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10 hrs layover

by travelmuse

Any advice to someone who has to spend 10 hours in layover at Taipei airport? It is during the night, between a flight from Los Angeles to Bangkok. Do you know if you can leave the airport and see things during the night, or do you have to stay in the airport the entire time?

Re: 10 hrs layover

by stamporama

If I were you, I'd probably just doze off at a hotel nearby after a long flight. But if you think jet lag will keep you awake anyway, then you might want to go to the Shilin night market to shop and eat. Be sure to factor in that the airport is about an hour's ride from the city.

Re: 10 hrs layover

by travelmuse

I do not know if I will be tired, as I will have just flown in from Los Angeles and likely slept on the way.

I wonder how long it takes to get through customs there and if I need a visa? A night market sounds fun.

Re: 10 hrs layover

by lmkluque

I arrived during the night at Taipei airport and we were kept in a huge room.

We could roam to some parts of the airport but everything was closed and locked up. I don't know that they would allow you to go through customs at the time of night when you arrive.

Re: 10 hrs layover

by stamporama

US citizens do not need a visa, just a valid passport. If at LAX you'll be given your boarding pass from Taipei to Bangkok and your luggage will be checked through then going through customs should be a breeze.

Re: 10 hrs layover

by nuttyazn

Hi
You did not mention time of Arrival and Departure. It is difficult to give you advise on what you can see without that info.

Re: 10 hrs layover

by travelmuse

I arrive at Taipei at 10.00pm and my flight to Bangkok leaves at 8.25am the next morning.

Re: 10 hrs layover

by nuttyazn

Hi
If you really do not want to spend the night in the Airport and want to come into Taipei, It is possible.
Take the U-bus 705 - NTD 30 to the THSR station - there is a 22.40 train @ NTD160
In Taipei Main Station by 11pm. (Next train is 23.34)
If you are just carrying a backpack, you can check into a Hostel across from the station: in the K-Mall Bldg.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Taipei-Taiwan/Holo-Family-House/65868265286?v=box_3#!/pages/Taipei-Taiwan/Holo-Family-House/65868265286?v=info

On the 13th floor is the Official Youth Hostel.
With most sights closed, you can head out to the Shihlin night Market as it is open till 1am or later. The MRT red line. you may have to take a cab back to the Hostel fare about NTD120.
The bus stop to the airport is on the opp side of this building:NTD135
http://crazyazn.webs.com/busstationtoairport.htm

Travel Tips for Taipei

The northern city-Taipei-The National Theater

by TIAc

°ê®a­µ¼ÖÆUThe National Theater
The National Theater, located at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in downtown Taipei
Bus: Take bus 15, 18, 37, 106, 208, 236, 248, 251, 252, 261, 291 to CKS Memorial Hall, or 0 E, Hsinyi Line, 20, 22, 38, 204, 209, 249, 263, 270, 294, or S 3 to the intersection of Linsen S. Rd.

Chiufen Village

by aukahkay

Chiufen was once a gold mining center and was referred to as Little Shanghai for its prosperity and colorful night life. In 1890, someone struck gold near Chiufen. The poor village with only nine families soon attracted prospectors of 4,000 families. However, with the decline of gold mining activities, Chiufen fades. Situated in mountains and face the ocean, Chiufen is a village with magnificent view of natural beauty which attracts several movie directors to shoot here. The movie “The Sad City” won the first prize in Venice Film Festival and thus awakened people's memory of Chiufen. Now, there are many unique teahouses and snack shops in Chiufen. These teahouses are best stops during visit to this mountain village.

The Historic Commercial District of Chiufen consists of a series of stores and restaurants running along Jishan and Shuchi Streets, which are built into the side of the coastal hills. The area is known for its collection of historic businesses, eateries, and teahouses, allowing visitors to relive the past while sampling local specialties and purchasing handicrafts and other knick-knacks. The area also provides spectacular views of the harbor and the Pacific Ocean below.

To get to Chiufen, take a guided tour from Taipei. If you are an independent traveller and can speak and read Chinese, take the train north to Ruifang Station. From Ruifang take the Keelung Transit bus from the bus stops in front of the train station to Chiufen. The bus trip is roughly 15 minutes. Alternatively, take the Chiufen bus from the Adventist Hospital bus stop on Bade Road, east of the intersection with Fuxing Road.

magnificiant night city

by vividvivian about night market

it may be not very special for people who lives in busy city like Hong Kong. But what catches people attention will be the low price food and drink and other expenses. especially the food there is really nice and many food stalls lies along the street with different kind of food for your preference. sometimes you can go to some shops and have a look, may be you can get something from there :)

Metro Taipei

by dmirebella

The subway system in Taipei is known as the Metro and there are 4 main routes around the Taipei area which is clearly marked by colors of BLUE, RED, BROWN and GREEN.

It covers the main visitors district (and is pretty easy to get around as well) but do remember that once you are out of the train lines - there are no distinctive routes to show you where you are - and signboard indicators to the next train station is limited so mark your area and remember how to get back to your station.

Sichuan Wontons

by chewy3326 about Sichuan Wuchaoshoh

Sichuan Wuchaoshoh (四川吳抄手) is a relatively popular Taipei restaurant serving spicy Sichuan food. The restaurant is famous for its chaoshoh, a wonton-like dumpling. Chaoshoh are served in a spicy soup, and this is one of the best known restaurants in Taipei for eating chaoshoh. But I didn't find this restaurant's chaoshoh to be quite as good as its mapo tofu. In general, the dishes here were okay, but not excellent; service is good, and prices aren't too unreasonable. The mapo tofu; it was a little on the spicy side and there was a bit too much pork, but it was still very good, with just the right amount of sauce.

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