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Taiwan travel guide

Taiwan travel guide

Quick Taiwan facts

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Capital:
Taipei

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Population:
24 million

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Language:
Mandarin

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Currency:
New Taiwan dollar (NT$)

About Taiwan

Taiwan may be a relatively small island but this beautiful country has a lot to offer! There are pretty beaches, modern skyscrapers, colorful street art, delicious cuisine, and beautiful nature.

Getting around Taiwan is easy, as public transport is well-organized and affordable. Also, distances between cities and other highlights aren’t that large so you can see a lot of Taiwan in a relatively short amount of time.

That being said, I strongly encourage you to give yourself plenty of time to explore ‘Ilha Formosa’ (the former name of Taiwan, it means ‘beautiful island‘ in Portuguese).

Here you can find all the information you need to plan a trip to Taiwan, happy travels!

The best cities to visit in Taiwan

Taipei travel guide
Kaohsiung travel guide
Tainan travel guide
Taichung travel guide

Plan a trip to Taiwan

Plan your Taiwan trip like a pro with these tools:
💳 Pick up an EasyCard for cashless payments and to use public transport.
🚄 Book discounted tickets for Taiwan’s high-speed rail.
📱 Stay connected with a Taiwan Wifi router.
📖 Plan your journey with the Taiwan Lonely Planet.
🛏️ Find your dream accommodation on Booking.com or Agoda.
😎 Book the best tours via Klook or Get Your Guide.
🗺️ Travel safely and get reliable travel insurance from Safety Wing.

Taiwan National Parks


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