Taiwan – formerly know as Formosa – is an island country located off the coast of southwest of Okinawa, Japan and north of the Philippines. Besides the crowded cities, Taiwan is well-known for its steep mountains and lush forests.
The grandest celebration in Taiwan is Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. Beside that, New Years Eve is becoming one of most popular events in the island country. New Years Eve celebrations around Taiwanese cities are summarized below:
- Taipei is the seat of government of the Republic of China and its center of commerce and culture. The capital city was selected by CNN as one of top 10 NYE destinations in the world. Learn about New Years Eve in Taipei.
- Hsinchu is a center of hi-tech industry, and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hi-tech components.
- Hualien is located near Taroko Gorge, and is considered one of the most pleasant of Taiwan’s cities.
- Jiufen – this former gold mining town located on the northeast coast is now a popular tourist destination.
- Kaohsiung is the second-largest city on the island. It has one of the busiest sea ports. Discover NYE Events in Kaohsiung
- Keelung is the a center of transshipment in the north, and is located about a thirty minute drive from downtown Taipei.
- Puli is located at the geographical center of the island, and it serves as a good base for exploring the central mountains and Sun Moon Lake.
- Taichung is the third largest city in Taiwan, and has an abundance of interesting cultural amenities and activities.
- Tainan is the oldest city in Taiwan and was the capital during imperial times. It is famous for its historic buildings and snack food.
Get to Taiwan on New Years Eve