Taiwan is often regarded as one of the friendliest Asian countries. Not every Taiwanese person speaks English (get ready for a language barrier as soon as you leave Taipei), yet most locals are friendly, welcoming, and willing to help others. As either traveler or ex-pat, you will most likely feel welcome here.
Is Taiwan a safe country to visit?
Taiwan is an extremely safe country, and most women travellers here are unlikely to attract any special attention other than that usually paid to most foreign visitors.
Is Taiwan a part of China?
Both the ROC and the PRC still officially (constitutionally) claim mainland China and the Taiwan Area as part of their respective territories. In reality, the PRC rules only Mainland China and has no control of but claims Taiwan as part of its territory under its One China Principle.
Who rules Taiwan now?
Taiwan and other islands are currently under the control of the Republic of China (Taiwan), a country that conducts official diplomatic relations with and is recognized by 15 United Nations-recognized countries.
Do they bow in Taiwan?
Taiwan is nowhere near as bow-heavy as Japan, but the same rule applies: foreigners are not expected to know or understand how to bow, and thats fine. Anybody meeting or being introduced to you is going to shake hands Western style.
Is Taiwan friendly to American tourists?
Taiwan is generally safe to travel to, but its not without its dangers. The only concern is a petty crime on the streets, but if you apply the basic precaution measures, your trip should go smoothly.