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staying in Taipei but not in the centre

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staying in Taipei but not in the centre

Postby telerobi » 29 Jun 2015, 17:23

Dears, as I will go to Taipei for 5 days, I would like to rent a studio in a peripherical area but well linked to the rest of the city. Where should I go? Thank you for your suggestion. I would love to have a little green and not only buildings.
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Re: staying in Taipei but not in the centre

Postby HenHaoChi » 29 Jun 2015, 18:10

You could maybe try Danshui or Xindian. Lots of green in Danshui.
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Re: staying in Taipei but not in the centre

Postby telerobi » 29 Jun 2015, 18:46

Thankyou! How long does it take by metro (red line) from Danshui to Taipei main station?
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Re: staying in Taipei but not in the centre

Postby telerobi » 30 Jun 2015, 02:14

looking on the metro web site: 37 minutes
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Re: staying in Taipei but not in the centre

Postby tango42 » 30 Jun 2015, 15:14

telerobi wrote:Dears, as I will go to Taipei for 5 days, I would like to rent a studio in a peripherical area but well linked to the rest of the city. Where should I go? Thank you for your suggestion. I would love to have a little green and not only buildings.


If you want a little green and still have good access to Taipei, consider staying near a park in Taipei. If you want a LOT of green then the 101 area is surprisingly close to a large hiking area. You could try Tianmu which is close to Yangming Shan Forest. Xindian is also close to nature. These are all much closer to Taipei City than Danshui. Danshui is way to far away from Taipei and not convenient to other MRT (subway) or bus lines. If I wanted to visit Taipei, I would not stay in Danshui. Imagine need to travel 40 minutes every time you walk out of your hotel, trying to get seats on a subway on which you'll end up standing many times, and that only gets you to Taipei center. Then the same thing again back to hotel.
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Re: staying in Taipei but not in the centre

Postby HenHaoChi » 30 Jun 2015, 15:17

It's true Danshui is a fair way out. It's almost another city. Getting to the centre takes 45 minutes including changes and waiting times. Then if you had to change MRT you are looking at 60-90 minutes per journey. It may be too far for some people. In Xindian, you would have the same issue.
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Re: staying in Taipei but not in the centre

Postby OrangeOrganics » 30 Jun 2015, 15:24

Why not try Beitou? Or if you have a motorbike, the hills in Xindian.
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