I wish to visit Taipei on my 5-7 days tour to taiwan in the month of November. I am travelling with my spouse. I am interested in Cultural Visit, Heritage, Nature and Village Life.

asked on 04 Oct 2015
Tay Eu Jin Eu Jin
Interest: Nature, Heritage, Village Life, Cultural Visit
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Taiwan is an island country situated off the coast of Okinawa, Japan and Philippines. It lies on the Western edge of the Pacific Ocean. The shape of the country is like a leaf which is narrow at the ends. This island nation is popular for tall mountains and beautiful forests. The nation attracts large number of tourists every year. The travelers have an experience of their life-time exploring the beauty and glorious history of the island nation. There are amazing sites to view in Taiwan. Taiwan has many large cities and towns such as Taipei, New Taipei, Hsinchu, Hualien, Keelung, Taichung, etc. The tourists get all the facilities like transport, hotels etc in all the cities of Taiwan. The tourists have so much to see in this country from natural beauty to the country's cultural inheritance. There are many rare species of the world in the country. I would try my best to make a nice itinerary of Taiwan so that its leads to a memorable trip of yours.

Basic Travelling Details

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Take a flight from Bangkok, Thailand to Hualien, Taiwan. The time taken to reach in flight is 3 hours 25 minutes.


Taiwan’s climate is characterized by extremely different climatic conditions in different seasons. All the seasons are quite different from each other. Taiwan is hot and humid in summers from June to September. The temperature falls down largely in winters. The best time to visit Taiwan is October-December.


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Hualien County has the largest area of all counties in Taiwan. You can enjoy the scenic beauty and fresh air of Hualien.

Day 1

On the first day of your trip, you can see the popular Taroko Gorge. The other tourist attractions to be seen in Hualien are Hualien County Stone Sculpture Museum, Pine Garden, Hualien Ocean Park and Taitung.

Taroko Gorge

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Taroko National Park is one of the nine national parks in Taiwan and was named after the Taroko Gorge, the landmark gorge of the park. Taroko Gorge and its surrounding area are well known for their abundant supply of marble. Taroko National Park is accessible West from Hsincheng Station of the Taiwan Railways Administration.

Hualien County Stone Sculpture Museum

The Hualien County Stone Sculptural Museum is a museum of stone sculpture in Hualien City. The museum is a two-story building constructed with Shimizu form work and piled stones. The building has a modern architecture with high ceilings.

Pine Garden

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Pine Garden is located at the highest point in Hualien City. Pine Garden was formerly inside of a pine forest and used as the military department's office of Hualien Port. It is closed on every second and fourth Tuesday each month.

Hualien Ocean Park

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Hualien Ocean Park is a water theme park in Hualien. Hualien Ocean Park has ferries wheel and cable car. The main attractions of this park are Dolphin Show, Fly across the ocean and Pirate of El Dorado.


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You can visit Taitung by renting a car from Hualien. Taitung is situated on the delta of the Beinan River. Tiatung is known for its mountains and coastal areas. Taitung celebrates several festivals and is rich in cultural diversity. The place is popular for cycling. The famous cycling routes in Taitung are in Chishang, Longtian Village, etc. Taitung is also known as the garden of Taiwan.


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The distance between Taitung and Kaohsiung is of around three hours and the same can be covered by boarding a train. Kaohsiung is the second largest city of Taiwan. Kaohsiung is a massive port city in southern Taiwan. Its focal point is the Love River, with walking paths and cafes along its banks, and cruise boats navigating its waters.

Day 2

The itinerary of the second day should include the cultural places to visit in Kaohsiung are TianHou Temple, Fo-kwang Shan (largest Buddhist monastery), Shoushan (mountain) and Lotus Lake.

TianHou Temple

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Tianhou Temple is the oldest temple in Kaohsiung City. Its floor plan adopts the design of a double-hall and double-wing. The front hall and the main hall are connected by a pagoda. The stone lions at the center gate are elegant and beautiful and are carved from high quality stone.

Fo-kwang Shan

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Fo-kwang Shan is the largest Buddhist monaestry in taiwan. It has the main hall in the center, 8 towers in the front, a giant Buddha statue on the back, leaning south towards the spiritual mountain, and a park stationed on the north side. Fo Guang Shan is rich in religion background, rare unique artifacts is in displayed everywhere makes the spiritual visit both educational and interesting.

Shoushan (Mountain)

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The travelers hike the Shoushan Mountain to see the panoramic view of Kaohsiung. It was named Ape Hill by the Dutch in the 17th century to describe many monkeys on this mountain. The mountain is accessible within walking distance north of Sizihwan Station of the Kaohsiung MRT.

Lotus Lake

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Lotus Pond is a man-made lake and popular tourist destination in Kaohsiung City. It is famous for the lotus plants on the lake and the numerous temples around the lake. You can visit the Lotus Lake and take a walk.


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Taichung is the third largest city of Taiwan. It’s a gateway for exploring the island’s mountainous interior, including nature areas like Sun Moon Lake, popular for boating and hiking. Taichung is a city of temples, cultural places, and historical sites.

Day 3

The itinerary of the second day should include the National Museum of Natural Science, WanChun Temple, Wanhe Temple, Taichung city hall and Lake Pavilion in Taichung Park.

National Museum of Natural Science

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The National Museum of Natural Science covers 22 acres area and is a six venue housing the Space IMAX Theater, Science Center, Life Science Hall, Human Cultures Hall, Global Environment Hall, and Botanical Garden.

WanChun Temple

The Wanchun Temple is the oldest religious structure in Taichung city with the name meaning is 'temple of 10, 000 springs'. Outside of the temple is a small incinerator in which locals burn fake monetary bills in the belief that they will be of use to their deceased relatives.

Wanhe Temple

Taichung Wanhe Temple is one of the most ancient temples in Chinese culture. Wanhe Temple is a level-3 historic monument and a national treasure. It is constructed in the three-hall style, with a main hall, a back hall and two smaller chambers to the left and the right. The most interesting activity held by the temple is the "Surname Show"

Taichung Park

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The Taichung Park is the most time-honored park in Taichung. The park has an artificial lake and two adjacent pavilions in the lake. The park has facilities for kayaking in the lake, tennis court, outdoor platform and kids playground. The Lake in this Park was originally a natural pond. It lake contains full of ducks and turtles.


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You can reach Hsinchu from Taichung in approximately one and a half hour by bus or train. Hsinchu also known as the windy city owing to its climate is the oldest city in northern Taiwan.

Day 4

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This is the fourth day of your trip, you can visit the famous tourist attractions include temples, museums, parks, galleries, etc. The names of the various temples are Guan Di Temple, City God Temple, etc. Then you can go to the Craft Glass Museum, the Municipal Image Museum, Hsinchu City Military Dependent’s Villages Museum, etc. Hsinchu zoo is the oldest zoo in Taiwan and you will surely have a great time. The views of the Green Grass Lake are breathe-taking as you can see eye pleasing sites. Hsinchu garden offers hiking opportunities and you can look at the numerous species of flora. The cherry on the cake is Eighteen Peaks Mountains from where you can have the entire view of the city.


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Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan. The place is quite cheap. You can cover the distance from Hsinchu to Taipei of 90 km by travelling by road in around an hour. Taipei is a very charming city and if you are taking a walk around the city, you will surely explore the hidden charm of the capital city. It is the best of all the Taiwan cities as it is full of museums, galleries, temples, parks, hot springs, exciting activities, etc. The city offers delicious food and you cannot afford to miss the mouth watering street food. The city is extremely laded with rich culture, art and architecture. There is so much to enjoy in Taipei from historical places to parks to the happening night life of the city.

Day 5

The fifth day of your trip should include Longshan Temple, Baoan Temple, Zhongshan Hall, Taipei Botanical Garden and 228 Peace Park.

Longshan Temple

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Longshan Temple is a temple in Wanhua District, Taipei. It served as a place of worship and a gathering place for the Chinese settlers. Like most temples in Taiwan, the temple worships a mixture of deities from Buddhism and Chinese folk religion. Longshan Temple is seen as an emblematic example of Taiwanese classical architecture.

Baoan Temple

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Baoan Temple is a Taiwanese folk religion temple built in the Datong district of Taipei, Taiwan. The temple is accessible within walking distance west of Yuanshan Station of Taipei Metro.

Zhongshan Hall

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Zhongshan Hall is a cultural hub and hosts cultural activities and events. Zhongshan Hall is a historical building which originally functioned as the Taipei City Hall. The four-story steel structure of the building was designed to be fire-resistant and to withstand severe earthquakes and typhoons. The original building was faced in light green tile to make it less visible to aerial bombers. The windows are adorned with classical designs in a Spanish Islamic style.

Taipei Botanical Garden

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The Taipei Botanical Garden is located in the Nanhai Academy on Nanhai Road in Taipei. The Botanical Garden covers an area of about 15 hectares and includes over 1, 500 plant species. The garden has over 1, 500 species of plants. There are 17 districts in the garden, exhibiting various plants.

228 Peace Park

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The 228 Peace Memorial Park is a historic site and municipal park in Taipei. The park contains memorials to victims of the 228 Incident of 1947, including the Taipei 228 Memorial and the Taipei 228 Memorial Museum. The park also has a bandshell and exercise areas.

Day 6

The sixth day of the trip, you can enjoy the activity of hiking which is very popular in Taipei. The hiking trails in Taipei are Elephant Mountain Hiking Trail, Yangmingshan National Park, etc. There are even theme parks to add fun element to the journey like Taipei Water Park, Children’s Recreation Center, Taipei Zoo, etc. The city hosts several festivals throughout the year like the Dragon Boat Festival, Lantern Festival, Golden Horse Chinese Language Film festival, Taipei international travel fair etc.

Yangmingshan National Park

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Yangmingshan National Park is one of the nine national parks in Taiwan. The National Park is famous for its cherry blossoms, hot springs, sulfur deposits, fumaroles, venomous snakes, and hiking trails, including Taiwan's tallest dormant volcano, Seven Star Mountain.

Taipei Water Park

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Taipei Water Park is one of the facilities invested by Taipei Water Department. It functions as an educational place that introduces people how to use water. Children are welcome to join exciting water games and abundant recreational facilities. Moreover, swimming pool, SPA pond, etc are popular for relaxations.

Taipei Zoo

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Taipei Zoo is the most famous zoological garden in Taiwan and a leader in conservation, research and education, and recreation. It is also the largest zoo in Asia. The Taipei Zoo displays animals from Taiwan, Australia, Africa, the Asian tropical rainforest, the desert, and the temperate zones.

Lantern Festival

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The Taiwan Lantern Festival is an annual event hosted by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications in Taiwan to celebrate the Lantern Festival. There are many activities all over Taiwan during Taiwan Lantern Festival. During the Taiwan Lantern Festival, thousands of sky lanterns light over Pingxi District in Taiwan. These lanterns are decorated with wishes and images relating to the owner.

Day 7

The happy and memorable journey will now be coming at an end. The journey would have been full of visits to Taiwan temples, museums, parks, etc. Then you can take a flight from Taipei, Taiwan to Bangkok, Thailand.
I hope the destinations mentioned, according to your interest will lead to a memorable trip. I wish you return with the most exciting experience and memories of your life.
Have a wonderful trip!
Ridhima Arora

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