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

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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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Before the Global Financial Crisis there used to ferries between Okinawa and Taiwan. How long did the trip take?

It seems we can ask historical travel questions here too and a friend just asked me one so I'm posting it. There are no longer any ferries between Taiwan and Japan but there used to be. The last ...
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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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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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Am I eligible for the Taiwan Travel Authorization Certificate with a H1B US Visa?

I am an Indian citizen, currently working in the US on the H1B visa. I was under the impression that Indians with a valid US visa can simply apply for a Travel Authorization Certificate online. ...
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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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What do I need to enter Taiwan?

I'm a Pakistani citizen, in Malaysia as a tourist, and I want to go to Taiwan, also for tourism. Is it possible? Do I need a visa and could I get one in Malaysia?
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Is it Possible to Understand Road Signs in Taiwan with Only Knowing Latin Characters?

Some parts of Taiwan that I would like to see are easier to cover by car, so I am seriously considering renting a car for part of my stay there. I've never driving in a place where the signs are not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Taiwan visitor visa for Indian passport with ECR (Emigration Check required) category

I want to apply for a visit visa for Taiwan. I am an Indian passport holder with ECR (Emigration check required Category). Do I need to submit any extra documents? Does a Passport with ECR category ...
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Has anyone traveled to Taiwan (ROC) on Travel Authorization Certificate (not Visa)?

Taiwan seems to have introduced a Travel Authorization Certificate for nationals of select countries. I seem to be eligible for this as an Indian National with Japanese Residence Card (Not permanent). ...
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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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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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Where can one find Plus ATMs in rural Taiwan?

When I got to Taipei, my card worked with the ATMs I find, so I did not think much of it. Now that I am starting to circle Taiwan clockwise, I am have not yet found an ATM that accepts Plus cards. ...
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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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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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Cheap flight USA-Taiwan for Christmas [closed]

I already watched the ticket prices for a San Francisco - Taiwan round trip (or from whatever city in the US) some monthes ago, especially for the christmas holiday, and it was already 1800 dollars at ...
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Is it possible to have a same-day walk-in appointment at the Global Entry Enrollment Center in Taipei (Taipei City, Da'an District)?

Is it possible to have a same-day walk-in appointment at the Global Entry Enrollment Center in Taipei (Taipei City, Da'an District)? I couldn't find the information on the Global Entry's official ...
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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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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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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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US citizen, traveling to Shanghai with Taiwan layover then a trip to Taiwan NOT for a layover. Do I need a visa?

I will be traveling to Shanghai for 4 days from NYC through Taipei. My layover is long, about 9 hours. I will be traveling back to Taipei but this time I won't be on a layover, but rather will travel ...
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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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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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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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Can you relocate to Taiwan after being deported from China? [closed]

My Ukranian girlfriend was recently deported from China for a minor offense. She wants to relocate to Taiwan to be closer to me since I'm still in China. The problem is we're worried that might not ...
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Visiting Taiwan, then to China [duplicate]

essentially the same question as this thread: Visiting both Taiwan and China having one passport I intend to travel on a New Zealand passport from Auckland to Taiwan first, then to China, then back ...
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Indian national with Malaysian Permanent resident [closed]

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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Is there a way to get a visa to mainland China in Taipei (Taiwan)? [duplicate]

I have a EU passport, I'm in Hong Kong now. I want to go to Taiwan. After Taiwan I want to go to mainland China. How can I get a visa for mainland while in Taiwan?
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Is there a cruise ship from Hong Kong to Taiwan? [duplicate]

I am in Hong Kong. I am wondering if I can find a cruise ship to Taiwan. I noticed there is a cruise ship docked in the harbor but I am not sure where it's heading.
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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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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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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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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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I am travelling from Mumbai to Singapore via Kuala Lampur by AIR ASIA Flights XT-853 and AK 721

We are going to Taiwan via Singapore. We are booking a flight of air asia with XT-853 and AK 721 22:50 (BOM) 06:30 (KUL) +1 19:45 (KUL) 20:50 (SIN) We had queries Will we be eligible for TWOV as ...
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Can foreigners (French) buy land/house in Taiwan to have a foothold? [closed]

Me and my brother have been traveling to Taiwan several times now, and we are discussing about buying some flat or land there. So we have our own place to stay and invite some friends. Some taiwanese ...
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Can I use a 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 anyway? It's my first time going ...
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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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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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Requirements for Visa from Pakistan to Taiwan to go to China

A couple of my colleagues and I are planning to go to China(Hangzhou) in a few to months to attend a conference, the flights to China whether direct or otherwise are a out of out budget, so we only ...
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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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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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Taiwan TAC With An Unused Japanese Visa

I'm an Indian and I intend to visit Japan after visiting Taiwan. I have an unused Japan Visa which is valid till October. Can that be used to get an entry in Taiwan along with a TAC or do I first ...
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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 ...