Travel: Taiwan - Taipei

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Taiwan

Postby MMM » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:30 pm

Hi,

Never been to Taiwan and trying to make some flight redemption there with my hubby in Nov. So it will be F&E.

If we have 4 days 3 nites in Taipei, what are the things that we should do?

Also, any good accomodation recommendation in terms of std and location? Preferably at least 4 star.

Is getting around easy? Eg. between airport to hotel, etc....

Pls advise. THanks.

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Re: Taiwan

Postby Fairy » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:22 pm

MMM wrote:Hi,

Never been to Taiwan and trying to make some flight redemption there with my hubby in Nov. So it will be F&E.

If we have 4 days 3 nites in Taipei, what are the things that we should do?

Also, any good accomodation recommendation in terms of std and location? Preferably at least 4 star.

Is getting around easy? Eg. between airport to hotel, etc....

Pls advise. THanks.


Grand Hyatt 5* is a good place to stay - connected to Taipei 101. Not cheap though.

Rebar Holiday Inn - good location, business hotel.

Howard Plaza - near Rebar

Brother Hotel - '5*' business hotel

There are also a few 3* hotels at Ximenting you may consider.

Places to visit include:
- shiling night market, Rao he night market
- ximenting
- yang ming shan
- taipei 101 (upmarket stuff)
- xiao ren guo
- yeliu
- keelung

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Postby hquek » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:59 pm

hi mmm,

My friend stayed in ?? beauty hotel in Taipei, cheap and good. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review ... aipei.html

I would highly recommend "Gu Gong" - it holds treasures from the palaces in China - CKS had it all moved to Taiwan when he fled the mainland. The Dongpo rou jade, and the cabbage are amazing; the rest of the treasures also very awesome. Cost is surprisingly low. There's a restaurant there that serves cuisine reminiscient of the dp rou and cabbage.

http://www.npm.gov.tw/en/home.htm

I would also add Chiu Fen for some nostalgia (the beef noodles and fishballs are very nice).

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Postby Merlion » Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:05 pm

Getting around Taipei is easy. There is MRT and taxi. You can just walk outside the airport and get a taxi. From airport to somewhere near Taipei 101 is about NT$1,300 ( S$1 = NT$22). From hotel to airport is a lot cheaper, about NT$900.

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Postby cmm » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:39 pm

hquek wrote:hi mmm,

I would highly recommend "Gu Gong" - it holds treasures from the palaces in China - CKS had it all moved to Taiwan when he fled the mainland.


For a moment there, I thot you were referring to our CKS... :shock: :lol:

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Postby Fairy » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:35 pm

hquek wrote:hi mmm,

I would highly recommend "Gu Gong" - it holds treasures from the palaces in China - CKS had it all moved to Taiwan when he fled the mainland.
I would also add Chiu Fen for some nostalgia (the beef noodles and fishballs are very nice).


Gu Gong - yes yes...I forgot about this place.

Chiu Fen - is it near/at Taipei? my memory is fading..Don't forget to try their lu rou fan

Weather in Nov is perfect - cool, like walking in air-conditioned environment. When it rains, Chiu Fen & Yie Liu can get very cold, strong wind.

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Postby winth » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:47 pm

Hi,

You can go to Wu Lai if you're in Taipei.

Just take one of their buses.

You can go for their 泡澡 when you're there. Very cheap! One room to yourself and DH, with unlimited timing. Then just walk walk around there to enjoy the fresh air and scenic view.

九份 is very nice too. Think just take the MRT then take a bus in. Loads of cafeterias and interesting souvenir shops there.

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Postby MMM » Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:36 am

Thanks to all for replying. It seems tough for us to get free redemption tkts to Taiwan so we decided to do China this time round as I happened to be there for biz and already confirmed the redemption tkts for hubby.

But thanks for your invaluable advice. Will definitely refer to this when we plan our Taiwan trip probably next year.

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Travel: Taiwan - General

Postby try » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:48 pm

Original Title: China or Taiwan for a free and easy trip with a child?

Want my 8 year old daughter to experience her first overseas trip this hols. I have been to Taiwan but not China. Should I bring her to the cities or the suburbs?

Having book air tickets or done anything. Not sure whether should stay put in Singapore or go somewhere.

More for her to see the "world". please share your thoughts.

Thanks!

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Postby tutormum » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:31 am

When I brought my kids to Taiwan. They were not interested in the sight-seeing and shopping in the city. However, they liven up when they saw the padi fields and farm animals in the countryside. :whut: I think it's cos they love to see something different. Have a nice trip.

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