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10 Taipei Essentials You'll Need For The Best Holiday Experience!

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Clarice Sheng

Klook Travel Curator

Taipei is a city everyone should visit at least once in their lives because this beautiful place has everything from delicious street foods to picturesque sceneries. Most importantly, Taipei has been gaining popularity with travellers in the last couple of years for its amazing affordability.

Together with Klook’s award-winning mobile App holding over 30,000 exciting attractions and activities, It’s time to strap in those sneakers and kick-start your Taipei trip. We’ve pulled data from 1 million monthly trips booked and here we present to you 10 favourite products that our customers have Klook-ed for the perfect holiday!

10. 4G WiFi (TW Airport Pick Up) for Taiwan

Looking for a handy device with the ultimate stable internet connection? Klook’s 4G Wifi device allows an unlimited flow of 4G/3G data everywhere in Taiwan. A single charge can last for an average of 6 hours and is available for pick-up at all 3 airports (Taoyuan, Songshan, Kaohsiung).

Heave a sigh of relief now because your insta-stories will be updated whether you’re exploring the city or basking in the beauty of Jiufen!

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Never had issues. Fast connection even in remote areas and no limit! Very handy and fast charging. This is already cheap compared to other wifi purchases being offered. Dont forget to get one when you go to Taipei. - Jazer Kish

Very reliable internet connection even in North Taiwan part and even if the rain is pouring heavily. Will definitely use this as source of internet connection again when I return to Taiwan. PS. Coz we have the internet connection with us all day, it really saved us time and energy to find the right tourist place. - Roselyn

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9. 'Unite Traveler' 4G SIM Card (TW Airport Pick Up) for Taiwan

Need those extra minutes for IDD calls? No fret because Klook is here to save the day with the 4G SIM Card available in 3, 5, 7 or 10 days. Enjoy unlimited 4G internet access and be at ease without worries of bulking unwanted roaming cost. We heard it also comes as a 3-in-1(Standard, Nano and Micro) so you won’t have to worry about the SIM Card not fitting. This is perfect for those who need to call home or are expecting to receive overseas calls because it comes with IDD minutes that can be easily topped up at anytime.

No SIM Card registration is required so all you need to do is pop it into your phone and you’re good to go!

4G Sim card pickup was quick and easy. You just have to present the voucher and 2 IDs (passport counted as 1) to the counter and you will get the sim card within 5 minutes. Internet was fast throughout Taiwan even in the Northeast Coast. It was very useful during our trip. Highly recommended! - Marivee Jean

The coverage is very good and data are very smooth too. I'm traveling to Kaohsiung, Tainan and Kenting. The data working very well as my GPS. There is some call minutes which allow you to make any emergency call. It comes very handy when there is a day I suppose to get my bus driver to pick me up however the bus never show up at promised time. I managed to use the given call time to call my driver and finally my driver found me. Great product! Highly recommended! - Lian Siang Fenella

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8. Sedan Taoyuan Airport Transfers (TPE) for Taipei

Taipei’s public transport system can be quite seem complicated, so why not start your Taipei trip on an excellent stress-free note with transport to your accommodation all taken care of by Klook?

Enjoy the comforts of a Toyota Camry or Toyota Wish with personal pick-up outside the arrival hall by an experienced chauffeur. The Airport Transfers can also be booked both ways - from the airport to your accommodation and/or from your accommodation to the airport. With such convenience at your fingertips, it’s no wonder this is constantly one of Klook’s best products!

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Received a SMS informing me of my driver details one day before. On the day itself, the driver who was punctual and in fact 15mins early, also gave me a call to inform me of his arrival. Would recommend this to my peers, it was very convenient and could not find better alternative especially considering that I’ve a very early morning flight. - Angela

My husband and I are very pleased with the services from Taipei International airport (TPE) to the Taipei hotel and from the hotel to the airport. The drivers arrived before the agreed time to wait for us. Smooth driving with high level of care to customers. Cars are new and well maintained while the costs are less compared to taking a regular taxi. We will contact Klook for our future trips. - Michelle

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7. THSR One Way Ticket to or from Taipei

No Taipei trip is complete without hopping onto the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) at least once. Grab a single trip ticket out of Taipei to visit Hsinchu where you can scream your lungs out on the epic Screaming Condor or head over to Chiayi to explore Alishan Mountain.

How fast can it go? Well, all we can say is that you can get from Taipei to Kaohsiung in only 90 minutes!

Super convenient & didn’t have to navigate the confusing website! Flexibility in choosing train timings & there’s trains so frequently you don’t have to worry much about them being full. Grab a bento before boarding the trains and enjoy your meal on the train! - Ang

We booked a one-way HSR ticket going to Taichung from Taipei and I must say, buying it from Klook is one of our best decisions during the trip. The ticket is way cheaper and exchanging the vouchers for an HSR ticket was completely fast and hassle-free. - Kimberly

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6. 3 Day THSR Tourist Pass

Have you covered the key sights of Taipei? It’s time to venture out of the city and dive headfirst into the other beautiful scenery and fun activities other areas have to offer!

The 3-Day THSR Tourist Pass allows you unlimited travel on all routes available for all 3 days. This translates to lots of savings and time to maximise your exploration. Most intermediate stations on the THSR line lie outside the cities served; however, a variety of transfer options, such as free shuttle buses, conventional rail, and metros have been constructed to facilitate transport connections.

Find out how to maximise your 3-Day THSR Tourist Pass here.

Buying the unlimited 3-day pass gives you a lot of savings, and time explore most of Taiwan. Because of the train pass, we were able squeeze in visits to Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung in a week’s itinerary. Super convenient, and easy to use too! - Jann Heinrich

Great app! Yahoo for instant booking!!!! I purchased my tickets in less than 10 minutes and simply presented the voucher from my phone upon claiming. I would definitely use the app again for my future travels and recommend this app to my friends! :) - Maria Suzette

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5. Taipei Double Decker Bus Tour

One of Klook’s best-selling products this 2017 is the Taipei Double Decker Bus Tour and we really do agree that it is the best way to cover all the hotspots in Taipei! With its unlimited hop on and off at any of the 23 stops, headset introductions in several languages and free Wifi on board, you’ll be exploring Taipei like a pro.

Remember to press the bell to alert the Bus Driver to pull over at your desired stop!

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The unlimited bus rides gave me an ample amount of time to explore a landmark and get back to it if wish to do so by hopping on the next bus. The time interval was around 40 minutes each and thereby you won’t wait too long for another bus to arrive. It is also worthy to note that their crew was polite and accommodating. - Lloyd Martin

The tour was amazing. Made the trip worthwhile. If ever I will comeback, I will definitely take the tour again. - Terresa Bianca

No need to print this ticket. Just use the QR code on your mobile. Very convenient! - Jamie Joy

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4. Yehliu Geopark Shuttle Bus from Ximen

Avoid the hustle on public trains, buses and pricey costs of taxis by hopping onto Klook’s shuttle bus to the picturesque Yehliu Geopark and Northern Coast. The shuttle bus departs from Ximending and has 2 itineraries, setting off at 8.00am and 9.00am respectively.

Be sure to prepare your cameras because the spectacular view of Yehliu’s unique geological formations are not to be missed. Your tummy will also be in for a treat when you hop off at Jiufen to view the town that inspired the Japanese animated classic, Spirited Away.

Our travel in Taipei was great!! With the service of Klook we had an amazing travel. My friends and I enjoyed the comfort having the tourist bus arranged by Klook. I’ll recommend this on my friends and I’ll book again on my next trip. Keep it up. - Tihillah Joy

The tour was great. Departures and arrivals of earch site was on time. The driver was very kind and really tried to let us understand his instructions. I would definitely recommend this to someone who want to have a full packed itinerary for a day. - Sherlon

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3. Jiufen Shuttle Bus from Ximen

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars with over 10,000 bookings made, the Jiufen Shuttle Bus from Ximen should be added to your cart!

Jiufen (and Shifen) is arguably one of the must-visit places nearest to Taipei and what other better way to do so than hopping into a shuttle bus! The return day trip takes up about 7 hours, giving you the time flexibility in enjoying what the cities have to offer.

Set off traditional lanterns carrying your wishes into heaven with your family and friends in Shifen and slurp down a bowl of handmade taro balls at Grandma Lai’s in Jiufen.

Best experience ever setting off a sky lantern at Shifen. Driver made a detour to Shifen waterfalls even though it’s not part of the itinerary. He’s a safe driver and very professional, giving good suggestions on what to do at the locations. Jioufen is also nice but don’t go there during the weekends, hordes of tourists crowding the streets can be annoying. - Kah Hui

If you're a couple traveling, this is highly recommended. Its a long way there, save yourself from the hassle of commuting. - Catherine

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2. Leofoo Village Theme Park

If you’re a theme park enthusiast, we’re sure you’ve heard of THE SCREAMING CONDOR. It is one of Asia’s scariest inverted coaster ride with its steepest drop from 90 degrees. Be launched into the air at a speed of 122km/h reaching heights of 56 metres! There are other rides as well that are family-friendly so kids will have fun too.

The best part about booking Leofoo Village Theme Park’s ticket on Klook is that you can enter directly with an e-voucher and most importantly, they are open-dated! This means your time is absolutely flexible even after purchasing tickets.

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It was so easy booking with Klook, we got our confirmation just a few minutes after i booked and with just less than 24 hours of our date of travel to Leofoo Theme park Village. It was a fun experience for the family. The park is big and clean and it has a zoo. Since we went on a weekday, there's very short waiting time for the rides. The price of the food and souvenirs are budget friendly, too. - Azenette

The tickets are easy to redeem and it is much cheaper to buy it online compared to buying it there. - Ng

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1. Taipei 101 Observatory E-Ticket

Finally, the star activity - Taipei 101! The Taipei 101 Observatory is watched by millions every year to countdown the start of a new year with magnificent fireworks and artwork on its digital screens. It is also the perfect location to get the spectacular view of Taipei from the 87th floor.

No trip to Taipei is complete without a trip up to the observatory deck that takes only 37 seconds!

I enjoyed these experiences at my Taipei 101 Observatory visit: The beautiful 360 aeriel view of the entire city. The view of the oscillation cancellation technology to mitigate building sway due to typhoons or earthquakes. The journey up and down the high speed elevator. It's worth the trip on a clear day - Micheal Soon Wah

Very fast redemption at the counter with the printed voucher. Plus it is cheaper than getting it at the observatory itself. Note that the observatory will get crowded during the weekends. Definitely recommended. - Wei Hong

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Other Activities in Taipei Worth Checking Out!


Volando Urai Public Hot Spring Spa As you soak comfortably at the outdoor hot spring, enjoy the stunning views of the lush valley and gentle streams.

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Taipei Motorbike Tour Ride as a passenger driven by an experienced motorcycle guide (no license and no maps required!)

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Waterskiing Experience Under the tutorage of a friendly and professional instructor, you'll be given the help needed to get out of the water and start skiing with ease.

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