Taiwan is an island of East Asia, located in the Pacific Ocean.

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How to obtain a Taiwan Visitor Visa?

I just want to ask how to obtain a Taiwan visitor visa when the applicant is a Chinese citizen living in China. Thank you.
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Documents for travel between Republic of China and People's Republic of China?

According to this answer: travel between [ROC and PRC by citizens therof] requires different documents [than the passports issued by each country] that maintain the fiction that there is only one ...
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Is it possible to enter Taiwan without a return ticket?

Will Taiwan let me in if I show up with a one-way ticket only? My nationality is visa exempt and I can stay 90 days in Taiwan with no problem. My plan is to get to Taiwan, hang out for a bit ...
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Choosing the Airline for a long-haul fligt, Europe to Taiwan

I have to take a flight from Germany to Taiwan (Taipei), however I have zero long haul flying experience from the past. There are different options for traveling from Germany to Taipei, but the only ...
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First-time long haul flight from Europe to Taiwan, any suggestions? [closed]

I have to take a flight from Germany to Taiwan (Taipei), however I have zero long haul flying experience from the past. Before posting this question I saw this helpful post in the se: How do you ...
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Are there any cheap hostel accomodations in Southern Taiwan? [closed]

I am planning to travel near Kenting for 2 weeks. I would like to stay in Southern Taiwan, preferably Pingtung. Has anyone stayed in a hostel that they would recommend? I appreciate your ...
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Why is the flight path from Taipei to Tianjin not a straight line? [closed]

The flight path from Taipei, Taiwan, to Tianjin, China, does not go directly to Tianjin in a straight line. Instead, it heads directly north, then banks left (west) before heading north again. Does ...
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Is it possible to travel by sea between Hong Kong and Taiwan?

Since air travel between those destinations is expensive, I was looking for some cheaper alternative. I would highly appreciate if anyone could advise me on this.
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USA to Vietnam and Taiwan, what “route” of plane tickets should I take? [closed]

I am scoping out a motorcycle trip in November with two friends. They are planning separate post-trip travels in December than myself, but we will be spending the majority of November biking around ...
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Avoid fireworks/firecrackers in Taiwan

I have ligyrophobia (the fear of loud sounds). It is possible for me to tolerate things like balloons and thunders, but fireworks/firecrackers will send me into a panic attack. I will be travelling ...
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Heavy traffic in Taiwan during New Year's Day?

I have plan to go to Taiwan January 1st, 2016. My friends and I want to go to Tailuge (Taroko) national park. We decided to do taxi tour from Taipei to Tailuge (Taroko), and I have question here. Is ...
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My old passport expired and was unused. As an Indian citizen, would I need it while applying for a visa to Japan in Taiwan?

I am an Indian citizen. My old passport was valid till about 10 years back. I never used it for any travel or document proofs at all. My current passport is valid till another 3 years with two visits ...
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What's the cheapest way to get around from and to Mainland China, Taiwan, and Japan? [closed]

I'm a student trying to go from Canada -> China -> Taiwan -> Japan -> China -> Canada while staying in each place for at least 2-3 weeks. I've been using Google flights and rome2rio but I'm having ...
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Can a foreigner get a visa for China in Taiwan?

I'm in China and thinking of taking a ferry to Taiwan. I'm an Australian citizen and I've been to Taiwan before and know I get visa-free entry. But I'm wondering about getting a new visa for China ...
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Travel by sea from Manila [duplicate]

Has anyone here been successfully able to travel by sea from Manila to Taiwan? I read a post and some answers related to this topic that it could be done, but actual practice, I've been to the Manila ...
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I'm a Vietnamese citizen traveling to Taiwan with a valid US visa. Can I enter Taiwan visa-free if the US visa will expire during my stay?

I'm from Vietnam and have a multiple entry to Taiwan. My USA visa expires on Sept 11 and my flight to Taiwan is on the 5th. Would it be a problem for me? Edit: Vietnamese citizens who have valid visa ...
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Where can I try sea cucumbers in Taiwan?

Apparently sea cucumbers are quite a delicacy in many Asian countries. I was wondering if anyone knows of good places to try sea cucumber in Taiwan, or if there are good places to purchase them?
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Can I still visit a “movie TV” establishment (MTV) in Taiwan?

I have read that before KTV was invented in Taiwan in the 1980s there were similar places for watching movies in private rooms called MTV but most closed around 1988 due to new intellectual property ...
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Travelling in Taiwan during Chinese New Year? Good or no good?

I'm planning to arrive in Taiwan on Feb 19th, 2015. I just discovered it coincides with the Chinese New Year. Will this be a tough or frustrating time to travel? I was planning to stay about one week, ...
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How easy/hard is it to backpack to Taiwan knowing only English?

My main concern would be the language barrier. I'm quite aware through some of my Taiwanese friends in Taiwan, English is not widely spoken. What should I do to prepare myself for a future Taiwan ...
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Can I use prepaid credit card for 'free' hotel reservation online?

If so, how much money does it have to have? Should I have it complete amount the same as hotel rooms amount? Or however small I want since it's a free reservation anyways? Sorry if I sound stupid to ...
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taiwanese using english names

Okay having traveled a bit around this country I commonly hear native taiwanese calling one another English or western sounding names. Am I simple fooling myself into thinking this is the case, being ...
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Tours of Taiwanese elections for English-speakers

Taiwan: Chinese tourists flock to see elections and Curious Chinese 'election tourists' flock to Taiwan mention that tourists from mainland China are visiting Taiwan for the elections there. I thought ...
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Is it possible to get a tentative flight itinerary to apply for Taiwan visa without paying?

I live in the United States (Ohio), have green card, and would like to visit Taiwan. To do so I need to get an entry visa, however, to get an entry visa they want me to book a flight and get a ...
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Can I get a Taiwan visa from China

I am a Sri Lankan citizen currently living in Sri Lanka. I'm planning a short trip to Taiwan this October, and they require us to get visa in advance to enter the country. To make the matter worse, ...
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Are carnival-style games still available in Taiwanese night markets?

In Show them the door: Taiwan's netizens ashamed of loutish tourists, there's mention of a Taiwanese night market game: The doors, with their paper panels punched through, resembled a popular ...
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Where is this picture taken from (in Taiwan)?

I did a reverse Google image search and Google located it as being in Taiwan. Did some more looking and found some photographers taking this from Alishan. I also posted this image to Reddit's ...
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Storing Luggage in Taipei

I am looking for a place to store my luggage in Taipei at a safe place, for about 2 weeks. I think it can be pretty hard to find something as speak hardly any Chinese. Any ideas?
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How to leave the Philippines by boat to Taiwan, China or Hong Kong

We are now trying to do a world tour without flying, and after a bit more than two year we are facing one of the biggest challenges of our journey, crossing the Pacific. We know there are few ...
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Can I be refused exit due to my place of birth?

I was born in Taiwan. Since then, I have moved to America, obtained US citizenship, and visited Taiwan occasionally in no particular order. My question is this. I know that men over 18 have to ...
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When should I bow in Taiwan?

Under what circumstances, if any, should I bow while I'm in Taiwan? I know that Taiwan is now a separate country from Japan, and has its own customs and etiquette, but I think I've seen staff bow to ...
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Practicality of taking part in Taiwan's “receipt lottery”

I've read about Taiwan's Uniform Invoice Lottery, and have some receipts for the lottery. Unfortunately, I forgot to give my receipts to a friend or charity before leaving Taiwan. Is it practical to ...
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Are street numbers in addresses in geographic order in Taiwan?

Are street numbers in Taiwan addresses in geographic order, like in Australia and the USA, or are they in chronological order, as often happens in Japan?
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Optimal currency for cash passport in Taiwan

I'll be going to Taiwan, and using a MasterCard Pre-paid currency card ("Cash Passport(tm)"). I currently have a wallet of Japanese Yen, but no other currency. They don't offer a wallet for New ...
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In Taiwan, must you reserve train tickets in advance, or can you buy tickets a few minutes before trains are supposed to depart?

Specifically, I am taking the train from Taipei to Keelung, getting off at Badu and going to Pingxi, and then returning at night. Do trains tend to sell out in Taiwan, or should I be OK purchasing my ...
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Will barbers in Taiwan shave a beard/a week's growth? If so, how much does it cost?

Per the question, are there even barbers in Taiwan, or only hair stylists? How much can I expect to pay for a shave, if it is possible to get one?
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Taiwan maximum stay rules with reentry

I've heard about US expats temporarily leaving Taiwan for a weekend so that they can stay an additional 90 days under visa exempt entry. I have two questions about this practice: Is there a minimum ...
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What is the cheapest way to get to and from Taipei, Taiwan to Shenzhen, China?

I've taken a look at Seat61 and rome2rio, but they offer incomplete or expensive options at best. Aside from hitch-hiking, what is the cheapest way to get from Shenzhen, China to Taipei, Taiwan? ...
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Finding public toilets in Taiwan

I've been in Taipei for over a week and keep running into the problem of not being able to find public toilets. I can't recall seeing a single public toilet in a street or park. Train and MRT ...
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Israeli passport on ferry from China to Taiwan

I have an Israeli passport with a ten-year visa to the US and a multiple entry visa to China. Is it possible for me to take a ferry from Xiamen to Kinmen and then to Taipei and come back to Xiamen?
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Where exactly does the ferry from in Mawei, Fuzhou that goes to Matsu, Taiwan?

Several sources including Wikivoyage, Seat 61, and Lonely Planet tell me that there's s short, quick ferry from China to the Taiwanese island of Matsu. Apparently this ferry leaves from a part of or ...
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Would China to Taiwan and back again count as another entry into China?

I have a double entry visa for China. I've used up the first one and will reenter China for the second one in the next few days. Now I'd really like to go to Taiwan by ferry but was worried that it ...
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Prices and availability for Mandarin/TransAsia TPE-ISG charter flights

So I'm given to understand that the following "scheduled charter" flights between Taipei-Taoyuan and Ishigaki (Japan) exist and are open to the public: Mandarin Airlines AE7334 TPE1140 – 1335ISG E90 ...
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Taiwan maximum stay — on landing or passing immigration?

"Taiwan visa maximum stay clarification" confirms that for Taiwan visa exempt stay you start counting the number of days after the day of arrival (redundantly, as the information is available on ...
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Cheapest place to fly from China, Taiwan, or Southeast Asia to Ishigaki, Japan?

I'm pondering meeting up with a friend in Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan on my upcoming trip. I'll be on a tight budget hitchhiking from Singapore to China with no real plan or itinerary so any departure ...
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Is my Chinese visa reusable?

I am a US citizen and have a Chinese visa that expires later this year, but I am looking to go to China again this summer. I originally got this L visa for my trip this winter (which was fantastic). ...
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Are there any meat substitute restaurants in Taipei?

In my home town (Perth WA) there is a Taiwanese restaurant that has meat items on the menu, but which serves vegetarian meat substitute instead. These meat substitutes are available frozen as in the ...
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Taiwanese traveling to Xiamen, China - do I need to get a visa or Tai Bao Zheng before I go?

Me: US passport and Taiwan passport Trip: Going to Taiwan for a few weeks but also planning on going to Xiamen from Taiwan for a few days. Problem: So far, it seems like it is more annoying to use ...
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How, specifically, can I travel between Taiwan and Okinawa by sea?

This is a followup to a previous question of mine where we established that it is possible to travel between the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan. So now that we know that it's possible, and because ...
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How to get a Taiwanese visa as a Pakistani citizen?

I am a Pakistani national, have a company in China and my visa is Z category (Chinese Work Visa). I want to travel to Taiwan for a business trip. How I can get the visa?