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Taipei Guide

Need to Know About Taipei

The capital of Taiwan, Taipei, is an extremely modern metropolis with busy shopping streets, Japanese colonial lanes, and contemporary buildings. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Asia, and also well-known for its night markets and a lively street-food scene. The city is also home to Taipei 101, which is the 10th tallest building in the world. Tourists often visit this bamboo-shaped skyscraper because of its observatory which is located near the top. Taipei is an odd city, but this is also one of its charms. The city was inspired by Japanese culture, but it still has some special home-grown appeal. So, don’t wait any longer, book flights to Taipei with Webjet, and start a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

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When is the Best Time to Book Cheap Flights to Taipei?

The best time to book flights to Taipei would definitely be in the autumn months, from October to late November. The temperature in these months is pleasantly warm, with almost no chance of rainfall. This is the perfect period to visit Taipei if you want to fully enjoy your vacation. Visiting Taipei between July and August is much cheaper, but not recommended, as typhoons that sweep through the city are quite frequent in these months.


Travelling to Taipei Airports

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) is located around 50 kilometres just west of the city and is the main airport serving Taiwan. It is the busiest and biggest airport in the country. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) offers travellers many transportation options to choose from. To get to your hotel you can opt for public transportation which comes in the form of a bus. And, if you want a quicker way to get to your hotel, you can always use a taxi, or rent a car for the duration of your stay.

Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA)

Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA) is located around 10 kilometres from the CBD and is a mid-sized commercial airport serving Taipei. To get from Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA) to the city centre, travellers will be able to opt for one of many transportation options. The most popular ones being taxi or car rental services. Travellers will also be able to use a bus to get to their hotel, or anywhere in the city.


What to do in Taipei

National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum is home to the finest and largest collection of Chinese art in the world. The vast collection contains calligraphy, bronzes ceramics, lacquerware, painting, jade, and religious objects. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, and the reason why many travellers book airfare to Taipei. The famous jade cabbage is always on display, as well as many more popular items.

Bao'an Temple

The Bao'an Temple is one of the must-visit places when in Taipei. This exquisite piece of architecture is loaded with all kinds of traditional decorative arts and hosts the yearly folk arts festival. And, if you visit the temple during this festival you get a chance to witness the amazing showcase of traditional performing arts. So, book cheap flights to Taipei with Webjet’s airfare finder, and find the best deals.

Taipei 101

This enormous bamboo stack looking structure has an impressive height of 508 metres and is the 10th tallest building in the world. Taipei 101 is one of those places that is impossible to miss. Taipei 101 is one of the most famous attractions in the city. On the 89th floor, visitors will find an observation deck from which they will be able to see most of the city. So, book cheap airfare to Taipei and experience one of the most beautiful views on earth.

Shilin Night Market

Considered to be the most famous and largest night market in the city, the Shilin Night Market is a must-visit for anyone who books airfare to Taipei. The night market is hugely popular with many locals and travellers who come to Taipei to enjoy the shopping, street food, and games. It is located in Shilin District, in Taipei, and is easily accessed so don’t worry about how to get there.


Getting Around Taipei

The city centre of Taipei is quite small so it’s fairly easy to get around on foot. However, having said that, it is important to know that smaller alleyways and streets have no sidewalks, so proceed with caution. Taipei has a fairly advanced public transportation system. You can get around the city by using Taipei’s MRT system, which is very efficient and reliable, with trains departing every 3 to 8 minutes. The system has trains serving 102 stations, so you will be able to go virtually anywhere in the city. Cycling is another very popular option, but if you are not familiar with the city, then you might want to skip it.