Taipei city is situated in northern Taiwan and it is the capital city of the country. The city is also the centre of interconnectivity for public transportation to other parts of Taiwan. Taipei has stunning natural landmarks with beauty like no other such as its national parks and hot springs. The cityscape also features many different cultural and modern architectures. Taipei is within the top 15 most visited cities in the world and hence, it should be your next destination to travel to.
If you are planning to travel to Taipei, you may consider travelling during its winter, between November to January. The weather is relatively cooling and dry during this period, so it will be convenient for you to plan and enjoy your outdoor visits. Visitors may need to be prepared for fogs and cold fronts, although it will not be too extreme. For those who prefer to experience more sunshine, you may visit Taipei during the summer. However, visitors need to aware of the typhoon and heavy rainstorms that commonly happens during this season. At any time you are visiting Taipei, be sure to keep the weather forecast in check prior to planning your journey.
Tuguegarao Airport – Tuguegarao Airport is the main domestic airport which serves the area of Tuguegarao city. Passengers can conveniently travel from the city to the airport and vice versa as it is situated along the Maharlika Highway. To date, only Cebu Pacific offers scheduled flights to destination Manila. Northsky Air and Sky Pasada, on the other hand, offers charter flights for destinations Basco, Itbayat and Palanan. While waiting for your flight or upon your arrival, passengers can check out the snack stall here for local delicacies.
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport – Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Taiwan. It mainly serves Taipei city and northern Taiwan area. This airport is the hub for Uni Air and LCC Tigerair Taiwan, as well as an international hub for China Airlines and EVA Air. More than sixty airlines, including the previously stated airlines, are in operation at this airport. In addition to the list are Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Philippines AirAsia. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has two terminals which are interconnected by TTIA Skytrain. From the terminals, passengers can reach the city centre by taking the bus, Taoyuan Airport MRT, Taiwan High-Speed Rail and taxi services.
Taipei experiences a humid subtropical climate with the influence of monsoon. Its summer is hot and very humid at about 29 degrees centigrade. The city is also susceptible to Pacific typhoon and heavy rainstorms between June to October. Winters in Taipei bring mild, cooling weather which is about 17 degrees centigrade on average. While the weather is relatively dry compared to the rest of the year, fogs and cold fronts can be expected during the winter season.
National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall – The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a national landmark located in Zhongzheng, Taipei. The monument was built in the year 1980 in the memorial of the former President Chiang Kai-shek. Its main building is the Memorial Hall with white four-sides and blue, octagonal roof, surrounded by a park. Visitors will require to climb 89 steps of stairs to reach the hall, in which the number of stairs represents the age of the former president’s passing. Upon entering the hall, visitors can find a library and museum which displays the exhibits related to President Chiang Kai-shek and Taipei. The upper level is where a large statue of the former president and guard mounting ceremony that you can look forward to watching.
228 Peace Memorial Park – 228 Peace Memorial Park is a historical site which commemorates the victims of February 28, 1947, Incident. The incident which killed thousands of civilians resulted during the anti-government uprising on that very date. The park comprises of Taipei 228 Memorial and the Taipei 228 Memorial Museum. The 228 Massacre Monument can also be seen here. If you are visiting 228 Peace Memorial Park, you can also drop by at the National Taiwan Museum which is located at the north entrance of the park.
Taipei 101 – Taipei 101 is an iconic skyscraper and among the tallest buildings in the world. It is also the tallest and largest green building ever built and was designed with the ability to withstand earthquakes and tropical storms. Amazingly, visitors can experience travelling in the elevator from the 5th to 89th floor within only 37 seconds. There are multiple indoor and outdoor observatory decks for visitors to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Taipei from high above. Retail outlets and restaurants, meanwhile, can be found within the shopping mall on the lower floors.