Flights to Taipei are served by the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Tourists usually get cheap flights to Taipei especially from low-cost airlines. Taipei flights can be exhausting especially because the airport is 30 kilometers, 40 minutes away from the city. However, there are many freeway buses to provide transport to nearby hotels as well as several bus services that provide transport to other cities in the country. To get the exact amount of airfare to Taipei, visit travel comparison websites online or go directly to a specific airline's website.
To get around the city, Taipei's massive rail system called the MRT provides excellent transport. To use the transit system, purchase an EasyCard that costs about $1 dollar for a single ride. The High Speed Rail takes you to farther cities on the island in a very short time. Don't worry about getting lost because all routes and schedules are also written in English. The city also has a very efficient bus system and the service can be paid for in cash or by EasyCard. Taxies are quite affordable as well, costing around $10 dollars to any main attractions in the city.
The Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall is Taiwan's most famous landmark. It has a magnificent tall bronze statue of the leader and is usually guarded by two motionless guards alternatively replaced every hour. On the grounds of the memorial, one can find the National Concert Hall and the National Theater Hall where some of the country's best performances are held. The skyscraper, Taipei 101, is also a typical tourist destination. The tower is officially called the Taipei International Financial Center. There is also the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall honoring China's founding father.
Taipei is an endless emporium so to speak, since every corner of the city has numerous shopping areas. However, the shopping district can be divided into two different sections: East and West. The Eastern District is made up of boulevards with four main shopping malls, while the Western District (also known as the old city district) is composed of narrow streets and smaller shopping centers. Restaurants are also packed within the city. The Shilin Night Market is one of the best places to try out Taiwanese cooking. However, there are also many restaurants that serve almost every type of food in the world. For an excellent night out, head to bars like the ZigaZaga, Carnegies, Luxy, and Taiwan Beer Bar.