Taiwan Culture

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Taiwan in 5 days
Taiwan, an independent, self-governing nation located southeast of the coast of mainland China, is a seriously underrated Asian destination. Since its separation from mainland China in 1949, Taiwan has transformed into one of the world’s richest countries in less than fifty years. Those that make it in Taiwan is almost always pleasantly surprised to know that the country is such a feast for the senses. It is a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern, and dizzying contradictions. There are as many skyscrapers and yet traditional Chinese temples remain. Our suggested itinerary is designed to show you the best the country has to offer and what are the things you can accomplish in less than a week. Depending on your interests
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English is used widely in most areas because it is part of the regular school curriculum. Speaking at least some Chinese phrases or attempting to learn is greatly appreciated by the locals.
Culture - Most people in Taiwan have traditional values based on the teachings of Confucius. Because of these teachings, the Taiwanese culture is a collective one. Most (if not all) the time, they are willing to suppress their feelings for the sake of the group. For a foreign traveller, it is important to know that the Taiwanese stress public harmony and overt conviviality. Any indication of conflict is readily buried and confrontation is frowned upon. In order to maintain harmony, they treat people with respect and dignity regardless of their own personal feelings.
Etiquette - Taiwanese are generally friendly, easygoing and kind people. Most foreign visitors who come to Taiwan are pleasantly surprised to know that the locals welcome them wherever they go. The locals are very acquainted with Western customs and they are also appreciative of foreign visitors who are eager to learn about their culture. In social meetings, people shake hands and normally, the oldest person in a group should be greeted first. Always greet with titles (honorific, academic or professional) unless you’re on familiar terms with
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Exchanging money is easy and follows the same standard to elsewhere in Asia. You can exchange currency at the airport, hotels, malls, local banks, and money changers throughout Taiwan. ATMs are plentiful, all accepting international credit cards and debit cards, so it’s easy to withdraw your money in NT$. Credits cards are commonly accepted in most mid-range to high-end restaurants and hotels.
Getting around - Taiwan is not a big country. Getting around is very easy thanks to its comprehensive road system and high-speed railway. In Taipei and Kaohsiung, Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is the most convenient and reliable way to get to your destinations. English signs in and around stations are in English. In larger cities, taxis are available everywhere. In other cities, buses are the only public transport option. First time travellers are not recommended to drive on their own because driving in Taiwan is a bit dangerous.
Where to stay - There are many types of holiday accommodation in Taiwan, whether you're looking for luxury hotels to cheaper accommodation like youth hostels and bed and breakfast. There are also plenty of apartment rentals if you prefer the comfort and convenience of having your own place with cooking facilities. In Taipei, hotels/hostels nearby MRT Stations are recommended for

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