Getting There and Away
The wedding venues are located in Taipei City, Taiwan.
Taipei is served by two international airports, both of which have convenient access to the city. The smaller airport,
Songshan, is located in the city and serves regional flights (eg Japan, Korea, China). The larger airport, Taoyuan,
is approximately 40mins by express train or taxi from the city centre. Connecting via Hong Kong or Tokyo may be cheaper
than a direct flight to Taipei.
For those coming from elsewhere inside Taiwan, the high speed rail, regular trains
and highway buses all terminate in Taipei. Be aware that car parking in Taipei is hard to find.
We may arrange a shuttle bus from Tongxiao for the wedding day.
Where to Stay
Taipei has a plethora of accommodation options, but a general rule to apply is: stay somewhere within
easy walking distance of an MRT station. We did a quick search and found some options for various budgets, but definitely
check out booking.com or tripadvisor to find a great deal. Feel free to contact us for advice.
The Hotel Proverbs is a luxury boutique hotel
located a stone's throw from ZhongXiao FuXing MRT. Step out of the quiet rooms into bustling night-life.
|Beitou Hot Springs Resort
The Beitou Hot Springs Resort provides a natural hot spring
piped right into your room. Only 35 minutes MRT ride
to the city centre. If you're scared of dense living this might be the retreat you need. To save a bit of
money you could stay in the nearby Aloft hotel and use the public hot spring (only 1.30 USD).
|Palais de Chine
The Palais de Chine is about as close to
Taipei Main Station as you can get. There's not a lot around the area, but you can get everywhere in Taipei
from here easily, including the wedding venues.
|Hotel Cozzi ZhongXiao
The Hotel Cozzi ZhongXiao is the central-taipei
edition of the popular local chain Cozzi. Safe and clean, with Shandao Temple MRT station right out the front,
and Taipei Main Station within a kilometer.
|Dandy Hotel DaAn Park
The Dandy Hotel DaAn Park is a great-value option
(albeit with tiny rooms). Right across from Da An Forest Park and its associated MRT station,
this puts you on the red metro line to access the wedding venues.
airbnb has a few hundred options in Taipei.
This can be a reasonably affordable option for those who don't mind something a bit more self-service.
Things to Do
Taiwan is a mango shaped island 400km long, with capital city Taipei in the North.
The majority of the population lives down the west coast - the east coast
being nigh-on-inaccessible until several tunnels were made through the 3000m+-high
mountain range. Taipei City and surrounds has a large variety of activities for the traveller,
as you’d expect from a region with an urban population approaching 10M.
The scenery on the East coast (Hualien, YiLan, Taidong) is pristine,
though beautiful nature can of course still be found on the more populated West Coast. Take the
bullet train and see it all, if you can.
There are also outlying islands controlled by Taiwan that offer a mix of ecological
discovery and military history.
Taiwan is famous for its night markets. Here are a few to consider in Taipei:
|Shilin Night Market||MRT JianTan||The most famous night market in Taipei, and the largest with the most variety. Also the most busy, so do consider the crowds. Unusually, indoors.|
|RaoHe Night Market||MRT SongShan or HouShanPi||Our personal favourite. Less crowded than Shilin, with still a reasonable number of stands selling a mix of things. Also located across from to the WuFengPu shopping area that is comprised almost entirely of boutiques selling locally designed clothing and accessories.|
|LinJiang Street/TongHua Street Night Market||MRT XinYi AnHe|| This is a good example of a smaller night market that is probably frequented more by nearby residents than visitors. Ugly concrete paving, but good food and boutiques. Nearby the XinYi bar scene, some stalls open 24 hours.|
|ShiDa Night Market||MRT Taipower Building||Located next to a university, the energy level at this one is pretty high. Good food selections and usually also student stands selling interesting trinkets&clothes. |
|LiaoNing Street Night Market||MRT Nanjing Fuxing||There is some debate about whether this is technically a night market. However, if you want night market food, a place to sit indoors and wide enough streets to not feel crowded, it serves well.|
|NanYa Night Market||MRT FuZhong||A night market near Joanna and Tom's home|
|NingXia night Market||Taipei Main Station||A basic, centrally located night market.|