Taiwan in August
June to August is hot and humid throughout Taiwan with thunderstorms and typhoons. Temperatures generally fall between 24 and 31 ºC (72-87ºF), with rainfall up to 100 mm per month in some areas, and the high humidity can make it uncomfortably sticky for some. When the typhoons are at their strongest you are advised to stay inside. Visiting the nation’s many temples is a great way to skip between showers and avoid the rain, with most not just static tourist attractions, as is often the case in mainland China, but active centers of culture and worship. The summer heat means many visitors often head to the cooler hills of Alishan for respite. The stormy weather draws surfers to catch waves at the hotspots of Jin Shan and Baishawan in the far north of the island.
Taiwan is a beautiful, ecologically diverse island with miles of coastline to explore and a treasure trove of culturally interesting sites and monuments. On this seven-day itinerary that starts from Kaohsiung on the lower west side of the island and traces along a scenic coastal road heading north to Taipei, learn about this fascinating nation and how it came to be what it is today. Enjoy numerous stops at high oceanside cliffs, a visit to a local fishing village, and a full day spent touring the capital, Taipei, and its many museums, parks, and night markets.
- 7 days / 6 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $4,100
Arrive hungry and remember to pack your taste buds. This ultimate foodie tour of Taiwan takes your tongue on a tantalizing journey to the island’s best culinary destinations.
- 8 days / 7 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $6,500
Immerse yourself in a stunning expanse of contemporary and historical artwork over this 10-day sojourn in China. From Beijing to Taipei, you will uncover modern artistic perceptions of one of society’s most ancient cultures.
- 10 days / 9 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $9,400
Recommended Festivals For Taiwan in August
Toucheng Qianggu - Grappling with the Ghost Pole-Climbing Competition
To end the seventh lunar month, or ghost month, spectators and participants gather in the town of Yilan for a huge pole-climbing competition. Teams climb, shimmy and slide their way up greased poles and bamboo to capture a flag at the top. It symbolizes 'wrestling away' ghosts or demons, in what is the Taiwanese equivalent of Halloween.
Ami Harvest Festival
The Ami harvest festival is a chance for this indigenous group to flaunt their colorful culture to thousands of visitors. Around 40 tribes in the east of Taiwan give thanks for their (hopefully) good harvests, whilst also performing enthralling songs, dances and plays.
Keelung Mid-Summer Ghost Festival
The 150-year-old Ghost Festival in the small Taiwan town of Keelung runs throughout the 7th lunar month, commonly known as the ghost month. Thousands of tourists stream into town to see the ornately decorated streets and houses, whilst Buddhists pray for peace, pay homage to ancestors, offer small sacrifices, and release water lanterns.
Taiwan Balloon Festival
The International Hot Air Balloon Festival on the Luye Plain in Taitung County is chance for both pilots and passengers to take to the skies over the course of two months in summer. Previous years have welcomed balloon pilots from across the world who come to enjoy the sweeping mountain landscape of northeastern Taiwan.
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