Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan Airport or also known formally as Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport serves the capital city of Taiwan, the northern parts of the country, and Taipei. Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan Airport is located about 40km west of Taipei in Dayuan Township, Taoyuan County, Taiwan. Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan Airport is also known as the country's largest airport and is the busiest international air entry point amongst all five airports of Taiwan. The airport serves as the main international hub for China Airlines and EVA Air.
Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan Airport opened in the year 1979 for commercial operations. The airport serves as an important regional trans-shipment centre, passenger hub, and gateway for destinations not only in China, but for the rest of Asia. Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan Airport used to bear the name "Chiang Kai-shek International Airport" until it was changed in 2006 to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
Other than tasting Taipei’s signature beef noodle soup, there are many quirks that can be found in this small city. A fun fact to know about Taipei is that it has the highest per capital concentration of convenience stores in the world. A convenience store in Taipei reinvents the term of convenience by being able to serve its clients with tuition payment services, ticketing services, and express mail services. Taipei also has a fun, yet curious restaurant that has a toilet-theme. It has gone viral in the internet and has since attracted a lot of tourists who are looking for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Other than a toilet-themed restaurant, Taipei also has restaurants with crazy themes such as a prison, a hospital, and Barbie’s house.
National Palace Museum - The National Palace Museum is located in Taipei’s Shilin district and serves as the home to many Chinese historical artefacts. These artefacts were brought here from Beijing by the Nationalist Government during the Sino-Japanese wars. Tourists who are going to this museum will have a great understanding of Taiwanese culture and history.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Park - The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Park is found in Taipei’s Zhongzheng district and was built as a memorial to former Taiwan president Chiang Kai-shek. This place is a known location for great photo memories to tourists because of its traditional architecture and visuals. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Park is also a place where anyone can go to exercise and perform Taichi during the day. The National Theater and National Concert Halls are also found in Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Park and is also a great place for theatre and music fans alike.
Taipei 101 - Taipei 101 was once the world’s tallest building from 2004 to 2010. The building is composed of 101 floors above ground and five floors underground, including a shopping mall that tourists can enjoy, making it one of the most desired locations to visit in Taipei. The Taipei 101 features an appearance of a bamboo stalk, which is a known symbol of traditional Chinese values.
Taipei Zoo - One tourist spot that Taipei is known for is the Taipei Zoo. The Taipei Zoo is a public park and is one of the largest in Asia. It is an ideal location to explore the fauna and flora of Taiwan, making it also a great place for photos and memories for tourists. The Taipei Zoo is popularly known to be the home of giant pandas, but it also houses hundreds of animals such as kangaroos, koalas, and animals from Africa.
How to get around within Taipei
Taipei has a utilisation rate of 34.1% when it comes to its public mass transport system. The Taipei station is the main hub for subway, bus, conventional rail, and high-speed rail. Locals and tourists alike can use an EasyCard, a reloadable medium of payment, for all modes of public transport within the city. This EasyCard features a proximity sensory panel technology that can be detected instantly and does not need to be removed from pockets, wallets, and bags. There are three major public transport systems in Taipei and they come in the form of the Taipei Metro (MRT), Taiwan High Speed Rail system, and the city bus system.
How to get there
The Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan Airport can be reached via air by many airlines that serve the airport. Airlines that make Taipei as their destination includes AirAsia, Air China, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Scoot, and United Airlines.