Taiwan Travel, Backpacking & Gap Year Guide
Taiwan is located on an island off the southeast coast of China which has beautiful coastlines, modern cities, tasty local cuisine, street markets and visit world-class shopping centers. Visiting Taiwan will be a totally different experience where you can experience high living standards in a different culture.
Activities & Things to Do in Taiwan
Travel to Taiwan
View our comprehensive travel and backpacking guide with tips, ideas for the best things to see and do and information about itineraries, costs, how to save money, and more!
Our destination guide aims to give you all the information you need to have an amazing experience in this amazing country. Find affordable travel and backpacking ideas with advice for amazing things to do and how you can be more than just your average traveller. You can also get recommendations for budget travel tips, where to stay and advice how to stay safe.
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- Capital: Taipei
- Currency: New Taiwan dollar (TWD)
- Country Size: 35,980km²
- Population: 23,355,000 (approx)
- Language: Mandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese, Hakka
Why Visit Taiwan
Here are some great reasons to book a trip to Taiwan:
- Experience life in the Far East and learn more about a different culture
- Try new foods
- See a sky lantern festival
- Explore Taipei - one of the most modern and interesting cities in Asia
Best Places to See in Taiwan
- Taroko National Park
- Gold Ecological Park
- Golden Waterfall
- Yin Yang Sea
- Mountain KeeLung
- Long Shan Temple
- Shi Fen Waterfall
- Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
- Penghu Islands
- Yangming Mountain
- Kenting National Park
- Alishan National Scenic Area
Gap Year in Taiwan
Thinking about taking a gap year to the far East? Search ideas, trips and programs in Taiwan on our travel directory. You will get to experience world class destinations like the city of Taipei which is a mix of new and old and this is where most international flights arrive. There are lots of different options available.