Free Half Day Tour
1.Who can participate
Transit or transfer passengers with at least 7 hours to spare within a 24-hour period before their next connecting flight, and who have a valid ROC visas or come from countries eligible for visa-exempt entry or landing visa.
Countries eligible for visa-exempt entry:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand,
Countries eligible for landing visas:
Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland
TERMINAL 1 TERMINAL 2 RETURN TO AIRPORT (DEPENDING ON TRAFFIC) DEPARTURE TIME 08:15 08:00 Before 13:00 DEPARTURE TIME 13:45 13:30 Before 18:30
- Tourist Service Center, Arrival Lobby.
- TEL: 03-398-2194, 03-398-3341 (Or dial 2194 or 3341 from the courtesy telephone)
- Service Hours: 07:00~23:30
- Passport valid for at least six months.
- Completed Immigration Embarkation/Disembarkation Card available at Immigration counter.
5.Itinerary (Choice of one)
- Daily morning tour: Chiang Kai-shek Int'l Airport--Sansia & Zushih Temple--Yingge--Return
- Daily afternoon tour: Chiang Kai-shek Int'l Airport--Taipei 101 Mall--Longshan Temple--Presidential Office Building--Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall--Martyrs' Shrine-- Return
- Each tour is limited to 18 passengers. CKS Int'l Airport Tourist Service Center, Tourism Bureau
- TEL: 03-398-2194, 03-398-3341
- Service Hours: 07:00-23:30
7.Daily Afternoon Tour Hilight
(1) 101 BUILDINGTaipei 101 stands 508 meters high with 101 stories on a site area of 30,278 square meters. The development comprises an office tower, a shopping mall and an observatory. It has been certified to be the world's tallest building and was opened to the public on December 31,2004.
(2) LONGSHAN TEMPLETaipei is home to many temples. Of these, Longshan Temple is the oldest and most famous. It is also one of Taiwan's finest examples of temple architecture.
(3) PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE BUILDINGThe building which houses the Office of the President of the Republic of China was inaugurated in March 1919, about seven years after construction began. Its architectural design features an elegant and majestic symmetry. Inside the building there are tall pillars, refined ornaments, long corridors and exquisite arches, all Baroque characteristics which prevail in the Renaissance period. Since the central government was relocated to Taipei in 1949, this building has been used as the Office of the President.
(4) CHIANG KAI-SHEK MEMORIAL HALLThe Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is an impressive monument built in commemoration of the late President Chiang. The majestic hall towers over 25 hectares of landscaped gardens, graceful pavilions, and ponds. A statue of the late President Chiang looks out over the city from the main building. The elegant Ming Dynasty-style arch at the main entrance is flanked by two classical buildings--the National Theater and the National Concert Hall. The square between the two buildings is a popular gathering place during festive occasions.
(5) MARTYRS' SHRINEThis is an excellent example of classical Ming dynasty architecture, dedicated to the fallen heroes of China's wars. There is an hourly changing of the guard ceremony at the entrance, which many people find interesting.
8.Daily Morning Tour Hilight
(1) YINGGE, POTTERY HEAVENA short trip to the lush countryside southwest of Taipei brings you to Yingge, where handpainted replicas of elegant Ming (1368-1644) and Cing (1644-1911) vases, along with other types of artistic and functional ceramics, are produced. The small town is Taiwan's pottery center and its narrow streets are lined with shops selling everything from earthenware tea sets to delicate statues.
(2) SANSIA & ZUSHIH TEMPLESansia, about 22 km southwest to Taipei, is a bustling town with narrow, winding streets and brick buildings, many over a century old. The main attraction is Zushih Temple, popularly known as the Sanshia Bird Temple, built in honor of Song Dynasty (960-1279) loyalist Cheng Chao-ying. Cheng was a famous general knighted as "Protector of the Country" for his achievements and valour. This temple was in ruins at the end of World War II, and a meticulous restoration project has been underway for some forty years. The temple is known for its intricately carved stone and bronze columns and statues, especially the temple's unique bird art. There are also carved stone lions, camphor wood carvings, and exquisite bronze bas-reliefs.