Are you visiting Taiwan during the month of June? Well, just because typhoons start to hit the country doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun during your travel. Be sure to grab your flip-flops as we wear them in the rain. And when it’s not raining? It’s even better because your toes get to feel that tropical breeze! Keep this in mind: raincoats always work the best during a typhoon – umbrellas will be all in a twist from the crazy winds, you’ll see. When there is no rain, it can be really hot in June. All you need is tanktops and shorts. Nothing else.
May is always a good time to visit Taiwan before the summer as most typhoons hit the country from June to September. It can still be quite hot and humid though. Expect drizzle and be prepared for that, but don’t worry about heavy storms. T-shirts and raincoats are key items. Jackets are necessary if you’re planning to go up into the mountains. Now that you know what exactly to pack for Taiwan in May, don’t you want to plan a bit for your trip of a lifetime? Read on and find out what you can do during your visit to Taiwan in May!
October is no doubt the best time of the year for traveling around Taiwan, and so is April. Expect warm yet not humid weather as well as clear skies. With abundant music festivals and religious celebrations, April is also one of the most festive months of the year. Wherever you go, you will see myriads of flowers blooming all around the island. Whether you are a cultural buff or nature lover, April will always be a delight. Read on and find out what you can do if you are visiting Taiwan during the month of April.
March marks the tail end of the low season for traveling in Taiwan, so take your very last chance to enjoy best discounts on accommodation at major tourist sights. The rainy season is also coming to an end, but it can get hot and humid from March or April onwards. So be sure to pack wise and well.
A week ago, we asked our followers on Instagram to share their stories with Taiwanese people through their photos and their eyes, and among so many submissions this week, the works of @mhice especially caught our eye. So, we decided to dedicate this whole post to her. Thanks for all your participation. Stay tuned for the next challenge!
In February, the winter is coming to an end in Taiwan, but the weather can still be quite changeable. Expect (mostly) warm sunny days in the south, yet don’t get too frustrated when occasional rain in the north keeps you penned indoors. That being said, always bring an umbrella when traveling to the north. As Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival both tend to fall in February depending on the year, culture buffs will be thrilled at the chance to travel in Taiwan during the month of February — festive celebrations everywhere!
In Taiwan, the coldest time of the year starts in January. It can be cool and/or cloudy and most homes are not heated. Northerners shiver as the mercury hovers around 10°C, while the south usually doesn’t get too cold. However, winter jackets and gloves are still essential when you are out early in the morning or late at night. For most people out there, January is not the best time to be traveling weather-wise, but we are telling you: Winter is no less fun than summer in Taiwan. Read on and you’ll never have a boring winter day again!
Winter officially starts from December, but visitors to Taiwan in December can still enjoy most outdoor attractions as the weather stays mild. However, there is a very remarkable difference in temperature between day and night. Expect the unexpected, in today’s climatic chaos, and be prepared. As central heating is not a common way of life here, some might need to sleep in the tracking suit, bed cover plus sleeping bag (okay, that’s a bit exaggerated) so they won’t freeze. Unlike North America and Europe, winter months in Taiwan are anything but “sleeping” holidays. The activity level will be the same as ever. The island is very vibrant, full of festivity but still in working condition. Nothing is closed on Christmas day. Nothing. So put your mind at rest and enjoy your trip of a lifetime.
Is architecture about space, time or even human connection? You don’t know much about what’s behind the concrete walls, but there are always stories to be told, history to be learned and unknown spots to be discovered. So why not let our winners of the week help you explore your surroundings from different perspectives? They are: