September 9, 2017 wanderpinoy 0Comment

Taiwan is the next top travel destination for Filipino. Over the years, its tourist headcount has grown significantly following by the new relaxed visa policy.

Taipei is relatively a bargain travel destination with incredible scenery, delicious food, and compelling culture.

How to get Taiwan visa?

We applied the “ROC Travel Authorization Certificate” since we have a valid canadian and korean visa.

If you have a visa of US, Canada, UK, Japan, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, then getting a visa is a swift process. Please follow the link.

Good news fellas! Starting from Nov. 1, 2017, Philippine nationals are eligible to travel to the Republic of China (Taiwan) completely visa-free for 14 days.

Where to stay in Taipei?

There are plenty of cheap hostels in Taipei with frequent promo, you can steal a deal through Traveloka.

1. Fun Inn Taipei Hostel – it is close to Ximending area. The room is neat and clean

2. Backpackers Inn, Taipei – a good location, only few meters walk to metro station, peace park and Taipei National Museum.

What to see in Taipei?


A popular youngster’s place and shopping area with unique street food and distinctive atmosphere.

Taipei 101

Is a landmark skyscraper in Taipei, Taiwan. It was once the world’s tallest building, and remained such until the completion of Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

A national monument, and historical landmark in Taiwan surrounded with beautiful gardens, hall and theater. It was built in honor and memory of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, the former President of the Republic of China.

Shifen Old Street

The place is originally built to transport coal, but today, it has become a popular stop in Pingxi. It is filled mainly with sky lanterns, souvenir shops, stores and restaurants on both sides of the railway.

A giant red lantern carrying full of wishes is released into the heavens where they will be heard. A must-do when you visit the Shifen Old Street of Pingxi District.

Shifen Waterfall

Is dubbed as little niagara of Taiwan.

Shilin Night Market

A destination not to be missed when visiting Taiwan. It is the biggest night market boost with incredible variety of high quality street food.

Elephant Hill

One of my favorite places in Taipei. It has an amazing view if the city. A good alternative for the Taipei observatory. Getting to the top of the hill is not easy, but the view is totally worth it. You can just go stay there, watch the sky darken until the city lights up as if you’re watching the start.

Other cool places to see in Taipei:


Day 1

⁃ Ximending

⁃ Taipei 101

⁃ Peace park

⁃ Taipei National Museum

⁃ Shilin Night market


⁃ shifen old street

⁃ Shifen waterfalls

⁃ Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

⁃ Freedom Square

⁃ National Concert Hall

⁃ National Theater

⁃ Elephant hill


Travel Tax: 1620

Accommodation: 1200 per pax

Airfare: 1500 RT

Pocket money: 5000 (but we only spent 4000)