Things to know about Taiwan before traveling

  1. Taiwan's seasons
    1. Spring (March-May)
    The average temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius, with March being around 17 degrees Celsius and May having the highest average temperature of around 27 degrees Celsius. It is suitable for viewing cherry blossoms in Taiwan and visiting beaches and the sea.

    2. Summer (June-September)
    The weather will be hot and humid. This is the period with the most rainfall and the highest chance of storms. The average temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius.

    3. Autumn (October-December)
    The temperature is around 19-25 degrees Celsius. This is the best time to travel as the weather is pleasant. It is also the time to see the maple leaves change color to red, yellow, and purple.

    4. Winter (January-February)
    The weather will be cool and comfortable. The average temperature will be around 14 degrees Celsius.

  2. Currency
    Taiwan uses the New Taiwan Dollar (TWD or NT$) as its currency. 1 TWD is approximately equal to 1.1 THB.

  3. Language
    Taiwan uses Mandarin Chinese, but uses traditional Chinese characters.

  4. Visa
    As of now, Thai people can enter Taiwan without a visa. They can stay for a maximum of 30 days.

  5. Time
    Taiwan time is 1 hour ahead of Thailand (GMT +1).

  6. Travel time from Bangkok
    The flight time is approximately 3 hours and 25 minutes.
  7. Tax refund
    You must purchase goods from the same department store or shop for more than 2,000 TWD to receive a 5% refund on the purchase price. Most department stores have a tax refund counter, but for smaller shops, look for the "TRS" (Tax Refund Shopping) logo.

  8. Internet

1. Use Free WiFi

Taiwan has free WiFi called iTaiwan (iTaiwan Government Indoor Public Area Free WiFi Access). Currently, there are more than 5,000 hotspots nationwide. There are 3 ways to use it:

1.1 Register using your passport at Information on Travel Service Centers. Your account number is your passport number, and your password is your date of birth. You can pre-register here: Individual Group

1.2 Register TPE free WiFi can also use iTaiwan without going to the visitor center, but you must receive a confirmation code via mobile phone. You can register in advance from Thailand. Or if you register in Taiwan, you must turn on roaming to receive a confirmation code via SMS.

2. **Book Pocket WiFi or buy a Sim card from Thailand**

You can use any provider. You can find them by searching for "Taiwan pocket WiFi" or "Taiwan SIM card" on Google.

3. Buy a Sim card in Taiwan

You can buy it in many places, both at the airport and in shops in the city.

4. Enable internet roaming from Thailand

Enable internet roaming from Thailand. You must contact each mobile service provider.

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Interesting places to visit in Taiwan

Taipei 101

A towering skyscraper, a symbol of pride for the Taiwanese people, with an interesting history and background. It is considered a must-visit spot in Taiwan.

Chiang Kai-shek Mausoleum

This is a memorial to the beloved president of Taiwan. It is one of the top tourist destinations here because it is well-organized and very beautiful.


It's like Siam in our country. It's a shopping area for teenagers. It's a collection of fashion, clothes, bags, and various accessories. Even working people come here to spend time choosing things.

Wenwu Temple or Guan Yu Temple

This temple is famous in Taiwan and houses various deities, including Guan Yu, Confucius, the God of Wisdom, and others revered by the Chinese and Taiwanese people.

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Some of the food in Taiwan

1. Uncle's Milk Tea with Pearls - The ingredients are fresh milk and very fragrant pearls. I would say this is the most delicious shop (although there are many university students queuing, the wait is not long, it's definitely worth trying)!

  • Location : Goungguan Night Market
  • Price : 35 TWD

The shop is not difficult to find ... I met a lot of people and saw this sign. Turn to queue up !!!

2. Chun Shui Tang Bubble Tea - The highlight is the small, chewy tapioca pearls served in a very large cup!!!

  • Location: There are many branches, I recommend the Chiang Kai-Sheck Memorial Hall branch. It's right under the building (no need to walk a lot).
  • Price: 80 -120 TWD

3. Taipei Fish Market - A paradise for Japanese food lovers, with reasonable prices. It is recommended to go early in the morning and avoid weekends, as it gets very crowded!!!

Location : Taipe fish Market

4. Taro with shredded pork and salted egg yolk filling - Taro with savory filling, shredded pork and salted egg yolk ( Very long queue ) Delicious food, you really have to be patient.

  • Location : Ningxia Night market
  • Price : 100 TWN

5. Taiwanese Egg Cake - Available in various fillings, including red bean and cream.

Location : Available everywhere

6. Fried Taro Salads with Lava Egg Yolk - The outside is taro dough with a lot of taro. The inside is a lava salted egg yolk. It's delicious when fried hot.

  • Location : Ningxia Night market
  • Price : 100 TWN / 4 pieces

7. Almond Bread with Overflowing Topping - This bread is sold like the banana fritters in our country. It's delicious and worth trying.

Location : Longshan Temple

8. Beer - Taiwanese people love classic beers the most. Fruit beers are also enjoyable.

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Thank you for the picture from Maenangs Lamhab

Readme Team

 Thursday, May 16, 2024 3:43 PM