Travel guide to Southern Taiwan

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Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

As has been mentioned, it can be unbearably hot during the summer which is the reason why it might be a good idea to visit this part of the country outside the high season.

Literature

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Local conditions

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Time zone

When the time is 12:00 p.m. in England, it is 08:00 p.m. in Taiwan. There is no distinction between summer and wintertime in Taiwan.

Culture and entertainment

If by now you're getting tired of karaoke and the Taiwanese bars, there are several movie theatres in Tainan. Taiwan has a tradition for filmmaking and many Chinese film directors come to the island in order to produce the more free films that normally would be objects for censorship in China.

Accommodation / Hotel

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The southern part of Taiwan has a wide variety of accommodation facilities in all price categories. In fact, there are so many hostels and guesthouses that the owners have given up naming them, and you might have to spend some time searching for them, or you'll have to learn the Chinese written character for accommodation. The character for accommodation is pronounced taofung, and chances are that you'll hear the word shouted out over and over again by people on the street offering private accommodation. Book your hotel in Southern Taiwan here

Local transport

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Taxi

This mode of transportation is the same here as in the rest of the country.
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