Tours While You Wait

J.L. Erickson Rather than spend idle time in Taipei’s Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, passengers with a lengthy layover can now take a free half-day tour for an introductory taste of Taiwan offered by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. A morning tour leaves the airport every day at 8 a.m. returning bef

By: J.L. Erickson

Rather than spend idle time in Taipei’s Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, passengers with a lengthy layover can now take a free half-day tour for an introductory taste of Taiwan offered by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau.

A morning tour leaves the airport every day at 8 a.m. returning before 1 p.m. and visits Taipei 101, which is currently the world’s tallest building. The tour also visits the Longshan Temple dating to 1738, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the Presidential Office Building and the Martyrs Shrine on the slopes of Chingshan Mountain.

The daily afternoon tour leaves at 1:30 p.m. and returns before 6:30, taking travelers to the town of Yingge, known for ceramics and pottery, as well as Sansia for a look at the Zushih (Divine Ancestor) Temple, which dates to 1769.

The tours are available for any North American traveler with a passport valid for at least six months who has completed an immigration card. Registration is at the Arrival Lobby Tourist Service Center.

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