Top 3 Places in Taipei That You Shouldn’t Miss
Most visits to Taiwan begin in Taipei. It is a friendly city that is easy to travel in, has delicious food everywhere, and lots of unmissable attractions.
If you are up for learning more about Taiwan’s history, this list is for you.
For the second time this year, still upon the invitation of Clark International Airport (CRK), I visited Taiwan.
CRK offers one of the most convenient ways to visit Taiwan. It provides daily flights to Taiwan and easy connectivity. For Metro Manila guests like me, point-to-point buses are available from Trinoma Mall in Quezon City and Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Genesis Transport. Travel time is approximately two hours.
From check-in to boarding, everything was a breeze. Add to that, we were granted access to the Plaza Premium Lounge. We were blown away by Taiwan even before we reached our destination. Starlux Airline had premium amenities, a wide variety of in-flight entertainment, and delicious meals. All this for a competitive price with a budget airline’s fares.
We were in Taiwan for 3 days and 3 nights and spent one day getting to know Taiwan through some of Taipei’s most popular attractions. Our itinerary was curated by our friends from Dar Chiu Travel Service.
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taiwan, like many other countries, has an unfortunate past. Its complicated history is commemorated through two important structures, one of which is the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.
Many come to witness the Changing of the Guard, which takes place every hour.
The Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is a monument erected in honor of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, the former president of the Republic of China. Even though it is a memorial to a former military leader, it is actually one of Taiwan’s most visited destinations.
This hall lies in the center of Taipei’s Liberty Square, where the National Concert Hall and the National Theatre are also located. The square itself serves as an important place for public gatherings.
Construction of the hall began in 1976, a year after Chiang Kai-Shek passed away. It is made of a white-marble memorial hall topped with a blue-tiled roof. Two sets of staircases with 89 steps representing his age at the time of his…