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

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Are there ferries or boats I can take between Kinmen and Matsu or between Kinmen and the main island of Taiwan?

On a previous trip I took a ferry from mainland China (PRC) to Matsu, an island controlled by Taiwan but close to the PRC and then another ferry from Matsu to Keelung, on the main island of Taiwan. I ...
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Is free / wild camping legal or tolerated on Kinmen and Matsu islands?

Matsu island of Taiwan (but actually located just near Fuzhou, China) is beautiful and sparsely populated. Official tourist accommodations are expensive compared to PRC and even a little high compared ...
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Is there an irregular transportation service between Hualien, Taiwan and Yonaguni, Japan?

The Wikipedia article for Yonaguni, Okinawa states: Yonaguni is much closer to the capital of Taiwan (Taipei) at approximately 100 mi (160 km) than its own capital(Tokyo), which is about 1,250 ...
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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 /r/...
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Will I be able to access Eva lounge on arrival at Taoyuan airport?

I'm leaving for Taiwan from JFK airport. And this is going to be my first time at the airport so I'm not familiar with the airport. The situation is, I'll be arriving 6 hours earlier (around 5am) than ...
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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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Can I get a family tourist visa for Taiwan? [closed]

I am a Pakistani citizen and am married to a Taiwanese citizen. She is inviting me to visit her for a month; can I get a Taiwan family visit visa for a month with single entry? What documents do I ...
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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 Kaohsiung and Taipei like 1 week after Chinese New Year [closed]

May I know what is the condition after 1 week of Chinese new year in Kaohsiung and Taipei? Will it be crowded with a lot of people? I am planning to go to Kaohsiung and Taipei next year February 6 ...
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Buying photographic equipment in Taipei

I am travelling for work to Taipei in a month or so, and since I am lucky enough to be able to spend an entire day doing what I want (counted as holiday, of course, I'm not THAT lucky), I decided to ...
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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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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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How can a citizen of Mainland China visit Taiwan?

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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Penalty for overstaying tourist visa in Taiwan

In Taiwan, what is the penalty for overstaying a tourist visa with legitimate reasons (for example, a flight was cancelled or delayed, or a transportation closure made someone miss getting to the ...
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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?
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Does a visa run in Taiwan really involve applying for a new visa every time, or just relying on visa-exempt passport entry? [closed]

Background: I've lived in Taiwan for 3 years now, always with an ARC (as I've always been employed by a Taiwanese company with the power to apply for an ARC for me up until now). I've applied for a ...
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What time do shops close in Taipei?

My question is pretty straightforward but somehow broad... I would like to narrow it down to: Shops in Malls "Normal" shops (e.g. the one in Camera Street) Vendors in street (small markets and so on)...
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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 a U.S. Transit Visa allow a stay of up to 29 days or can a US Tourist Visa application be done from a country other than that of your citizenship?

My sister-in-law (Nicaraguan Citizen) is currently studying abroad in Taiwan. She has a 3 month vacation coming up this June - Sept. and my husband and I are trying to find a way for her to spend some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Taiwan visa “maximum stay” clarification

Tourist visas to Taiwan have an associated "maximum stay" of 30 days. For those visas, how are the days counted? Does the stay begin on the partial day that the traveler arrives or the first full day ...
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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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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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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?