Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan and is the nation’s government and financial center. With its friendly people, wonderful nature, delightful food, and modern business district, it has become one of the favorite tourist destinations in Asia. Getting to Taipei is possible through different means. But before you can go there, you must first know where it is exactly. So where is Taipei?
Taipei is found on the northern part of Taiwan. Specificially, its coordinates are: latitude 25° 2′ N and longitude 121° 31′ E. Its western region is bound by the Tamsui River while its southern region is bound by the Xindian River. The city is highly accessible. If you are coming from another country, getting to Taipei by air is easy. Many airlines from different parts of the world offer direct flights to the city.
You can fly to Taipei via Eva Air. This airline has direct flights to Taipei from major cities like Los Angeles, London, Vancouver, Paris, Brisbane, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vienna. Eva Air offers convenient flying experience to their passengers by providing them with premium economy seats, which are more spacious than the usual economy seats in other airlines.
Getting to Taipei by air is also possible via China Airlines. Like Eva Air, China Airlines offers direct flights from major cities like Amsterdam, Sydney, Frankfurt, Roma, Brisbane, and Auckland. If you are coming from Amsterdam, you also can take a direct flight to Taipei through KLM. Other airlines that have flights to the city are Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, and Malaysia Airlines.
You have a lot of choices as to which airline you will use to fly to Taipei. One thing you can do to help you choose is to compare prices. You can also read rviews concerning each airline’s services. To make your trip more convenient, you can book your accommodations at Taipei hotels near the airport, of which there are quite a number.
If you are entering Taipei from another city or location within Taiwan, you have two options for gettng to Taipei by land. First, you can take an intercity train going to Taipei Railway Station. The train station in Taipei is an elaborate structure with underground shopping malls, supermarkets, a food court, an auditorium, a post office and a tourist office. There are also some stalls selling handicraft souvenirs. The Taipei Railway Station is wheelchair friendly.
The train station is conveniently served by three MRT lines. In addition, there are a lot of Taipei hotels near train stations where you can lodge if you don’t want to book your accommodations farther up in the city.
The second way of getting to Taipei from another city is by taking an intercity bus, which will take you to the Taipei Bus Station at Chongde Road. Intercity buses, especially those operated by private companies, are very comfortable. They have wide seats that give you more space. They also have individual video monitors to keep you from getting bored during the trip. The Taipei Bus Station is fairly new and was opened just last 2009. There is a shopping mall complex beside it.