There are several Valentine’s days you can celebrate depends on every country’s culture. In Taiwan, people tend to enjoy 3 Valentine’s day during a year: Valentine’s Day, White Valentine’s Day and Qixi Valentine’s Day. The original Valentine’s Day celebrated annually on February 14 is based on a Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. Qixi is also origin from a legend from ancient China, Justaiwantour has made a film to explain all the stories of it! Check the video here!
White Valentine’s Day, also called White Day, is the only one which is not based on any legend or story. It is created by a Japanese Fukuoka-based confectionery company in 1977 for marketing white chocolate on March 14. White Day was first celebrated in 1978 in Japan. Nowadays, men give both white and dark chocolate, as well as other gifts, such as jewelry to women from whom they received chocolate on Valentine’s Day one month earlier (Valentine’s Day on Feb 14). Flowers and other gifts are also given on this day. White Day has gone viral not just within Japan nation but also other East Asian countries such as Taiwan.
Although Taiwanese are mostly Buddhist, they are likely to celebrate Christmas without any religious reason. Despite all the rumors or said “frauds”, Taiwanese are still spending times together as a couple during those Valentine’s Days no matter what. Justaiwantour has listed the “must go romantic attractions” in Taipei for you! Let’s bring our lovers to these places!
Songshan Rainbow Bridge
The Rainbow Bridge is a bridge connects the Neihu and Songshan districts and only for pedestrians and cyclists. People are not only jogging here but also photographers taking pictures of the night view. After the romantic walk, there is Raohe St. Night Market, just a few minutes’ walk recharge your belly! (Read more: No More Microwave Foods! Local Guided Late Night Supper in Taipei)
Instead of going to the observation deck of Taipei 101, reaching the top of Xiangshan (Elephant Mountain) might be a more economical way to overlook the entire Taipei City (you can still choose to have a scenic meal in the restaurant of Taipei 101). With an easy hike, especially at night, you can enjoy a magical and romantic night on Xiangshan. It is also a family friendly option for you Taiwan trip!
By hosting gods including one of the most popular “the old man under the moon”, who is in charge of love and marriage, also known as “Chinese Cupid”. For singles, you can pray for new romance; for couples, you can pray for a smoothing going of your relationship. Taiwan has a unique temple culture that mix of several religions.
Beitou is super famous for its hot springs, there are tens of thousands of hot spring hotels for you to choose. No matter you want to enjoy hot springs together with your partner in your private room, or join others with several type/temperature of hot springs in the public one; are both romantic and reliving activity to escape from reality!
There are several old streets and waterfalls in this area including Pingxi old street and Shifen Waterfall. Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival has been held in Taiwan since 1999. For being rated as the “Second Largest Carnival in the World” by Discovery and being named one of the “10 Best Winter Trips” by National Geographic, tourists flying sky lanterns can always be seen here. In Pingxi Districts, there’s a railway line goes through which brings nostalgia. Spending times with your lovers in this area, you have so much to do and never get bored! Jiufen tour is also recommended while you are in this area.