This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Taoyuan. To help you make friends with Taoyuan before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Recently Taoyuan was reorganized as a special municipality -- it's almost always the first stop for foreigners, since it's home to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, which is the largest airport in Taiwan. The word Taoyuan in the Taiwan language means "peach garden" -- the area is full of many peach blossoms. Taoyuan also has the most ponds in Taiwan, creating the unique geographic and cultural attraction of Taoyuan.
Shihmen Dam in Fuxing District was once the biggest dam in the Far East when was built in the mid-twentieth century. And now it is a nice place to go sightseeing. Daxi Old Street, located in Daxi District near Fuxing District, is a fun place to explore and take pictures.
Migan is a type of rice noodle from the Dai people, but it is also a famous dish in this country because the people living in military dependents' villages were from the border between Yunnan, Thailand, and Myanmar. There are plenty of places in Taoyuan where you can sample this delicacy.
You should be able to find a bed in a Taoyuan hostel most times of year if you book well in advance. However, if you plan to visit North Cross-Island Highway during a long weekend, holidays, or summer vacation you need to plan months earlier because the area draws in vast crowds, and even the most expensive Taoyuan hotels sometimes get fully booked around those times of year.
Written by local enthusiast for Taoyuan hostelsAchi