Solo Female Travel in Taiwan

Taiwan, an East Asian destination located off the southeastern coast of China, proudly stands as a vibrant fusion of tradition and technology amidst serene landscapes. Famous for its bustling night markets such as Shilin and Raohe, Taiwan offers an incredible variety of tasty street food, including the signature beef noodle soup and bubble tea. Natural beauty abounds on the island, from the gorgeous Sun Moon Lake to the magnificent Taroko Gorge, while its capital, Taipei, captivates visitors with its futuristic Taipei 101 skyscraper, treasured National Palace Museum, and historic temples pulsing with age-old rituals. Taiwan, with its intriguing blend of Chinese, Japanese, and Western influences, promises a rich cultural experience that is uniquely its own.

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Safety:Very safe

Taiwan is generally considered very safe for solo female travelers. The crime rate is pretty low, particularly against tourists. Public transportation is reliable and convenient, including late at night, and it's not uncommon for women to also be out alone. The locals are typically helpful and respectful, so you can expect to feel comfortable while traveling around. However, like any global cities, it is always important to take basic precautions, such as not wandering into less populated areas late at night.

Transport:Easy

Traveling around Taiwan can be quite easy. Their public transportation system is well-organized and efficient. They have an extensive train system, buses, taxis, and bike rental stations that are relatively inexpensive. Additionally, signs and announcements are often in English, making it easier for non-Chinese speakers. However, in less touristy and rural areas, navigating can be slightly more challenging.

Things to do:Fascinating

Taiwan is a spectacular destination filled with a myriad of activities for solo female travelers. It boasts of breathtaking landscapes such as Taroko Gorge, Sun Moon Lake, and Alishan National Scenic Area, where you can get lost in nature's beauty while hiking, biking, and boating. Taiwan's cities are a blend of contemporary and traditional, with activities ranging from exploring ancient temples to enjoying the thrills of modern amusement parks like Taipei Children's Amusement Park. The Taiwanese culinary scene is a dream come true for food lovers, with a wide array of local dishes worth trying. Lastly, the island's fascinating museums, such as the National Palace Museum and Taiwanese Indigenous Peoples Culture Park, offer deep insights into Taiwan's rich history and culture.

Food:Excellent

Taiwan is a food paradise, offering an irresistible and diverse range of delicacies. From street food specialties like stinky tofu and bubble tea, to high-end cuisine in upscale restaurants, there's something for everyone. Dishes are not only incredibly tasty but also beautifully presented, demonstrating the country's rich culinary history. Additionally, Taiwan is renowned for its creative food culture, which includes a variety of fusion foods that blend Western and Eastern flavors. It is really a must-visit destination for food lovers.

Budget:Affordable

Taiwan is quite budget-friendly for the solo female traveler. The public transportation system, including high-speed rail and bus services are inexpensive and efficient. Street food is not only affordable but is also a big part of Taiwanese culture, providing cheap, delicious and varied options. Hostels and budget hotels are readily available. Sightseeing attractions, particularly natural ones like hiking trails and beaches are usually free. The main expense would be long distance traveling and some higher-end, tourist-orientated activities. Remember, like any destination, your budget greatly depends on your travel style.

Is Taiwan worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 13 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.7/5

Safety

4.8/5

Food

4.6/5

Budget-friendly

4.2/5

Solo travel experience

Taipei was incredibly safe, the people are very friendly and willing to help! There were a variety of activities, including hiking, local street markets and specialty coffee places. It was relatively affordable (especially the food) and I recommend staying at a hostel called Star Hostel Taipei East, which was clean and comfortable.

Posted: March 22, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I was in Taiwan in October last year. 100% super safe, traveling is super easy, excellent public transport, people are extremely helpful and friendly. I highly recommend it. I will definitely come back.

Posted: February 9, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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One of the safest countries with some of the kindest people in the world. It feels safe to walk on the streets because someone will immediately approach and ask how they can help. Lovely people, interested in the world, and conversation, and ready to help however they can. It makes you want to go back there.

Posted: February 8, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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y’all this is a MUST go to destination for solo women! it’s super safe and met so many other solo women. i stayed at star hostel taipei main station and the vibes were IMMACULATE. Super recommend to do day trips out of taipei there’s so much u can do just a day trip out w beautiful nature. i didn’t spend that much around 400 AUD for 8 nights (not including accom). the train metro system is easy just buy a sim card and travel card at the airport !

Posted: January 30, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I spent 5 weeks in Taiwan, going all the way around the whole island. Taiwan is a gem for solo travelers. Incredibly safe, the food is delicious, and the people are very friendly.

Posted: January 19, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Family travel experience

Spend 8 days in Taiwan with family. We enjoyed it overall. Took a road-trip to Taroko and Sun Moon Lake and there are lots more to see. Taipei is vibrant with lots of sights and things to do too as a family with elderlies and small kids.

Posted: January 10, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I was there alone in October. 100% safe, traveling is very easy, excellent public transportation, people are helpful and friendly. I highly recommend it and I will definitely return there.

Posted: November 27, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I studied abroad in Taiwan and fell in love with the place. I can easily say that it is my favorite place in the world. The culinary culture is amazing (night markets are a must), it is very safe there, everyone is so friendly, and the diversity of landscapes (city, rainforests, beaches, mountains, etc.) is impressive. Taipei is an incredible city - it's very easy to get lost in its alleys.

Posted: October 18, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Amazing places to visit, with temples everywhere and not that famous for most of the people. It feels special to be there and not being surrounded by tourists! I'll recommande it 100%, the safety there is non-comparable to any other country (as a solo girl traveler I know what I'm talking about :))

Posted: October 13, 2023Experienced: August, 2018
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I spent 5 weeks exploring Taiwan, a hidden gem for travelers. It was incredibly safe there, the food was amazing, and the people were extremely friendly.

Posted: July 31, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Yurin

Yurin

Japan

Taiwan has various delicious food to try, Most of them are even cheap! People are friendly and hospitality. It's safe all the time, but just be careful walking on the road, there are many cars or motorbikes in city. Overall, it's worth to explore Taiwan!

Posted: January 2, 2024
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I lived there for some time and there is so much to see and do!! Keelung. Jiufen. Yanmingshan. Elephant Mountain. Sun Moon Lake. Eat xiao long bao. Visit the Rahoe night market. And Shilin, if you have the courage to handle the crowds! Head south to Kenting for beaches and relaxation.

Posted: June 22, 2022
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Joanne

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Joan

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My name is Joan, and I am a college student whose major is earth science. My dream is to be a flight attendant, a geological surveyor and a freelancer. And all the reasons behind the jobs is that I hope to travel around the world. I like to use social networking to meet different people. I am going to go to Turku, Finland as a summer exchange student in August this year. I hope I can use this app to get to know more local culture, cuisine and beautiful people!

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Yiting

Yiting

Taichung City

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Hello I am Yiting from Taiwan. I live in Taichung city and now study for the master's degree. I like nature and sightseeing. You can talk to me about anything.

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