Weather: The weather is changeable and varies in different parts of Taiwan. In the south it is mostly sunny and warm with temperature of about 25 °C (77 °F), while in the north there are several days of rain and it is colder with temperature of 10 °C (50 °F).
Clothing: A shirt, a sweater and a coat are enough to deal with winter in Taiwan. Bring an umbrella. Water-proof jackets are recommended if you travel to the north, because it is damp with occasional rainfall. In the south you only need a shirt and a coat or a sweater.
Things to Do
Chinese New Year: These traditional holidays falls in late January or twice as often in early or mid February. It is the greatest and longest holiday festival in Taiwan, which lasts four days generally. In the streets, see lion dances, temple fairs, and displaysof glowing lanterns. In the air above Taipei, on the night of the full moon, watch the thousands of lit lanterns fly up in the Taipei Lantern Fair.
The National Palace Museum is a world-class museum where you can see the world's greatest collection of ancient Chinese antiques. They date from as far back as the Zhou Dynasty about 3,000 years ago. Some of the best Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) treasures are preserved there. On the Chinese mainland, many treasures were destroyed or stolen.
Skiing: Hit the ski resort on Yushan Mountain. It is the second tallest mountain in Taiwan with a 3,886 meter (12,750 feet) high peak.
Snow Scenery: Yushan Mountain has big forests and fine alpine scenery to enjoy.
Be aware: Chinese New Year is a very busy tourist season. Booking with hotels, transportation and tours well in advance is essential. Spring Festival period is the busiest travel time all over the country. Flights to Taiwan and between Taiwan and Chinese mainland may be difficult to get. Let us help you book tickets.
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