149. Taipei, Taiwan
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Although Taipei is one of the larger cities in Asia, its not visited by many. Most tend to to Bangkok, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Tokyo. But Taipei despite its traffic and lots of motorcycles, there’s lot to see and do.
Taipei is the capital of Taiwan and is located in the northern tip of the country.
How To Get Here
The closest airport is the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE).
The following airlines has service to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE):
All Nippon Airlines (NH), Air Busan (BX), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Air Asia Zest (Z2), Air China (CA), Cebu Pacific Air (5J), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Cathay Dragon (KA), Delta Air Lines (DL), Emirates (EK), EVA Airways (BR), Far Eastern Air Transport (FE), Hainan Airlines (HU), Jeju Air (7C), Japan Airlines (JL), Jetstar Pacific Airlines (BL), Juneyao Airlines ( HO), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), Mandarin Airlines (AE), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Peach Aviation (MM), Philippine Airlines (PR), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Spring Airlines (9C), Scoot (TZ), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Shandong Airlines (SC), Tiger Airways (TR), Thai Airways (TG), Turkish Airlines (TK), TOR Air (OD), T’way Air (TW), Uni Air (B7), United Airlines (UA), Vanilla Air (JW), Vietjet Air (VJ) and Xiamen Air (MF).
The Fengyuan Bus will take you around Taipei. There are also buses at the airport and the Taipei Bus Station.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
There are hotels in all price ranges, some with some fun names.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Taipei has many places to eat; it pretty amazing. Lots of Dim Sum which is just to die for :-). Make sure you go to Din Tai Fung. They also have a night market which is worth every penny. Plus lots of cool food places all over the city as well.
What To Do
Of course you must see Taipei 101 and the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. After that just walk the city, its vast and has a lot to see.
==>> Here is a list of things to do in Taiwan from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tours offered by Viator for the Taipei region.
==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.
==>> Trip.com has some additional information.
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Currency: New Taiwan dollar (TWD)
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