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Visited Taipei in November 2015, arrived on an early morning China Airline Flight from Los Angeles to Taoyuan Airport in Taiwan. Got to say was happy with the leg room and service on China Airlines
In Taiwan, Immigration is quick and easy, and after that headed to the tourist office at the airport. to get bus info to my hotel and get a map of the mass rapid transit (MRT), there is also an ATM next to the Tourist office.
Hotel: Stayed a mile from Taipei 101, close to lot of tourist attractions, MRT train station and Night Markets. There is also an Airport Shuttle that has a stop nearby.
Tip: Public transportation is very good in Taipei, I bought a 24 hour MRT pass, good on all subway trains.
Weather: November is hot and you'll need an AC at night, clear days and no rain.
Things to Do in Taipei Taiwan:
Taipei 101 Observatory
If you staying downtown or visiting, you cannot miss Taipei 101, there is also a subway stop for Taipei 101. The entrance to the the tower is through the mall.
Go there early to avoid long lines, the cost is about 15 US$ for the observation deck, has great views of Taipei. There is a large indoor and a small outdoor observation.
The ticket to the 101 is only good for 1 visit, wanted to go to the Observatory at night for some photography, was told a new ticket would be needed.
Above 2 pictures are Guinness World Record breaking high speed elevator info and the Super Big Wind Damper that keeps the building stable during high winds and earthquakes. Below a evening photo of Taipei 101
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Visited the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial twice, once during the day and once during the night for some night photography
Take the Metro from Taipei 101 to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station, once outside the station you'll see the Memorial Hall, wear some good walking shoes and give yourself a good hour to see the whole place.
There is Memorial hall on the upper floor and shops on the lower floor, there was an art exhibition there when I visited
Night Markets are basically Street Markets with mostly food vendors, there also other vendors selling clothes, books, toys ect. There are several Night Markets through out Taipei, they can be busy and its an experience in itself, while in Taipei its a must see, and try the foods.
While in Taipei, one can get by with English, at the night market I bought fruit from a vendor who didn't speak any English, still managed to buy some delicious Fruits.
The temple itself is not very big, the architecture is very impressive. Lots of locals come there to pray. There is also a night market nearby.
For some great food Visit Din Tai Fung
Located in the Taipei 101, you'll have to go to the mall towards the MRT and you'll see it outside the food court. Amazing Dumplings. During the day with lots of tourists, it was busy, I went there during the evening and it was no so full, maybe cause it was a Monday Night
The dumplings are amazing
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