Taiwan

Besides being a high-tech electronic base as well as a veritable center of Chinese pop and entertainment, Taiwan also boasts a veritable melange of impressive mountains, idyllic beaches, colorful aboriginal culture and a cuisine that is highly esteemed by people all over Asia.

GREAT FOR

Food, Shopping, Museums, Nature

WHEN TO GO

Taiwan experiences a subtropical climate. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are most pleasant for traveling while summers can get blistering hot. The island, particularly the east coast that faces the Pacific Ocean, is prone to typhoons from May to October.

Pride Month

This is Pride Month – Here is Where to Strut Your Stuff All Across Asia

June is the gayest month of the year, and we couldn’t be prouder.

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

The Most Surprisingly Stunning Seaside Spots in Asia to Watch Both Sunrise and Sunset

Which is best, east or west? No need to pick if you head to one of these destinations.

Anko, MO Bar

These Are the 50 Best Bars in Asia for 2022

If you weren’t in Bangkok this week, you missed a really great party.

Hasu, Den

These Are Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2022

Chefs met to celebrate their peers at the first in-person Awards in Asia since 2019. T+L was there live in Bangkok.

HaiKo Seafood Restaurant

Tempt Your Tastebuds in Tainan

A love of food is woven into the fabric of what makes Tainan, Taiwan’s original capital, the next foodie city to put on your bucket list.

Friendliest Cities : Taitung, Taiwan

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Outrageous Spa Experiences : Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

9 of the Most Over-the-Top Spa Experiences in Asia

Personal pampering knows no bounds at the most indulgent spas in Asia.

Lunar New Year Foods : Singapore Lo hei

8 Auspicious Foods to Celebrate the Lunar New Year Around Asia-Pacific

Tempt your tummy with these treats fit for a Tiger.

Kavalan Taiwanese gin

Are You Drinking Taiwanese Gin Yet? Here’s Why It Should Be in Your Liquor Cabinet

Kavalan Distillery made Taiwanese whisky a thing, and now their new gin is raking in the awards, too.

Udaipur

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top Cities in Asia-Pacific

For every frenetic and high-speed thoroughfare, there’s a narrow, hidden bylane.

San Miguel de Allende

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 25 Cities in the World

What are you looking for in the top cities in the world? A distinctive sense of place, history, culture and crave-worthy food.

Amanbagh

Let Us Now Appreciate These Hotels Eliminating Food Waste in Cool Ways

High-end hotels are installing high-tech solutions to make their kitchens—and our meals—more sustainable.

Capella Bangkok

The Best 8 New Hotel Spas in Asia

Because let’s face it: everyone is going to need to recharge on the other side of all this.

These Are Officially the Happiest Countries in the World in 2021

The United Nations World Happiness Report remains dominated by Nordic countries. But there’s a new twist this year, with East Asian nations getting a shout-out for Covid-times quality of life.

How to Lunar New Year in the Time of Covid

The Year of the Ox starts February 12. Here’s a look at the celebration plans, Covid regulations and best restaurants for new year’s dinner in Hong Kong, Saigon, Singapore and Taipei.

These are the most luxurious quarantines in Southeast Asia

Governments around the region got you locked in? With Michelin meals, multimedia escapes and even leopard-spotting excursions, these hotels will (almost) leave you wishing that quarantine would never end.

These 6 Countries Will Pay You to Go On Vacation

Over the past few months, staycations and domestic travel have pushed round-the-world journeys off our agendas. Check out these deals that make it easier—and cheaper—to travel in your home country.

These Trips to Nowhere Are More Than Flights of Fancy

From mile-high dating games to temple flybys, airlines are pooh-poohing Covid border closures with plane tickets that go roundtrip in a single flight.

A Country-By-Country Guide to Coronavirus Recovery in Asia

Here’s when and where you might be able to travel again in Asia.

Where to Travel as a Family in 2020

Even time-honored family-travel mainstays can lose their shine—in which case, get inspired by these up-and-coming kid-friendly destinations.

Cé La Vi

Perched on Nan Shan’s 48th floor is Cé La Vi, a ritzy rooftop lounge attracting the city’s young, hip and well-heeled like bees to a nine-meter-long copper-clad bar.

The Tavernist

Occupying the 12th floor of the recently opened Kimpton Da’an hotel, restaurant-slash-bar The Tavernist offers yet another reason to venture around this district after dark.

Taipei’s Food Scene Heats Up

With a group of young, wildly creative chefs leading the way, the Taiwanese capital is emerging as Asia’s buzziest culinary destination.

Baring It All at Hoshinoya Guguan

Hoshinoya’s newest resort in the Taiwanese hot-spring town of Guguan invited relaxation and good qi.

Change is Brewing: The Women Who Are Transforming Asia’s Craft Beer Industry

Craft beer isn’t the sole domain of men anymore. Across Asia, trailblazing female brewers are transforming the industry.

Here’s Why Taiwanese Whisky Should Be On Your Radar

Taiwan might not be the first locale that comes to mind when speaking of whisky. But we seek out the water of life here, and finds its single-malt expressions maturing mighty finely.

6 Craft Breweries in Asia Worth Checking Out

Asia’s craft suds scene keeps getting better. We check in with six exciting breweries using local flavors and ingredients to push beer boundaries.

Taihu Brewing Taiwan

Taihu might be Asia’s most progressive brewery. The bathrooms are gender neutral, for starters, and when it comes to beer, head brewer Winnie Hsu is as relentless in her devotion to quality as she is in her rejection of traditional boundaries.

DRAFT LAND

“We make cocktails for people who usually order beer,” says Angus Zou, the brains behind Draft Land. After building a name for himself at Alchemy, a trailblazer in Taipei’s speakeasy scene, he opened this taproom in 2018 to take the fuss out of ordering a mixed drink.

STAFF ONLY CLUB

Like most speakeasies worth their salt, the first rule of Staff Only Club was, “do not tell anyone.” But good news travels fast, and soon after opening late last year, this members-only club became Taipei’s worst-kept secret.

ROOM BY LE KIEF

This tiny cocktail kitchen in buzzy Da’an district actually serves up a full culinary experience. In his space of dimly lit booths around a stage-like bar, owner Seven Yi takes guests on a two-hour tasting journey.

Mandarin Oriental Taipei

Located in the heart of the city, Mandarin Oriental Taipei offers the perfect fusion of classically inspired design and contemporary luxury.

Villa 32

Built around a volcanic geothermal hot spring, Villa 32 draws heavily on its natural environment to create open, invigorating spaces in the busy northern district of Beitou.

W Taipei

The splashy W Taipei blends the feel of a relaxing resort with a smooth, urban vibe. In step with the W brand, whimsical art pieces punctuate the hotel, including flying metal shards in the lobby by Japanese artist Sawada.

Le Méridien Taipei

Le Méridien Taipei, the hotel group’s first Taiwan property, stands out from Xinyi district’s crowd of business hotels with its arts-oriented approach.