Taiwan Couple Travel Guide
Thinking of travelling to Taiwan with your special someone anytime soon? Fortunately for you, Taiwan is visa-free until 31 July 2020, so now’s the time to drag your significant other with you to this vibrant Asian destination. Not only is it decorated with lovely attractions and mouth watering food, but if you travel sometime from Japan to April, you have a very good chance of catching the cherry blossoms in Taiwan - how romantic is that?
To complete your couples itinerary for Taiwan - check out our Spring Itinerary for 4 days and 3 nights below.
HOW TO GET TO TAIWAN
There are multiple airlines that offer flights from Manila to Taipei on a day-to-day basis. For budget options, Cebu Pacific and AirAsia usually hold seat sales, so be sure to watch out for their next sale to book your quick getaway to Taiwan!
As of 2 July 2019, Philippine passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Taiwan until 31 July 2020.
BEFORE YOU GO
Save big with the Taipei Unlimited Fun Pass! Not only do you get free admission to over 30 attractions in and around Taipei, but you get unlimited access to public transportation as well.
Finding your way around Taiwan is not an easy task - especially for first-time visitors. That said, be sure to pick up a 4G WiFi device for your travels to ensure you’re connected to the internet 24/7.
Pre-book your private airport transfers to and from your accommodation before leaving for Taipei. This way you can hit the ground running from the moment you land!
Taiwan Cherry Blossom Forecast
TAIWAN ITINERARY - 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS IN TAIWAN
Day 1: TAIPEI ATTRACTIONS + AFTERNOON COOKING CLASS
Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall is a must-visit attraction for all first-timers. Not only do you get to explore the historical exhibits inside the halls, but a walk around the memorial grounds and gardens makes for amazing photos.
Afternoon Cooking Class
What better way to bond with your partner than through a cooking class? Not only do you get to learn how to cook new dishes to enjoy together, but you’ll also get to learn about Taiwan’s colorful culinary scene. Take these ideas and recipes home with you and have a date night in!
Taipei 101 at Night
If there’s one Taipei attraction that you can’t miss, it’s Taipei 101. Though equally stunning during the daytime, visiting at night offers dazzling panoramic views of Taipei from the 89th floor. Afterwards, reward yourself with a scrumptious dinner at Din Tai Fung to celebrate a jam-packed first day!
Day 2: JIUFEN DAY TRIP + SHILIN NIGHT MARKET
Forty minutes out of Taipei, you’ll arrive at the scenic town of Jiufen. This idyllic hilltop location is steeped in culture and history, seen through its maze of food stalls, lantern-lined streets and the excessive amount of teahouses.
Jiufen Amei Teahouse
Whether or not you’re a fan of Spirited Away, a quick tea date at the Jiufen Amei Teahouse is one you’ll surely enjoy. The Amei Teahouse is seen on many Taiwan postcards and you’ve probably come across it on your Instagram feeds once before, so after taking a quick snap - pop in and order some traditional tea!
Shifen Old Street
End your day trip on a romantic note at Shifen Old Street. Though crowded with tourists, the Shifen Lantern activity is something you absolutely cannot pass up! Purchase your lantern of choice and together with your significant other, write down your wishes and prayers - be it for yourself, family, or for each other. Before you lift it up to the sky, be sure to take a couple photos to look back on!
Shilin Night Market
Night markets are a big thing in Taipei - and the best one is said to be Shilin Night Market. Don’t worry too much about going early; night markets in Taipei are open until the wee hours of the morning. March through rows of food stalls and clothing racks for hours and be sure to leave with a loot! Must-try food include Stinky Tofu, Chicken Cutlets and Castella Cakes!
Day 3: FORMOSAN ABORIGINAL DAY TRIP + COUPLES MASSAGE
Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village Tour
From January to April, multiple parts of Taiwan are beaming with bright pink cherry blossom trees. One of these areas includes the Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village - a popular sakura district two and a half hours from the city. Though quite a way from Taipei, it offers one of the best Spring experiences in the country.
Sun Moon Lake
Just thirty minutes from Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village is yet another stunning location - Sun Moon Lake. A quick walk around in this scenic space will make you feel like you’re worlds away from Taipei with its refreshing mountainous landscapes.
Couples Body Oil Massage
Cap off the last three days with a relaxing full body couples massage at I-Ching Taipei. This Taiwanese wellness massage combines both ancient Chinese and Japanese treatment techniques that'll take away even the most stubborn of knots!
Day 4: XIMENDING
Ximending Shopping and Food Trip
Before you leave Taiwan, make time for one last quick shopping trip through Ximending - a popular shopping and food district in the city. Spend your last few hours in Taipei looking through endless racks of clothing, purchasing pineapple cakes for your family, and munching down on every kind of street food available - to be watered down by one last cup of milk tea!
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