Taiwan is one of the most densely populated places in the world. It is also a land of contrasts with interior of the island being very mountainous and the majority of its 23 million inhabitants living in cities along the flatter west coast. The Taiwanese have created Asia's most liberal society, with a raucous free press, gender equality, and respect for human and animal rights as well.
 
Taiwan is not only a land of contrasts, but also a culture of contrasts, with concoction of futuristic and traditional customs. Taiwan is home to around 15,000 temples and there is a strong following of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Many Taiwanese continue to celebrate traditional Chinese festivals, worshiping gods and goddesses and warding off demons. One of the most popular festivals celebrated is the Wang Yeh boat burning festival, to prevent the plague and other diseases. Held once every three years, the festival culminates in the burning of a traditional Wang Yeh boat; as it goes up in flames; evil spirits and worshipers’ problems are taken away. Other key celebrations include Chinese New Year, the Hungry Ghost Festival, and the Dragon Boat Festival.
 
The crowded cities are home to a plethora of restaurants, shops and entertainment options in one part, and lush forested mountains, sandy beaches and marble-walled gorges in the other. The food here is amazing and a full Asian range can be found including Cantonese, Sichuanese, Beijing-style – as well as Japanese food which are considered to be the best outside of Tokyo.

Taiwan at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Taiwan:

AEST -2
time difference
9.5 Hours
flight time
No
visa
TAIPEI
capital city
23.5 MILLION
population
New Taiwan Dollar
currency

Popular Holidays to Taiwan

Taiwan offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Fascinating Taiwan Tour

5 days - please call for prices
  • Taroko National Park
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • Chihkan Tower
  • Fo Guang Shan Monastery
Taipei City Stay Tour

3 days - please call for prices
  • Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
  • Taipei 101
  • Yangmingshan National Park
Taipei Stopover Tour

2 days - please call for prices
  • National Palace Museum
  • Martyrs' Shrine
  • Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

What the experts say

At Wendy Wu Tours we are all avid adventurers, constantly seeking out the best ways for you to experience Asia. That's why we are Asia experts and Australia's leading Asia tour operator - our customer reviews and numerous awards say it all. This website is all about showcasing both Asia's top sights and its magnificent hidden gems; about the plethora of different types of authentic and exciting experiences that we can offer you; and about giving you the very best holiday, whether it's your first visit or your 10th.

Experience

  • Australia's leading Asia Specialist
  • Over 25 years of experience
  • Friendly, knowledgeable regional specialists
  • Experienced English speaking tour guides

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  • Seamless, end to end holidays
  • Global award-winning service
  • Carefully planned itineraries
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