This Free Walking Tour Lets You Experience The Beautiful Sights of Taipei
Check out this no-cost option to make the most out of your Taiwan trip!
(SPOT.ph) Taiwan’s visa free entry for Filipinos is ending soon, so if you’re planning a last-minute trip, you might want to include Like It Formosa’s free walking tours in your itinerary. You have the option to avail three different Taipei tour packages. And the best part—all of them are for free!
Like It Formosa is currently Taipei’s top-rated walking tour in Trip Advisor. The group is composed of volunteer locals, exchange students, and yuppies. According to Yu Jin of Like It Formosa, the tours get a lot of Filipino participants, aside from Americans, Germans, and Canadians.
“We aspire to share stories and culture to everyone. Most importantly, we talk from our own experience, a local’s experience,” Yu Jin told SPOT.ph.
Tours are available daily, with each tour lasting around three hours. The Historic Walking Tour starts at 10 a.m. and features the various temples and heritage sights around Taipei. On the other hand, the Modern Walking Tour starts a little later—it begins at 7 p.m. and it highlights the city’s vibrant nightlife and modern culture. Finally, the Golden Age Walking Tour, which starts at 3 p.m., brings participants a taste of Taipei in the Roaring '20s as they go around historic sights such as the city’s museum, public halls, and famous street markets such as the Dihua Street and Ning Xia Night Market.
They also have thematic tours such as the LGBT Walking Tour, which can be arranged for a minimal price. The LGBT-themed tour educates tourists about gay history in Taipei and the steps taken by the nation towards inclusivity.