Quick Guide to Taiwan

From the hustle and bustle of its capital Taipei to the delights of Taroko Gorge and the lush greenery and beaches of Kenting National Park, Taiwan has something for everyone.

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Our Top Tips for Taiwan Holidays

Taiwan's not as cheap as other Asian countries so make sure you factor this in when working out costs. It's still possible to have a holiday in Taiwan on a budget though, just so long as you book things like flights and hotels in Taiwan well in advance. You can also keep food costs down by visiting the many backstreet noodle bars and markets – Taipei's Shilin Night Market is an attraction in itself and you can pick up snacks such as an oyster omelette (a local favourite) for just a few pounds.

When to Go to Taiwan

The best time to take a trip to Taiwan weather-wise is from October to December or from March to May when it's warm but not sweltering and rainfall is at its lowest. If you plan to head into the mountainous regions though, the climate is pretty moderate all year round, but the weather is prone to sudden changes so your best bet is to pack for every eventuality. There are plenty of festivals throughout the year, so you may wish to book a flight to Taiwan to experience one. The Dragon Boat Festival, held on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, is a colourful celebration not to be missed.