1. WHO ARE YOU?
Like It Formosa is an independent organization established by a group of young Taiwanese committed to promoting Taiwan and facilitating intercultural exchange in creative ways. We have a deep love for Taiwan and we hope everyone setting foot on this island sees her beauty as we do. For more information, see About Like It Formosa here.
2. WHAT DO YOU DO?
As we aim to promote Taiwan with creativity and innovation, our work combines online and offline channels through 3 main mediums:
TOUR We offer 3 Free Walking Tour routes in downtown Taipei led by local in-the-know guides, showing you popular sites as well as hidden gems in city corners. We also offer 2 themed tours and customized tours.
MAP We put together the most well-designed map of Taipei you can find. Our Taipei Free Map includes all the info you need to know when traveling in the city. Trust me, this map is all you need.
MEDIA Through our Facebook page and the blog on our website, we lay out tricks and tips for travelers in Taipei, and tell stories that show you all walks of life in the fantastic Taipei city.
*If you have further questions, feel free to write us an e-mail!
Taipei Free Walking Tour
1. WHERE WOULD YOU TAKE ME?
The Historic Tour covers the earliest developed area in Taipei city. Starting from Longshan Temple, the tour covers Bopiliao Historical Block, Ximen Red House, Presidential Office, 228 Peace Memorial Park and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. From the past to the present, the Historical Tour presents a chronicle development of Taiwanese history, as well as modern characteristics of these historical sites.
The Modern Tour introduces the central commercial district of Taipei. Covering Songshan Cultural & Creative Park, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Eslite Bookstore Xinyi Store, Taipei 101 and Four Four South Village. We reveal the hidden gems right in the heart of Taipei for you. Be prepared to be surprised by how energetic the city is!
2. WHY FREE?
Our Taipei Free Walking Tour is a non-profit initiative which operates on a pay-what-you-like model. Without the barriers brought along with a fixed price tag, we welcome backpackers with all sorts of budgets. At the same time, we do our best to maintain the quality of our tour and earn your appreciation.
3. DO I NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION FOR THE TOUR?
In order to provide our Taipei Free Walking Tour with the best quality by accessing the attendance beforehand, we prefer a prior online registration. But showing up directly is also welcome.
4. WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?
Rain or shine, our Free Walking Tour goes on.
Rainy days are pretty often in Taipei. So, dress accordingly and bring an umbrella with you anyhow. Even if it doesn’t rain, an umbrella can keep you from the scorching sun. However, extreme weather conditions (i.e. typhoons) may cause delay or cancellation to our tours. Please check our Facebook page for updates.
5. WHAT IF I'M LATE FOR THE TOUR?
Please try not to be late. Any late arrivals with reservations may have their reserved spots allotted to walk-up guests.
6. WHAT IF I HAVE TO LEAVE BEFORE THE TOUR ENDS?
It’s fine. But please let us know before you go, so that we don't think you got lost or kidnapped!
7. WHAT IF I'M COMING WITH A BIGGER GROUP (10+PEOPLE)?
Please write us a reservation email in advance, so that we may arrange more guides to show you around and provide a better experience for you and your friends.
Like It Formosa email address: email@example.com
8. IS THERE A LOT OF WALKING INVOLVED?
The sites along the tours are closely located, and each within walking distance from one another. The total distance the tours cover is about 3.2 km (2 miles) on average. We walk with a relaxed pace. And you can always let us know if breaks are needed. No worries!
9. IS THE TOUR SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?
As long as they can keep up with the group, they are more than welcome!
1. WHAT IS ON THE TAIPEI MAP?
Our Taipei Map covers the streets in downtown Taipei, marking recommended places in six categories: eating, shopping, clubbing, seeing, drinking, and sleeping. You may also find useful information on the map, such as Taipei MRT route chart, basic Mandarin, locals’ tips, etc.
2. WHERE CAN I GET A COPY OF TAIPEI MAP?
Hardcopies of these Taipei Free Maps can be found at our collaborating partners.
3. DO YOU HAVE MAPS FOR OTHER CITIES?
Due to limited resources and physical restrictions, we only have a free map of Taipei for now. If you’re interested in making maps of other cities in Taiwan, please contact us!