Things to Do in Taiwan in February

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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 Februaryfestive celebrations everywhere!

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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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Things to Do in Taiwan in December

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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.

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Taiwan’s Top 10 Cherry Blossom Destinations

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March and April are Japan’s peak seasons for tourism. At this time, air tickets and hotel prices are at least double. Why? Because Japan’s national flower, the cherry blossom, is in bloom. But did you know that Taiwan also has some beautiful cherry blossoms of its own? Given the cheap cost of coming to Taiwan, as well as its beauty, it really does make sense to come to Taiwan to experience the magic of cherry blossoms instead! Here we have compiled a list of prime locations for appreciating the cherry blossoms in Taiwan.

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十七年前的今天 – 921大地震改變了台灣的觀光版圖

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1999年9月21日是大家共同的痛,凌晨1時47分15.9秒驚醒了許多睡夢中的台灣人,在維持102秒的芮氏規模7.3強震中,造成了2415人死亡、11305人受傷、超過十萬間房舍全倒或半倒,這是自二戰之後損傷最大的一次天災。隨後的電力設施、水利設備受到嚴重損害,台鐵西部幹線一度全面停駛,當時還是國中三年級的小編,清楚記得隔天的第一次聯考模擬考被迫延後,學校停課數天,從原本八樓的住處占移到住在眷村平房的外公家。忘了是因為水源過於污濁,或者水管根本破了,時間到了,村民們就必須提著水桶到眷村的活動中心前領水。在這往後的16年內,許多人事物都改變了,原本的地貌不認識了、平常開的路斷了、習以為常的建築也垮了。當我們緬懷這段感傷的過去時,讓roundTAIWANround帶大家全台早一遭,看看那些人事已非的景點。

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[台灣] 適合全家的親子旅遊,全台特搜前三十 PART 1(中南部篇)

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適合全家的親子旅遊,全台特搜前三十 PART 1

以前我們那個年代,父母要帶小朋友出遊玩,不是去台中的亞哥花園看水舞表演、就是到九族文化村看民族舞蹈,雖然小時候也玩的很開心,但是這個年代要把小朋友從手機、平板的致命吸引力,拉到戶外的自然風景,實在很有困難。好在台灣的觀光環境不斷改善,周休二日與彈性放假,再加上鄰近的香港、新加坡等人口稠密的城市國家並沒有太多郊區可以跑,台灣的好山好水就成為他們帶小朋友出國玩的首選,進而讓需求推動了供給,越來越多的自然風景區與遊樂園更適合全家大小一同出遊了。本週roundTAIWANround依舊秉持著推廣台灣美麗風景的心,分成三集,這週先幫大家列出中南部適合溜小朋友的好去處。

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[台灣] 週末一日小旅行,讓你週一上班瞬間瘦身有感

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週末一日小旅行,讓你週一上班瞬間瘦身有感

雖然甲午年都還沒有過完,新年也是下週的事情,但已經可以預想大吃大喝加作息顛倒後,一定會有人羞於回到辦公室,面對同事們的揶揄。要上健身房除了要繳月費還要很有毅力,沒有朋友家人的陪伴,實在很難持之以恆, 但是台灣有70%的面積都是山區,利用週末假日約三五好友出門踏青可是很容易啟口的,藉由運動燃燒過度脂肪,不僅增加更人魅力,更是維持健康的好方法。不過還有一個小小問題沒有解決,那就是活動一整天總是會想犒賞自己,結果享用一頓美味午餐,熱量又都回來了。所以本週roundTAIWANround在走訪了全台一千多個景點後,精選出了十個地方,周邊沒有美食的誘惑(或者根本沒有食物可獵),且不需要特殊技能或重裝備,就可以輕鬆欣賞風景又減肥。

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[台灣] 全台特色校園大搜查

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全台特色校園大搜查

台灣曾被日本殖民,在國民黨來到台灣後又帶入了眷村文化,在921地震後又有許多校舍重建,多變得地形與依山旁水的環境,讓台灣島上藏了許多有特色而美麗的校園,本週roundTAIWANround帶大家從北到南走一圈,認識這些孕育我們新一代的學校。

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[台灣] 我們走過的”橋”比你走過的路還長?2015讓你一口氣超越我們!

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在台灣,我們走過的橋比你走過的路還長?2015讓你一口氣超越我們!

我們每週都在外面旅行,看遍全台灣各個鄉鎮市,除了介紹第一手的旅遊資訊給大家外,最重要是希望透過照片與文字,能將台灣的美景推廣到全世界,走過的橋自在無數座。新年新希望,本週roundTAIWANround想把這幾年看過的有趣橋樑整理起來,讓2015年,讓讀者一口氣超越我們的腳程玩遍全台灣!

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