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Taiwan Adventure - 5 Days

Taiwan Adventure - 5 Days Itinerary

Published: 2024 Jun 07

Exploring Taipei's Cultural Gems

Morning
Start your day with a visit to the iconic Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. This grand monument is dedicated to the former President of the Republic of China and offers a glimpse into Taiwan's history. The hall is surrounded by beautiful gardens and ponds, making it a serene spot for a morning stroll. After exploring the memorial, head to Fuhang Soy Milk for a traditional Taiwanese breakfast. Their soy milk and you tiao (fried dough sticks) are highly recommended.
Afternoon
In the afternoon, take part in Taipei Old Town Walking Tour. This tour will guide you through some of Taipei's oldest neighborhoods, where you'll discover hidden gems and learn about the city's rich history. Make sure to visit Longshan Temple, one of Taipei's most famous temples, known for its intricate architecture and spiritual ambiance. For lunch, stop by Du Hsiao Yueh Restaurant, which serves delicious Taiwanese noodles.
Evening
End your day with a visit to Shilin Night Market, one of the largest and most famous night markets in Taiwan. Here, you can indulge in a variety of street foods, shop for souvenirs, and experience the vibrant night market culture. Don't miss trying the stinky tofu and bubble tea! For dinner, enjoy local delicacies at Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken, known for its giant fried chicken cutlets.
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Natural Wonders & Hot Springs

Morning
Begin your second day with an adventure on the Maokong Gondola. This scenic cable car ride offers stunning views of Taipei City and its surrounding mountains. Once you reach Maokong, explore the tea plantations and enjoy a cup of locally grown tea at one of the many teahouses. For breakfast, visit Yao Yue Teahouse, which offers traditional Taiwanese breakfast items along with their specialty teas.
Afternoon
After descending from Maokong, head to Beitou to experience its famous hot springs. Participate in 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Beitou, Taiwan, which includes visits to historical sites like Beitou Hot Spring Museum and Beitou Geothermal Valley (Hell Valley). These attractions offer insight into Beitou's hot spring culture and history. For lunch, dine at Silk Road Feast, located within the Grand View Resort Beitou.
Evening
Conclude your day with relaxation at one of Beitou's public hot spring baths or opt for a private hot spring experience at a local resort. Afterward, return to Taipei for dinner at Din Tai Fung, renowned for its xiaolongbao (soup dumplings). If you're up for more exploration, take an evening stroll around Ximending shopping district.
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Historic Sites & Coastal Beauty

Morning
Start your third day with an excursion to Northern Taiwan on the tour: Northern Taiwan Private Adventure Yehliu Jiufen Pingxi. Begin with a visit to Yehliu Geopark where you'll marvel at unique rock formations created by erosion over thousands of years. Don't forget your camera as this place is perfect for photography enthusiasts! Enjoy breakfast en route or pack some snacks from local bakeries like Pineapple Hill Bakery before departing.
Afternoon
Continue your journey towards Jiufen Village where you'll step back in time wandering through narrow alleyways lined with quaint shops selling traditional snacks such as taro balls and herbal teas – make sure not miss out on trying these! Take part in cultural activities like calligraphy workshops or simply soak up atmosphere while sipping tea overlooking breathtaking mountain views from A-Mei Tea House – inspiration behind Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away film setting! Lunch can be enjoyed at any charming eatery within village offering authentic Taiwanese cuisine including beef noodle soup dumplings etc.
Evening
Wrap up day exploring Pingxi District known sky lantern festivals held annually; here visitors write wishes onto paper lanterns then release them into sky creating magical sight especially during sunset hours when lanterns illuminate twilight skies beautifully against backdrop lush green hillsides surrounding area making unforgettable experience indeed! Dinner options include sampling various street foods available throughout district such grilled sausages sticky rice cakes sweet potato balls washed down refreshing drinks sold by friendly vendors eager share their culinary delights visitors alike.
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Whisky Tasting and Coastal Adventures

Morning
Start your day with a scenic drive to Yilan, a beautiful county known for its lush landscapes and coastal views. Upon arrival, head to the Kavalan Whisky Distillery for a guided tour. This distillery is renowned for its award-winning single malt whiskies. You'll learn about the whisky-making process, from fermentation to aging, and get to sample some of their finest products. For breakfast, stop by Luodong Night Market, which offers morning vendors selling local delicacies like scallion pancakes and rice balls.
Afternoon
After your whisky tasting experience, explore more of Yilan's natural beauty by visiting the Wufengchi Waterfall. This picturesque waterfall is a great spot for hiking and enjoying the serene environment. Participate in 9-Hour Northeast Coast Bay View Tour in Yilan (From Taipei), which will take you along the stunning coastline with stops at various viewpoints and cultural sites. For lunch, dine at Meihua Lake Restaurant, offering delicious local dishes with a view of Meihua Lake.
Evening
Conclude your day with a visit to Jiaoxi Hot Springs in Yilan. These hot springs are famous for their therapeutic properties and provide a relaxing end to your day of exploration. Enjoy dinner at Tianxiang Restaurant, known for its fresh seafood and traditional Taiwanese cuisine. After dinner, you can either return to Taipei or stay overnight in Yilan to fully immerse yourself in the local culture.
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Historical Tainan & Southern Delights

Morning
Begin your final day with an early train ride or drive to Tainan, Taiwan's oldest city known for its rich history and cultural heritage. Start with a visit to Fo Guang Shan Monastery, one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in Taiwan. The serene atmosphere and impressive architecture make it a perfect spot for reflection and photography. For breakfast, try local favorites at Chikan Peddler's Noodles, famous for their milkfish porridge.
Afternoon
In the afternoon, take part in Taichung Must-Visit One Day Guided Tour from Taipei, which includes historical landmarks such as Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) and Anping Tree House – both offering fascinating insights into Tainan’s colonial past under Dutch rule centuries ago! Lunch can be enjoyed at any traditional eatery within city serving delectable Taiwanese dishes including oyster omelets beef soup etc.
Evening
Wrap up trip exploring vibrant night markets like Garden Night Market where visitors indulge variety street foods shop souvenirs interact friendly locals creating memorable experiences indeed! Dinner options include sampling various street foods available throughout market such grilled sausages sticky rice cakes sweet potato balls washed down refreshing drinks sold by friendly vendors eager share their culinary delights visitors alike.
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