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Taipei: Taoyuan Airport (TPE) Return Bus Transfer

1. Taipei: Taoyuan Airport (TPE) Return Bus Transfer

Enjoy a convenient shared bus transfer between Taiwan Taoyuan Airport (TPE) and downtown Taipei on a comfortable, modern bus. Hop on the bus at the airport at Terminal 1 or 2. If traveling from downtown Taipei, board the bus at Kuo-Kuang Bus Terminal. Pre-book your ticket and travel in comfort and security, with a bus service that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Surf the internet or keep your network updated with Wi-Fi access onboard and power up your device with USB charging ports. Enjoy the most convenient and affordable way to get between Taoyuan Airport and Taipei city. You can see where you can redeem and board the bus on the three redemption points in the photos. There is also a route map.

Taipei: Classic Landmarks Day Tour

2. Taipei: Classic Landmarks Day Tour

Discover Taipei on this guided tour of the city and learn about the city's rich history, both past and present. After the pickup, visit the Grand Hotel, the first five-star hotel in Taiwan and learn why it has a secret channel. Then, head to the National Palace Museum, one of the world’s largest museums with a rich collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks through 8,000 years of Chinese civilization. Continue on to visit the fascinating neighborhood of Dadaocheng, where streets and alleys present you with a mix of history and present, tradition and modernity. Then, marvel at the atmospheric Dihua for its chic cafés, traditional shops, and mini art galleries. Move on to the monument Cheng-en Gate, which was built hundreds of years ago and is one of the five historic gates in Taipei. Have a lunch break at Taipei's most robust Ximending Commercial District, where you can find Michelin-starred food, street performance, and unique Taiwan goods. After the lunch break, experience Taiwan’s religious practice and culture in Lungshan Temple, where the locals pray and ask for God's blessing by tossing the divining blocks. Later, go to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, an impressive monument honoring the former President Chiang that can’t be missed. Watch the guard-changing ceremony in the hall, and see their impressive movements in front of Chiang Kai-shek’s giant statue. End the tour with a visit to Taipei 101 Mall. The skyscraper beside it is one of the tallest buildings in the world. Go to the top and enjoy the panoramic view of Taipei city from the observatory deck.

Taipei City: LGBTQ History and Culture Guided Tour

3. Taipei City: LGBTQ History and Culture Guided Tour

Explore landmarks that paved the way for Taiwan's LGBT movement and serve as critical symbols for the community’s fight for equal rights on a guided bus tour of Taipei. Visit the Red House Theater, 228 Peace Memorial Park, Treasure Hill Artist Village, GinGin Store, Ximending District, and more. Start the tour from “Rainbow Starting Line”, a pavement art piece in front of Taipei City Hall Square, also a significant landmark honoring the achievements of the LGBT community. Then, take a walk around Gongguan Shopping District and Shuiyuan Market. Notice how the market's geometric exterior looks like a rainbow on the waves of water, representing the city’s diversity and inclusivity. Next, stop for lunch (at your own expense), and continue to National Taiwan University where Taiwan’s first gay student club was established. Learn how the school is committed to the idea of gender diversity. Take a stroll around the Treasure Hill Artist Village, formerly a settlement of military veterans which has been transformed into art studios and exhibition spaces. See why it is lauded as one of Taipei’s must-see locations. Afterward, visit the GinGin Store, the first LGBT culture shop in Asia advocating gender equality. Check out their collection of literature, magazines, DVDs/CDs, apparel, adult toys, and even art exhibitions from LGBT artists and allies. The next highlight of the tour is the Rabbit God Temple, the only temple dedicated to Rabbit God, the deity of marriage and relationships for homosexual people. Whether you are single or taken, you can always pray to the Rabbit God for good luck. Move on to see some of the Taiwanese LGBT community’s popular hangout spots and creative spaces. Visit the 228 Peace Memorial Park, Taipei’s major gathering place for gay men in the past, and where the first Pride March in Taiwan was held. Pass by Ketagalan Boulevard, the gathering point of the Taiwan Pride Parade in October. Continue to Ximending Shopping District to see the iconic “Rainbow Six” a pavement art piece that symbolizes respect, equality, and diversity. End the tour right across the street in the Red House, Taipei's main gay district. Explore this outdoor complex featuring gay bars, shops, and restaurants. Behind the Red House is the Ximen Red House Outdoor Bar Area, where you can get a glimpse into gay nightlife and grab a drink.

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