Taipei LGBT Day Tour


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From $85.00

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Taipei, Taipei

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

October is the month to celebrate the achievement of supporting LGBT rights, and also the month that Asia’s biggest pride parade is held—Taiwan LGBT Pride. As the only country to legalize same-sex marriage, and also a pioneer in advocating LGBT rights in Asia, Taiwan has been keen on promoting LGBT tourism; the capital city—Taipei, is considered the most gay friendly city in Asia, where you can find gay bar, nightclubs, queer lifestyle stores, etc in the streets.

On this tour, you will explore the significant places along the path to the milestone in Taiwan’s LGBT rights movement, including the Rainbow Starting Line, National Taiwan University, Gin Gin Store, 228 Peace Memorial Park, Ketagalan Boulevard, the Red House and Rainbow Six in Ximending.

Additionally, you will visit “Rabbit God Temple”, the only temple dedicated to Rabbit God, the deity who manages marriage and relationship for homosexual people.


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Local general liabilities insurance

Professional licensed tour guide

What's Not Included

Food and beverage

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Not recommended for travelers with physical disabilities.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Not recommended for travelers with physical disabilities.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Meet your tour guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, then head off to the first stop, Rainbow Starting Line, a pavement art piece located at Taipei City Hall Square.

The “starting line” starts from the city hall and extends to Taipei City Council, as a symbol of legalization of LGBT rights, conveying the message of equality and respect. It is also the starting point of Taiwan LGBT Pride in October, like a starting line of running track leading you to a better world.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Shuiyuan Market
Before visiting National Taiwan University, take a walk around Shuiyuan Market and Gongguan Shopping District near the campus. Named after the former name of the district “Suidocho (water source)”, the exterior of Shuiyuan Market building is was designed by the Israeli artist “Yaacov Agam”. From a different angle, this amazing geometry art piece showcases a different visual effect, like a rainbow on the sparking waves on the surface of water, representing the city’s diversity and inclusivity.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Gongguan Shopping Area
Aside from the amazing art piece, Shuiyuan Market and Gongguan Shopping District are the students’ favorite places to eat, where you can find some hidden foodie gems with reasonable prices.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

National Taiwan University
National Taiwan University is not only the top 1 university in Taiwan, also the first school where Taiwan’s first gay student club was established. The campus has been a popular place among the tourists, where “Royal Palm Boulevard”, the library and “Drunken Moon Lake” are the iconic attractions that you should not miss. National Taiwan University has been committed to the idea of gender diversity. Today, there are more student clubs such as Lambda Club, Women’s Studies Society, Gay Chat, BDSM Club, etc, supporting the equality and diversity within the school, community and society.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Gin Gin Store
The next stop is the famous Gin Gin Store, the first LGBT culture shop in Asia and the Chinese society. The shop was established in the year of 1999, providing LGBT relative forums, exhibitions, etc, creating a supportive and safe space for the LGBT community, which has also become a spiritual icon in the LGBT rights movement.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

228 Peace Memorial Park
228 Peace Memorial Park is not only a memorial park to commemorate 228 Incident victims, this park was Taipei’s major gathering place for gay men in the past. Formerly named “Taipei New Park”, it was an important site appearing on the scenes in Taiwan’s gay literature; the Japanese garden landscaping, the pond and the stone arch bridge are where the stories took place. These years, the government has been keeping up the effort to promote gender equality, and specially built the “Rainbow Gate” in 228 Peace Memorial Park to reflect a page of the history and respond an action of gender neutrality.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ximen Red House - Ximending
The last stop of the tour is Ximending Shopping District. The iconic “Rainbow Six” is a pavement art piece symbolizing the idea of respect, equality and diversity. It has also become a popular Instagram hot spot that attracts lots of visitors everywhere in the country and overseas.

Across the street is the “Red House”, the most well-preserved 3rd class historic site. It was initially the first government-operated market during the period under Japanese rule. After World War II, the market building was used as a theater. Today, the Red House is a cultural and creative space for exhibitions, performance, local souvenirs, etc. The weekend bazaar in the north square is a popular shopping spot, where you can find many unique and quirky crafts by the local artists.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


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