Self-sufficient Taiwan backpacking experience

aiwan, one of the emerging tourist destinations in recent times, has always been the favorite choice of many young people. Whether you love experiential travel, nature or want to see the development of a modern city, Taiwan will always be where you find what you expect. Taiwanese backpacking is no stranger to Vietnamese people anymore. Currently, Taiwan also has policies to relax visa applications, so more and more Vietnamese people travel there. Hope this article, Gonatour will help everyone who intends to travel to Taiwan on their own.

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1. When to go to Taiwan?

  • Taiwan’s climate has 4 seasons, spring from March to April, summer from May to September, autumn from October to November, winter from December to February. Taiwan belongs to the subtropical climate zone, with average annual temperatures ranging from 3c to 4c. Northern Taiwan usually receives heavy rains from late October to March. The south climate is hotter than the north, summer often has the southwest monsoon accompanied by rain. In months 5,9 and 10 in Taiwan there are usually typhoons.
  • Taiwan has a subtropical climate with four springs, summers, autumns, and winters with very obvious seasonal shifts, so it is necessary to prepare seasonal clothes.
    • Spring from March to April in the morning and evening it is cold and during the day the weather is warm, mountains and hills, grass and flowers are full of life, in March it is still cold, in April it is warmer;
    • Summer from May to August, hot and humid weather temperature from 5 to 8oC, often with many rainstorms;
    • Autumn from September to November, the temperature is from 9 to 11oC, the sky is clear, the weather is beautiful, November has cold days like winter;
    • In winter from December to February, the temperature is lower than 12oC, often with light rain.
  • Taiwan has a subtropical climate, high humidity. Summers are usually very hot while winters in alpine areas always snow. However, the further south, the more pleasant Taiwan’s weather becomes. The best time to visit Taiwan is from September to 9, the climate is cool, dry, and months 11 to 2, the weather is also dry, the flowers bloom jubilantly. Summer from June to August is an ideal time to walk along the East Coast, the sea and blue skies are called tilting, but this is also the time when storms are most often hit.
  • It only takes 7 to 10 days to explore most of the must-see places in Taiwan, but depending on the time and economic conditions, you can choose the right itinerary. Taiwan’s two largest cities are Taipei and Kaohsiung. From these two cities, you can easily go to other places.
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1.1 Taiwan weather

  • Taiwanese weather, especially Taiwanese Taipei weather, is quite similar to Northern Vietnam weather. You should pay attention to carefully consider the weather before deciding to go, because in Taiwan winter or storms, the temperature in Taiwan is about 10-15 degrees Celsius, if you come in a lucky year as cold as February 2, you will encounter snow at the foot of the mountain.
  • But the majority of tourist destinations in Taiwan are only beautiful on sunny days. If you go in spring (around March 3) then there will be cherry blossoms in the high mountains, such as in Yangmingshan.

1.2 Does winter snow in Taiwan?

  • Winter in Taiwan is usually quite short but the weather is colder than Viet Na, this time is more suitable for people who tolerate cold well, like snow and hot spicy hot pot dishes.
  • One of the experiences not to be missed when coming to Taiwan in autumn or winter is soaking in hot springs, relaxing and watching the surrounding nature.
  • Hehuanshan: Hehuanshan is located in Taroko Gorge National Park. At 3,416 meters, it is the highest peak you can visit by car. Due to its height, the temperature may drop below the freezing point in winter. Many Taiwanese people like to come here to watch the early season snowfall.

2. How to apply for a Taiwan visa

  • Unlike other countries in Southeast Asia, you have to apply for a visa when you arrive in Taiwan. It will be simpler if you have been to the US, Canada, UK, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the European Schengen visa (including immigration card) will be visa-free. The period of stay is for a period of 30 days, provided that online registration is required to be approved, after approval to be able to check in and enter Taiwan.
  • Otherwise, you will have to prepare about 5000 USD for proof of finances. In addition, you also have to pay a visa fee of 50USD for taking after 5 working days, 75USD for taking after 2 working days.
    • Note that this fee is required to be paid in USD.

2.1 What to prepare when applying for a Taiwan visa

  • Documents that you need to prepare before proceeding to fill out the form when applying for a Taiwan tourist visa:
    • Passport valid for 6 months or more;
    • Information proving the tourist’s occupation (labor contract, health insurance, business license, social insurance …).
    • Financial proof information (such as passbook, land use right certificate, ground lease contract,…).
    • Information about booking air tickets both ways.
    • Information about booking hotels.
    • Detailed information about taking Taiwan Travel Itinerary.

2.2 Detailed instructions for applying for a Taiwan visa

Step 1: Visit the website to declare the form

  • Path:
  • Log in to Taiwan visa application website
  • Select “General Visa Applications”

Pro tips:

  • You can continue to fill out the unfinished online Taiwan Visa form by clicking on link number 1, by entering the Temporary No code of the declaration form and passport number. Only applicable to unsubmitted forms.
  • You can reprint the declaration form at any time by clicking on link number 2, entering the Application Number of the declaration form and passport number. Only applies to submitted forms.
  • Therefore, you can confidently declare the form without fear of errors because you can re-declare and reprint the form.

Step 2: Select the application location and Visa type

  • Fill in the information about where to apply for Visa, passport and Visa type
  • Nationality: select nationality (Vietnam)
  • Domestic ID No.: passport number
  • Select where you will be applying for your visa: choose where to apply for your visa (Asia, Taipei Office in HCM)
  • Category: select visa category, tourism, select “visitor visa”
  • Number of Entries: number of entries, 1 select “single”

Step 3: Fill in the Visa applicant’s personal information

  • Fill in the Visa applicant’s personal information
  • Surname: surname
  • Given name: name
  • Chinese name, Former or other name: no blanks
  • Former or other nationality: none, select “None”
  • ID No.: passport number, usually filled in above and the system will automatically enter it in this box
  • Sex: gender, male chooses “Male”, female chooses “Female” and other “Others”
  • Date of birth: fill in date of birth in order of year, month, day
  • Place of birth: place of birth, name of city/province and country
  • Next is the full name, date of birth of father (father) and mother (mother)
  • Marial status: marital status, single “Single”, married “Married”, divorced “Divorced” …
  • Occupation: select your current industry, not on the list, select “other”
  • Name of employer or school: the name of the company you work for, or the name of the school if you are still in school
  • Address and telephone number in Taiwan: fill in the address and phone number of the hotel in Taiwan (the information must match the hotel booking), or if staying at a relative’s house, enter the person’s address and SDT
  • Adress and telephone number in home country: fill in the address and phone number where you usually reside (by household registration, identity card)
  • Current address and telephone number: address and telephone number of your current residence, if the same as your permanent residence, fill in the same as above
  • Email: enter your email address (if any)
  • Then, click “Next”

Step 4: Fill in your passport and trip to Taiwan

  • Fill in passport and travel information
  • Passport type: Most of us use a regular passport (Regular) corresponding to “Type P” on your passport. Fill in the passport number (passport no.), date of issue, expiration date (date of expiry), place of issue
  • Purpose of travel: the purpose of the trip, if it is tourism, select “Tourism”
  • Have you ever been issued an ROC visa?: Have you ever had a Taiwanese visa? If you don’t have one, select “No”
  • Date of Arrival in Taiwan: Enter the date you plan to arrive in Taiwan
  • Proposed Date of Departure: Enter the date you will leave Taiwan
  • “Details of your contact in Taiwan” section: If you are self-sufficient, enter “None” in the fields
  • Are you an R.O.C. citizen’s spouse? No “No” option
  • Click “Next” to continue

Step 5: Answer the questions

  • Page 3 is questions related to having entered, worked in Taiwan, been denied a visa, etc. Select “No” all if you are applying for a Taiwanese visa for the first time
  • Answer questions about your travel history
  • Select “Next”, appear next listing

Step 6: Provide information on the intended date of application and the applicant

  • Date of Application: Select the intended date to apply for a visa.
  • “Was this application filled in by another person on your behalf?” (Was this form filled out by someone else?) and “Was the application submitted by an agent?” (Is it submitted by any other unit?): These 2 items select “No”, you do not need to fill in the relevant information fields, the system will automatically hide those items as follows:
  • Provide information on the date of application and the applicant
  • Click “Submit” to finish filling in the information. On the next page is a statement that the application information is correct. Select “I Agree”
  • Commitment that the information in the application is accurate

Step 7: Confirm completion of online form declaration

  • The system sends confirmation of your application form, click “Print Application Form” to print it or download the PDF file to your computer.
  • Confirmation of completion of Taiwan Visa application
  • The online download Visa application will be as follows:
  • Taiwan Visa Application Page 1
  • Taiwan Visa Application Page 2
  • You can download the form again at any time by following the instructions in Step 1.
  • Please remember to print this PDF file, paste the photo, sign it, and submit it with the application when applying for a visa.
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2.4 Embassy of Taiwan

Taiwanese Embassy in Hanoi (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hanoi)

  • Address : 5th Floor, HITC Building, 239 Xuan Thuy Street, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Phone: (024)-3833-5501
  • Fax: 84-24-3833-5508
  • Website:
  • Working time : 08:30 to 12:30, 13:30 to 17:30 From Monday to Friday
  • Emergency Relief Contact Phone:0913219986 (This number is only used for emergency or life-threatening relief such as accidents, robberies)

Taiwanese Embassy in Ho Chi Minh City (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ho Chi Minh City)

  • Address: 336 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Ward 4, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone: (84-28) 3834 9160
  • Fax: (84-28) 3834 9166
  • Website:
  • Working time : 08:30 to 12:30, 13:30 to 17:30 From Monday to Friday

Embassy of Taiwan provides information

  • Taiwanese Embassy in Vietnam runs an inclusive range of consular services to local, Taiwanese, and international citizens in Vietnam.
  • The Taiwanese Embassy in Vietnam supports Vietnamese citizens through its consular services, if they:
  • Need general or specific info regarding economy of Taiwan, culture, sports, education and more
  • Need information regarding requirements and process of getting Taiwan Citizenship
  • Find specific contacts and information in Taiwan
  • Want to apply and obtain Taiwan Visa
  • Solving Taiwan visa issues for Vietnamese citizens
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3. How to exchange Taiwanese currency

3.1 What currencies are used in Taiwan

  • The Taiwan dollar is the currency in Taiwan. Often referred to as New Taiwan, denoted as NT$, written tawsrt as TWD. The New Taiwan Currency is completely different from the RMB circulated in Mainland China.
  • In Taiwan, there are two types: coins and paper money in circulation. Coins are available in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 yuan, 5jiao. Banknotes are 50 yuan, 100 yuan, 200 yuan, 1,000 yuan, 2,000 yuan.
  • Taiwanese people also have the habit of using cash quite similar to Vietnamese. However, cards are also accepted, you can bring both cash and cards to pay.

3.2 Taiwanese currency exchange addresses

  • You can exchange money at Le Thanh Ton Street in District 1 or Le Van Sy in District 3, these are extremely familiar addresses.
  • In addition, you can completely exchange Taiwanese currency at the system of banks. However, the procedure will be a bit complicated and the amount exchanged often does not meet your needs.
  • New Taiwan Exchange Rate 1TWD ~ 730 – 750 VND, you should refer to the exchange rate before exchanging currency.

3.3 Some notes on the Taiwanese currency

  • Visitors entering Taiwan are not allowed to bring more than TWD 60,000 in cash. For the amount of USD there is no limit. However, if you are carrying more than 10,000 USD, you need to notify customs upon entry.
  • You can completely use credit cards to spend money during your trip to Taiwan at shopping malls, big stores.
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4. Which airline should Taiwan buy urgently?

  • Going abroad like Taiwan, the plane will definitely be the most suitable means for your trip. In Vietnam, there are many direct flights to Taiwan provided by airlines such as China Airlines, Eva Air, Vietnam Airlines, Mandarin Airlines, Uni Air, Vanilla Air, VietJet Air. These flights usually fly directly to major cities such as Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung.

4.1 Cheap airfare to Taiwan

  • The price of round-trip air tickets here is usually quite high, to save costs, you should “hunt” for cheap air tickets by booking tickets about 2-3 months in advance, so it will be much more preferential.
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5. Taiwan Tourist Destinations

5.1 Taiwan travel map

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5.2 Kaohsiung Taiwan

  • It is the 2nd largest city in Taiwan, one of the two municipalities directly under the central government of the Republic of China. The city has 11 districts, each with a district office that manages the day-to-day affairs between the city government and its citizens. Kaohsiung is Taiwan’s major manufacturing, oil refining, and transportation center; Unlike Taipei, the streets of Kaohsiung are more spacious and traffic is smoother. Kaohsiung Port is Taiwan’s main port, one of the 4 largest ports in the world. In addition, Kaohsiung is the center of the shipbuilding industry and also a major naval base of the Republic of China.

5.3 Chiayi Taiwan

  • Chiayi is often known as a “feeder” place to Alishan. Many people think of Chiayi as an undeveloped province of Taiwan, but Chiayi 2020 is different now, Chiayi is growing with many interesting destinations in that city. A small revelation to #teamsốngảo is that the university that was chosen as the studio for the hit Taiwanese idol film Meteor Garden every year is located in Chiayi. Getting to school is also quite convenient thanks to the bus route.
  • From Chiayi to Tainan takes about 50 minutes, from Chiayi to Taichung takes about 2 hours by train, you can consider combining Chiayi with Taichung or Tainan to make the trip to Taiwan “productive”.

5.4 Taiwan Rainbow Village

  • Rainbow Village (also known as Rainbow Village) is a village with a unique art style in Taiwan. This village was created by Mr. Huang Yung-Fu. Mr. Huang was born in 1924, the eldest child of a family of 4 siblings in Guangdong province, China. His artistic talent was revealed early on. However, he took the military route to join the Kuomintang in 1946. In 1949, the Kuomintang was defeated, and he and other fighters fled to Taiwan and they were given housing estates to stay on the island. Eventually, some settlements became home to many veterans and their families who spent most of their lives here.
  • Frustrated with the village being demolished, Huang began painting unique paintings on the walls of his house and surrounding buildings as an effort to preserve them. Increasingly, his artistic drawings became more unique and expanded to all parts of the village. His colorful works including birds, animals and people gradually formed a very interesting cultural feature. Later, students from nearby Ling Tung and Hung Kuang universities discovered his artwork and petitioned the mayor of Taichung to preserve the collection of these 11 unique surviving houses. It was from here that the Rainbow Village was born and quickly became one of Taiwan’s most popular tourist attractions.
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5.5 Taiwan Taipei

  • Taipei is the capital of the Republic of China (commonly referred to as “Taiwan”) and the central city of the largest metropolitan area in Taiwan. Taipei is located at the northern end of the main island and is located on the Damshui River, 25 km northeast of the Pacific port city of Keelong. Another coastal city, which is now a county of New Taipei, is Damshui, which is 20 kilometers northwest of Taipei and is located at the mouth of the river of the same name in the Taiwan Strait. Taipei is located on two relatively narrow valleys formed by the Keelong River and the Xindian River, two confluence rivers that form the Damshui River and flow along the city’s western border.
  • The city of Taipei is surrounded by New Taipei on all sides. Taipei is the political, economic, and cultural center of Taiwan. National Taiwan University is located in Taipei, as is the National Palace Museum, which is home to one of the largest collections of Chinese antiquities and paintings in the world. Taipei is considered a global city, and is part of a major industrial region.
  • Trains, bullet trains, national highways, airports and bus routes connect Taipei with all other places throughout Taiwan. The city’s aviation needs are met by two airports – Songshan Airport and Taoyuan Airport. Taipei was founded in the early 18th century and became an important center for overseas trade in the 19th century.

5.6 Southern Taiwan

  • Nantou is located in the central area on the map of Taiwan, so it is likened to the heart of Taiwan.
  • Nantou District occupies an area of about 4,100 km2. It is home to Taiwan’s highest peak – Yushan Peak (Jade Mountain). In addition, there are 41 other mountains higher than 3,000 meters. All mountains form a beautiful stretch of green.
  • Taiwan’s longest river, the Zhuoshui River, also winds through Nantou County.
  • Nantou is heavily dependent on agriculture. Therefore, there is an abundance of agricultural products along with the rustic features of the village and nature. This is one of the main attractions of the district.
  • In addition, the county also has dozens of well-planned farm areas. It is the perfect destination for a family trip to the countryside.
  • Sun Moon Lake is a lake located in Nantou County. This is also the largest lake in Taiwan. Sun Moon Lake is located at an altitude of 748 m above sea level, with picturesque scenery.

5.7 Fo Guangshan Taiwan

  • Fo Guangshan is located in Dai Tho village, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and is a massive Buddha architectural complex started by Master Xingyun from 1967 until 1974. When it was first built, Fo Guang Son was only a little-known temple, but it was the contributions of Buddhists and abbots that made Fo Guang Son a spiritual spot for all Taiwanese tourists.
  • Fo Guang Shan is not only present in Taiwan but also in many other places such as Australia, the United States … All thanks to Master Nebula who has traveled all over the world.
  • Currently, Fo Guang Shan is considered one of the “Four Great Mountains” (the four major Buddhist organizations of Taiwanese Buddhism). This project has been voted by TripAdvisor for 4 consecutive years (since 2014) in the top 10 most beautiful landscapes in Taiwan.
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5.8 Taiwan Night Market

Ximending Night Market

  • Ximending night market attracts many young people to visit and explore. You will be able to stroll to see the stall in a natural, airy atmosphere without being confined like other shopping streets. Clothing in Ximending has many different styles such as Japanese, Chinese and Western. If you are a fashionista, you cannot ignore this ideal place to buy yourself stylish new outfits.

Raohe Night Market

  • Raohe Night Market is not only a Chinese food paradise, but it is also one of the Taipei shopping destinations that is extremely popular with foreign tourists. Visitors here can buy all kinds of goods from clothes, shoes, bags to electronics, phones or everyday items. Buying souvenirs for friends and relatives at Raohe night market is a very good suggestion for visitors. Crafts made from wooden bamboo, finely embroidered handkerchiefs or Buddhist-related items are all typical products of the beautiful country of Taiwan.

Tainan Flower Night Market

  • Tainan Flower Night Market is the largest and most famous night market in the southern city of Taiwan. A famous specialty at this night market is the “coffin bread”, a delicious bread shaped almost like a coffin, filled with corn cream sauce. You will not be able to imagine the huge amount of bread consumed every day here. There are also some other famous specialty dishes such as spice soup, pickled guava and milk tea.

Xin Jue Jiang Night Market

  • This is one of the busiest night markets in Taiwan, famous for its artificial lake that shimmers like a starry sky. There are many delicious dishes, clothes, Korean, Taiwanese, Japanese cosmetics … Most of the small businesses here don’t say anything, so it’s hard to pay the price. In particular, there is lemongrass hot pot, a certain dish not to be missed.
  • How to get there: Take MRT Centrel Park, exit 2

Phung Giap Night Market

  • It is a stopover for every tourist coming from northern and southern Taiwan. The market is open on weekdays, from 16pm until midnight, always crowded with people, filled with delicious flavors from good chefs from all over Taiwan gathered together Octopus meat is tied into the shape of a ball, “loaded with baked potatoes”, sausages rolled with rice glutinous, crepes, oyster fried chicken, sweet ball taro soup. Especially, do not miss the rotten tofu and spicy duck head.
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6. What is Taiwan famous for?

6.1 Taiwanese food

  • Not only strong in tourism services, but when coming here, tourists are also attracted by the food culture of Taiwanese people extremely unique not inferior to international friends, they are even called “International Culinary Republic”. If people have ever known the Chinese food culture tempered for thousands of years of history, it does not stop at Taiwan. They not only inherited the above points of Chinese cuisine but also constantly created their own culinary style.
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6.2 Life 24/7

  • Taiwan can be considered one of the countries that “never sleep”, yes, when sunset falls, Taiwan is bustling not inferior to the day. In some areas of Taiwan, you can also immerse yourself in street dancing. If during the day, Taiwanese people only focus on work and study, when night falls, this is the time for them to entertain and find themselves relaxing moments with family and friends.

6.3 Tower 101 in Taipei

  • It is no coincidence that this tower is called that, but because it impresses visitors with its 101 floors and was recognized by Guinness magazine in 2005. When coming here, visitors have many options to visit all this tower, including two city machines that only need 39 seconds to reach the 89th floor. Here you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Taipei and freely take yourself photos as souvenirs. This is considered one of the great architectures with a combination of Chinese building and feng shui elements.
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6.4 You can freely use the scooter

  • If in the eyes of today’s young people, developed countries will not use two-wheeled vehicles, you are mistaken. When coming here, you will feel the familiar images of “Scooter City” cars on all roads from crowded markets or major roads. Here the scooter is also considered a public transport, people can freely use it to move to different places and put it back in the right place.

6.5 A country with a huge store of technology

  • When coming to this country, you will experience the most modern technology today. Taiwan is famous for the largest manufacturers of electronic components today with a reasonable labor cost but not inferior to the world. This is also one of the attractions for young people to come here to enjoy the development of a modern technology country. Not only that, when coming here, customers also have the opportunity to own technology products at prices that cannot be cheaper. Taiwan is also one of the production locations of components of famous technology companies in the world such as Acer, Asus, Samsung, HTC ,…

7. Taiwanese culture

  • As a blend of many different lines, closely combined with elements of traditional Chinese culture, which is the historical and ethnic origin of the majority of the current population, Japanese culture, Confucius beliefs and colors come from the West.
  • The art of hand puppetry is a age-old tradition in Taiwan’s art culture.
  • Taiwanese cinema, or Taiwanese dramas, has been creating resonance around the world.
  • Taiwanese wedding customs are also quite unique and sacred. This is also one of the greatest customs of human life.
  • Taiwanese often live together in multigenerational families consisting of grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren. In addition, the eldest son is responsible for the service of his parents, the worship of ancestors. Therefore, the status and voice of the eldest brother is considered the greatest compared to the rest.
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8. Shopping Experience in Taiwan

  • It can be said that Taipei is always the top destination of all visitors thanks to its attractive street food, the world’s most iconic observatory Taipei 101 and most especially the bustling shopping paradise.
  • The overall advantage of items in Taiwan is the variety from types to designs. From food and beverages to cosmetics, electronics or fashion goods. And most especially, the product quality is quite good but the price is not too expensive. Therefore, if you visit Taiwan without taking advantage of the opportunity to shop, it must be extremely unfortunate.
  • According to the experience of shopping in Taiwan shared by many young people. When coming to this beautiful land, if you want to get the items you like at a good price. You should pay attention to:
    • It is recommended to pay the price before shopping to avoid gaffes. Except when you go to stores that list fixed prices.
    • Stores in Taiwan often have heterogeneous selling prices. Therefore, you should refer to some locations and then choose.
    • Buying goods at Taiwanese flea markets and night markets will be much cheaper than buying at shopping malls even if they are items of the same design, quality, and origin.
    • You should learn some common communication words so as not to be pressed for price when buying.
    • Learning a little about the trading habits of Taiwanese people to avoid getting into trouble is advisable.
    • If you travel to Taiwan on a tour, you can go with a guide for the best support.

9. Taiwanese souvenirs

  • All of us when traveling understand the joy of bringing something back to our relatives and friends. Whether it’s just a specialty dish or a simple local item, it’s meaningful.

9.1 Pineapple cake

  • One of the most popular specialties in the island nation of Taiwan is the delicious pineapple cake. This is a fragrant pastry with the smell of butter, along with a sweet pineapple filling on the inside. When enjoyed, it will bring a very pleasant sweet taste without being too harsh. However, you need to pack them carefully when flying.

9.2 Mini Sky Lantern

  • You’ve probably heard of the immensely popular Pingxi Lantern Festival, but may not realize that you’ve bought these lovely lanterns as souvenirs. They are exquisitely crafted and carefully preserved in transparent plastic containers, creating a petite and beautiful decorative gift.

9.3 Taiwanese tea

  • The teas of Taiwan’s mountains are one of the most beloved specialties in the world. So if you have any relatives who love tea, you must definitely bring home a box of fine tea as a gift.
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10. What does it take to travel to Taiwan?

10.1 Learn about Taiwan, arrange, schedule a trip

  • If you plan to travel to Taiwan, first of all, you should carefully research information about Taiwan on the internet, books and newspapers for information about Taiwanese customs, customs, country and people.
  • After finding out, you need to make a detailed plan and schedule for each specific place such as what to visit, where to stay, what to eat …
  • You can learn a few simple greetings in the local language to create sympathy among the locals.

10.2 Visa

  • This is an important and indispensable document when you travel in this country. You can apply for a Taiwan Visa at Gonatour.

10.3 Baggage

  • It is best to choose neat clothes, hats, low-soled shoes to facilitate travel. If you go in winter, prepare more warm items.
  • When visiting an unfamiliar place, weather changes can affect health. So you need to prepare yourself some necessary medicines.
  • Basic things such as phones, personal items also need to be carefully prepared.
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11. Notes when traveling to Taiwan

  • The streets in Taiwan are often very crowded, many people pass, important items you should not put in the same place, ID documents, money, phones you should store carefully to avoid theft.
  • When you arrive at the airport, you should buy a sim card from carriers in Taiwan to facilitate communication or use the internet in finding your way around, watching the news.
  • If you want to make a mobile call to Vietnam, you need to follow the syntax 00-84 + Phone, when you click the mobile number you need to remove the number 0 before the number 9, for example, you need to call 0978 888 888 you will dial 00-84-978 888 888
  • In Taiwan, you usually use a triple socket, so before you go, you should bring an adapter to be able to charge electronic devices.
  • You should not smoke or litter indiscriminately in public places, especially places with prohibited signs, because it is very likely that you will be punished due to the strict laws on this side.
  • Your watch or phone should also switch to local time to facilitate activities as well as sightseeing activities.
  • If you intend to buy medicines, jewelry, gemstones or other valuable items, you need to check carefully to avoid buying fake goods.
  • Goods in Taiwan are very rich and diverse, prices between supermarkets and markets differ quite a lot, when shopping you should also choose carefully because prices here are often said higher than real value.
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Above is the most detailed Taiwan backpacking experience that you can refer to for your trip. Hopefully with these sharing will be useful information to help you have a wonderful and happy trip with your loved ones.

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