Visit in Taipei for 9 weeks

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Visit in Taipei for 9 weeks

Postby spock » 30 Apr 2012, 05:31

I want to welcome everyone here, today I have found this forum and its really useful.
I'm going to work as a intern in Taipei and right now I I am trying to find information about Taiwan.

I know that whole island is beautiful, but unfortunately I will have limited time and I can't decide what should I see/ do during my stay in Taipei.
I'm really into whole culture and some sightseeing.

Should I focus more on northern part of Taiwan ??
Is southern part worth seeing too ?? I mean, I know that traveling is going to cost fortune but Tainan as cultural capital of Taiwan seems to be nice place to visit.

I'm really confused on this one.

I would appreciate your advice/opinions on this one

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Re: Visit in Taipei for 9 weeks

Postby Chris » 30 Apr 2012, 10:47

Tainan is definitely worth a visit. And travel doesn't have to cost a fortune: there are good bus and train services that are quite economical, and inexpensive lodging in downtown Tainan.
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Re: Visit in Taipei for 9 weeks

Postby spock » 30 Apr 2012, 15:10

Thank you for info Chris,

What are best spots to see and things to do near Taipei ??
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Re: Visit in Taipei for 9 weeks

Postby cranky laowai » 30 Apr 2012, 15:37

What are best spots to see and things to do near Taipei ??

That's rather too long a topic for one thread. You can get a good idea by reading through the posts in this forum.

You should also get a guidebook. The Lonely Planet and Bradt guides are both good; and their authors frequent this site.

Oh, and not all of Taiwan is beautiful -- especially the west coast and the cities. But plenty of it is.

And, yes, do go to Tainan. For someone interested in culture, a trip to Taiwan without seeing Tainan would be incomplete.
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Re: Visit in Taipei for 9 weeks

Postby spock » 30 Apr 2012, 15:52

thank you guys !!

I stay in Guishan Taoyuan right now I realized how far it is from Taipei.....damn
But according to wikipedia it has very good transport system, is that right??
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