Make sure you pack your taste buds, because you’re headed to a city with Chinese, Japanese and Western influences. There’s a word for that combination, by the way: delicious.
This hodgepodge of cultures means you can speak three languages (Mandarin, Minan and English) with the locals. Oh, and there are beautiful pristine mountains, beaches just a short drive away and historic buildings worthy of this 300-year-old capital of Taiwan. So brush up on your Mandarin and skip the airline food. You’re flying to Taipei!
Getting Around Taipei
Can’t wait to start your trip after your flights to Taipei? Jump on an express bus that will take you into downtown. Or grab a non-express bus and take the scenic route. Not fast enough? The high-speed rail will rocket you into the city.
If you’re staying within the main city centre, try the bike paths that run along the rivers. Want to explore more? One of Wotif’s car hire options has your name on it.
When You Land…
If you arrive in the morning, you’ll have all day to soak away your worries in the hot springs. Landing in the afternoon? Then head to Taipei 101. At 508 metres high, it’s the second-tallest building in the world (and conveniently has the second fastest elevators in the world). If you time it right, you might catch a pretty sweet sunset at the top.
Does your flight to Taipei land after dark? Then head to the night market. From acrobats to handicrafts to street food, you’ll experience it all. Tired? Check into your Taipei accommodation to recharge.
Live Like a Local
Want a new perspective on Taiwanese culture? Check out the National Palace Museum, Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines or the Hua Shan Cultural and Creative Industry Center. And how about a story time cuppa? Check out the Taipei Story House for both.
Where can you find cheap flights to Taipei? On Wotif, of course! And if you can’t get enough of the Chinese elements in the Taipei culture, check out Wotif’s Shanghai holiday packages. China’s largest city is just a two-hour flight away, so could turn your mini escape into an Asian getaway you’ll never forget.