Things to Do in Taiwan in January

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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!

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How to Spend Chinese New Year in Taiwan

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Chinese New Year is the most important time of the year for Taiwanese people. Taking place from the last to the fifth day of the lunar calendar, it tends to fall in late January/early February. There are formalities to be observed over the period. Ancestors must be prayed for and offered sacrifices, red envelopes filled with money must be given to family, Spring Couplets must be hung on front doors, houses must be thoroughly cleaned, fish must be prepared and friends and family must be visited. It is a busy time for everyone! But, given it is the only extended holiday in Taiwan’s yearlong calendar, locals still find the time to go out and enjoy themselves by visiting attraction sites all over the country…. The result? Heavy traffic jams and huge crowds almost everywhere!

So, Chinese New Year is not the best time to visit Taiwan. In fact, while shops and restaurants tend to remain open (except on the first and last day), the period is a very inconvenient time to visit and should be avoided if possible. Nevertheless, if you are in Taiwan over the Chinese New Year period, there are still some places that make for great New Year destinations to beat the crowds and have a memorable experience. Check out our ideas about the best places to head this Chinese New Year. Also take note of where absolutely NOT to go below!

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[台灣] 適合全家的親子旅遊,全台特搜前三十 PART 2(中部篇)

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清明連假在過不久就要到了,怎麼才覺得過完年、放完228,又有連假又可以爽了?當然最快樂的,莫過於有兒童節放的小朋友了,但是爸媽可能就要煩惱,該待家裡小孩去那兒玩?各個大型主題樂園,雖然都用強力優惠來吸引遊客,但相對的塞車與排隊也是免得不了。本週roundTAIWANround要為家長們帶來較為親近大自然且人群稍稍少一點,且最重要是適合全家大小一同出遊的中部好去處!

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[台灣] 農曆新年怎麼出遊才不塞車又好玩呢?

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農曆新年怎麼出遊才不塞車又好玩呢?

各家公司的尾牙差不多都結束了,該拿的iPhone與Dyson也差不多到手了,遞辭呈的機會也差不多出現了。農曆新年也快到了,大家的心情也開始浮動準備要為甲午年畫下據點。說實在的,年紀越大發現過年氣氛越來越薄,可能因為現在新婚夫婦生的少,家庭不像早年隨便就是四五個家族湊在一起,許多小家庭反而在這時候規劃出國旅遊,頭跟尾多請幾天假,就可以飛到歐洲玩了。但是對於懼怕飛機、需要過節、沒有預算的家庭來說,該怎麼規劃今年的年假,尋找不塞車又不人擠人的旅遊景點,讓你的情人、父母、小朋友都能放輕鬆享受農曆新年呢?這週roundTAIWANround幫大家整理出五大旅遊地點,可能有些你去過了,但鐵定也有你不知道的~

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沒有草莓可採的苗栗,還有什麼地方可玩?

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沒有草莓可採的苗栗,還有什麼地方可玩?

因為今年炭疽病的關係,加上2014年夏季較往年長,讓苗栗大湖的草莓生長困難,農民損失慘重,預估要到明年過年後才有剩餘的草莓可以供遊客採收。這則消息對於許多靠年底冬季採收草莓賺取觀光財的休閒農場無疑是一大考驗,大湖周遭的餐廳與咖啡廳鐵定也大受影響,但真正最失望的可能是期待許久的遊客們。所以今天roundTAIWANround想為大家介紹一些可能不怎麼有名或者被大家遺忘的苗栗景點,讓沒有草莓的十二月也可以很熱門。

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[台灣] 婚紗照拍攝好去處 – 歐洲風

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年底快到了,許多人打算過年前討個喜氣,挑個好日子趕快把自己給嫁掉,好不容易訂到了夢寐以求的飯店,結果被行政院一個補上班,造成一堆人哭天喊地。不過不管怎麼樣,要宴客發喜帖,總是要先有婚紗照吧?!台灣有許多美麗的場景,不管是人造的還是天然的,讓你不出國也能拍出國外的夢幻感。接下來三週,roundTAIWANround要把全台灣最適合拍婚紗的景點一一跟大家介紹,這週上場的先是歐洲風格的場景。

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