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Questions tagged [taiwan]

The Republic of China (commonly called Taiwan), an island of East Asia, located in the Pacific Ocean.

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Why does there seem to be an extreme lack of public trashcans in Taiwan?

After visiting Taiwan a fair amount of times, this is something that has struck me as quite odd. I've never seen a country quite like Taiwan where there is a very obvious lack of public trashcans. It ...
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Do you need an international drivers license in Taiwan?

According to this website I don't need to have an international drivers license to drive in Taiwan as long as I'm not staying for more than 30 days. I'm only staying for 5 days. I have a valid ...
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Bus 965 to Jiufen

Here is some information about bus 965: http://www.tpebus.com.tw/image/lineimage.php?imagetest=9650 It says "charge by section NT$15 / once". What does it mean? What are the sections? Should I pay ...
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What exactly is “Fuxing / Shuttle”?

I'm using Google Maps to find public transportation from Keelung to Tapiei Main Station. It shows "Fuxing / Shuttle" as the recommended option. Is this a bus? When I click "details" to see its number, ...
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How much time does it take to go from Tamsui to Yehliu by bus along the coast?

Google Maps claim that the trip takes four and a half hours (bus 862). Does it really take so long to travel 45 km?
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In Taiwan, how far in advance should I buy TRA tickets?

Can I buy TRA tickets (in person) - e.g. from Taipei to Taichung - say 30 minutes prior to departure? If so, will this be more expensive than buying beforehand?
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Exchanging TWD to USD in Taiwan

Where can I exchange TWD to USD before leaving Taiwan? Is doing this at TPE airport a good option (I've heard the exhchange rates there are good, unlike other airports), or is it better to go to a ...
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For how long does an Easy Card remain active if not used?

Does Taiwan's Easy Card get deactivated if one doesn't use it for a while? How long does it take for the card to get deactivated? What happens to the balance that remains on the card? Can the card be ...
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Where to buy a microfiber towel in Taipei? [closed]

I'm not sure whether this question is suitable for Travel Stackexchange, but where (in which store chains for example) can I buy a (preferably microfiber) towel in Taipei (near the Main Station, if ...
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Chinese multiple entry Visa in-out options for Pakistan?

I saw alot of people coming to China with business Visa with M TYPE and after 3 months they go to hongkong or Taiwan and get back with another entry. As for Pakistan it's not free entry to hongkong or ...
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what exactly is an entry visa?

I intend to attend an international conference in Taiwan this September and was looking into the visa procedure for the same. The website (https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-152-274-8c0e2-2.html) says that if ...
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Collecting the “Multi-person ticket” in the Taiwan Railways Booking app

I installed the official app, booked two tickets for a train ride, paid, and chose to pickup locally. Now I have one ticket in my app, but the second ticket shows “tickets divided, waiting for pickup”....
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Going to Fenqihu vs. Alishan [closed]

This is sort of a continuation of this question. Is there much more to see in Alishan compared to Fenqihu? I assume one of the main reasons tourists go to Alishan is to see the sunrise and also to ...
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Getting from Chiayi to Alishan through Fenqihu on a Sunday

I'll be arriving from Taipei to Chiayi on a Sunday morning by THSR (I'm flexible with times). I will also need to leave a bag in a hotel near the TRA Chiayi Station. I want to go to Alishan (without ...
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Ferry between the Philippines and Taiwan [duplicate]

I'm doing a journey around the world on a motorbike. Are there ferries between the Philippines and Taiwan?
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Getting an Easy Card in TPE airport?

Can I buy an Easy Card in TPE (and load it with money)? Can I use a credit card for that, or do I need to have NTD in cash to do that?
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Is there a daily fare cap on the Taipei MRT?

My wife is Taiwanese, so every couple of years we visit her family in Taipei. I generally know my way around the Taipei MRT network, so for a laugh I'm planning to attempt Taipei's equivalent of the ...
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Getting from Chaiyi THSR station to Chiayi City

What's the optimal way to get from Chaiyi THSR station to Chiayi City by public transportation? According to Google Maps, there is bus 7211, but it takes almost 2 hrs to travel only 15 km (I don't ...
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Currency exchange (USD to NTD and HKD) in San Francisco

Where can I buy NTD/TWD and/or HKD in San Francisco, preferably around Union Square? If there are such places at all. And is it more reasonable to do so rather than exchanging USD to NTD/TWD in TPE ...
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Transportation card in Taiwan

Is there a universal transportation card that is valid for MTR and buses all over the Taiwan? Or do I have to buy a new card each time I visit a new city in Taiwan? If there is no universal card, I ...
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Taiwan proof of funds for Filipino visa exempt tourist

I will travel to Taiwan with my girlfriend who is a Filipno national. Looking at the Visa-exempt entry page at the BOCA website, it says Holders of Brunei, Philippines, Russia and Thailand ...
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Can the dates of my ticket exceed the period I can stay visa free?

I'm allowed to stay in Taiwan visa free for up to 14 days. Is it okay if my ticket will be one with arrival say on May 1 and departure on May 30, but I will go to Hong Kong for a week in between (...
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When Peach has special offers from Japan, do they also have them to Japan? And if so, how do I find them?

About five years ago I was in Taiwan and got a cheap flight on a special offer with Peach to Okinawa at a great price. Now I'm in Taiwan again and I've been receiving special offer emails from Peach ...
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Entering Taiwan with a valid visitor visa and a passport that will expire within 6 months

Currently I'm living in Singapore as a permanent resident and I hold a South Korean passport. My passport is expiring in the mid of August 2019 but I'm traveling to Taipei at the end of February 2019 ...
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Do I need a China Visa for Taiwan China Japan flights booked on different airlines?

We are American and flying this route: USA > TPE TPE > PEK PEK > KIX (5 days in Beijing) Train to Tokyo NRT > USA 1 and 2 are on Airline A, 3 is on Airline B, 5 is on Airline C. I am assuming ...
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Indian citizen traveling to Taiwan, Transit in Thailand, Visa needed? [duplicate]

I plan to travel to Taiwan from India. While coming back the route is Taipei - DMK on Tiger Airways Taiwan and DMK to Jaipur (India) on Air asia. I have 3 hour transit in DMK, will i need any sort ...
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Exiting the airport on a connection flight

I am citizen of USA. I will be flying from South Korea back to USA. There is an 8 hour stop in Taiwan for a connecting flight. Am I allowed to exit the Taiwan airport on this stop to meet up with some ...
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What's the cheapest way to get from downtown Taoyuan to downtown Taipei, other than hitchhiking?

I will probably hitchhike but it is winter and rain is not unlikely. There are lots of discussions about getting from Taoyuan airport to Taipei, but I've actually been staying in Taoyuan for a few ...
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Indian national with Malaysian Permanent resident

I am an Indian national with Permanent Resident status working as a consultant Surgeon. I am Planning to visit Taiwan along with my friends in Rotary to attend the Rotary function. How do I apply for ...
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How can I find which police stations in Taiwan have camping facilities for cyclists?

Two and a half years ago I walked and hitchhiked around the island of Taiwan. I liked it so much I'm starting my next trip by doing it again. A couple of months into my trip I learned that some ...
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Bringing titanium alloy in luggage?

So my friend is traveling at Phoenix, AZ, USA. And I'm wondering can he bring grade 5 titanium alloy back to Taiwan without any additional process? Like putting a grade 5 titanium alloy right in the ...
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Is it possible for an Australian citizen to get a visa for Vietnam while in Taiwan?

I'm flying to Taiwan in January and will travel for one year or more. I'm looking at which countries are the cheapest to fly to when I'm ready to move on from Taiwan. I see Vietnam is the cheapest ...
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Driving in Taiwan (Taroko to Taichung)

Are there any restrictions on driving from Taroko to Taichung, over road 8 and 14甲 (or just road 8 through Baxianshan National Forest Recreation Area)? Google Maps doesn't even direct all the way ...
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Driving with International Driving Permit in Taiwan

I have a UK driving licence and am planning to hire a car in Taiwan for a few days but am finding conflicting information about International Driving Permit. According to the AA website in Taiwan IDP ...
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What is it like using Taiwan's local trains around New Years?

I'm taking a short vacation in northern Taiwan around January 1 and I want to travel about 90 minutes away from Taipei the weekend before New Years. I've had some difficulty reserving the train ...
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Travelling to Taipei (Taiwan) with expired Japan Single Entry Tourist Visa

I am planning to travel to Taipei on the basis of expired Japan Tourist Visa. I visited Japan 2 years back and have that visa stamp in my passport. That single entry visa is now expired. My ...
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Major museum for traditional arts in China akin to France's Louvre

Is there a major, representative (perhaps national) museum devoted to traditional Chinese arts in Beijing or perhaps in another of the country's large cities? I am thinking of something akin to France'...
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Are there immigration officers who speak Bahasa Indonesia in Kaohsiung, Taiwan airport?

Does anyone have experience with this? From what I found on the internet so far, and from my experience in Taoyuan airport, it seems like you need to speak Chinese or English to make it through ...
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What happens when I leave Taiwan with a used visa? [closed]

I came to Taiwan in July with a regular entry visa. I was going to work. My employer took my passport, but the job didn't work out and I never received a work visa. I got my passport back with a 90 ...
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Obtaining a Taiwanese visa in Hong Kong

Is there a way to obtain a Taiwanese visa while visiting Hong Kong? If so, what is the best way of doing this? Are there any agencies I should contact, or should I go directly to some Taiwan consulate ...
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If I am removed from a country, do I have a choice of what country I am sent to? [closed]

I overstayed here in Taiwan because of an accident: my apartment was burned so the owner of the apartment filed a civil case for me. The court said I can't exit the country and I can't renew my visa ...
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Do BNO passport holders require a visa to transfer through Taiwan?

I'm wondering whether a British National Overseas passport holder requires a visa to transit through Taiwan. Basically, New York > Taiwan (4 hours) > Hong Kong. Thanks!
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Taiwan visa for Indians working in China

I am an Indian, working in Shanghai, China. I need to travel to Taiwan for a short visit of around 10 days. How can I get a visa for Taiwan?
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Legalization fees per document for Taiwanese visa?

I am hoping to travel to Taiwan. I came across http://www.sticholidays.com/sticholidays/packages/visa-info.php?pkgID=895 where it says: Legalisation fees per document (Normal) Rs. 900/- I ...
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Where to get travel advisories for Taiwan?

I am an Indian citizen who may travel to Taiwan in a couple of months. I have been trying to figure out travel advisories for Taiwan. Now from what little info I have been able to gather, it seems ...
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How to show Australia ETA proof at Taiwan entry?

I had an Australia ETA and it expired since I visited Australia 2 months ago. Now I'm applying for a Taiwan Travel Authorization, using this ETA. They said "Upon arrival, the visitor is required to ...
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Business or tourist visa to attend a conference in Taiwan?

I saw France Business Visa For Attending OpenSource Conference and Can an Indian passport holder apply for a Taiwan visa without the special documents? While both give some details as to how to ...
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Staying in Taiwan

I'm a Mexican citizen. I have a 30 day tourist visa, one entry. The embassy didn't want to issue a multiple-entry visa. Can I request an extension once in Taipei? What's the time limit per year for ...
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Is it necessary to buy train tickets in advance in Taiwan?

I need to go from Taipei to Nuannan tomorrow on the "Fuxing/Shuttle 4178" The website is down and if it doesn't have an English or Spanish version, it wouldn't help me anyway. (http://www.railway....
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Can I get a Taiwanese visa being a Pakistani passport holder?

I'm a Pakistani artist. I have been selected for an exhibition in Taiwan. I want to know if can I get a Taiwanese visa, being a Pakistani from Thailand?