Xiao Lui Qui
Visiting Taiwan’s islands is like a holiday from a holiday.
Did you know that Taiwan is famous for its offshore islands? In Episode 3 of When in Taiwan, Teigan Nash explores the crystal-clear waters of Xiao Lui Qui, while swimming with sea turtles, riding electric scooters, and delighting in a seafood barbecue.
Join Teigan on her travels through Taipei and Alishan in Episodes 1 and 2.
Episode 1: Taipei
In the world premiere of When In Taiwan, Teigan arrives in Taiwan's capital city Taipei.
Episode 2: Alishan
In this episode of When In Taiwan, Teigan discovered true serenity while visiting Alishan National Forest for sunrise, learning the art of making tea, enjoying traditional hot pot and bubble tea in Hinoki village.
Episode 4: Kaohsiung
PREMIERES: 23 SEPTEMBER | In the series finale, Teigan takes on another of Taiwan's great cities: Kaohsiung. There, she wraps up her trip with a full cultural immersion - and, of course, more delicious meals from the night markets.
When In Taiwan: highlights
When In Taiwan takes you on a journey through the peaceful offshore islands, lush mountain region, and bustling cities of Taiwan. In the first episode, Teigan Nash discovers her Taiwanese roots in the capital city Taipei.
Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka & Indigenous Languages
New Taiwan Dollar (NT$)
- Visa Requirements
Key Festivals and Events
Key Festivals and Events
- Taiwan Lantern Festival - Marking the grand finale of Chinese New Year, this was selected by the Discovery Channel as one of the best festivals in the world. The “2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival” will be held in the city of Taichung (February)
- Hakka Tung Blossom Festival - Gaze in wonder as millions of Tung blossoms burst into full bloom, carpeting the countryside in a vast sea of white. The event sees the Hakka people celebrate their culture and heritage by putting on this grand festival (March – May)
- Taiwan International Balloon Festival - Beautiful Eastern Taiwan’s Taitung County is renowned for its picturesque mountains, pristine coastline, lush countryside and clean air. Top balloon teams gather here from all over the world for this extravaganza. (June – August)
- Yilan International Children’s Folklore & folkgame Festival - Head to Dongshan River Water Park for a dazzling array of performances, fun exhibitions and innovative games for kids of all ages. (July – August)
- Sun Moon Lake Cycling Music & Fireworks Festival - CNN Travel rated Sun Moon Lake as one of the 10 most breathtaking cycling routes in the world. Enjoy the natural beauty alongside world-class music groups. (October – November)
- New Year’s Eve Countdown Party & Taipei 101 Fireworks Display - Taiwan’s iconic skyscraper, Taipei 101, marks the entrance of 2020 with extravagant fireworks and a breathtaking synchronized animated light show. (December)