How to Get There
Plane: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport previously known as Chiang Kai Shek International Airport is the central hub for international visitors. Taxi shuttles are available for most popular hotels around the area.
Public Transportation: Expect fast, clean and comfortable service on the metro here in Taipei. The metro system is successfully mapped out and can get you anywhere you will need to go. Fares are affordable, just make sure you plan for a ride home if you’re staying up passed midnight.
Taxis and Cars: Taxis are only necessary after the metro shuts down for the night, expect to use a taxi when coming home from the bar. Renting cars may be more exhausting than anything during your actual stay, we would advise not taking this option.
The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall: This building is a national symbol for all of Taiwan and honored greatly.
Taipei 101: The second tallest skyscraper in the world. 101 floors high, you can make it up to the 89th floor and enjoy the bird’s eye view.
Taipei Central Park: This is a 26 hectare park filled with beautiful plants, trees and wildlife!
Wulai Hot Springs: You can find some of the most luxurious hot springs right here in Taipei.
Summer: June to August. Temperatures are usually around the high 30’s during the summer and isn’t always the best time to travel through Taipei.
Rainy Season: March to May. Others may like to call is spring, either way, the flowers are in full bloom but is rains very frequently while temperatures sit around 10 to 20 degrees Celsius.
Winter: November to February. You can hardly call it ‘winter’. You will not see snow in Taipei, just a little bit chilly during evenings and temperatures around 10 degrees Celsius.
Fall: September to October: The best time to travel, temperatures are usually around 22 to 27 degrees Celsius.
People in Taipei live a busy and productive lifestyle. If you aren’t working a full-time job for an employer, you’re running your own family vendor stand selling all the best local products. Even when the sun starts to set, the vendors will be out running the night markets making money for their families. The lifestyle is very face pace but there is always time for family here.
Eat and Drink
Taipei is densely populated with restaurants, shops and vendors. Cuisine here is a mix between Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese. Though you can find a few chains, the best way to experience Taipei is through their local Chinese cuisine. Drinks are cheap and readily available!
Rest and Relaxation
Low Budget: Hostels here start at around $10 USD a night, per bed. Finding affordable low budget accommodations can be fairly easy.
Medium Budget: If you are putting down $100 USD per night in Taipei, expect to get pampered for the medium budget you’re on.
High Budget: Medium budget is considered high budget in Taipei, but if you’re really planning on making a special trip out of it, spend $200+ on a night and get treated like royalty.
Don’t expect every travel destination to be dangerous, Taipei is actually one of the safest cities in the world, perhaps even safer than your own neighbourhood.
Natural disasters unfortunately are common in Taipei which means always make sure you are checking the weather forecast before booking your trip.
For a great price and a great experience, you need to try as much local cuisine as you can!