Bubble Tea, night market, convenience stores these are just some of the quirky reasons why foreign travelers simply adore Taiwan. It’s amazing how one can take savor history, while basking on city lights, street food, mountains, beaches, natural springs all connected by high speed rail. Considering a trip to Taiwan? Check out these fun facts!
Night market heaven. Taiwanese night market is like no other as there are at least a hundred vendors. Aside from regular souvenir shopping, visitors can join the games and enjoy unique delicacies. Prices are cheaper topped with unlimited bargain options.
Classic Bubble Tea. Invented in the 80s, the base is a mix of tea, milk and bubbles, which are essentially little balls made of anything from tapioca to fruit jelly. The popular drink has over a dozen variations.
Amazing Taiwanese snacks. Taiwan’s spice-laden cuisine has given birth to amazing array of snacks that. Do you like munching on something salty and filling ar sweet and savory? Check out their Kuai Che Pork Paper, sweet and salty sachima egg pastry, rice cracker, pink floss, nougat and many more.
Colorful city lights. The crazy nightlife and spectacular skyscraper easily tops the concrete jungle excitement. Leading the vibe is the famous Taiwan 101, very first skyscraper to exceed a half kilometer height. From 2004-2009 it was classified as the world’s tallest until the completion of Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE in 2009.
Traditional charm. At the Lungshen visitors can fetch the incense around the front gate and worship in front of the statue as they make a wish. Equally exciting is a visit to Dadaocheng an important trading port in the 19th century. A major historical tourist attraction and shopping area it is known for local Taiwanese cuisine and the Chien-Cheng Circle public plaza.
Get exciting Taiwan travel deals when you visit the Taiwan Pavillion at the 10th Philippines TME (Travel Madness Expo) from June 30 to July 2 at the SMX Convention Center Manila.
Just like its signature drink the pavilion is designed like the globally popular milk tea. Visitors can experience the Rainbow Zebra Crossing in Ximending, Taipei 101’s night view and Yehliu’s Queen’s Head. Travel experts The Poor Traveler and Filipino influencer Hazel Quing, will also share interesting stories about their memorable Taiwan experience. Be sure to drop by the expo on July 1 and 2 if you wish to meet the influencers in person.
Filipinos can enjoy visa-free entry to Taiwan. They can also join the ongoing promo of the Taiwan Tourism Board, and win pre-paid e-tickets or hotel vouchers for their trip.
Log on to the event website within seven days before your flight to Taiwan. Proceed to the event area at the airport arrival hall and present the QR Code for the lucky draw. You can win as much as NT$ 5000 worth of pre-paid e-tickets and hotel vouchers.
Group travelers with at least four members and who are staying in Taiwan for at least three days and two nights can also enjoy incentives from NT $ 5,000 – NT$50,000. Visit www.theme.taiwan.net.tw for details. To learn more about Taiwan Tourism Workshop and Accelerated and Expanded Inbound Tourism Promotion Program you may, visit and follow their official Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/tbrockl and their official website https://eng.taiwan.net.tw/.