The fashion sense in Taiwan is not too different from other East Asian countries Korea and Japan. As such, western tourists may observe locals, particularly the youth wearing trendy and modern fashion clothes in many big cities in Taoyuan County, specifically in Taoyuan City and Zhongli City. Dressing appropriately is necessary to completely enjoy your trip to Taoyuan. When deciding on what to wear in Taoyuan, you don’t have to think too much as you can wear almost anything here so long as it is not too revealing, because that might call some negative attention. Below are some tips on the right clothes to bring in Taoyuan for the season you are traveling in.
Generally, light loose cotton clothes are the most recommended daytime wear during hot and humid summer season. Summer in Taoyuan usually starts from June to August with the highest temperature that may even reach over thirties. If you’re thinking about what to wear in Taoyuan, you may observe how the locals dress. People usually wear short sleeves clothes, cotton T-shirts, pants or trousers. Expect to sweat a lot until you adjust to the humidity so always bring a handy towel to wipe off your sweat. Water parks are open during summer; hence, you may consider bringing your swimwear and enjoy the waters and the sun happily.
Following summer season is autumn during September to November, with an average temperature of 21 to 28 degrees Celsius. With this, the best clothes to wear are cotton clothes with long sleeves topped with a thin jacket. You can also pack a sweater especially when visiting forest parks and mountain resorts. Winter begins from December until February, yet snows only fall on mountains. When going to Taoyuan during these chilly days, bring jacket, sweater and scarf. You can also bring your swimwear as some hotels have heated pools indoors or pools supplied by hot springs, which are very therapeutic treats. During spring season, the weather in Taoyuan is fair and mild; thus, light cotton clothes are the most comfortable to wear.
Moreover, bringing comfortable and breathable sandals or shoes is highly suggested, especially when getting around the city. In addition, sandals are necessary during rainy season, as you do not want to soak your shoes. When visiting the mountains for hiking, always wear protective clothing and comfortable hiking shoes. Try to avoid wearing black as black clothing often attracts mosquitoes, particularly during rainy months.
During monsoon season, light to heavy rainfall may occur any moment so its best to bring an umbrella wherever you go. On top of that, the umbrella can even save your head from the heavy beating of the sun during summer. Using a cap or hat and a pair of sunglasses is also recommended if you are uncomfortable using an umbrella.
You don’t need serious planning on what to wear in Taoyuan so long as you are comfortable and casual. However, dress down and wear modest clothes such as T-shirts, shorts, jeans, pants or summer dresses. On another note, travel light as there are plenty of department stores in Taoyuan selling cheap clothes.