Filipino Travel Guide – FAQs Taipei

Do you need a visa to Taipei if you are a Philippine Passport holder?As of writing, Taipei offers visa free travel for Filipinos only until July 31, 2019.

Do Taiwan nationals speak English? Yes. A majority of people in Taipei can understand basic English.

How long is the flight from Manila to Taiwan? It is an estimate of 2 and 20 minutes. It will depend on the air traffic, weather condition and the alike.

When is the best time to go to Taiwan? We recommend you to travel between June to August because it is summertime in Taiwan while it is rainy season in the Philippines. However, expect a number of tourists during this peak season as it is the time for fun activities and festivals like the Dragon Boat Festival. It is best to book at least 6 months before your travel dates to secure your accommodation and tour.

When is the most affordable time to travel to Taiwan? 926A Travel and Tours offers affordable travel packages to Taipei, Taiwan between April (Spring Season) or October (Autumn Season). For details you may contact us at

What should we bring, cash or credit card? Taiwan widely accepts credit card, just make sure to confirm your credit card provider if it is amenable for international use. We also recommend you to bring in cash in New Taiwan Dollar for a hassle free shopping and food tripping as small stores and or restaurants accepts credit card.

Where’s the best place to have your money and or currency exchanged? You may opt to have it exchanged in banks in Taipei, Taiwan. (NTD) New Taiwan Dollar. Bank kiosks can also be found in the airport.

What to expect in Taipei? Aside from a tour to the city, Jieufen Northern Coast, Pingxi and Yangmingshan National Park, the real bonus? People are friendly!

What places should we visit in Taipei ? We recommend that you should go for a city tour for a convenient travel. With the city tour of 926A Travel and Tours you will see the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. This majestic hall towers over 25 hectares of landscaped gardens, graceful pavilions, and ponds. Then on to Martyr’s Shrine, which was dedicated to the fallen heroes of China’s wars. You will have the opportunity to see the colourful ceremony of the changing of the guard at the entrance. The city tour we offer then takes you to the National Palace Museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of Chinese art treasure. The collection is even too large to be displayed at one time! While many popular pieces remain on permanent display, other items are rotated regularly, making each visit unique. The tour continues through a traditional Chinese temple and Handicraft Center which is a one-stop shopping place in Taipei for gifts, jewelry, art, furniture, and many other inexpensive mementos. Book your travel by clicking >

Any additional tips for first time Filipino travelers to Taiwan? Taipei is organized. It is easy to stroll in Taipei and few tourists are in Taipei. Taiwan is also a bit costly for the typical Filipino budget so opt for night markets and small – family owned restaurants. It is also recommended to go for a travel agency as this will save you money instead of the usual DIY especially if you are going with your family or an elder person.

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