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Summary

This travel guide encapsulates a 7-day journey through Taiwan, from the bustling streets of Taipei to the serene beauty of Sun Moon Lake, including cultural experiences like the Lantern Festival in Chiayi and the natural splendor of Alishan Mountains. Each day offers a unique blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation, making Taiwan a must-visit destination.

🌃 Day 1: Arrival in Taipei

  • The journey begins with a comfortable flight to Taipei, followed by a Moroccan dinner and a visit to the vibrant Shilin Night Market.

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🏨 Grand Hyatt Taipei

Grand Hyatt Taipei is a luxurious accommodation located in the heart of the city, near the iconic Taipei 101 Tower. The hotel offers a plush and convenient stay, with fascinating interiors and spacious rooms exuding elegance.

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Tips

Check in at Grand Hyatt Taipei for a regal experience and easy access to the bustling city center.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/taiwan/grand-hyatt-taipei/taigh/?src=corp_lclb_gmb_seo_taigh
📍   Address: No. 2號, Songshou Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110061
🔗   Profiles: Instagram Facebook X (Twitter)

🌆 Shilin Night Market

Shilin Night Market is renowned as one of the largest and most popular night markets in Taipei. It offers a lively atmosphere with an array of food stalls serving local delicacies and vendors selling trendy clothes at attractive prices. The market is a perfect place to experience the local culture and indulge in delicious street food.

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Tips

Visit Shilin Night Market between 7pm to 12 midnight to immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance, savor local delicacies, and explore the diverse range of shopping options.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +886 2 2881 5557
🌐   Website: https://www.shilin-night-market.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: No. 101, Jihe Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111

🏙️ Day 2: Explore Taipei & Chiayi

A day starting with the iconic Taipei 101, exploring Taipei's streets, and ending with a bullet train ride to Chiayi.

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🏢 Taipei 101

Formerly the world's tallest building, offering breathtaking views. The Taipei 101 Tower, a symbol of modern Taiwan, provides an unparalleled panoramic view of the city from its observatory on the 89th and 91st floors. The blend of technology, architecture, and Asian tradition is a testament to the island's diversity and astounding architecture.

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Tips

Visit the observatory for panoramic city views and immerse yourself in the architectural marvel that Taipei 101 offers.

🏨 Hotel Maison de Chine, Chiayi

Comfortable accommodation in Chiayi, preparing for the Lantern Festival. Hotel Maison de Chine in Chiayi offers a cozy retreat, setting the stage for an immersive cultural experience and the anticipation of the vibrant Lantern Festival the next day.

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Tips

Settle in for a cultural dive the next day and embrace the excitement of witnessing the lively Lantern Festival in Chiayi.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: http://chiayi.maisondechinehotel.com/
📍   Address: No. 257號, Wenhua Rd, West District, Chiayi City, Taiwan 600
🔗   Profiles: Facebook

🏮 Day 3: Lantern Festival in Chiayi

Experiencing the spectacular Lantern Festival, showcasing creativity and tradition.

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🏮 Lantern Festival Site

The Lantern Festival site in Chiayi is a mesmerizing blend of creativity and tradition, with an array of artistic lantern displays illuminating the entire area. The festival offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich cultural heritage of Taiwan, as the vibrant lanterns come to life in various characters, shapes, and sizes, creating a truly enchanting atmosphere.

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Tips

Arrive at the festival site in the evening to witness the full splendor of the illuminated lanterns, as the night brings out the magical allure of this traditional celebration.

🏨 Hotel Nice Prince, Chiayi

Hotel Nice Prince in Chiayi provides a comfortable and welcoming retreat to conclude the Lantern Festival day. The hotel offers a serene ambiance and modern amenities, ensuring a restful stay after the excitement of the festival. Guests can also indulge in traditional meals, savoring the local flavors and culinary delights of Chiayi.

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Tips

Take the opportunity to unwind and relax at Hotel Nice Prince, savoring the authentic cuisine and enjoying a peaceful night's sleep to rejuvenate for the adventures ahead.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: http://www.niceprincehotel.com.tw/
📍   Address: No. 600號, Zhongxiao Rd, East District, Chiayi City, Taiwan 600
🔗   Profiles: YouTube Facebook Instagram

🌿 Day 4: Discover Tainan

A day filled with historical and natural exploration in Tainan, including the Sicao Mangrove Preserve.

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🏨 Hotel Silks Place Tainan

Hotel Silks Place Tainan is a luxurious property with modern interiors, offering a grand and opulent experience. The hotel boasts spacious rooms with contemporary design and faces a beautiful pool, providing a serene and relaxing atmosphere for guests. The dining experience at the hotel is exceptional, featuring local delicacies such as sticky rice with lotus seeds, sweet potatoes, and bamboo soup, all served with authentic flavors and a fulfilling taste.

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Tips

Stay at Hotel Silks Place Tainan for a truly luxurious and comfortable experience, and don't miss the opportunity to savor the exquisite local delicacies at the hotel's restaurant.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: https://tainan.silksplace.com/tw/
📍   Address: No. 1號, Heyi Rd, West Central District, Tainan City, Taiwan 700
🔗   Profiles: Instagram Facebook YouTube

🌿 Sicao Mangrove Preserve

The Sicao Mangrove Preserve is often referred to as Taiwan's mini Amazon, offering a unique and enchanting boat ride experience. As you glide through the water, you will be surrounded by a dense mangrove forest, creating a serene and picturesque setting. The boat ride provides a surreal experience, with the crystal-clear reflection of the mangroves in the water, accompanied by the sight of traditional Taiwanese straw hats and the soothing sound of nearby temple bells. It's a must-do for nature enthusiasts and those seeking a tranquil escape.

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Tips

Take the boat ride at Sicao Mangrove Preserve for an immersive and peaceful exploration of the captivating mangrove ecosystem. Embrace the opportunity to witness the beauty of the natural surroundings and the unique cultural elements that make this experience truly unforgettable.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +886 6 284 0959
🌐   Website: http://www.4grass.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: No. 360號, Dazhong Rd, Annan District, Tainan City, Taiwan 709

🌄 Day 5: Alishan Mountain Adventure

Exploring the breathtaking Alishan Mountains, known for its scenic beauty and cultural insights.

🏡 Long Yun Leisure Farm

Long Yun Leisure Farm offers a cozy stay amidst mountains, providing a homely feel with comfortable rooms and picturesque forests. Guests are welcomed with a beautiful thunderstorm, creating a perfect backdrop for an afternoon coffee session. Additionally, the farm hosts a delightful mochi making workshop, adding a unique and memorable experience to the stay.

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Tips

Embrace the beauty of the thunderstorm and participate in the engaging mochi making workshop for an authentic Taiwanese experience.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: http://www.long-yun.com.tw/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 604, Taiwan, Chiayi County, Zhuqi Township, 中和村石棹1號
🔗   Profiles: LinkedIn

🌅 Day 6: Sun Moon Lake Excursion

  • A mesmerizing boat ride on Sun Moon Lake, followed by a luxurious stay at Fleur De Chine.

🏨 Fleur De Chine, Sun Moon Lake

Fleur De Chine is a luxurious lakeside property nestled in the Nantou County, offering a unique accommodation experience. Each room is designed to complement the natural surroundings, with the highlight being the it’s very own marble hot spring tub and a thermometer. The wardrobe is stocked with cute kimonos and Japanese slippers, providing a touch of traditional elegance. The rooms are well-equipped with local snacks and modern gadgets, ensuring a comfortable and indulgent stay.

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Tips

Enjoy the indulgence of the marble hot spring tub and the stunning lake views from the terrace, offering a serene and picturesque backdrop for relaxation.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: https://www.fleurdechinehotel.com/
📍   Address: No. 23號, Zhongzheng Rd, Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 55546
🔗   Profiles: YouTube Instagram

🍓 Day 7: Fruit Picking & Taipei Return

Starting the day with fruit picking at Tai Yi Red Maple Resort, followed by a return to Taipei for shopping and sightseeing.

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🌳 Tai Yi Red Maple Resort

Tai Yi Red Maple Resort in Puli is an ecological farm nestled in natural surroundings, offering a delightful fruit picking experience amidst the lush greenery.

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Tips

Participate in the strawberry picking session at the greenhouse and revel in the joy of handpicking fresh, organic strawberries. Afterward, savor an organic meal prepared with the farm's fresh ingredients, providing a wholesome and satisfying culinary experience.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: http://www.taiifarm.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: No. 176號, Section 1, Zhongshan Rd, Puli Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 545
🔗   Profiles: Facebook Instagram YouTube

🏛 Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, a prominent landmark and commemorative monument in Taipei, stands as a testament to Taiwan's rich history and culture. The grand architecture and serene surroundings make it a must-visit for history enthusiasts and architecture admirers.

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Tips

Witness the guard change ceremony, a captivating cultural experience that adds depth to the visit. Take the time to explore the expansive grounds and soak in the significance of this iconic site before indulging in some end-of-trip shopping in the vibrant city of Taipei.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +886 2 2343 1100
🌐   Website: https://www.cksmh.gov.tw/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District
🔗   Profiles: Instagram Facebook YouTube