An alluring tourist destination, Taiwan has definitely gotten more than a few Singaporeans under its spell.

Is it the dynamic contrast between its mix of attractions, from the beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and national parks, to the packed-to-the-seams shopping districts and night markets in Taipei City? Or is it the buffet of glorious dining options that keep curious foodies happily spoilt for choice, from authentic street nosh to prestigious Michelin-starred eateries?

For us, Taiwan’s charm is that it is the perfect blend of all these elements in one place. From popular attractions like the Sun Moon Lake, Alishan, Kenting, to the quaint towns packed with their distinctive small town charm, Taiwan is full of surprises if you know where to look!

We have put together 4 itineraries based on tried-and-tested ways of travelling across the country. As you start dreaming of your next getaway, read on for ideas of top things to do in each city, and a curated list of the region’s must-visit hotspots. For adventurous foodies looking to excite their taste buds and soothe their wanderlust at the same time, there is also a bonus route dedicated to you. 



Ready to take the leap and get down to the actual planning? Start by searching for flights and hotels on Expedia.com.sg to book your ideal trip, your way. No fixed routes! Stay as long as you want in each city, fly where your heart desires, choose the hotels you’ve been eyeing, and stay close to the attractions you’re keen to explore. Are you ready? Let’s go to Taiwan!

Grand Tour

Grand Tour – 13 Days – Taiwan Itinerary

Designed for the traveller who wants to explore the wonderful sights and sounds that Taiwan has to offer, The Grand Tour is a 13-day journey that gives a pretty snapshot of the region. It covers major nature spots including the Taroko Gorge, Yehliu Geopark, Sun Moon Lake as well as the exciting cities of Taiwan.

    Fly from Singapore (SIN) to Taipei Taoyuan Airport (TPE) 

1) Taipei – 4 Days 

 

There is absolutely no time to waste in Taiwan’s cosmopolitan heartbeat. Located just slightly over a half hour’s drive from Taipei’s Taoyuan Airport, it’s hard not to be caught up with the city’s infectious energy. Taipei’s highlights include the iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Ximending fashion street, Xinyi Fashion Central, Longshan Temple and its countless night markets!

For culture buffs, visit the National Palace Museum which houses nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks, National Museum of History, and Songshan Cultural and Creative Park to explore some of Taipei’s finest art and culture.

To enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city and its surrounds, take the Maokong Gondola from the Taipei Zoo MRT station all the way up to the teahouses at the peak. Be sure to book in advance if you want to secure a reservation for the Crystal Cabins, which allow you to enjoy the panorama view of Maokong through the cable car’s glass bottom.

When it comes to food, Taipei has one of Asia’s best street food scenes where you can indulge in heavenly street food from night markets such as Shilin, Raohe, and Ningxia night markets. You’ll get to sample classic local dishes such as the deep fried XL chicken, sweet potato balls, pepper meat buns, and even the stinky tofu at almost every corner you turn.

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    Take a short MRT ride to the Beitou

    Transfer to a bus to Yangmingshan

Option: Day Trip to Yangmingshan

 

From Taipei, take a short MRT ride to the Beitou district. Beitou is a hot spring escape just outside of Taipei city, abundant with natural, cultural and historical attractions. Yangmingshan National park is a bus ride away from Beitou MRT. It is home to numerous hiking trails, diverse bird species, and famous hot springs. Regardless of when you visit this Taiwan attraction, each season brings a new look to this national park, from the flowering season in spring to the cold drizzles in winter, making this destination a sight to behold.

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    Take a bus from Taipei to Yehliu Geopark  

Option: Day Trip to Yehliu Geopark

 

Another viable day trip option from Taipei is the Yehliu Geopark. Just a 90-minute bus ride from Taipei West Bus Station, you’ll get to view several unique geological formations like the Queen’s Head, Sea Candles, Fairy Shoe, Elephant Rock, and more. You can also visit the Yehliu Ocean World, an oceanarium located nearby that offers entertaining dolphin and sea lion performances.

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     Take a MRT from Taipei to Pingxi  

Option: Day Trip to Pingxi District and Jiu Fen

 

Towards the north of Taipei lies the Pingxi district, where the pace of life slows noticeably and plenty of interesting tourist stops like Shifen, Sandiaoling Waterfall Trail, and Pingxi await.

The Sandiaoling Waterfall Trail presents half a dozen of the best falls in the north, untainted by civilization, with the broadest the Shifen Waterfall. The small village of Shifen is the only place in Taiwan where you can find the last of the low-rise houses running along Taiwan’s historic single-track railways. Last but not least is Pingxi, where you can have your very own sky lantern experience and snack on traditional street food!

About an hour’s bus ride away from Pingxi is the famous Jiufen village, where renowned filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki drew his inspiration for the animation hit Spirited Away. On the main street of Jiufen, you can feast on local delicacies like Taro balls, fish balls, peanut ice-cream, and Taiwanese wild boar sausage.

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    Take a train from Taipei to Yilan  

2) Yilan – 1 Day

 

Just an hour’s train ride from Taipei, Yilan is a lush county filled with waterfalls, lakes, rivers and botanical gardens. Overlooking the sea on Taiwan’s Northeast Coast on one side and mountains on the others, Yilan offers the perfect setting for travellers to slow down and enjoy the best that nature can offer. Visit the Qilan Sacred Trees Garden, Luodong Night Market and the hot and cold springs of Jiaoxi while you are there.

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     Take a train from Yilan to Hualien  

3) Hualien – 2 Days

 

Hualien is the second largest city of eastern Taiwan and  widely regarded as the gateway to the famous Taroko National Park. Surrounded by plenty of lakes, rivers and canyons, Hualien offers a plethora of watersport activities like river tracing, surfing, rafting, and more!

Don’t miss out on Qixingtan, a unique pebble beach where the beautiful blue sky meets an endless Pacific expanse. The Ruisui Township in Hualien county is another popular destination which boasts a wide range of specialty products, cultural attractions and performances. Satisfy your night market cravings at the Dong Da Men night market, which offers freshly made mochi and stinky tofu at almost every corner.

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    Take a bus from Hualien to Taroko National Park 

Option: Day Trip to Taroko National Park 

 

A bus ride from Hualien Railway Station, the Taroko National Park is one of the eight national parks in Taiwan. Famed for the marbled cliffs of Taroko Gorge, it remains one of Taiwan’s top attractions. With its clear sapphire waters and breathtaking landforms, this majestic geographical formation is home to  flora and fauna native to the region. Visit the numerous waterfalls around the national park, with the more famous ones being the Baiyang Waterfall and Lushui Waterfall. Don’t miss the Swallow Grotto and Tunnel of Nine Turns, both of which form the backdrop to impressive natural scenes you can spot at the National Park.

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     Take a bus from Hualien to Kenting  

4) Kenting – 2 Days 

 

Take a tour bus from Hualien to Kenting or a train from Hualien to Fangliao and transfer to a bus at the Kenting Bus Station. Kenting first came into international spotlight after being featured in hit movies Cape No. 7 and Life of Pi. This popular holiday destination has a tropical climate which makes it a good getaway all year round for visitors to enjoy some swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and diving. Do visit the Kenting National Park and its beautiful beaches of Baisha, Jialeshui, and Nanwan! In Kenting town, you can also find a vibrant nightlife filled with restaurants, bars, clubs, and lots of street food.

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    Take a train from Kenting to Kaohsiung  

5) Kaohsiung – 2 Days

 

As Taiwan’s largest port and second-largest city, Kaohsiung is often overlooked in favour of Taipei, but this sleepy seaside town has plenty to offer. Two of its best night markets are the Ruifeng and Xinjuejiang night markets. The former offering local food delights such as stone-roasted chicken, taro milk, and angel fried chicken, while the latter hits the spot for unbeatable shopping bargains. Admire art at Pier-2 Art District – a warehouse area that has been converted into art studios. Immerse yourself in culture and nature at Lotus Pond, Love River, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, and Kaohsiung’s numerous temples.

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     Take a train to Chiayi train station  

6) Chiayi – 1 Day

 

From Kaohsiung, take a 2-hour train ride to Chiayi train station.

Chiayi county was once the home of aborigines, and is often a stop for travellers enroute to visit the popular Alishan Mountains.

Once in Chiayi, you can spend your day visiting the Amitabha temple – one of the bigger temples with great architecture and surrounding gardens and the Chiayi Park and Botanical Gardens. Railroad fans will look forward to visiting the Alishan Forest Railway Chiayi Garage, literally walking back in time through an extensive display of old steam locomotives.

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     Take a bus from Chiayi train station to Sun Moon Lake 

Option: Day Trip to Sun Moon Lake 

 

Take a bus from Chiayi to Sun Moon Lake. A hot favourite amongst tour groups, this is the largest body of fresh water in Taiwan and home to one of the island’s most beautiful scenic views. Surrounded by mountainous regions, there are many foot trails for nature enthusiasts.

One of the best ways to enjoy this destination is by biking or hiking, as it allows you to explore Sun Moon Lake through different experiences while staying on the tourist trail. Visitors can also take the Sun Moon Lake Ropeway cable car for an unparalleled bird’s-eye view of the lake. At the end of the ride lies the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, an amusement park and cultural site dedicated to Taiwan’s indigenous culture.

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     Take a train from Chiayi to Taipei  

7) Taipei – 1 Day

 

After almost 2 weeks of exploring the Ilha Formosa, it’s almost time to head home to sunny Singapore. From Chiayi, take a 3-hour train ride to Taipei. Spend your last day in Taipei chilling at Da’an Park, also known as Taipei’s Central Park and indulge in hearty street food at Shida night market.

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      Take a flight from Taoyuan Airport (TPE)  to Singapore (SIN) 

 

 

Best of Taiwan

 

Best of Taiwan -8 days – Taiwan Itinerary

This itinerary was planned to showcase a highlight reel of the best attractions and destinations that Taiwan has to offer in just over a week! 

     Fly from Singapore (SIN) to Taipei  (TPE) 

1) Taipei – 2.5 Days

 

Take an international flight from Singapore Changi Airport to Taipei Taoyuan Airport. Taipei city is the heartbeat of Taiwan, and there is absolutely no time to waste in this exciting place. Some highlights of Taipei include the Taipei 101, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Ximending fashion street, Xinyi Fashion Central, Longshan Temple and its multiple night markets!

Take the Maokong Gondola all the way up to the top teahouses to enjoy a great view of Taipei. Be sure to book in advance if you want to secure a reservation for the Crystal Cabins which allows you to enjoy the panorama view of Maokong through it’s glass bottom.

Indulge in heavenly street food from Shilin, Raohe, Ningxia night markets, the top night markets in Taipei! Here you will enjoy endless gastronomic surprises such as the deep fried XL chicken, sweet potato balls, pepper meat buns and even the stinky tofu.

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     Take the Tze-Chiang Limited Express from Taipei to Taroko Gorge  

2) Taroko Gorge – 0.5 Day

 

Take a day trip to Taroko Gorge via the Tze-Chiang Limited Express or buy a combo ticket which includes the shuttle bus between Taipei and Luodong, and train between Luodong and Xincheng and shuttle bus to the Gorge.

Nicknamed “The Marble Gorge”, this 18km marble-walled gorge is one of the most amazing natural wonders in Asia. With clear sapphire waters and breathtaking landforms, it is also home to many special flora and fauna in the region. Visit the numerous waterfalls around the national park, with the more famous ones being the Baiyang Waterfall and Lushui Waterfall. Don’t miss the Swallow Grotto and Tunnel of Nine Turns, some of the most impressive natural scenes you can spot at the National Park.

Return to Taipei the same way you arrived, to rest for the night.

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     Return from Taroko Gorge to Taipei via the Tze-Ciang Limited Express  

     From Taipei, take the High Speed Rail to Tainan  

3) Tainan – 1 Day

 

You can get from Taipei to Tainan with the High-Speed Rail in approximately 3 hours. Situated at the south of Taiwan is Tainan City. It is a well-loved destination by natives and foreigners alike due to its thriving traditional culture with temples that are hundreds of years old, and amazing dishes exclusive to the region.

Visit the century-old historical landmarks such as the Fort Provintia, Confucius Temple, Chihkan Towers, and Matsu temples for a glimpse of Taiwan’s history and culture. Alternatively, you can unwind at the Guanziling Hot Springs and let the spring water melt away all your troubles. No matter how you choose to spend your day, you will be able to eat to your heart’s content with Tainanese delights like the Dan zai noodles, beancurd pudding, coffin bread (guan cai ban), oyster omelette and more.

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     Take the Tze-Chiang Limited Express from Tainan to Kaohsiung City  

4) Kaohsiung – 1 Day

 

From Tainan, take a Tze-Chiang Limited Express train to Kaohsiung City. As Taiwan’s largest port and second-largest city, Kaohsiung is often overlooked in favour of Taipei, but this sleepy seaside town has plenty to offer. Two of its best night markets are the Ruifeng and Xinjuejiang night markets, with the former offering local food delights, and the latter for unbeatable shopping deals! Admire art at Pier-2 Art District – a warehouse area that has been renovated into art studios. Immerse yourself in culture and nature at Lotus Pond, Love River, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and Kaohsiung’s numerous temples.

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     Take a train from Kaohsiung City to Taichung  

    Transfer to Taiwan Railway to Nantou  

5) Nantou + Sun Moon Lake – 1 Day

From Kaohsiung, take the train to Taichung and transfer to the Taiwan Railway to get to Nantou. Alternatively, you can arrange for a taxi which is the fastest way. Nantou is the only landlocked county in Taiwan with famous destinations as the Xitou Forest, Ji Ji Train station and Cingjing farm.

Sun Moon Lake is less than an hour’s drive from Nantou. A hot favourite amongst tour groups, this is the largest body of fresh water in Taiwan and offers one of the island’s most beautiful scenic views. Surrounded by mountainous regions, there are many foot trails for nature enthusiasts.

One of the best ways to enjoy this destination is by biking or hiking, as it allows you to explore Sun Moon Lake in a different way while staying on the tourist trail. Visitors can also take the Sun Moon Lake Ropeway cable car for an unparalleled bird’s-eye view of the lake. At the end of the ride lies the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, an amusement park and cultural site dedicated to Taiwan’s indigenous culture.

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    Drive from Nantou to Alishan Mountain  

Option: Day Trip to Alishan

 

For those with some time to spare, you can take a day trip to the famous Alishan Mountain. From Nantou, rent a car to get to Chiayi county, a stop for travellers on route to visit the Alishan National Scenic Area as the train to Alishan leaves from Chiayi train station.

The Alishan National Scenic Area is a 415-sq-km mountainous region rises to heights of more than 2600m! The diversity in climate of the region allows for the growth of everything ranging from Oolong tea to wasabi. Some notable sights include Jhushan, the Giant Trees Trial, Shoujhen Temple and the Two Sisters Pond.

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     Take a bus from Nantou to Taichung City 

6) Taichung – 1 Day

 

From Nantou, take a direct bus that leads you to Taichung city. Taichung enjoys a pleasant climate and environment all year round, making it an ideal place to explore the outdoors. In your day here, you can check out the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, the National Taichung Theatre, and our personal favourite, the Feng Chia Night Market! For those who prefer to see unique sights of Taichung, do visit the Dong-Feng Bikeway Green Corridor, 12km bikeway made from a disused railway line that exudes Hakka charm!

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     Take a train from Taichung to Taipei  

7) Taipei – 1 Day

 

After a week of exploring the Ilha Formosa, it’s almost time to head home to sunny Singapore. From Taichung, take a 1.5-hour train ride to Taipei. Spend your last day in Taipei chilling at Da’an Park, also known as Taipei’s Central Park and indulge in more mind-blowing street food at Shida night market.

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     Take a flight from Taipei (TPE)  to Singapore (SIN)  

 

 

Journey to the West

Taiwan Itinerary – 7 Days – Journey to the West

In the words of the great scholars The Pet Shop Boys, ‘Go West, life is peaceful there’.

 

 

     Fly from Singapore (SIN) to Taichung (RMQ)  

1) Taichung – 1 Day

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Take an international flight from Singapore Changi Airport to Taichung International Airport. Taichung enjoys a pleasant climate and environment all year round, making it an ideal place to walk around the city. In your day here, you can check out the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, the National Taichung Theatre, and our personal favourite, the Feng Chia Night Market! For those who like to see unique sights of Taichung, do visit the Dong-Feng Bikeway Green Corridor, 12km bikeway made from a disused railway line that exudes Hakka charm!

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    Take a train from Taichung to Chiayi  

2) Chiayi – 2 Days 

 

 

From Taichung, you can either take a train or a bus to Chiayi station. Chiayi county was once the home of aborigines, and is often a stop for travellers on route to visit the popular Alishan Mountains. Once in Chiayi, you can spend your day visiting the Amitabha temple – one of the bigger temples with great architecture and surrounding gardens, the Chiayi Park and Botanical Gardens or the Alishan Forest Railway Chiayi Garage – a park with an extravaganza of old steam locomotives.

Spend your second day exploring the Alishan Mountain on its beautiful hiking trails and breathe in that fresh mountain air.

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 Take a bus from Chiayi to Sun Moon Lake  

3) Sun Moon Lake – 1 Day

 

Take a bus from Chiayi to Sun Moon Lake. A hot favourite amongst tour groups, this is the largest body of fresh water in Taiwan and offers one of the island’s most beautiful scenic views. Surrounded by mountainous regions, there are also many foot trails for nature enthusiasts.

One of the best ways to enjoy this destination is by biking or hiking, as it allows you to explore Sun Moon Lake in a different way while staying on the tourist trail. Visitors can also take the Sun Moon Lake Ropeway cable car for an unparalleled bird’s-eye view of the lake. At the end of the ride lies the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, an amusement park and cultural site dedicated to Taiwan’s indigenous culture.

Top Hotels near Sun moon lake

    Take a bus from Sun Moon Lake to Taichung  

     Transfer to High Speed Rail to Kaohsiung  

4) Kaohsiung – 2 Days 

 

From Sun Moon Lake, take a bus to Taichung and transfer to a High Speed Rail to Kaohsiung. As Taiwan’s largest port and second-largest city, Kaohsiung is often overlooked in favour of Taipei, but this sleepy seaside town has plenty to offer.

Two of its best night markets are the Ruifeng and Xin jue jiang night markets, with the former offering local food delights, and the latter for unbeatable shopping deals!

Admire art at Pier-2 Art District – a warehouse area that has been renovated into art studios. Immerse yourself in culture and nature at Lotus Pond, Love River, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and Kaohsiung’s numerous temples.

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     Take a High-Speed Rail from Kaohsiung to Taipei  

5) Taipei – 1 Day

 

From Kaohsiung, take a 2-hour High-Speed Rail to Taipei. Spend your last day in Taipei chilling at Da’an Park, also known as Taipei’s Central Park and indulge in mind-blowing street food from Shilin night market, where you will enjoy endless gastronomic surprises such as the deep fried XL chicken, sweet potato balls, pepper meat buns and even the stinky tofu.

Finally, it’s time to say goodbye to your adventures in Taiwan’s west and return to Singapore. Take a fight back from Taoyuan Airport to Singapore Changi Airport.

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     Fly home from Taipei (TPE) – Singapore (SIN)  

 

 

Taiwan Food Hunt

Taiwan Food Hunt – 13 days – Taiwan Itinerary

The typical greeting you can hear around Taiwan is ‘Have you eaten?’ More often than not, the answer is ‘yes’, because there are simply too much good food to resist around this country!

Apart from its world famous night markets, Taiwan is also known for its local specialities such as the Lu Rou Fan (braised pork rice), Tainan milkfish, Taipei beef noodles and indigenous barbecued wild boar. Travellers to this small country are in for a feast no matter where they are. This itinerary was planned based on the best food spots and night markets around the country.

 

    Fly from Singapore  (SIN) to Taipei  (TPE) 

1) Taipei – 3 Days 

 

Start off your gastronomic adventure in the capital of Taiwan – Taipei! Take an international flight from Singapore Changi Airport to Taipei Taoyuan Airport. Taipei city is the heartbeat of Taiwan, and there is absolutely no time to waste if you want to taste the best of the city!

Shilin Night Market is the city’s oldest, biggest and most exciting night market which dates back to 1910. Here you can try classic street eats like oyster omelettes and stinky tofu as well as modern trendy snacks like the cheesy potato and cow tongue pastry. Other popular night markets that offer a variety of street food includes Gongguan Night Market, Tonghua Night Market, Raohe Street Night Market, and Ningxia Night Market.

Apart from its night markets, Taipei is filled with good food spots serving authentic Taiwanese cuisine. Go to Tao Yuan Beef Noodle Soup to get a taste of the comfort food for Taiwanese, where the noodles are cooked to perfection with a QQ texture and the broth is rich enough to warm the soul.

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    Take a bus from Taipei to New Taipei City

Option: Day Trip New Taipei City

 

Just outside of Taipei is the New Taipei City, which is easily accessible by bus from Taipei city. This region encompasses many iconic food spots of Taiwan. At Tamshui, try the unique snacks such as fish crisps and iron eggs which are chicken or dove eggs marinated and boiled in soy sauce and spices.

Jiufen is another famed area in New Taipei City for its distinctive snacks. On its main street, you can feast on distinctive local delicacies like the Taro balls, fish ball soup, peanut ice-cream, taiwanese wild boar sausage. Don’t miss out on the experience of tasting tea from one of Jiufen’s atmospheric teahouses overlooking the mountains.

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    Take a train from Taipei to Kee Lung  

Option: Day Trip to Kee Lung

 

It’s easy to get from Taipei to Kee Lung as there are regular trains departing every 20 minutes. Keelung’s Miaokao night market is one of Taiwan’s culinary highlights and by far the best place to eat in the city. Offering lots of delicious seafood, tasty rice noodles and refreshing shaved ice desserts, the market has been known for its great food since the Japanese era!

Don’t worry if you can’t speak the native language as stalls on the main street advertises its main dishes in English, Japanese and Chinese. Try the “pot side scrapings” (thick rice noodles in a mixed seafood broth) at Ding Bian Cuo, one of the oldest stalls in the market.

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    Take the Taiwan High-Speed Rail from Taipei to Taichung

2) Taichung – 1 Day

 

The suncake, or Tai yang bing, is a local specialty that originates from the city of Taichung. These flat crumbly pastries filled with condensed malt sugar are unique snacks that tourists horde in boxes to bring back home. Enjoy this delectable dessert with Chinese tea.

When at Taichung, don’t miss out on the Fengjia night market which is one of the biggest ones in Taiwan. Eat the Guan Zhi Lin “Small sausage in large sausage”, a Taiwan local invention of chargrilled pork sausage wrapped with glutinous rice and topped with vegetable condiments. If you are feeling adventurous, try the pig blood cake, a traditional Taiwanese street snack that’s not for the lighthearted!

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     Take a taxi from Taichung to Changhua City

3) Changhua City – 1 Day

 

In the small town of Changhua, just 30 minutes away from Taichung, you have to try meatballs also known as Bawan! For the most authentic local experience, visit Achang Rouyuan at Chang’an Street, a restaurant with a national reputation for its delicious fillings and its hearty sauce.

Other interesting foods include the cat mouse noodles, pork intestines with ginger, braised pork prune, and smokey sausages which can be found at the Jingcheng Night market!

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     Take a train from Changhua City to Chiayi

4) Chiayi City – 1 Day

 

All travel guides will not fail to mention about the amazing specialty from this city — Turkey Rice! Similar to Singapore’s economy rice, this dish is served with turkey meat and vegetables along with pickled radish. Our recommendation is Pen Shui Huo Ji Rou Fan, that draws people from all over Taiwan to visit for its juicy turkey slices.

The Wenhua Road Night Market in Chiayi is also brimming with good food such as fresh oysters, prawns, barbecued meat skewers.

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    Take a train from Chiayi to Tainan

5) Tainan – 1 Day

 

The oldest city in Taiwan, this place is scenic and it’s slow pace makes for a good break from the hectic city life. It is also a place that is famous throughout Taiwan for its great variety of street snacks and foodie culture!

You can start the day with affordably priced turkey rice for breakfast, followed by Tainanese Dan zai noodles – “peddler’s noodles” with pork egg and shrimp for lunch, Milkfish congee for tea, and end your day with beancurd pudding, coffin bread (guan cai ban), oyster omelette.

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    Take a train from Tainan to Pingtung

6) Pingtung – Half Day

 

On your way from Tainan to Kaohsiung, make a short stop at Pingtung city to visit the Pingtung Tourist Night Market. Opened all day, this night market is atypical from the normal Taiwan night markets in that it is made up of two rows of hawkers at the sides of the main ride! Here you can try seafood sold at reasonable prices as well as restaurants offering a variety of cuisines ranging from Thai food to Italian pizzas!

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    Take a train from Pingtung to Kaohsiung

7) Kaohsiung – 1 Day

 

Take a train from Hualien to Kaohsiung where you can find hidden gems of comforting local food. Visit Ya Rou Zhen for its famous duck rice and innards soup. Though it has no signboard, you can spot this stall by the throngs of crowds sitting around tables.

A good place for desserts is Popo Dessert shop which serves both hot and cold desserts including a special winter menu – charcoal grilled muah chee! End of your day with a visit to Ruifeng Night Market, the biggest one in Kaohsiung with an amazing selection of street food.

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    Take the Taiwan High-Speed Rail from Kaohsiung to Hualien 

8) Hualien – 1 Day

 

This county is known for its muah chee – chewy balls made with glutinous rice and stuffed with sweet fillings, and bianshi – pork and shrimp dumplings in soup. For local food, head to the Ziqiang night market to try its barbecued pork, stewed spare ribs and coffin cake.

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    Take a train from Hualien to Taipei

9) Taipei – 1 Day

From Hualien, take a 2-hour train ride to the last stop of your culinary adventure, Taipei!

No trip to Taipei is complete without a visit to Din Tai Fung. Visit this international xiaolongbao empire that is beloved by Singaporeans and foreigners worldwide for the world-class soup dumplings and dim sum! For an unforgettable end to your foodie adventure, try the stinky tofu – a fermented tofu that is an assault to your sense of smell. Though it is hard to get past the smell, we urge you to give this national treasure a try at least once, and we recommend for you to do so at Jin Da Ding old street for their skewered tofu, served with pickled cabbage.

After 8 days of hardcore food adventures, it’s time to head home with a full tummy.

Take a flight back from Taoyuan Airport to Singapore Changi Airport and start planning for your next foodie adventure!

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     Fly home from Taipei (TPE) – Singapore (SIN)