Half-Day Guided Tour TaipeiFree: All time

Having a long layover in airports can be a drag, but that’s not the case If you find yourself stuck at the Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) in transit in between 8 to 24 hours. The Taiwan Tourism Bureau offers a free half day tour: one in the morning (8am-1pm) and a more extensive session in the afternoon (1:30pm-6:30pm). The morning tour goes to Sanxia and Suzhi Temple and Yingge pottery and ceramics museum . The afternoon tour covers some of the best landmarks in Taipei: Taipei 101, Lungshan Temple, the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, the Presidential Office Building, and the Martyrs’ Shrine. What’s the catch? None. But you’d need to show your passport and need to have a valid ROC visas or come from countries eligible for Visa-Exempt Entry or Landing Visa.

Address: Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
Opening hours: Daily 7am – 11:30pm (terminal 1); Daily 05:30am – 12am (terminal 2)
Direction: Tourist Service Centre, Arrival Lobby at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
Phone: 2194 or 3341 (dial from airport’s courtesy telephone)
Website: eng.taiwan.net.tw/tour/index.htm

Photo credit: Antonio Dajuelo (Flickr CC)