Advantages: A must see in Taipei, although you can't really miss it Disadvantages: Expensive for Taipei, parts of it are a shameless tourist trap
...the bamboo stalk it is supposed to resemble. It?s significantly taller than any other building and is quite a sight.
Open daily 9am to 10pm
Entry ? 400TND
Access ? get off at Taipei City Hall MRT stop and walk south a few hundred metres. You won?t be able to miss it ? it?s enormous. There is a convenient (and free) shuttle bus that returns you to the MRT station ? it seemed to leave when...
Advantages: cheap, fast, clean, safe ... everything really Disadvantages: Nothing at all
...Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)
If London Underground is the worst metro system I?ve ever been on (and frankly, IMHO, it?s nothing short of an embarrassment to an otherwise great city) then Taipei MRT in Taiwan has to be the best.
Opened in 1998, Taipei MRT has four main lines (plus a couple of short annexes) that cover the majority of the city. With signs in English, it is very easy to...
Advantages: Among a lot of great things, the breakfast was awesome Disadvantages: No free weights ... but then I didn't use the gym anyway!
...available which was a nice touch. There were also all the other usual amenities such as laundry, airport taxi booking, etc, none of which we actually used.
The nearest MRT (Mass Rapid Transit ? the Taipei Metro, basically) stop, Nanjing West Road, was about a five minute walk. We actually got lost on the first day because the map was difficult to read, but no doubt if we?d taken a taxi it...