When you visit Taiwan you’ll sometimes wonder where all the other backpackers are. Taiwan gets far fewer visitors than most regions in East Asia, but this green island is a fantastic destination and it’s a huge bargain. The Taiwanese people are even friendlier than people in Thailand, which makes this a very easy place to get around.
Taipei is full of trendy coffee shops, restaurants and bars most of which are a great value. Restaurant meals (even sushi) can be as cheap as $2-$3. Plus this modern city is mixed in with green hills and mountains so it’s easy to escape the concrete jungle of Taipei and get some fresh air and some great views.
Taiwan is absolutely a top place to visit in 2017.