Just like other parts of Taiwan, getting around Chiayi is not difficult because of the wide network of transportation systems all over the city. The well-placed signs with English translations also make it easy for any tourist to go around and not be afraid of getting lost. All in all, traveling to different places in Chiayi should be easy as long as you pay attention to the trains and buses you need to take.
There are two ways of getting around Chiayi on land: rail and road. Most people take the train to travel to and from the city and within Chiayi County. There are two trains that stop at the city: the regular train and the high-speed railway. The regular train takes a lot longer than the high-speed railway, but it allows you to enjoy the beautiful views of the countryside. From Chiayi train station, you can take buses going to destinations within the city and nearby areas in neighboring cities. Most major hotels sell train tickets, which is a convenient arrangement for tourists. [Read more…]