Arrived at around 1230am via Cebu Pacific flight, queue at the immigration is quite long. It took me and other passengers quite some time to pass the immigration as there were too many passengers while only a few immigration officers.
As my US visa is still valid, I was no longer required to apply for Taiwan visa. You can apply for travel authorization certificate as long as you have a valid US Visa. You can see the details on this link.
I waited for the dawn to break before heading to the City. The transportation system is well organized as there are a number of buses you can choose from depending on your chosen destination. I paid NTD90 from the airport to Taipei Central Station. Travel time is around 1hr.
I arrived Taipei Central Station around 720am. Bought a 3 day MRT pass for NTD440. I already know I’d be travelling a lot thus I am sure I will be able to maximize the amount I paid for the 3 day unlimited ride.
Since it is still early, I decided to head firat to Taipei 101. It was the world#s tallest building more than a decade ago.
As I roam around Taipei 101 building, I have noted a number of bicycles available for use by public.
Then I decided to go to Chang Kai Shek Memorial Hall via Chang Kai Shek Station.
Presidential office building is 10 to 12 minute walk from NTU Hospital Station. Nearby this building is a restaurant that serves one of the best beef noodles in Taiwan. The restaurant has no name though. 😊
After having lunch, I decided to check in the hostel to freshen up and take a quick rest.
Then I am back on the road to see Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall and walk further around the city.
Peace Park is near Presidential Office and National Taiwan Museum (not much to see though).
Confucius temple is roughly 10 minute walk from Yuanshan Station.
SHILIN Night Market via Shilin Station is also 10 min walk from the station. You will find so many food choices and I really had a hard time choosing what to buy.
Taipei 101 at night is such a wonderful sight.