Wendy’s Guide to Taiwan

Are you planning a trip to Taiwan? How exciting! Even though I am not joining your trip, I share your excitement as you will soon embark on an unforgettable adventure and Taiwan has so much to offer.

My love affair with Taiwan started back in the 2000s because of the Taiwanese band Mayday 五月天 and their music. My first trip to Taiwan was to attend their concerts and explore their hometowns. During my trip, I discovered so many sides of Taiwan – its unique culture, friendly communities, diverse cuisine, and breathtaking landscape – that keep tempting me to return to the island.

Here’s my “love letter” to Taiwan, a curated collection of Taiwan travel guides for travelers who are interested to explore Taiwan beyond the well-trodden paths. The articles and resources cover a range of topics from travel recommendations to itineraries. Enjoy reading and have fun planning your next getaway to Taiwan!

* I am working to update this guide regularly. If you are looking for any Taiwan travel information, contact me and I will try to add them to this guide!

Latest Taiwan Travel Information

Guide to Taiwan Lucky Land Campaign: How to be lucky and win Taiwan travel prizes

Taiwan Travel Guides

Travel Guides to Taipei 台北

Day trips from Taipei

Guides to Chiayi 嘉義

Guides to Taitung 台東

Guides to Fun Festivals in Taiwan

Taiwan’s Disneyland without roller coasters: Everything about the Taiwan Lantern Festival

Guides to fun activities in Taiwan

Guides to Taiwan islands

Guide to Outer Islands in Taiwan: Green Island, Orchid Island, and Penghu

Useful Taiwan Travel Resources

Transportation in Taiwan: How to get around Taiwan easily

Photo Credit: Taiwan Railway Administration

Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) 臺鐵

Taiwan Railway Administration operates a comprehensive network of trains connecting cities and small towns. There are several types of passenger trains such as intercity, Fuxing, Juguang, Ziqiang and more so you can select the train that suits your budget and time. Advance reservations for weekend and holiday trains are highly recommended, especially for tickets to Taitung. Book your tickets on TRA website! The TRA app is very useful too.

Photo credit: Taiwan High Speed Rail

Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) 台灣高鐵

Taiwan High Speed Rail connects cities and towns in Taiwan with its fast and comfortable trains. THSR tickets are more expensive than local trains operated by Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) but you can cut down traveling time and hassle. Save money by buying your tickets early on THSR website!

You can purchase THSR tickets on external websites like klook too. Get 10% with this code US10NEW!

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle 台灣好行

The Taiwan Tourist Shuttle bus service is a lifesaver for travellers who do not drive as it is super convenient. From the major attractions, Taiwan train station, to High Speed Rail stations, the shuttles take you to the main tourist attractions in Taiwan. They offer so many scenic routes at very affordable prices.

Taiwan Tour Bus 台灣觀巴

Taiwan Tour Bus offers bus tour itineraries along with the major scenic spots of Taiwan. The hassle-free bus tour packages include pre-planned itineraries, meal plans, and sometimes even accommodation for multi-day tours.

Alishan Forest Railway 阿里山森林火車

Book your tickets for the popular Alishan Forest Railway on this website managed by Alishan Forest Railway and Cultural Heritage Office. English webpage is available and you reserve train tickets and pay online.

Taiwan travel tourism websites

Blogs Sharing Taiwan Travel Content

  • The Occasional Traveller: Jaclynn is a prolific writer who creates very detailed and useful content about traveling around Taiwan. I referred to some of her articles for my trips to the remote islands in Taitung. Head to her blog to read more!
  • Nick Kembel’s Taiwan Obsessed and Spiritual Travels: Nick is a Canadian who spent many years in Taiwan. His blog is filled with enlightening content about traveling well and thoughtfully around Taiwan. I followed his articles about Alishan closely to plan my trips. Check out his blog for travel insights and tips!
  • The Wandering Wasp – Juvena is motocycle traveller, storyteller, and inspirational speaker. She has provided information and itineraries about exploring Taiwan on a scooter. Here’s a collection of her useful articles. You can watch her informative videos on her Youtube channel.
  • Outsider in Chiayi – Joanna Sun, the “Outsider in Chiayi,” is a creative arts producer from Taipei. When she was 34 years old, she moved to Chiayi and has since been exploring and sharing Chiayi’s arts, culture, and local cuisine. Her social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) and website provide a treasure trove of information (in Chinese) about exploring and eating around Chiayi.
  • Ocean Love Dive Club 海洋樂潛水俱樂部 – Grace Yu is a diving instructor based in Bitou Cape fishing village. The founder of Ocean Love Dive Club 海洋 樂潛水俱樂部, she runs a B1 seaside café and enjoys outdoor activities with like-minded travellers.
  • The Bivy Taiwan – Kelly Khiew is a Singaporean rock climbing guide and instructor who has set up The Bivy, the first climbers’ hostel in Bitou Cape fishing village. She enjoys leading rock climbing guided tours and classes.

Videos About Taiwan

  • Dear Alyne: Alyne is well known for her viral content and videos. Check out her Youtube channel for fun and informative videos about Taiwan! She has travel and lifestyle blog and runs content creator classes.
  • Kayla Cosmos 金門女孩: Kayla is an American content creator based in Taiwan. Check out her videos that share valuable insights about living and traveling around Taiwan!

My Taiwan guide is included in the blog Must-read travel blogs before you travel to Taiwan” published by educational publisher Twinkl.

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