TAIPEI, TAIWAN (Merxwire) – Taipei has long been recognized as a prominent LGBTQ+-friendly city in Asia. In Taiwan’s Pride Month, the annual rainbow tourism event 2023 Color Taipei sets to kick off in October. 25 Rainbow Sightseeing Bus Tours will be featured and 5 exclusive Rainbow Themed Tours in collaboration with travel agencies will be featured. Also, 2023 Color Taipei partners with 30 LGBTQ+-friendly businesses to provide limited-time special offers. Travelers from all over the world are welcome to visit Taipei and enjoy an LGBTQ+-friendly, diverse, and inclusive travel experience.
The limited edition Rainbow Sightseeing Bus Tours will be on the road between October 1st and 29th, featuring 3 routes and only 25 trips in total. These tours will guide you through Taipei’s LGBTQ+-friendly landmarks, including National Taiwan University, the Treasure Hill Artist Village, 228 Peace Park, and the renowned Rainbow Six landmark outside Exit 6 of Ximen MRT station. Each tour will culminate in visits to Taipei’s most iconic LGBTQ+ bars, where travelers can enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Taipei.
What’s even more exciting is that drag queens are invited to guide the Rainbow Sightseeing Bus Tours. Queen Chiang Wei will lead the Mandarin tours and the Mandarin-fluent American drag queen E.l.l.o.r.y will guide 2 English ones, introducing Taipei’s rich LGBTQ+ cultures to the worldwide tourists. The price of one-trip ticket to attend the Rainbow Sightseeing Bus Tours starts from NT$599 and includes a bus tour, food, and beverages. Book a tour right now on https://www.2023colortaipei.tw
2023 Color Taipei also collaborates with travel agencies such as KKday, Walk in Taiwan, and P.P. Tour to offer 5 Rainbow Themed Tours. Either travelling by car, public transports or on foot, participants can explore the history of LGBTQ+ in Taipei.
30 LGBTQ+-friendly businesses also join 2023 Color Taipei by having limited-time offers for customers in October. Simply presenting the ticket stub from your Rainbow Sightseeing Bus Tours and spending over NT$299, you will collect a “Rainbow Lanyard”. Visitors who have signed up for Rainbow Themed Tours and Rainbow Sightseeing Bus Tours can also receive a “Rainbow Silk Scarf” and an exclusive gift set from the LGBTQ+-friendly businesses.
Visitors can also learn more about 10 representative LGBTQ+ landmarks and information of LGBTQ+-friendly places in Taipei on the webpage of Travel by Rainbow (https://www.travel.taipei/en/must-visit/rainbow) on the Taipei Travel website. The section also provides a detailed chronicle of the Taiwan Pride parade and LGBTQ+ rights movement in Taiwan, inviting travelers to explore Taipei in depth and understand how Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize the same-sex marriage.
Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government
Subdivision Chief Liang Chiu-Ying, Section Assistant Tu Min and Media Coordinator Yeh Kuan-Ting
+886-2-27208889 ext. 6902, 7562
SOURCE: Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government