Taiwan is an island thriving along side Asia, our stay was quick but fun, you can actually roam and stay in the City for few days. You can learn about their cultures and history with the short amount of time, You will never get lost 🙂 there are a lot of food and places to explore and enjoy! Hope you find this write-up guide for your Taiwan Trip.
Estimate amount you can spend is 2,000-3000 for seat sale fare. Non-stop flight time from Manila to Taipei is around 2 hours 15 minutes.This is the average non-stop flight time from Manila to either of the major airports that serves Taipei.The nearest airport to Manila, is Ninoy International Airport (MNL) and the nearest airport to Taipei, is Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
We stayed in Vendome Hotel . I will recommend this Hotel since this is near to Train station I must say this is really the best choice that I made 🙂 It has a good location due to its distance from train station, Starbucks , malls and other tourist sites. It has easy airport access, and distance. The staff can speak English.
Vendome Hotel is located in the heart of Taipei’s business district, a 2-minute walk from Zhongxiao Dunhua MRT Train Station. It offers stylish accommodation with free Wi-Fi access.
The hotel is a 20-minute drive from the Taipei World Trade Centre and within a 15-minute ride to Liaoning and Tonghua Street night markets. The Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is a 1-hour drive away while Songshan Airport is a 30-minute drive away. Landmarks :
- MRT Zhongxiao Dunhua Station0.1 km
- MRT Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station0.6 km
- MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing Station0.8 km
- Breeze Centre0.9 km
- Taipei Municipal Stadium0.9 km
- Sun Yat-sen Historical Museum of History0.9 km
- Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall0.9 km
- Discovery Centre of Taipei0.9 km
- MRT Xinyi Anhe Station1 km
- Songshan Cultural and Creative Park1 km
TAIPEI 101 – This the World’s tallest building since 2010 and World’s new paradigm in Green Habitat management on 2016. the building was designed to withstand the typhoon winds and earthquake tremors that are common in the area east of Taiwan. I also suggest you to take a 360 view of the City on Taipei Observatory.
We were scouting on different areas on how we can take a shot of the building. This mandatory shot was suggested by our son (:
How to get there: Take the Red Line (Xiangshan train) to Taipei 101 station. Alternatively, take the Blue Line to Taipei City Hall Station, located beneath HanKyu Department Store. Walk south to enter the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi complex (known as the Xinyi Shopping District) towards 101.
this is the entrance hall going to the observatory. food halls are located at the lower level.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall – Taiwan’s prominent historical landmark. we were amazed by the guards doing rifle exhibition. I suggest that you can also glance on the hall view by night if you want to have capture scenic at witching hour.
Info bites : The octagon-shaped white building rises 76 meters and is covered with blue tiles and red accents, echoing the flag of the Republic of China. The eight sides represent the Chinese cultural symbolism of the number eight which is traditionally associated with fortune and wealth. The two sets of 89 steps represent Chiang’s age of death and lead up to main hall housing a large bronze statue of Chiang protected by military personnel which change hourly. The characters behind Chiang’s statue read “Ethics”, “Democracy”, and “Science”, and the inscriptions on the side read “The purpose of life is to improve the general life of humanity” and “The meaning of life is to create and sustain subsequent lives in the universe”.
CHIANG KAI-SHEK MEMORIAL HALL
No.21, Zhongshan S.Rd., Zhongzheng Dist.,Taipei City 10048, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Telephone: +886 2 2343-1100
Opening Hours: 9.00am to 6.00pm
Official Website: http://www.cksmh.gov.tw/eng/
National Theater – first major modern performing arts facilities to be established in Asia.
Zhongshan park – lies just southwest of the Forbidden City, This is the “Central Park of Taiwan”
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall – This was built as a tribute to founder of Republic of China. Display of Sun Yat Sen accomplishments and history relics will be found inside the hall.
Shilin District – This is a must visit
Raohe Market – One of the oldest night markets in Taipei, I think that this is a must visit destination! The epitome of a traditional Taiwanese night market, This is in Shongsan Distring along Raohe Street. packed with fun and interesting night foods and snacks, quaint shops and stalls, and carnival games with prizes.
National Palace Museum
Yangmingshan National Park – each season brings a different type of beauty to the area. February and March are the flowering seas on, and rhododendrons and cherry blossoms cover the mountain slopes to welcome the spring. unfortunately we haven’t experience the cherry blossom season and weather is not really good with heavy rains 😦
How to get there: Mrt 2 Jiantan station leave Exit 1 Shilin Market, and walk to the left-side bus station, bus heading north. Take either city bus R5 or small bus (PREFERRED) S15 or S17 to Yangmingshan station This station serves as a base to explore the mountain, and the area has a few shops like 7/11 and a Starbucks. Bus 260 also leaves from Taipei Main Station , although Jiantan is recommended. Bus S15 from Jiantan is best, as it travels past the main transfer station to other destinations.
Taiwan High Speed Rail – This made Taiwan’s public transport system more convenient, because it brings cities and towns closer. Today, passengers can even travel between Taipei and Kaohsiung in one day. We really wanted to experience this so, we took TSR on our way back to the airport for Manila Trip.
BEST TIME TO VISIT TAIWAN: During Fall around November to April
Taipei Currency – NTD (New Taipei Dollar)
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