◆ About Taipei

● Taipei 101 Mall

 
 
 
Located within Taipei 101 Tower, the Taipei 101 Mall gathers the world's top brands to create a high-end shopping experience. The Taipei 101 Mall was thoughtfully created as a world-class space that brings together sensory delights in a wonderful atmosphere.

● National palace museum

 
 
 
The Taipei National Palace Museum is a world-class museum that hosts an eclectic collection of treasures kept by generations of Emperors ruling from the Forbidden City. In WWII, Nationalist troops seized the most important pieces in order to prevent invaders from ransacking China's national treasures. A twist of fate eventually brought these treasures to Taiwan.
The Taipei National Palace Museum is designed in the style of a Northern Chinese palace. The museum is home to hundreds of thousands of historical relics that make up the world's most comprehensive and precious collection of ancient Chinese artifacts. The entire collection covers 5,000 years of China's historical and artistic achievements.
The museum provides Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Korean language guides and museum-related literature. The museum is a must- see on any visitor's itinerary.

● National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

 
 
 
This memorial hall was built in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, the first president of the Republic of China. Work on the hall began in 1976, a year after President Chiang passed away. Design by C.C. Yang, who was also the architect for The Grand Hotel, the memorial hall is white with a blue roof, representing the dominant colors in the ROC flag; while the emblem of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) adorns the vaulted ceiling. A bronze statue of Chiang looks west symbolically to the Presidential Office Building and mainland China. The front plaza of the hall is also a major venue for democratic assemblies.

● Xinbeitou Hot Spring

 
 
 
Hot springs in Xinbeitou with high temperature and many sources are caused by the terrestrial heat of Datun Mountains. Thermal valley is one of the earliest hot spring sources found in Taiwan.

Water quality

The green sulfur in Thermal valley is the acid spring. The consistency of hydrogen is 1.4, the temperature is 85。C, the color is translucent gray, and it has light radiation.
The hot spring in Beitou Hot Spring Road is white sulfur. Its PH between 3-4, as vitriol salt spring, translucent white and yellow, 50。C - 90。C, and light acidity.

Scenic spots

Beitou hot spring has been famous since Japanese colonial times. The area is around with historic monuments and natural scenic spots. Beitou Museum, Yinsong Building, Xingnai Spring, Beitou Library, Beitou Hot Spring Park, and the Folk Museum connect into a hot spring route.

● Xingtian Temple

 
 
 
Located in Taipei City, Xingtian Temple is one of the most popular temples in Taiwan. The temple advocates in building a harmonic society from the philosophies of Confucian and Buddhist. The population of visitors sometimes exceeds more than twenty-thousand people a day. The reasons for its popularity are due to its beliefs in creating a harmonic society, thus establishing public goods to the communities. Furthermore, Xingtian Temple locates at an ideal location, in the center of Taipei City, offering convenience to all visitors. To welcome the large population of worshippers, the temple occupies a total area of seven thousand square meters.
Other than the famous temple itself, there is a Xingtian Temple underpass avenue. At the underpass avenue, visitors will be able to see numerous fortune telling stands. It is also another popular place to visit when visiting Xingtian Temple. The underpass avenue is also known as the “Fortunetelling Street”. The fortune tellers would offer answers to people who has troubles or vexations.

● Pingxi

 
 
 
The Pingxi Old Street has an old-world atmosphere. Along both sides of the railway on the slanted hillside are traditional houses untouched by modernity. Nearby business are traditional grocery shops, drink stalls and fruit shops. You can see the local residents’ humble life. When the train passes by through the old street, a rumbling and thunderous sound is inescapable. A very famous Taiwanese commercial was shot here.

● Travel Taipei APP

 
Download Travel Taipei App for free tourist information on attractions, cuisines, shopping, accommodation and transportation in Taipei. You can also find out more about latest news, current events, shows and exhibitions. Wanna know what’s on in Taipei right now? Just open Travel Taipei App, your best traveling companion.

◆ Transportation

● Taoyuan Airport MRT

Express Train

Commuter Train

Taoyuan Airport MRT Line serves as the extension to the national gate –Taoyuan International Airport. It is also a symbol of an advanced country to provide travelers with reliable, convenient and high-standard transit service. Passengers can enjoy a different spatial experience during the ride from the diverse sceneries, landscapes, and stations along the line.

● Airport

Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

Taoyuan International Airport of Taiwan is located No.9 Terminal South Road, Dayuan Township. The airport website offers comprehensive transportation information including ticket prices from Taoyuan International Airport to Songshan Airport or Taipei Railway Station.
Website : http://www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/Index/

Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA)

Situated in Metropolitan Taipei, the Taipei International Airport is the hub of domestic air transportation. It is easily accessible from the town centers.
Website : http://www.tsa.gov.tw/tsa/en/home.aspx

● Taxi

Taxis on the north side of the arrival area of Terminal 1 and the south side of the arrival area of Terminal 2 of Taoyuan International Airport are certified by the Airport Police Bureau and provide first-rate taxi services.
Taxis are available 24 hours a day. A ride to Taipei City costs around NT$1,100.

● MRT

The system operates according to a spoke-hub distribution paradigm, with six lines running radically outward from central Taipei. The metro system operates from 6 am to midnight daily. Clean and air-conditioned trains arrive every five minutes. A “Single-journey Ticket” costs between NT$20 to NT$65 depends on distance. Smoking, eating, drinking or gum chewing are strictly prohibited on all MRT trains.
Website : http://english.metro.taipei/np.asp?ctNode=70239&mp=122036
 
Ticket Price  
Single-Journey Ticket Depends on price Valid only on the day of issue.
SOne-Day Pass NT$150 The price of a One-Day Pass does not include a refundable deposit.
24hr Taipei Metro Pass NT$180
48hr Taipei Metro Pass NT$280
72hr Taipei Metro Pass NT$380

● BUS

Buses in Taipei are numerous and bus routes are well-planned. Once you get a hang of it, buses are a great way to get around the city. Buses take EasyCard or cash. Prices are calculated by distance. Tickets come in three price levels: One-segment, Two-segment and Three-segment. Website : https://ebus.gov.taipei/

Tickets

Coin: One-segment ticket, regular NT$15; Two-segment ticket, regular NT$30; Three-segment, NT$45. Most passengers will only need a One-segment ticket. The bus driver will notify you if you need to pay more for a Two or Three-segment ticket.

EasyCard

Gently sweep card over the sensor area marked by the EasyCard logo (or insert token into the slot) on the ticket reader. The beep you hear indicates that credit corresponding to the ticket amount has been deducted from your card.
Buses to Taipei Marriott Hotel :
208、33、42、553、72、Blue 20、Blue 7、268、645、Brown 20、Red 3、Green 16、Blue 26、677

◆ Taipei Pass

Website : http://taipeipass.travel.taipei/?lang=en
Ticket One-day Pass Two-day Pass Three-day Pass Five-day Pass Maokong Gondola1-Day Pass
 
Price NT$180 NT$310 NT$440 NT$700 NT$350
Comments 1. Suitable for short-term travelers.
2. Unlimited rides with MRT, city and prefectural buses. 1-day pass (Gondola version) with unlimited rides on Taipei Metro and associated bus services. Allows 3 trips on Maokong Gondola.
3. Available at the customer service counter in every MRT station.
4. Expires on the date of the number of days printed on the pass after the date of first-use.