Ten Festivals Worth Planning your Taiwan Holiday around (Part two)

Last week we talked about a few of Taiwanese holidays happening during the first half of the year. (If you haven’t already read that post, check it out first.) We continue this week with the festivals of the year’s second half. 6. Keelung Mid-Summer Ghost Festival When: Begins on the 1st day, 7th  lunar month and continues for 30 days Where: Keelung, New Taipei City The Celebration: Although the 7th lunar month is traditionally considered ghost month throughout Chinese culture (basically the month when restless spirits roam the earth seeking to be placated by mortals), the month has taken on a greater meaning in the harbor city of Keelung, where a great battle between various clans was fought in the late Qing dynasty. After elders from both sides called a truce, the fallen from both sides were honored with prayers and a parade, which has since morphed into a month-long festival with fireworks,…

Eight Secret Spots in Taiwan (Part II)

Taiwan is overflowing with beautiful, exciting and magical places. Taroko Gorge, Sun Moon Lake, Alishan, to name just three well known spots. But in this article we’ll take you to a few secret spots, true gems known mostly to locals (and in few cases, not many of those). Want to experience something truly unique? Check out a few of these spots on your next Taiwan trip!   No.4 – Bayien village 8008(@m8008art)分享的貼文 於 2017 年 6月 月 26 2:02上午 PDT 張貼 Located in picturesque Yangmingshan National Park, This pretty village was originally on a route fishermen and farmers trekked on the way to Taipei city to trade their wares. Now it provides visitors a quiet spot from the ever buzzing metropolis. Enjoy the rolling farms as you stroll through this relaxing area. When the fog rolls in, Bayien village is particularly picturesque. No.3 – Li Song wild hot spring 走走池上(@zhouzhoutw)分享的貼文 於 2017…

2016 Top 30 Moments of MyTaiwanTour

This year we’ve hosted more than 10,000 guests all over the world and received 400+ 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor. On the last day of 2016, we want to review these memorable moments we’ve been through, hoping to meet all of you again here in Taiwan!

The Nature Moments

Recalling the trip in Taiwan, you would find it amazing that a small island could possibly possess all the incredible nature beauty. And it’s all here just waiting for you to discover.


NO1.Do the handstand at Brown Avenue: Travel around Taiwan with folded bike.2016年度最佳旅客照片_2

NO2.Hiking in Taiwan: hiking is definitely one of the most popular activities in Taiwan for foreign tourists!2016年度最佳旅客照片_3

NO3. Enjoy the amazing city view while hiking in Elephant Mt.


NO4. The facial expression means: I enjoyed the mountain views in Taiwan!

Journey to Another World – Orchid Island

Lanyu (蘭嶼), or Orchid Island, may be on Taiwan’s doorstep – two and a half hours by ferry from Taitung – but it is a world apart. Home to the Tao (達悟; officially, Yami) indigenous people, it has a culture, lifestyle, traditions, cuisine, and sense of time and space that are nothing like those on what the Tao call “the mainland.” While walking through one of the villages on a recent island visit – my first, despite having lived in Taiwan 20-plus years – a travel companion who has been in Taiwan as long and was also on his first Lanyu foray suddenly turned to me and said: “It’s like we’re in another world.” I had at that moment been thinking just that. Here’s a selection of highlights that will prepare you for your own journey to “Lanyu world.” The Place Mountainous Lanyu is a big cooled chunk of lava,…

Text: Rick Charette Photos: Chen Cheng-kuo The east coast is often described as “isolated,” kept locked away from the rest of the island by the soaring, rugged, thick…

Jiaming Lake – A Hike to a Beautiful High-Mountain Lake

Text & Photo: Stuart Dawson At an elevation of 3,520m above sea level, Jiaming Lake (嘉明湖) is Taiwan’s second-highest mountain lake, and one of its biggest. It was once thought that the lake was created by a meteor strike, but it is now believed that it was formed by glacier movement during the last ice age. While it is quite far from Taipei, it’s an excellent two-day hike destination in a more remote part of Taiwan. From Taipei it’s a long drive to Xiangyang National Forest Recreation Area (向陽國家森林遊樂區), where the hike begins. The area is located close to the 155km marker on Provincial Highway No. 20 (the Southern Cross-Island Highway). If you don’t have your own means of transport, the easiest way to get there is to take a train down to the town of Chishang (池上) in Taitung County and then hire a driver there – as we…