots of info:

Have fun in Taiwan

4. Posted by Jeylo (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

All seasons are suitable for traveling in Taiwan. If Taipei city is your first place to stay, Taipei 101, National Palace Museum, and Shih-lin night market will be recommend for visiting. Or Taroko National Park and Alishan National Park in middle of Taiwan are good to go as well. If Kaosiung or south of Taiwan will be organized, don't forget this two: Love River and Kenting.
About accommodation, there are many B&Bs or guesthouses around the island. Just google key word "B&B" or "guesthouse" and location, and they will be found. No worries!
Have a good time in Taiwan.

5. Posted by cheekyvee (Budding Member 49 posts) 7y

My husand and I spent two weeks in Taiwan as part our RTW trip and it was an excellent introduction to Asia.

We stayed in just outside Taipei with a friend and went some of the places Jeylo mentioned. We took the high sped train to Kaosiung and stayed overnight at the Fo Guang Shan monastery and watched the monks perform their morning prayers, it was a really spiritual experience!

By the way if you go to the National Palace Museum take a look at their website, they offer English speaking guides during certain times of the day for free.

We were in Taiwan in October and managed to just miss the typhoons by a week or two!

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