149. Taipei, Taiwan

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Why

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, Taiwan - Bikes

Taipei, Taiwan – Bikes

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Where

Taipei is the capital of Taiwan and is located in the northern tip of the country.

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How To Get Here

By Train

Taiwan High Speed Rail and Kaohsiung Rapid Transit serve the region.

Taipei, Taiwan - Train in station

Taipei, Taiwan – Train in station

By Plane

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).

By Bus

The Fengyuan Bus will take you around Taipei. There are also buses at the airport and the Taipei Bus Station.

Taipei, Taiwan - Evergreen Bus

Taipei, Taiwan – Evergreen Bus

Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei Bus Station

Taipei, Taiwan – Taipei Bus Station

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Ferry

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Where To Stay

There are hotels in all price ranges, some with some fun names.

Taipei, Taiwan - Charming Hotel

Taipei, Taiwan – Charming Hotel

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

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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.

Taipei, Taiwan - Street Food

Taipei, Taiwan – Street Food

Taipei, Taiwan - Pastry

Taipei, Taiwan – Pastry

Taipei, Taiwan - Sweet Sop

Taipei, Taiwan – Sweet Sop

Taipei, Taiwan - Street Food

Taipei, Taiwan – Street Food

Taipei, Taiwan - Dim Sum

Taipei, Taiwan – Dim Sum

Taipei, Taiwan - Street Food

Taipei, Taiwan – Street Food

Taipei, Taiwan - Corn on the Cob

Taipei, Taiwan – Corn on the Cob

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

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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.

Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei 101 Tower

Taipei, Taiwan – Taipei 101 Tower

Taipei, Taiwan - Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Taipei, Taiwan – Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Taipei, Taiwan - Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Taipei, Taiwan – Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

==>> 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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Additional Information

Language: Mandarin

Currency: New Taiwan dollar (TWD)

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Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei 101 Tower

Taipei, Taiwan – Taipei 101 Tower

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