Although Christmas is not a national holiday in this destination, Taiwan offers a lot of opportunities to celebrate. From parks decked to the nines to special winter highlights, christmas in Taiwan makes for an unforgettable yuletide experience for you and the whole family!
Planning a quick Christmas getaway? We’ve compiled all you need to know about winter in Taiwan and why you should choose this culturally-diverse island as your December destination.
Taiwan may not be the top-of-mind stop when it comes to Christmas destinations, considering there are very few Christians—about 4.5% of the entire population—who truly celebrate it. But even that won’t stop Christmas from making this season bright in Taiwan!
Despite the lack of Christians, the business-as-usual hours on December 25th, and the fact that most of the Taiwanese people are saving up for and anticipating the Chinese Lunar New Year, Christmas is still very evidently celebrated across the island.
With the right planning and research, a three-day, two night-stay, can cost as low as P10,000—flights and accommodations included!
Budget airline flights from Manila to Taipei can cost as low as P4,000. Meanwhile, Taiwan has a wide range of low-cost hotels and hostels for travelers on a budget, with rates ranging from P400 to P700 a night.
Other expenses, such as food, transportation, and attractions are affordable as well. Going on a trip to Taiwan definitely won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Book flights, hotels, and Xperiences on Traveloka to get the best deals.
When exploring the city, using the metro is the most efficient and cheapest way to get around. A single ticket costs around TWD20 to TWD65. Taiwan also operates good bus services with fares costing between TWD15 to TWD30.
If you’re visiting other main cities, such as Taichung and Kaohsiung, traveling via High-Speed Trains is a quick and comfortable way to go.
Pro-tip: Getting an Easycard will make your metro travels easier and more affordable! If you’ll be hopping from one city to another, we recommend purchasing the Taiwan High-Speed Rail Pass for unlimited rides during your stay.
Here are some spots in Taiwan which definitely take deck the halls to another level:
Step into your holiday gear and have a merry Christmas this December in Taiwan. Book your activities on Traveloka and enjoy great deals!
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