12 Facts German Travelers Want To Know About Taiwan

At a recent European Travel Fair, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s branch in Germany collected several questions about Taiwan from German Travelers. So we asked unseren guten Freund Klaus Bardenhagen to pick out a dozen of them to answer in his own mother tongue.

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Six More Questions asked on Quora by the Taiwan-Curious

What are the best souvenirs from Taipei? I’m planning to travel around Taiwan. How many days should I allocate? Taiwan Scene has answers on everything from souvenirs and customized trips to cycling tours and travel with teens. And oh yes, coffee! Lots of Coffee!

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10 Ways to Evade and Escape Taiwan’s Summer Heat

For some people, embracing the heat isn’t always the best option. For these readers, we’d like to offer a few suggestions to help them escape Taiwan’s summer heat entirely.

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10 reasons to visit Xiao Liuqiu, Taiwan’s Hidden Island Gem

Unlike well-trammeled Taiwan scenic spots like Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge and Alishan, Xiao Liuqiu hasn’t gotten much international press. Indeed, outside of a few intrepid international travelers who find their way to the island, most westerner visitors to Xiao Liuqiu are local expats who’d likely prefer that the island remain a secret.

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13 Tips for having a deeper Taiwan Temple experience

Taiwan has thousands of temples, ranging from large multi-story buildings bearing multiple shrines and countless deities to small single-shrine structures barely big enough to fit a single god. Taiwanese temples can be dedicated to Taoist, Buddhist or Confucian beliefs, and often times multiple faiths (and deities) coexist peacefully under one roof.

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15 suggestions for a day in Dadaocheng

If strolling through scenic history-drenched streets filled with cultural attractions, unique shopping venues and an abundance of great food is your thing, Taipei’s Dadaocheng neighborhood is well worth a visit. The neighborhood just north of Taipei’s Bei Men , or north gate station become increasingly popular with travelers over the past few years (much to the bemusement of locals, who’ve been hanging out here since the late Qing dynasty).

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Chinese New Year in Taiwan part two: Gift giving, etiquette and more

Last week  we talked about the logistics of experiencing Chinese New Year in Taiwan (Part one : Chinese New Year in Taiwan : The Six Days of Chinese New Year). This week, we’ll get down to the business of giving gifts, visiting etiquette and stuff like that. It might get confusing, so stick with us!

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