Steeped in traditional Chinese culture, with influences from Japan and the island’s own indigenous tribes, Taiwan is a destination full of surprises.
Located in the western Pacific Ocean 160km, off the south eastern coast of Chinese mainland is a convenient gateway to Asia for the Indian Travellers.
Beyond the bustling metropolises are lush tropical landscapes, rushing rivers, hot springs and some of northeast Asia’s tallest mountains. The island is a compact showcase of natural attractions and cultural jewels, with unexpected marvels around every corner.
One can surely explore Taipei for a perfect leisure and business, Here is a list where to visit.
Taipei is the vibrant capital of Taiwan, and can surely feel it seeing the skyscrapers and world class museums. One among them is the Taipei 101, which is the world’s second tallest building. It comprises of 101 floors above the ground and a perfect view of the city, along with numerous shopping and dining options.
Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
Located in Zhongzheng District of Taipei, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall is a national monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. The temple is notable for its unique architecture, which incorporates symbolism in numbers and shapes.
The National Palace Museum
The National Palace Museum stocks around 700,000 ancient artefacts from China, as well as internationally renowned artwork. You’ll find vast collection of treasures of paintings, religious objects and calligraphy from various eras and ceramics and statuary of Neolithic era. The museum offers English tours, making it easier to absorb and remember the information.
Beitou Hot Springs
One can also take a MRT or Mass Rapid Transit system to the natural Hot spring in the city. The Hot Springs Museum, which is actually in an old Japanese bathhouse, is a unique place to visit in Taipei. Not only will you learn more about how the waters and steam were harnessed for the benefit of the people, you’ll also be able to view the springs with a walking tour.
Shilin Night Markets
Taipei night market is one of the popular places visited by locals and travellers. You can come here and try the street foods and play games. Also browse for some unique souvenirs.
You can easily fly from to Taipei from New Delhi and Mumbai. The average flight time between India and Taiwan is of about 6.5 hours; and Taiwan is 2.30 hours ahead of India. Airlines like China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Southern and Thai Airways fly directly or with a stopover in to Taipei’s an International Airport from India.