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ASIA : TAIWAN: TAIPEI

Taipei is a fascinating city developed around a river culture, colonised by immigrants from different areas of China. Taipei is rich in beautiful, ornate Buddhist and Taoist temples. Its majestic mountains, hot springs and cool forests provide a nice contrast to the urban attractions of the city. Book your travel package to Taipei with Direct Flights today.

Taipei

     

This fascinating city developed around a river culture, colonised by immigrants from different areas of China. It eventually grew into the administrative, economic, and cultural centre of Taiwan Island, called Formosa in the old days. The Japanese acquired Taiwan in 1895 after the Sino-Japanese War, and they made Taipei the island's capital. When the Republic of China took over the island after World War II, Taipei became the capital of that country.        
       
Taipei features a wealth of opportunities to experience Chinese culture, but because it also blends in the latest in modern amenities, it's a perfect East Asian holiday destination. The National Palace Museum showcases the world's best collection of Chinese historical artefacts and antiquities. Taipei is rich in beautiful, ornate Buddhist and Taoist temples. And Yangmingshan National Park sits at Taipei's doorstep.  Its majestic mountains, hot springs and cool forests provide a nice contrast to the urban attractions of the city. Direct Flights books discount travel to Taipei, allowing visitors to experience all the city has to offer without emptying their bank accounts.        
       
Taipei 101, officially known as the Taipei International Financial Centre, is a 101-floor skyscraper that's the tallest completed building in the world and the home of the world's fastest elevators. The view from its observation deck provides a stunning overview of the city. Taipei is a shoppers' paradise and has been called "the emporium without end." The old section of the city is characterised by narrow streets packed with small shops, while other sections of Taipei feature several modern shopping malls. And when the sun goes down, the crowded night markets open up, with delicious aromas of Chinese food wafting through the streets: a perfect place for travellers on cheap holidays to Taipei to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the city. Taipei also specialises in food, with one of the highest densities of restaurants in the world - almost every street and alley offers some kind of eatery. Chinese food (from all provinces) is well represented, but Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean and Italian cuisines are also popular. Accommodation in Taipei is available in a wide price range, from world-renowned five-star hotels to much less expensive accommodation that fits any budget.  Direct Flights offers the best travel deals with cheap flights to Taipei and discount hotel accommodations in Taipei.       
       
The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, constructed in honour of the founder of the Republic of China, features majestic architecture and peaceful grounds. In addition to the large statue and library inside the hall, there are four large exhibition buildings that house contemporary arts and historical articles. The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, controversially renamed the "National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall," is the symbol of Taipei and of the Republic of China. Its courtyard provides a place for national celebrations and its gardens, with Chinese-style ponds, are beautiful. The National Theatre Hall and the National Concert Hall located on the memorial grounds are showcases for performances of Taiwanese plays and dance performances.        
       
Direct or connecting international flights to Taipei regularly arrive from locations around the world, including Australia, the United Kingdom and cities throughout Asia. Direct Flights books Taipei travel packages at the lowest prices. Experience this fascinating city by booking your cheap flights to Taipei through Direct Flights from the convenience of your computer. It's fast and easy, and you'll save money to boot.
       
       
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