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The capital of the amazing Taiwan, Taipei is a very modern metropolis of East Asia that boasts a unique blend of its Chinese, Japanese, Western and the predominantly Taiwanese indigenous influences, making this city all the more intriguing to explore. This blend of different cultures is what makes Taipei a city full-of-life and beaming with an energy that is sure to sure to uplift the dullest of spirits. From the city's indulgent folk traditions, stunning minnan-styled temples, bustling market streets, gorgeous towers, captivating museums and not to mention, a culinary heaven, Taipei surely offers all the ingredients that make a holiday destination truly spectacular. So hop on an expedition to unravel all the colours that the amazing Taiwan has to offer in this beautiful capital.
Some of the leading airlines offering low airfares for flights to Taipei from the UK are Cathay Pacific, KLM, Korean Air, Asiana and Thai Airways.
There are no direct flights to Taipei from London as of the latest flight records.
The average flight time from London to Taipei is 14hours 10minutes.
Taipei is being served by two airports i.e. Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport located about 40 km west of Taipei and Taipei Sung Shan Airport located about 5.2 km from Taipei. However, Taoyuan International Airport is the largest and the busiest airport serving the capital of Taiwan.
Taipei's Taoyuan International Airport offers a number of ground transportation options for reaching the city. Taxis offer one of the most convenient modes of reaching the city. These can easily be spotted upon exiting both the terminals of the airport. Taipei Airport's taxis are operated round the clock and usually only those are operated that are approved by Aviation Police Bureau to ensure the safety and comfort of the arriving passengers. Taxis are metered and subject to a 15-percent surcharge so there is no fear of getting overcharged by the taxi drivers.
Bus terminals are also located close to both the terminals of Taoyuan International Airport. These offer transport to Taipei, Taoyuan District, Zhongli District, Taichung, Banqiao, Changhua, and THSR's Taoyuan Station. A free transportation service linking both the terminals is also available by Sky train.
Taipei offers a very well-developed system of public transportation that makes getting around the city very easy and convenient. There is an extensive train system, MRT (Mass Rapid Transport)that connects the cities and districts of Taipei County through six major routes. Trains are punctual and offer one of the most convenient ways of getting around. All signs and announcements at the trains and stations are made both in the local language and English for the convenience of foreigners. These MRT trains run from 6am until midnight.
Taipei boasts a range of accommodation options that include high-end hotels and resorts, some of the leading international five-star hotels to youth hostels, motels, apartments and bed and breakfasts. The high-end category of accommodation also includes a number of extravagantly designed boutique hotels. Predominantly hotel architectures boast classical Chinese art that has been uniquely styled keeping the western standards in check. Facilities boasted by the high-end hotels include driving range, year-round pools, a range of restaurants specializing in both local and international cuisines that are exquisitely set keeping in mind Taiwan's flare for the arts and culture. Resorts will include an added bonus of offering special facilities like spa, sauna and beauty salons.