International famous tourism &
Taiwan usually is not included on top ranking list of world travel and tourism rpt.
full rpt. pls. ref. to http://reports.weforum.org/travel-and-tourism-competitiveness-report-2015 TW overall index 32 in '15.
Economist Intelligence Unit - Global Most Livable Cities , '15
Taipei's livability score ranks No. 60 in 2015, No.61 in 2013 (Tokyo No.15 in '15, Australia Melbourne No.1)
5 elements to decide the rankings - Infrastructure (25%, Housing, Roads, Basic Utilities ), Heath Care (20%), Culture & Environment(20%), stability (25% - crimes & terrorism), Education (10%).
Mercer "Quality of Living" , 2015
Taipei's score was ranked No. 83, Tai-chung city No.99. The factors to decide include Economic environment, Political and social environment, Socio-cultural environment, Medical/health considerations, School and education level, Public services and transport, Recreation, Consumer goods, Housing, Natural environment.
World's best places to retire
in 2015, see
, which includes Asian countries like Malaysia, New Zealand, Thai, Phil,
Vietnam, but Taiwan is not included in there.
MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index, '15
the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index reports the following cities as the top ten most popular destinations of tourism worldwide in 2015
1.London (18.82million tourists
5.Istanbul(12.56), 6.New York
9.Seoul(10.35), 10. Hong Kong
(8.66 million). Taipei
Times, 6-6-2015: Taipei
(6.55 million), an
increase of 2.5 percent from
6.38 million last year (2014).
2011-2012 rank /
According to 2009 ECA int'l "the Best Place to Reside"
About Taiwan's travel & tourism
1. Taiwanese food - restaurants in Taiwan
"The failure of Mr Ma’s government to prevent a series of food scandals has also upset many"。The Economist (11-29-2014) analyzed Taiwanese black-heart foods caused ruling party "
According to official statistics (2012, paper by PingTung Univ. Science & Tech.), the major part of tourists consumption in 2011 is foods & drink (catering), which accounts for the proportion 0.63% of nation's GDP, about 2 times the consumption amount from tourists' shopping, recreation, tourism of arts & culture per year.
● Pic.left: Most 5 star hotel restaurants in Taiwan don't wash the vegetables, they just soak in water and cut them for cooking or eating ... 5 star "SOP" is this lousy, not to mention average restaurants... here advises people to minimize number of times for dining out in Taiwan / Jiang M.D. 江守山's book "食在安心", printed in Oct, 2014. ● ●
Intro. to Taiwanese restaurants:
Din Tai Fung
is a popular point for tourists (including Tom Cruise), and the best-known
ranking No.1 Taiwanese restaurant by
Guide> of 2012).
Din Tai Fung admitted at 5-9-2012 having
used Monosodium Glutamate
/ sodium glutamate (M.S.G.)
addictive in some foods there -
and they won't change this policy so as
to keep major cuisine (e.g., steamed
bun/bao (小籠包), chicken soup) delicious (according
to United Daily News 5.9.2013). They
don't want to enhance the flavor
by good materials, like red
jujube (red date "紅棗")
and Fructus Lycii (GouQuZi "枸杞"),
and United Daily News
(8-15-2015) "Horrible foods for
dining out": Taiwan's food (in
restaurants, cafeteria, etc)
problems include using MSG. Taiwan's
5 star restaurants like Sherwood
Hotel announced any chefs using
MSG will be fired.
According to int'l medical
studies, using Monosodium
Glutamate (MSG) is
controversial. (ref to "The
Dangers of MSG"
Some claimed it
may causes asthma, headache, even brain
DinTaiFung in USA
Nearly Shut Down for
Unsatisfactory Health Inspection...The
Brand Personality ?
According to 2 US local news
Din Tai Fung (
WA, USA )
failed to pass
(violating cooling procedures,
handwashing, and having valid
permits and operating
procedures, among other items)
and garnered 85 critical food
Din Tai Fung (
3 times ... (China Times,
a creativity by Z. Zu
pic. below: former US
president Bush was in Taiwan's restaurant - Beijing Do It True; the
restaurant said Bush had their dishes
◆ 2. World best restaurants (2013&2015) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World's_50_Best_Restaurants http://www.theworlds50best.com/list/1-50-winners/
On 2015's top 50 list, Japan is No. 8, on 2013's list, 、 、 、 、 、 、 、 、 、
3. According to New York Times
(12-12-2015), French La Liste's top 10 best restaurants include 3
Asian restaurants, but no any Taiwanese restaurant was included, the
Liberty Times (12-13-2015) mentioned no Taiwan's restaurants included in
top 1000 list.
◆ 4. Miele Guide (2012) : No any Taiwanese restaurant is included in top 20 Asian restaurants list.
Taiwan's restaurants intro. by world
reports pls. ref. to the table at end of
The China Times (5-26-2015), a critique in media commentary<掉漆的文創> mentioned :"Something we should pay attention to is, a Hong Kong poll on the net selected Taiwan as the most disappointed point of interest or attraction on this planet ― Taiwan's night market is the only place being worthy of visiting
But, this web-site comments:
(2) beef noodle (牛肉麵): They usually use a source namely DorBanJian(豆瓣醬), so, better select restaurants with reputation to avoid aflatoxin which may contains in 豆瓣醬 and may leads to liver cancer.oyster omelet (蚵仔煎) : It is most typical Taiwanese food ( you can see this street snack in any night market), but not exquisite & elaborated food. The oyster omelet in Discovery channel uses peanut-powder. Be careful of fatal aflatoxin may be in peanut-powder in infamous shops, since a famous peanut product made in USA found aflatoxin before. The Liberty Times (9-18-2015): some businesses used
3. Taiwanese food - all you can eat buffet
Although world media always introduced Taiwan's "small eat", Taiwanese also love "big eat" ―― There's a widely-known slang in here: Taiwan has 3 "worth-the-value" stuffs: health insurance, labor insurance, and all you can eat buffet.(台灣有三"寶"，健保、勞保、吃到飽) The United Daily (1-10-2016): Taiwanese best-love restaurant is all you can eat buffet... We still must under no circumstances take food safety issue lightly.
The article, Taiwan's 5 star hotel - all you can eat buffet (2010 ~ 2016), has been ranking world top on google and yahoo for years, pls. click for full text. ◎ Cheaper buffet restaurants are everywhere too, but "Eastern Broadcasting Co., Ltd.，EBC (東森) TV" evening news (11-30-2015, 8:42pm): having those fake / restructured / glued meat (beef, pork, mutton, seafood: abalone, calamari, etc) is easy to get food poisoning
Taiwan / 5 star buffet brief of The Liberty Times (自由時報), 7-15-2016, 7-16-2016, 7-17-2016
|W Hotel / Taipei||
Shangri La's Far Eastern
1F / Taipei
|(漢來海港)Grand Hi-Lai / Taipei||
|(漢來海港)Grand Hi-Lai / Kaohsiung||(漢來海港)Grand Hi-Lai / Taichung||(國賓)Ambassador Hotel / Kaohsiung||(饗食天堂) EatTogether / 台中店||Sheraton / Taipei||(欣葉)/ Taipei|
oven roast pib-rib tender, various
countries flavors for more choices, but, pork
chops in Chinese medicine soup(藥燉排骨)
tasted not tender & juicy;
part of seafood open for freely taking ; cakes limited
class and fresh, lots of Sashimi
raw fish slices served , various and fresh
seafood in mini-bar refrigerator, but
(三點蟹) not fresh;
various-items and fine quality desserts
roast duck、oil-chicken(油雞)、roast beef
steak and roast mutton are high quality ;
Sashimi raw fish slices、white shrimps(白蝦)、whelk meat (香螺) are fresh ; crabs not too fresh ; desserts are 5 star ranking
special made roast Ribeye Steak(乾式熟成肋眼牛排)smells
frozen Boston lobster tasted bit too soft after being defrosted, more than 50 hot dishes tasted great, lots of drinking options
|India curry flavor is great, various meats , HaiNan chicken tender, India spicy meat overdone, fresh appetizer , high class vegetables||
fresh, advice starting from seafood;|
traditional style desserts
meat is not upto 5 star ranking, roast
duck not tender;
Haagen-Dazs ice cream without clear marks ;
white shrimps, (旭蟹)Spanner Crabs are fresh, 3 Spot swimming Crab (三點蟹) not fresh，large shrimps, middle-sized Inshore squids(中捲) good flavor(海味足)，fish soup taste good
flagship food is various
4 kinds of fresh crabs,
Assorted Sashimi(綜合生魚片)、smoked shark
angle red shrimps、epicure beef steak,
bee-nested cake(黑糖蜂巢蛋糕) good;|
Sashimi fresh, 3 kinds of crabs
flagship food is seafood:
Spanner Crab、Mangrove crab(旭蟹), Mud crab (紅蟳)，lots ice at the bottom to keep them fresh;
Hong Kong style pot boilcookcrab with XO sauce(港式XO蟹煲)、grilled Ayu(烤香魚)taste good; grilled beef suppose US Prime ramk, various desserts for selection
8~10 different kinds of
Sashimi raw fish slices，seafood are various kinds and fresh，cold
dishes and hot dishes both are excellent;
30+ different kinds of desserts
beef ribs(牛小排) great，，bratwurst
sausage(德式香腸)smells good ;
various cooking styles of seafood cuisine (料理手法多元), particularly Pan-
many items and high quality desserts
|a lot fresh and different items of cold plate seafood||
Emperor crabs fresh ，short-necked clam(熱炒海瓜子)no
pan fried chicken、oven roast beef(爐烤牛肉)、india flavor curry clay oven rolls(印度咖哩燒餅)、 Vietnamese noodle soup usually served with beef (pho bo) or chicken (pho ga 越南河粉) Good;
most of cold-plate meats are s;
desserts less items and bit too sweet
Sashimi raw fish
slices fresh ; not enough meats on the bar, but the balance of rare and
well done is controlled in right place ;
desserts are not open for freely taking (須服務人員協取)
How to eat & worth-the-value??
1.Focus on seafood and roast beef/steak
see full text
(1) Japan, USA, Canada ... issued warnings to their citizen-tourists to Taiwan
◎Foreign countries' warning messages
Bad road designs, vehicles and motorcycle all mix on the road ... Japan, the US, Canada issued warnings to their citizens again and again, be cautious of transportation safety while staying in
◎ Canada government also issued warning messages, like bad drivers, bad road condition, pedestrians not in orders, roads in mountains lack of maintenance, riding motorcycle is dangerous ...
◎Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association's warnings :( Japanese version as pic. left) as below:
No other vehicles are allowed to
(2) Tourist-bus accidents again and again in
Taiwan ― The United Daily (2-15-2017, front-page):
So many self-criticisms in the past never stop next tragedy !
● 2017 tour bus accidents
◆ The SUN, BBC (UK) 2-13-2017: BUS CRASH HORROR! Taiwan's travel bus safety "has come under fire in recent months over safety standards..." ;
◆ TTV HD (14:21pm 2-14-2017), CCTV(China): Taiwan laws in vain, lax management (administration) makes disasters.
◆ Apple Daily, Editorial (2-15-2017): Such a high casualty rate most likely ranks No.1 among all civilized states in the world, public opinions and official blames are useless at all, because they saw right through the government, called government's bluff ...
◆ TTV, tv.ifeng凤凰视频 "The most miserable bus accident ( at least 33 dead ) in Taiwan highway".
Taiwan's tour-bus problems:
(1) Drivers overwork/overtime
― many work longer than the time-limits in the US (California
10 hrs per day) ,Euro. , Japan, Thailand, etc
top-heavy & bottom-light, unbalanced
( max 2.49 m, not Euro. standard 2.55m) being assembled with imported Euro. chassis.
● 2016 tour bus accidents
Chinese official news (People Daily's Global Times 環球時報 7-19-2016 editorial) : Taiwan's tourism
system are flawed, how can they goof off year after
year?? tourists are gambling their lives if Taiwan still won't take any step to change
◆ People's Daily (China) editorial (8-4-2016): Chinese tourists not dare to visit Taiwan in the future without safety assurance / Taiwan tour disasters are sort of man-made disasters , Taiwan tourism's major problems include loopholes in law and regulation、careless mistakes in administration 、or not-good-enough system of organization, other malpractices are traveling load-bearing capacity (旅遊承載能力)、road-traffic safety 、aviation safety、road maintenance 、safety standard for tour bus、Modified Automobiles/Fix-up tour bus、 … traveling accidents happening again and again open 亡羊補牢 never cease. (brief)
◆ Apple Daily (7-20-2016) : Since Taiwan opened to Chinese tourists in 2008, in total 90 Chinese tourists died, 390 injured, 62% dead/injury was caused by tour bus; The Guardian (UK) 7-19-2016: Taiwan tourist bus fire kills all (Chinese tourists ) on board... Apple Daily (7-20-2016 head-page) : "The most miserable & tragic bus accident in Taiwan history"；
3 major problems in tour bus:
(1) bus structure / United
Daily (7-20-2016): Taiwan's tour bus is vulnerable because of assembling Taiwan's bus-body with
imported chassis ; Hitravel.tv (寰宇新聞二台,
7-19-2016 8:16pm): Taiwan's assembled buses are top-heavy &
unbalanced in architectures, bus becomes weak tofu while encountering traffic
accident. TVBS : Taiwan tour bus bad welding ... details ref
How to survive in Taiwan's bus fire:
Apple Daily (7-20-2016): Min-Chuan Univ. professor: In Taiwan's tour bus, the
best seat is behind the driver, and avoid the last few rows.
◆ The China Times (12-16-2015）:The PRC government (State Council Office for Tai
The China Times
suggest using small or middle sized tour bus
with carbon fiber top/roof for safety for.
● 201X tour bus accidents
◆ Serious accident in 2010 - a tour bus fell into the sea in HuaLien, all tourists on board were killed. (China Times, 7-20-2016 : a horrible coincidence, the number of death in 2010's bus accident is same as that in 2016 )
◆ Others pls. ref. to PS18
(3) Taiwan's aviation safety - MSN, Reuters, EuroNews, Mirro(UK), NewsWeek, CNN, etc (2-4-2015) :"Taiwan has had a poor aviation safety record in recent years" , full text pls. click... Taiwan's aviation safety
(4) Taiwan's train and high-speed train - comparatively safe.
◆ Although Rough Guides (UK, 2017) reported "High-speed trains will whizz you out of cities to steamy forests and jagged mountains", however, tourists still need to take vehicle into the mountains/forest, in most cases. Telegraph (1-25-2017) "The 50 greatest train journeys on Earth" introduced the excellent and frequently scenic railway network to visit Neiwan, for traditional Hakka cuisine, and Tainan, the Alishan (A-Li ) Mountain Railway, was built to extract logs from the forest but now provides access to a magnificent vantage point for sunrise.
3-1-2003 A-Li forest railway train accident, the biggest
ever disaster - 17 death, 205 injuries/wounded。
Baidu: 4-27-2011 A-Li forest train accident again, Taiwan media again questioned the safety of this train. Apple Daily (蘋果日報 4-28-2011): A-Li-Shan forest train (350 Chinese tourists loaded) accident caused 5 death, 107 injuries/wounded.
|●●||PIC: moving coffins and flying coffin / 2010-2016|
"nude massage" advertisement
|◎ pic. left: Taiwanese massage / Zola Zu's cartoon, exhibited in Japan, Israel, and Taiwan (originally printed in the China Times)||
deals in massage
parlors / Zola Zu's
cartoon applying the foot-massage sign
The China Times (1.19.2014) : The massage became most popular business in Taiwan, opening more and more in recent years since Taiwan's bad economic. Apple Daily news (Dec. 25, 2014) reported a scholar's study ― the reason that barber shops and massage parlors in Taiwan offer "something additional" is Taiwanese sexual repression and men's "needs"/hormones (ps: many Taiwanese customers do it just for "entertainment" and casual fun-fun - ref. to Next magazine 2015, No.722 ). Most masseuse in Thai massage parlors are mainland Chinese women. If Taiwan's Thai massage parlors all get together in one street, that'll be a "China Town" in Taiwan ― definitely the most special, largest China Town on this planet. Wikipedia's interWiki WikiSexGuide (Mar. 2015) :" there are Thai massage places all over Taipei and most places you have a good chance to find extra services".
Some massage houses are so popular (e.g., Foot-Massage Spa Villa) that seems customers flock to it, you may need a reservation in advance (just like Michelin one star restaurants in New York ), otherwise will be in a queue for service. Taiwan's media equated Taiwanese (foot) massage with National Palace Museum (exhibiting ancient China's treasures) and reported they are Taiwan's major attractions to int'l tourists, therefore, "Taiwanese massage" certainly needs to be explored and studied.
Click to read Massages in Taiwan/ Chinese version , Taiwanese massage /English version.
those Taiwanese male aged above 20 (2.33 million men per yr. ,ps1) The annual value of production of Taiwan's sex industry's is at least USD 200 million. Tai-Nan 2 (aged 60), Tao-Yuan 10, I-Lan 10, Pon-Hwu 6.
A well-known politician Wu B.S. (吳伯雄) has a widely-known saying: Every Taiwanese, except the, knows illegal Casino houses are everywhere in Taiwan. Taiwan's prostitution situation is about the same as Taiwan Casino's. (Police announced at 5-5-2015 "completely root out sex business" (according to The China Times, 5-5-2015 標題"...全面掃除色情"), eventually, only 3 cases in massage parlors got caught, according to official report by Taiwan's Central News Agency, 5-10-2015 )
According to The United Daily News (7.27.2014) and Apple
Daily News (4.12.2014), most massage parlors in Taipei
(Taiwan capital) involve
or actually run porn business. Prostitution
business in Taiwan
firstly, Thai massage parlors
(「掛羊頭賣狗肉」的按摩店(或養生館)), second, call-girls
controlled by agents, thirdly, individual working studio
or so-called one-woman
(「一樓一鳳」). The United Daily
(8-19-2015): The area with highest density of night
clubs ("酒店") / specialized profession ("特種行業",a
beautified term of sex related business including
massage parlors ) in Taipei city locates LinSen N.
Rd. stretching from JinZhou street to
this erotic-landmark area is "a
Taiwan's phony crack down on
prostitution /English version.
pic. : Taiwan's travel advertisement in middle East (2016), a phony piece?
1) Even massage parlors in Taipei's 5 star hotels are not greenish at all, let alone enjoying being purified by the forest's unpolluted atmosphere, besides, u probably won't see Buda decorations appeared in many Western hotels.
3) probably not too easy to do "Buddhist meditation" there because next room may be noisy. more...
Pic. left :
body massage (Dragon-phoenix
Town Thai Parlor)
ads. are everywhere in Taipei;
|pic courtesy UDN 5-5-2016 http://udn.com/news/story/7314/1673634-%E6%8C%89%E6%91%A9%E8%BE%A3%E5%A6%B9%E5%90%B8%E4%B8%AD%E6%9D%B1%E5%AE%A2%EF%BC%9F-%E8%A7%80%E5%85%89%E5%B1%80%EF%BC%9A%E6%9D%9C%E6%8B%9C%E5%AF%A9%E9%81%8E|
small-eaters, instead of sightseers.
|◎ pic: 228 Peace Monument ― was not best award winner in the int'l monument design contest, but was selected as a sign for that massacre event.||◎ pic: Taiwanese Presidential Office Building ― this original Japanese governor office which was a symbol of Japanese power's colonial domination sparked a controversy about moving to new place for transitional justice. Taipei mayor Ko also stated it's really weird !||◎ pic: Taiwanese government - Control Yuan, functioning as high-ranking officials supervisor, but it together with Legislator Yuan (like Congressmen house) were criticized as "prostitutes house" by media.|
World Economic Forum (WEF) <Travel and tourism competitiveness report> (released at 4-6-2017) shows, Taiwan's most important indexes for promoting tourism, like "Attractiveness of Natural Assets" (parks, beaches, mountains, wildlife, etc) ranks world No.87, "Natural Resources" ranks No.55. In , Taiwan's "Prioritization of Travel & Tourism" was ranked world No.82, "Quality of Natural Environment" No.75, "Natural Resource" No.62.
Forbes (3-5-2017) "3 Things Chinese Tourists Are Surprised To Find When They Travel Abroad To Taiwan" : "It’s not very modern !", " the wealth wasn’t invested in architecture. So the cities are full of decayed apartment blocks.... the housing isn’t as good.”. The Liberty Times and the China Times (3-10-2017) : local scholars described Taiwan as "ugly cities".
Taipei City mayor Dr. Ko pointed out during a trip to Japan that Taipei is short of aesthetic elements or sense of beauty. / The China Times 1-26-2016.
TVBS (9-15-2015) : Unlike China, Taiwan has no spot of attraction (). Taiwan's latest tourism commercial being broadcasted in Japan bets on Taiwanese foods, you only see the Japanese star (木村拓哉 Kimura Takuya) keeps eating Taiwanese small eats and shaved ice with mango, nothing about sightseeing - this supports an argument, Taiwan has no sight of attractions, Taiwan has little choice but to attract small eaters instead of sightseers.
Professors in Tourism like to teach a case study ― the TV drama "Grandpas Over Flowers"(花樣爺爺) let Korean see Taiwan's beauty from certain angle and increases the number of Korean tourists by 50% (compared to that of previous year). But some mainland Chinese college students also complained in TV talk-shows that Taipei does not looks like those exterior/scenes in TV soap operas they saw before coming Taiwan.
Taiwan, indeed looks much worse than Niagara Falls or Grand Canyon in the US,......
◎ Hehuan Mountain and Ali Mountain are two top-rated scenic spots on TripAdvisor. (阿里山等) ◎ Sun Moon Lake(日月潭)
◎ Kenting National Park(墾丁). 9 nationall. parks, which make up 8.6% of its land. Taroko National Gorge (太魯閣) alone is worth spending at least two days hiking its numerous scenic trails.
◎ hot springs Beitou outside of Taipei, and Jiaoxi in Yilan (北投宜蘭等溫泉)
7. Architectures in Taiwan
Taiwan is a free country, however, most architectures show no free-style designs or boundless creativity, they are just real estates or huge money properties.
Forbes (3-5-2017) "3 Things Chinese Tourists Are Surprised To Find When They Travel Abroad To Taiwan" : "It’s not very modern !", " the wealth wasn’t invested in architecture. So the cities are full of decayed apartment blocks.... the housing isn’t as good.”. The Liberty Times and the China Times (3-10-2017) : local scholars described Taiwan as "ugly cities".
◎ Taipei 101 tower / Taiwan's pride and landmark, Taipei 101 tower, was ranking world No.1 highest construction cost (about NT55.8 billion) business/office building by Global Property Guide on April 26, 2011. But Taipei 101 tower as one of "Ugly Skyscrapers around the world". Its aesthetics elements (like gradation, repetition, texture, shape, rhythm, etc) are obviously much worse than Malaysia's twin towers or Shanghai's Grand Hyatt. Anyway, Taipei 101 boasts the world's fastest elevator.
◎ Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (National Father) Memorial Hall in Taiwan / it dramatically enlarges Chinese-culture roof, but cancels "dougong" or brackets, to show elegant, mild personality, which is totally different from, or even opposite the icon of communist China ―― China's Pavilion in EXPO Shanghai, namely "Oriental Crown" ―― dramatically increase huge number of "dougong" or brackets, layer upon layers, but without roof at all. click for China Pavilion in EXPO Shanghai ...details
◎ Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (October 31, 1887 ~ 1975 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiang_Kai-shek ) / Former president Chiang was China's leader to fight against Japan's invasion during WWII (ref. to <Economist>, 8-15-2015 ).
Park / for victims in 228
Incident/political event, one of
the most important events in
Taiwan's modern history, the
massacre marked the
beginning of the Kuomintang's (KMT) White Terror period in
◎ Nation's Father, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mem. Hall (Taiwan)
|◎ pic: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall ― pls. note the name on the mem. gateway "Great Kai-shek (大中至正)" had already been rewritten as "Square of Freedom".||
The personality of
Sun Yat-sen Mem. Hall
reflecting introversive, calmness-loving tradition,
opposites that of communist China's icon,
Oriental Crown (The China Pavilion at EXPO) ― an aggressive and domineering look.
|ps: only 3 authentic calligraphy works by Dr. Sun were collected in the hall.|
According to , Taiwan's "hotel price index" ranks world No. 82, "Purchasing power parity" ranks world No. 64, "price competitiveness" ranks No. 38. (No.1. Iran, No.2. Egypt, 3. Indonesia)
In Swiss UBS's "most expensive cities" report, Taipei's commodity price was ranked No. 26 - but in last time's report Taipei's ranking was No. 42.
FOX news web-site (USA) at Nov. 27, 2011 selected Taipei as one of ten "Top Budget Travel Destinations for 2012" (the list includes Egypt, San Diego, Canada, Belize, San Antonio, Poland, Taipei, Kansas city, Athens, etc )for hotel price NT4380, the best time to visit Taipei is Oct. and Nov. for better climate .
But, latest information (The China Times, 9-14-2015) shows the average price of 5 star hotels for Taiwanese tourists is NT dollars10494 (more than double of FOX news reported price), price of 4 star hotels is NT5591, some Taiwanese hence prefer to travel in Japan for cheaper expenses.
9. Arts & cultural creativity ―― National Palace Museum (故宮)
UK's Telegraph.co at 3-13-2015 :Curiously, one of the world’s greatest collections of Chinese antiquities is not in China – but across the Strait in Taiwan.". (ps: in Taiwan's National Palace Museum (故宮))
"The study of the influence of Mainland tourists on Taiwan tourism industry" (郭慶萍, 駱芬美教授): "as the former president of Taiwan Tourism Association, Mr. Yen, said “culture is absolute a added-value critical in Taiwan Tourism industry”", Taiwan's cultures promote tourism sustainability.
Taiwan's national palace museum is a place being worthy of visiting,―
Taiwanese government named those 5000 years treasures as ...
Alessi "the Chin Family"
How about "Chinese Creativity" by today's Taiwanese ??
just directly applied antique pictures on products.
<NPM> should designs Chinese treasures, and makes witty, humorous artworks to represent Taiwan's modern arts. Western tourists suppose like to buy souvenir with Chinese culture & flavor created by ourselves. "Mercenaries" cannot represent Taiwan to Olympics.
10. Best-Buy Shopping: outlet ― world best brand clothes in Taiwan .
Dept Stores/ Malls
At end of 2016,
suspiciously contaminated foodstuffs from Japan Fukushima Nuclear
Accident area being already available in a number of major markets
and Dept. Stores ( SOGO, Breeze, Taipei 101 Jasons, etc ) angers
Taiwanese people, hence, premier of Taiwan government announced
there's no time-table to lift the ban for foods from Jpan's Nuclear
Accident area (福島、茨城、群馬、櫪木、千葉5縣).
●According to , Taiwan's Purchasing power parity index was ranked world No. 64, however, in contrast with large department stores or malls, outlet stores in Taiwan are quite popular.
Department stores or malls are comparatively empty (except small-eat street, supermarket, and in anniversary discount days), some widely known department stores failed to pass security check again and again, e.g., Breeze Center was reported by media in recent years - United Daily (聯合報)11-13-2015 大紀元) 10-09-2013 2013 10-15-2012...
● Major dept. store's customer service may not be always good, e.g., SOGO Taipei took more than one month to reply customer's unbiased email. (12-19-2016).
1-21-2017, <the Liberty Times, Weekender 自由時報> /
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● Exclusive brands: sapporo drug, Japanese Puding 北海道天使布丁、"北海道新發現"、及Japanese noodle 北海道拉麵"次郎長"、"虎鐵", etc
|華泰名品城Gloria outlet (US style)||03-273-8666||Totally 167 brands, Exclusive 20 brands, Jack & Jones, Palladium, Lanvin, Level 6ix, Maison Promax, "野獸國", Guess, Lock&Lock, etc||TaoYuan 中壢春德路189|
|MITSUI outlet park 三井林口 (Japanese style)||02-2606-8666||220 brands, Porsche Design, agnes b, Cath Kidston, Stayreal, les enphants, "山本耀司" , etc||New Taipei City 林口文化三路一段356|
|Leeco Taichung||04-2258-5166||Brand Off Tokyo, Arnold Palmer, Traveller, etc||TaiChung City 市政路480|
|Taichung 日曜天地||04-3611-2366||Coach, Roots, North face, Prada, Gucci, 150 brands||TaiChung City 自由路二段94|
|高雄義大||07-656-8100||All Saints, Michael Kors, Desigual, top-brands, totally 700 brands||Kaohsiung Cityb學府路1段12|
Aug. 5, 2015, <the China Times> / newly-open outlet malls
Gloria outlets (華泰名品城) - TaoYuan
city : about 260 brands, open in Q4 2015
三井 outlet park - New Taipei City : about 200 brands, open in Q1 2016
麗寶台中 outlet mall - Tai-Chung City: about 104 brands, open in Q3 2016
Nov. 3, 2013, <United Daily News>
Taipei Leeco outlet , 2 branches (Neihu, 公館): (02) 8792-6668,
Kaohsiung outlet (義大) : (07)656-8100, largest outlet in Taiwan.
Gloria outlet : will be open expected end of 2014.
林口中商36 (invested by Japanese 三井): open in 2017 expected.
蘭城新月: largest one in Eastern taiwan.
Taichung outlet (日曜) : (04)3611-2366, The only outlet in middle Taiwan.
◎ Apple Daily News (May 6, 2012):
headline ― Outlet is 3 times popular than before.
◎ TVBS news CH55 (13:01pm, May 6, 2012): Taipei outlet 10% up, EeLan outlet 20% up.
Taipei Leeco outlet : (02) 8792-6668,
Eelan city outlet (爾本): (03) 932-8800, UNIQLO, 無印良品will be here.
Taichung outlet (日曜) : (04)3611-2366,
Taichung outlet (月眉): (04) 2558-2459,
Kaohsiung outlet (義大) : (07)656-8100, Includes YSL, Gucci, etc
(1) There was a "out-let" store street in Tian-Mum : Section 6, Chung San North Road (adjacent to Tian-Mum Circle). Till now many out-let stores have already moved out because the house-rent rose in recent years, some stores remained the same place still offers economic price, i.e., about NT 700 for Ralph Lauran POLO long-sleeve shirt.
(2) A large out-let building Leeco (about 160 brands) located in Nae Hu.
Nautica : phone (02) 8792-6668
Ralph Lauran POLO : 8791-3721, 2719-1838 (head-quarter),
Levi's etc outlet : 8791-2449
Timberland & DATA outlet : 2791-4393
LEECO outlet (Roots, Boss, Samsonite, Rockport, Givenchy, Swatch, CERRUTI, Escada, Max Mara, Moschino, etc) : 8791-3745
a few other outlet stores are nearby.
(3) EDA (義大) Outlet Mall (tel: 07-657-7077) in Kaohsiung city, includes about 300 brands, like Gucci, YSL, Ralph Lauren, etc
(4) A XL-sized clothes store at 81, Sec. 2, JinShan South Road, which is adjacent to the Gas station, near Tamkang University, downtown campus, Taipei.
(5) Some stores around no. 163, section 1, Dun Hua South Road, near the Haagen Dazs Ice Cream Store.
(6) A store namely <King Cheu Store>, located around lane 190, Section 1, Dun Hua S Rd., adjacent to Bossini, a block from Royal Host.
(7) In addition to Taipei, Taoyuan Tai-mall has a few out-let stores.
(8) Some stores in the lane ( cross point : 9, WenZou Street & 260, Section 1, HePing S. Road) not too far from National Taiwan Normal University.
(9) Some other outlet with very economic prices, see The Liberty Times of Mar. 14, 2009, Apple Daily of Aug 10, 2008, or phone (07) 225-5208 etc.
Many Korean media, e.g., Yonhap News Agency (韓聯社), Donga Ilbo (東亞日報), and largest web portal Naver, reported in Jan. 2017 in large scale or great length to lash out Taiwan's no-good society security. The China Times (1-17-2017) reported Korean netizen criticized a number of internet celebrities took money to do propaganda work for Taiwan ― however, they "over-beautified" Taiwan's image. This may harm the increasing-rate (32.5%, reported by The Liberty Times12-11-2016) of Korean tourists to Taiwan. ps: Japan increased 17.5%, Hong Kong & Macau 6.43%, East-Southern Asia 12.86%.
The United Daily (1-18-2017): Korean media are busy in warning their tourists to Taiwan, and even criticized Korean diplomatic dept. and Korea office in Taiwan both did a bad job... (UDN Public editorial)
(No.1 on google by English keyword
"comment Taiwan police", 6-23-2016, No.1 ranking on google, yahoo by
"comment Taiwan police" in Chinese
at 1-1-2017, 6-23-2016 )
◎ Judiciary (No.1 ranking on Yahoo, top on google, 11-14-2016, but can't be open in some random-selected governmental institutions - e.g., National Library ( test at 2-19-2016) , ) or backup file http://intlHumanRights.com/TaiwanJudiciary.htm
◎ Prosecutors (No.1 ranking on Google by English keyword "Taiwan prosecutors" at 6-23-2016. but can't be open in some random-selected governmental institutions - e.g., National Library ( test at 2-19-2016) ,) backup file http://intlHumanRights.com/ProsecutorsTaiwan.htm
This site-group is No. 2 on
Google by keyword "Taiwan judiciary" ,
Singapore's the Straits
Times (head-page and main page) reported Zola Zu organized world
No.1 ranking cartoon contest to promote human rights and freedom of
pic:The monument (1999) at front of National Assembly (ZhongShan Hall, Taipei) to celebrate the triumph in the war of resistance against Japanese invasion and Retrocession of Taiwan. In Aug. '15, textbook protest students want the phrase "(接收)take over Taiwan" instead of "(光復)Retrocession or recovery of Taiwan", in their deep mind, they are against one-China policy.
pic right: Taipei's New cb Party KTV restaurant ads - no MSG added !
M.D.s advised Taiwanese favorite new-in spicy hot-pot may causes illness if having much; pic. above is tranditional Chinese ShanXi hot pot in Taiwan for instant boiled meat, was no longer popular.
Shanghai flavor foods,
was intro. by Wall
|Black-glass-front-door barber shops are no longer popular, only a few were survived till present - in there you find nostalgic flavor and more likely have 'entertainment' service by aged female, mostly. Taiwan police turn a blind eye to so many erotic business fr. so many years.|
embedded marketing / product placement using world movies e.g., Martin Scorsese<Silent>, or Luc Besson <Lucy> work well to boost Taiwan's tourism. / by 王長安United Daily (1-21-2017):
igh mountain ridges and cloud belt forest are good ... / 郭瓊瑩 Chinese Culture Univ. TW.United Daily (1-21-2017):
Increase the number of those "travel independently without tour-guide" (自由行), decrease the number of tour groups, so as to benefit more fields of business in Taiwan.
Promote high-quality tour, theme tour, high-end tour groups 5 star business travel groups, cruise ship tours, in-depth native Taiwanese visiting tour, etc
Focus on South-East Asian new rich class, as well as Korean and Japanese, As for European and Americans
Ref. to neighbor countries' strategies
marketing fragmentation, addingAccording to statistics, tourists' major purpose is sight-seeing, more are female, aged 30-39, Taiwan better expands other
Establish a better living environment, and a more civilized state by improving infrastructures, sanitary / hygienic degree, medical quality, law & regulation, etc.
souvenirs, presents and others, tourism businessmen suggested raising the upper limit of daily entry number for Chinese tourists - group tourists as well as independent tourists up to 10,000 per day respectively. ( ps: Liberty Times 11-4-2015: Tourism government: it's inappropriate to open more Chinese tourists ; Liberty Times 11-20-2015: Taiwan suddenly open more Chinese tourists, 3000 persons extra per day, it's not a health policy ... )United Daily News Group's Economic Daily News (9-10-2015 經濟日報 ): KMT presidential candidate (洪秀柱) in a meeting advised tourism business to promote the safety of accommodation and transportation, and the quality of
Kimura Takuya (leading actor in that film costing NT50 million) is.CTV (<中視>) evening news (10-21-2015): opinions on the net criticize that Taiwan's tourism commercial (by world famous director John Wu) only focused on eating, Taiwan's tourism leader even don't know who
The United Daily (12-21-2015): The number of tourists to Taiwan in 2015 grows a lot, but foreign exchange income decreases, Taiwan needs more attractions, and better high-end tours and value-added (historical & experienced) elements.
The Liberty Times (12-20-2015): Taiwan's number of tourists reaches 10 million persons, It is "win face, loss the real beef" ! because foreign exchange income is far from expected, one problem is Chinese tourists only visit their own subcontractor shops and evade lots of taxes.
◆ Without Chinese tourists, Taiwan tourism entered emergency room middle Sept. , 2016
|major mass media||critic essays||points||author||cyber links|
|The Liberty Times, 9-9-2016||Taiwan tourism nothing special, once is enough (觀光沒特色 一次就看光光)||Taiwan tourism has no attraction, e.g., landmark spot ― Sun-Moon Lake, attracts neither foreigners nor local people, let alone other places (沒有陸客的日月潭，其實並沒有甚麼外國遊客前往，連本國人民來捧場的都不多。像日月潭這樣具台灣指標性的景點尚且如此，那其他的景點怎麼辦？...根本原因就在於我們的觀光對於消費者沒有吸引力 。)||邱智淵||http://talk.ltn.com.tw/article/paper/1030401|
|The Liberty Times, 9-7-2016||Taiwan tourism should have forward thinking - no longer "short swing trading" (台灣應反轉中客觀光的短有長空思維)||
Both declined tourism quality and political-conflict factors resulted in the number of Chinese tourists decreased... transformation & upgrading are solutions for Taiwan tourism (中客減少，或許不光是政治因素，台灣日漸低落的觀光品質也該負起部分責任... 提早轉型提升，才是台灣觀光業的百年大計。)
|The Liberty Times, 9-8-2016||Taiwan tourism (中客不來觀光業會死？)||Taiwan needs self-criticism for lousy quality of tourism (沒品質自己要檢討)||陳沂||http://ent.ltn.com.tw/news/breakingnews/1820337|
|9-15-2016||Face the truth why the number of Chinese tourists decreased(<社論>面對陸客減少的真相)||a more serious alarm-bell sounds, Chinese society disguises Taiwan, against Taiwan, abandon Taiwan...||Editorial in chief||brief|
|9-7-2016||Taiwan tourism (觀策站/開錯藥方的觀光轉型政策)||Please no more allowance policy to rescue Taiwan tourism, it's immoral and useless (千萬拜託不要再搞什麼補貼政策...。這樣不僅不道德，也對扭曲的台灣觀光環境沒有幫助。)||包正豪/淡江大學全球政治經濟學系主任||http://opinion.chinatimes.com/20160907004995-262110|
|9-9-2016||short-term bailout won't save Taiwan tourism industry ( 短期紓困 難讓觀光業質變)||Taiwan should do better in Marketing Segment by internet (陸客消費方式也從單純滿足購物欲望轉往體驗型消費，因此如何藉由線上旅遊平台精準招徠分眾客源...)||楊家豪/台灣經濟研究院產經資料庫產業分析師||http://opinion.chinatimes.com/20160909006287-262105|
|United Daily system, 2016-09-09||Slogans won't rescue Taiwan tourism (口號喊一喊 觀光就會活？)||新政府更提不出具體解決的方法 ，只會一再拋出新南向政策鼓勵東南亞旅客、陸客市場轉型、推廣國旅等口號。但這些緩不濟急的方案...)||冷眼集||http://udn.com/news/story/10272/1950542|
|United Daily, 2016-09-09||Broken fishing rod can't get fishes (業者「釣竿都折斷了怎抓魚？」)||shift-funds policy won't save Taiwan tourism industry (300億救觀光？ 要救產業，不是只有挹注資金就能救)||記者侯俐安||http://udn.com/news/story/1/1951394|
|United Daily, 2016-09-09||Only aromatic flowers attract bees (觀光產業 「花若芬芳 蝴蝶自來」)||Taiwan needs a neat, clean, convenient entertain our tourists and customers(重新檢視整備健全美好的接待環境，讓台灣也有如日本、歐美般的整潔便利...)||賴瑟珍／台灣觀光協會會長||http://udn.com/news/story/7339/1949493|
|Apple Daily, 2016-09-09||How to rescue freezing Taiwan tourism industry (觀光產業寒冬如何解)||Taiwan government took a wrong initial step which resulted in local tourism business expanded rapidly before they were prepared for tourists ( 始作俑者是過去政策，未考量國內觀光產業硬體接團條件 ，導致業者盲目擴充)||高洺塗/實踐大學觀光學系講師||http://www.appledaily.com.tw/appledaily/article/headline/20160909/37376340/|
|Apple Daily, 2016-09-09||Taiwan tourism under emergency treatment (搶救觀光業)||Tourism industry should take time to improve their weak constitution, otherwise, government can't do anything but concessional loan (政府要觀光業者改變體質，也要給段時間，否則最後也只有優惠貸款這一招 了)||辣蘋果： 余艾苔||http://www.appledaily.com.tw/appledaily/article/headline/20160909/37376308/|
|Apple Daily, 2016-09-09||Analyse & comment Taiwan tourism in crisis (陷入危機的 － 觀光「慘」業評析)||Politics cross Taiwan strait is not the only, truly and objective reason, Taiwan tourism needs transformation (若全歸咎於政治，恐難理出真正且客觀要因 。其次是藉機促成觀光產業轉型...)||王維堅／企業顧問||http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20160909/945385/|
|The Liberty Times, 9-9-2016||Taiwan ready for tourism age? (觀光時代來了 台灣準備好了嗎？)||Taiwan needs a policy in an open attitude ( 台灣此刻必須做出快速明確的政策，開放簽證、開放導遊、開放以觀光引導全面政策)||簡余晏/北市觀光傳播局長||http://talk.ltn.com.tw/article/paper/1030402|
top 10 tourism destinations in
Asia & the Pacific /
World Tourism rankings
The World Tourism rankings are compiled by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as part of their World Tourism Barometer publication. In 2014, the top ten destinations :
ps: No.125, then changed to n/a.
For Taiwan's real images, pls. ref. to these commercial ads. made by a Japanese Air: https://www.behance.net/gallery/10130791/Japan-Asia-Airways.
ps 1 Taiwan's restaurants intro. by world reports :
|< Miele Guide> of 2011/2012||<The Daily Meal> (USA) , 5-16-2013||<The Daily Meal> (USA) , 10-10-2014|
● Din Tai Fung
● 銀翼 (best dishes:文思豆腐,蔥開煨麵)
● 欣葉 (02-25963255, best: 煎豬肝, 菜埔蛋)
● 樂沐法式餐廳, a French restaurant (excellent, evaluated by Relais & Chateaux in 2011)
in Taichung city (04)23753002(best dish: 經典套餐NT3800)
● La Cocotte, a traditional French cuisine restaurant own by Fabien Verge (02)33223289 (best dish: NT980白酒墩牛肚)
●非零餐廳 (meaning translation: Non-zero restaurant)
●義大利餐館(Osteria by Angie), an Italia restaurant
●七十二牛肉麵 (Seventy-Two beef noodle restaurant)
●法式餐廳(La Cocotte, a French restaurant)
● Din Tai Fung
●No.6 Din Tai Fung (was already
wiped out of
Michelin star list of 2014/2015)
●No.43 Le Mout, Taichung (the official website spelt wrongly - "Taiching")
●No.42 DN innovation, Taipei, Taiwan
●No.61 Osteria de Angie, Taipei, Taiwan
●No.73 La Cocotte, a French restaurant, Taipei, TW
●No.79 七十二牛肉麵 (Seventy-Two beef noodle restaurant, Taipei, Taiwan)
|ps: also may ref. to Apple Daily's Next magazine "The Best Restaurants 2013 - high end & low end" in Taiwan (<壹周刊> "美食大賞2013"之"高檔餐廳"與"平價餐廳"二版本)|
ps 2 Asia's 10 greatest street foods. (台灣台北的夜市小吃排名亞洲第二
Top 10 street foods in Taipei's night markets名亞洲第二
|●1. Sheng jian bao (生煎包) / Taiwan Normal Univ. night market( 師大夜市) ● 2. Chou doufu (stinky tofu,臭豆腐 ) / Raohe St. Night Market (饒河夜市) ● 3. Oa misua (oyster vermicelli, ● ) Shilin night market ● Gua bao (pork belly bun or "Taiwanese burger," as it's sometimes called, 掛包 ) / Taiwan Normal Univ. night market( 師大夜市) 5. Hujiao bing ( wheat buns more accurately, pies or pockets, 胡椒餅 ) / Raohe St. Night Market (饒河夜市) ● 6. Niu rou mian ( spicy beef soup with hand-pulled noodles, 牛肉麵 ) / LaoPai Niurou La Mian Da Wang, Chongqing Nan Lu Yi Duan 46 Gang, Taipei ● 7. Douhua 豆花 / ● Shilin night market 8. Ba wan (Taiwanese meatballs)肉丸 / Taiwan Normal Univ. night market( 師大夜市) ● 9. Cong you bing ( a flaky scallion pancake made with hand-rolled dough) 蔥油餅 / Shilin night market● 10 . Da chang bao xiao chang ( big sausage wrapped around small sausage)大腸包小腸 / Shilin night market|
data: Tourism Bureau, Taiwan
Taiwan travel &
|2011||27.51||24.90||favourable balance 2.61|
|2012||29.20||26.07||favourable balance 3.13|
|2013||31.30||30.75||favourable balance 0.55|
|2014||37.19||36.09||favourable balance 1.10|
|2015||35.92||40.90||/ unfavourable balance 4.98|
data: Taiwan Central Bank, Liberty Times 9-5-2015
between income and expenditure
Taiwan travel &
data: Taiwan Central Bank, Liberty Times 1-3-2016
ps 6 Some best-known doggerel (slang) by communist Chinese tourists (group sightseers) who visited Taiwan already -「傷痕文學」順口溜
● CNA (中央社) 2013/01/19 （記者林恆立、黃國芳19日綜合報導）
The China Times
● CNA (中央社)2013/01/19
coming Taiwan is a lifelong regret, having come Taiwan regrets for the
rest of our life"
|● The China Times , 中國時報 電子報,||「上車睡覺下車尿尿 停車買藥 回家丟掉 下次還要」幾乎是陸客來台旅遊團的通則|
|budget for tourism advertising, the China Times, 10-15-2015|
|Hong Kong||NT2.47 billion|
TVBS 12-19-2015 20:56 : tourists revisit rate / Chinese 11.08%, Japanese 50%, Macau & Hong Kong 70.11%.
◎The China Times (2-13-2016), editorial <Never lie to your people>: According to report by Union pay intl. , the total amount by Chinese tourists' ATM cash money and slotting credit card in last year was more than 200 billions dollars, Some Taiwanese media reporting Chinese tourists brought no benefit is not true obviously, and those reports confused businessmen's benefit and macro economics benefits. (混淆了業者獲利與總體經濟獲利的不同。)
ps 10 tourism government official site: http://www.taiwan.net.tw/
Chinese tourists National days long holidays' most popular sites, according to mega data (United Daily, 3-6-2016) : 1. Xi-Mun Din,西門町 2.Kenting Park 3. Sun Moon Lake 4. Taipei 101 5. YehLiu 6. Shih-Lin Night Market 7. TaroKo 8. Ali Shan 9. Taiwan's National Palace Museum 10. JiuFen
ps 12: Economist 3-16-2016, brief of Taiwan
As the EIU expected, Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won a comfortable victory in the presidential election on January 16th. The DPP also secured a landslide majority in the simultaneous legislative poll, in part because many Kuomintang voters stayed home on election day. We expect momentum behind stronger cross-Strait ties to ebb as a result. Economic growth will average 2.5% annually in 2016-20 as external and domestic demand remain relatively weak.
12-18-2015, Liberty Times
|yilan 宜蘭頭城東森酒店||硫磺鹽泉||yilan ehr hotel|
|北投青磺名湯Beitou or Peitou district of Taipei City||sulphur spring 硫磺泉||02-28953030|
|Beitou park open-air 北投公園露天||sulphur spring 硫磺泉||02-28972260|
all others in gov. website http://admin.taiwan.net.tw/public/public.aspx?no=272
ps 14: The Liberty Times, 6-16-2016 /
ps 15: : Rough Guides ― Things Not To Miss In Taiwan
1. Sun Moon Lake 2. KinMen 金門 3. Hot Springs 4. Kenting National Park墾丁 5.Taroko Gorge 太魯閣 6. LuGang 7.Orchid Island 蘭嶼 8.Aboriginal culture 9.TaiNan, myriad temples 台南 10.Surfing
Rough Guides (Jan. 2017 ) intro Taiwan's new wave cafés, all-round sophisticated city life, and TW cuisine and night markets remain world renowned...China’s influence is obvious, of course, and the cultural remnants of the island’s past occupation by both Japanese and American forces are still discernible. But as the only democracy in the Chinese-speaking world, Taiwan has a unique geography, mentality and identity.....Non-stop nightlife is never far from bubbling hot springs and sunny sub-tropical shores... https://www.roughguides.com/best-places/2017/top-10-countries/
National Geographic (2-22-2016 http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/best-winter-trips-2016/): New Taipei City, Taiwan is one of Best Winter Trips 2016, for ""
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TVBS – 4-6-2015: 3 cars accidents in A-Li mountain (阿里山山區)，5 Chinese adults and 2 children were wounded, one is in serious condition. ...
CNA 中央社(2-17-2015）: Some red Chinese tourists in Pin-Dong tourist-bus accident (東航旅行社及歡笑旅行社負責接待，詳細人數及傷勢仍在了解中。) Apple Daily (12-12-2015): A bus loading Chinese tourists got a 1-death & 4-wounded traffic accident. Police issued 355 violation sheets to large vehicles in A-Li drive-ways in this year.
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