When it comes to activities, Taiwan has enough to keep you busy day and night. From the standard bachelor party activities such as paintball and go karting to more Taiwanese specific experiences such a shrimp fishing, River Tracing, sensual massages to BB gun skirmish. Taipei nights surely has covered enough activities that will leave you experiencing something new and thrilling.
Nothing will hook you in quite like DIY shrimp fishing, 24-hour “catch-your-own-shrimp bars” that are a more off script approach to the Taiwanese food scene, requiring you to put in some work before dinner is served.
If you want to eat, you are going to have to earn it. Welcome the Taiwanese take on The Hunger Games. It’s a more literal equivalent rather than an episodic, fight to the death but I’m not kidding when I say that I whispered “…and may the odds be ever in your favor” like a solemn prayer before casting my line. Indoor shrimp fishing is a popular form of entertainment in Taiwan, transforming food into sport. Huddled around a shallow rectangular pool, seasoned anglers and wannabe fishermen attempt to catch the freshwater shrimp lurking in the murky depths below. When it comes down to shrimping, you’re submerged in a painful waiting game for your next meal. An underground urban phenomenon that’s been around for the past three decades, shrimp fishing been gaining traction within tourist circles due to the likes of Anthony Bourdain
Few cities can boast such a natural abundance of world-class, volcanically activated hot water springs on their doorstep as the Taiwanese capital. And thanks to Taipei’s ever-improving public transport system, heading out for a quick soak in perfect 60-degree-Celsius waters – cool beers at hand and a massage in mind – has never been easier.
The Japanese pined for their hot springs (or onsen) whilst governing Taiwan for the first half of the 20th century and soon set their sights on the hills around Taipei.
Enjoy outdoor trapshooting nearby the city of Taipei – take your aim, pull the trigger and watch your flying ‘target’ fall to the ground. At Northern Taiwan’s only national standard ammunition shooting range with a clay pigeon shooting experience, learn how to successfully aim at airborne targets. Whether you are trying to increase your shooting speed, training sharp hand-eye reflexes or test your nerves, get ready for a fun day of shooting.
There is no better way to fight suffocating summer temperatures than to immerse yourself into the cool waters of a river. Apart from that, seeing Taiwan from a river base is very unique and spectacular in itself.
Taiwan has five major diving regions with fantastic visibility and varied marine life year-round: Kenting, Orchid Island, Green Island, Xiao Liu Qiu, and Dungji Island. Whichever area you choose to dive, Taiwan is sure to steal your heart.