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Taipei Travel Guide

Introduction
Taipei is the central hub of Taiwan with convenient transportation, and it is usually the first stop for tourists to visit Taiwan. Taipei 101 and the Taipei National Palace Museum are two major landmarks in Taipei. Climbing to the top of 101 overlooks the romantic night view of Taipei, and you can experience the profound Chinese cultural heritage at the National Palace Museum. Taipei is also famous for its delicious food and snacks. There are many night markets here, each with its own characteristics. The famous Yongkang Street is also a paradise for foodies. For literature and art lovers who come to Taipei, the independent bookstores in the alleys around National Taiwan University and Normal University, Huashan and Songshan Cultural and Creative Parks are all must-go places.

unique experience
The 101 Building and the Taipei National Palace Museum are must-see places in Taipei. Climb to the top of the 101 Building to overlook the bright night view, and go to the Taipei National Palace Museum to experience the heritage of Chinese culture. Taipei is a good place to relive the history of the Republic of China. The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, and Shilin Official Residence can experience the vicissitudes of the history of the Republic of China. In addition to history, Taipei is also a very literary city. The cultural landmark Eslite Bookstore in Taipei, countless petty bourgeoisie cafes and milk tea shops, Huashan and Songshan Cultural and Creative Parks, Ximending and Zhongxiao with a high “star hit rate” East Road, you can feel the freshness and art of Taipei. In addition, Taipei is a gourmet paradise. Going to night markets is a must experience in Taipei. The famous Shilin Night Market, the Liaoning Street Night Market hidden in the well, the Normal University Night Market near the school, Raohe Street Night Market, Ningxia Night Market… …so that you can’t stop eating.

transportation
Airplane: There are two airports in Taipei, Taoyuan Airport and Songshan Airport. Among them, Taoyuan Airport is the main aviation hub of Taipei, operating most of the international routes; Songshan Airport mainly operates routes in Taiwan and Northeast Asia. From Taoyuan Airport to downtown Taipei, you can take the Airport MRT. The direct train takes more than 30 minutes to get to Taipei Main Station, and the ordinary car can also get there in 1 hour. The cost-effectiveness is very high; you can also choose a passenger bus to go to the downtown area and go to Taipei Main Station by car. About 1 hour, the passenger bus operates 24 hours a day, there are many departures during the day, and there are fewer departures in the early morning; taking a taxi to downtown Taipei costs about NT$1200-1500. Train: From Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung and other places on the west bank to Taipei, you can take the high-speed rail to Taipei Station. It is most convenient to take the high-speed rail from Kaohsiung to Taipei; from Hualien, Taitung and other places on the east coast to Taipei, you can take the Taiwan Railway, or take the Taiwan Railway to Yilan. Then take the bus to Taipei. MRT: The MRT is the subway. There are many MRT lines in Taipei, which basically cover the entire Taipei City, which is very convenient. You can purchase one-way tickets, bicycle tickets, one-day tickets, two-day tickets, multi-day tickets, etc. according to your needs. Bus: There are many bus lines in Taipei, and there are also special holiday bus lines. Buses in Taipei may not stop at every stop, you need to wave to the driver, and you also need to ring the bell to notify the driver before getting off the bus. When taking the bus, you need to prepare change in advance, or you can buy an Easy Card and swipe the card. Taxi: The taxis in Taipei are yellow in color and stop immediately at the roadside, and the service attitude is relatively good. Some taxis can be paid with EasyCard.

best time to visit
March-April is the best travel season, when cherry blossoms, camellias, and rhododendrons are in full bloom, very beautiful, Yangmingshan Park will also hold a grand Yangmingshan Flower Season, October-November autumn in Taipei is neither cold nor hot, sunny The weather is bright and the temperature is suitable, so it is a good season for travel; from July to September, there are many typhoons in Taipei in the summer, so you need to check the weather forecast in advance when you travel, and it is very hot when it does not rain, so pay attention to sun protection; from December to February of the following year, the winter is cloudy and rainy Continuous, very wet and cold, please pay attention to keep warm when traveling. The Lantern Festival during the Spring Festival is very lively, and you can see all kinds of colorful lanterns and float parades.

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