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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Is Taiwan good for solo travel?

Safety:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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 16 experiences

Things to do

4.5/5

Safety

4.9/5

Food

4.3/5

Budget-friendly

3.9/5
Sulenni

Sulenni

Singapore

Solo travel experience

It's very safe in Taiwan. As a backpacker who was in Southeast Asia, Taiwan is considered more expensive and is comparable to the cost one would incur in Singapore. As there are many delicious street food in Taiwan, it's good to make friends and have people to share the food together! Hostels in Taiwan are more expensive on the weekends as the locals are also traveling within their country. Good to book in advance if you're moving cities over the weekend.

Posted: July 10, 2024
Things to do: 3/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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I travelled all around the island, half of it by public transportation, and half bu hitchhiking. It was such an amazing experience! People are very nice and helped us a lot in many ways. Food and transportation aren't that expensive, but accommodation can be. I was hosted a couple of times, camped outside and stayed in hostels. If you decide to stay in a hostel/hotel, you better book in advance, at least a day prior. Taiwanese are pragmatic and organized people, and would be too surprised or feel uncomfortable if you suddenly look for an accommodation. For transportation, it's very easy. Just buy the Easy card and use for buses, trains, and subway!

Posted: June 7, 2024Experienced: May, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Amrita

Amrita (26)

United States

Solo travel experience

Taiwan is a very safe country for female travellers. It was super simple to solo travel because the trains and bus make it easy to get around and people are helpful. I recommend visiting taipei, juifen, sun moon lake and hualien. The nature is beyond stunning here.

Posted: June 4, 2024Experienced: September, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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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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Solo travel experience

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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Is Taiwan safe for women?

Safety rating

4.6 /5

Based on 9 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.5 /5

Based on 9 experiences

Dora

Dora

I consider Taiwan is one of the safest countries in the world! People in cafes even leave their laptops on the table when they go to the toilet! If you enjoy night life, we have night market, bars, and all kinds of restaurants still open after midnight.

Posted: July 4, 2024
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Taiwan is the safest place I have ever been, specially in Taipei. You can definitely walk in middle of night without worrying too much. Also, people are very nice and friendly to foreigners and travelers.

Posted: June 28, 2024
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Meet locals in Taiwan

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Tingyu

Tingyu

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Emily

Emily

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Hello, I am Emily from Taiwan, I am 25 and will study in Finland in August. I am easy going, kind, clean and polite. I would like to meet people and new cultures around the world. I can bring handmade pottery for you, which is created by my mother.

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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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Stay with locals in Taiwan

Stay with local women in Taiwan who offer free accommodation as part of cultural exchange. Couch surfing is a great way to meet new people, learn more about new cultures and experience destinations like a local.
Emily

Emily

Taipei City

Can host for:

1 day

About me

Hello, I am Emily from Taiwan, I am 25 and will study in Finland in August. I am easy going, kind, clean and polite. I would like to meet people and new cultures around the world. I can bring handmade pottery for you, which is created by my mother.

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Lynn

Lynn

Central Taiwan Science Park Commercial District

Can host for:

3 days

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I am a language and culture teacher. I like to travel and learn other cultures. I can share cooking,qigong,art and crafts training experience

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Upcoming visitors to Taiwan

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Johanna

Johanna

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Hello I’m Johanna (36) years old and traveling since 10 month in Asia. My passion is hiking and Cycling. I’m working as a special teacher with kids who have disabilities.

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Anaïa

Anaïa

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Hello, I’m a graphic design student in Bordeaux, south of France. I love traveling and use Couchsurfing since last year ! Im open to meet up or help if I can

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