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Popular Tourist Spots In Taiwan You Can Easily Reach Via Taipei MRT

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If you’re planning to travel to Taiwan, transportation won’t be a huge issue. Its efficient MRT system allows you to explore the country’s must-see attractions hassle-free. In fact, upon arriving at the airport, you can use your Taoyuan Airport MRT ticket and make your way to downtown Taipei within 36 minutes.

The Taipei MRT Rapid Transit Subway serves around two million passengers every day, but you won’t feel that because Taiwan’s transit system is well-integrated and fairly easy to navigate. The trains are clean and have signages for those speaking in Chinese and English. The stations are not too far from each other and serve almost all major areas in Taipei. 

Before you zip around Taiwan, here’s what you need to know about Taipei MRT:

 

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Lines

The five major lines of Taipei MRT are: Brown Line – Wenhu Line; Red Line – Tamsui-Xinyi Line; Green Line – Songshan-Xindian Line; Orange Line – Zhonghe-Xinlu Line; Blue Line – Bannan Line. 

 

Hours

The first trains run at around 6 AM while the last trains depart from their terminal stations at around 12 AM.

 

Tickets

You can avail single-journey tickets, travel passes, all pass ticket, and electronic tickets. If you want to maximize your time and enjoy convenience throughout your trip, book your Unlimited 1 to 3-Day Taipei Fun Pass or buy a Taiwan iPass Public Transit Card, which you can use when riding not just the MRT but also railway and buses.

 

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Here are the most popular tourist spots in Taiwan that can be reached via Taipei MRT: 

Brown Line – Wenhu Line

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Taipei Zoo is one of the two most popular tourist spots you can reach via the Wenhu line. Get off at Taipei Zoo Station. The zoo is within walking distance. The other attraction you should not miss is the Maokong Gondola scenic cable car which is only meters away from the station’s exit.

Other attractions:

Muzha MRT Station
Taipei Zhinan Temple
Muzha Tea Plantations

Zhongshan Junior High School MRT Station
Xingtian Temple

Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT Station
Shopping on Zhongxiao East Rd

Dahu MRT Station
Dahu Park

Neihu MRT Station
Lake Square
Qingbai Park
Huguang Open-air Market
Jinbi Temple

 

 

Red Line – Tamsui-Xinyi Line 

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From Taipei Main Station, it is easy to reach the oldest museum in Taiwan, the National Taiwan Museum, the historic 288 Peace Memorial Park, and the Taipei Metro Mall.

You can hop off at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall MRT Station to see the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, which was built to honor the memory of the former President of the Republic of China. Other nearby tourist spots are CKS Memorial Hall Plaza and the National Theater.

Other attractions:

ZhongShan MRT Station
Taipei Contemporary Art Museum
SPOT Taipei Film House

Yuanshan MRT Station
Taipei’s Confucius Temple
Baoan Temple
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Lin An Tai Homestead

Jiantan MRT Station
Shilin Night Market
Taipei Grand Hotel

Xinbeitou MRT Station
Beitou hot springs

 

 

Green Line – Songshan-Xindian Line

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Taipower Building MRT Station is your base if you want to see the Taipei Grand Mosque, explore the busy, colorful Shi-Da Night Market, and shop on Yongkang Street. Not far from the station are the National Taiwan University, Gongguan Nightmarket, and Museum of Water.

Other attractions:

Songshan Station
Wufenpu Clothing Market

Beimen MRT Station
Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum

Gongguan MRT station
Museum of Zoology

Taipei Arena MRT station
Taipei Arena
Land Reform Museum

 

 

Orange Line – Zhonghe-Xinlu Line

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Accessible from the Yongan Market MRT station is the Museum of World Religions, which features ten different major world religions and designed by the world-renowned designer firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates. You can also go to the National Taiwan Library and Lehua Night Market.

Other attractions:

Zhongxiao Xinsheng MRT Station
Taipei Holiday Jade Market

Minquan West Road MRT Station
Chiang Wei-shui Memorial Park
Taipei Bridge
Taipei Tatung Recreation Center
Jinxi Park
Wunchang Temple

Jingan MRT Station
Jinshan Bannan Park
Helping Dusk Market
Zhonghe Jinhe Sport Park

Luzhou MRT Station
Luzhou Civil Sport Center
The Luzhou Lee Family Historic Estate

 

 

Blue Line – Bannan Line

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Don’t miss the Taipei City Hall MRT Station. Head to Taipei 101 Tower and get a 360-degree view of the city. Then, shop till you drop at Taipei 101 Shopping Mall or the Xinyi shopping area.

Longshan MRT Station
Longshan Temple
Bopiliao Historical District
Taipei’s Presidential Palace
Snake Alley
Qingshan Temple

Ximen MRT Station
Ximending Shopping District

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall MRT Station
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Puppetry Art Center of Taipei

Houshan Pi MRT Station
Raohe Night Market
Ciyou Temple

 

Ready for your Taipei adventure? Take a hassle-free tour around Taiwan’s bustling capital city with the unlimited Taipei Fun Pass!

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