Taipei, the modern city with traditional essence
Taipei City is the capital of Taiwan and has various urban features that combine modernity and tradition. With complete living support functions and geographical and transportation advantages, Taipei is suitable for travelers to travel freely within.
As the economic and financial center of Taiwan, the Xinyi District in Taipei City is known as the "top battlezone for department stores". In addition to Taipei 101, which was once the tallest building in the world, there are several other department stores and restaurants scattered around, which creates the highest density of department stores in the world. Hence, Xinyi District is definitely a must-see place when planning your trip to Taiwan. You can move through the footbridges and underground passages among the department stores to avoid being exposed to direct sunlight and rainfall while enjoying the fun of shopping in the most relaxed and comfortable state.
In addition to the busy urban pace, Taipei City also contains elements of humanities, arts, historic spots and cultures. The temples and historical sites with sophisticated sculptures and carvings are perfectly combined with modern-look streets. Famous scenic spots such as the National Palace Museum, Xingtian Temple, Longshan Temple, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Dadaocheng all fully demonstrate the folklore customs and historical heritage.
After visiting the lively business districts and historical buildings in the city, it is also a good choice to visit the suburbs. And don't forget the most popular attraction Jiufen Old Streets which is identical to the scenes of the movie "Spirited Away" by the Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki. There you can see the buildings and old streets built along the hillside during the daytime, and at nighttime, you can get a glimpse of the brightly lit scenery under the misty rain while drinking tea in the teahouse that offers a unique taste of the spirit.
The best travel season
Taipei is in a subtropical region with no significant seasonal differences. The most comfortable travel season is from November to April when the climate will be relatively cool and pleasant. However, due to the influence of the monsoon and tropical climate, it is rather hot and humid throughout the year. Kindly remind you to bring an umbrella or raincoat in case of sudden rain in Taipei.
The MRT and bus network in Taipei City is very dense. You can choose to buy travel passes according to the number of days of your trip to enjoy your tours in Taipei via public transportation. In addition, smoking is prohibited at every MRT station, and eating, drinking, and chewing gum are also forbidden on the train. So as you can see, Taipei MRT is famous for its tidiness and cleanliness!
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Are there any current entry restrictions in Taipei?
During the pandemic, the entry restrictions of various countries have been adjusted on a rolling basis. Kindly remind you that please be sure to check the entry restrictions of your destination and prepare relevant documents before your departure. For details, please refer to the latest travel restrictions.
When can I fly to Taipei with a lower fare?
You can plan your trip by taking the reference of the lowest fares found by travelers within the latest 48 hours. Log in as a COSMILE member at the time of ticket purchase to earn mileage upon completing your flight.
How many flights are there to Taipei every week?
STARLUX Airlines provide weekly direct flights to Taipei from Los Angeles, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and other global destinations. You can check the detailed flight dates and information via timetable.
How many international airports are there in Taipei?
Taipei has two international airports, Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) and Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA). Among them, Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) is the airport for international flights and the hub for STARLUX Airlines.
How far is Taoyuan International Airport from downtown?
Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) is about 40 kilometers west of Taipei. Kindly remind you to plan your transportation to the city before departure.
How to get from the airport to downtown?
After arriving at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), you can go to downtown Taipei via the Taoyuan Airport MRT, which takes about 30 minutes by direct train to reach Taipei Main Station. Each car of the MRT has a designed luggage storage area and fixture belts, which allows you to place large luggage firmly. Taoyuan Airport also provides a taxi transportation service. If you are traveling in groups, you can charter taxis to the downtown area.