Some people travel to explore new cultures, some seek adventures and thrills while others seek to relax and indulge their senses. By taking a trip to Taiwan, you can experience all that and much more. From colorful carnivals to lantern festivals, soothing hot springs to fortune telling, authentic shopping to delicious food, wild nightlife to unique wildlife, Taiwan is a definitely a treat.
With its majestic peaks, rolling hills and plains, oceans, coastlines, marine life, birds, butterflies, national parks, scenic areas, forests, farms and valleys, Taiwan is very popular for its eco tourism where you can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities such as surfing, rafting and scuba diving in addition to day excursions and walking and biking tours.
3 Main Attractions: Taroko National Park, Sun Moon Lake, Yushan
Culture Norms: Despite Taiwan's complex ethnic and cultural mix, its way of life is predominantly Chinese, and ancient customs and festivals are celebrated with fervor. Taiwanese people are on the whole extremely friendly, and standards of hospitality are high. Entertainment is more commonly offered in restaurants than in private homes, and visitors are not usually expected to entertain. Casual wear is widely acceptable. The official language of Taiwan is Mandarin Chinese, so make sure to familiarize yourself with basic phrases prior to your trip.
Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 1.0 $, coffee – 3.3 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 19.6 $
Emergency Numbers: Police: 100244 Ambulance: 100215 Fire brigade: 100264
Vaccinations: Hepatitis A & B vaccinations are recommended for all travelers. Yellow fever, required for all travelers greater than one year of age arriving from a yellow-fever-infected area. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken. Japanese encephalitis, for travelers who may spend a month or more in rural areas and for short-term travelers who may spend substantial time outdoors in rural areas, especially after dusk. Rabies and Typhoid vaccinations maybe required depending on your trip activities.
Name: New Taiwan Dollar
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