Destination guide Taiwan Province Of China

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ROAD
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ROAD CONDITIONS ARE VARIABLE. RULES OF THE ROAD TEND TO BE
ADVISORY RATHER THAN MANDATORY. SOME MAIN STREETS HAVE ENGLISH
SIGNS THERE IS AN ADEQUATE ROAD SYSTEM JOINING ALL MAJOR
CITIES. TRAFFIC DRIVES ON THE RIGHT.

CAR HIRE. FEW INTERNATIONAL HIRE COMPANIES. SOME LOCAL
COMPANIES. CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN CARS AVAILABLE BUT EXPENSIVE.

TAXI:
IN CITIES ABUNDANT. SMALLER TOWNS AND THE COUNTRY LESS
APPARENT. TAXI DRIVERS DO NOT NORMALLY SPEAK MUCH ENGLISH.
TAKE HOTEL CARD WITH ADDRESS. TAXIS ARE METERED.
50% SURCHARGE BETWEEM CKS AIRPORT AND TAIPEI ALSO BETWEEN
2300 AND 0500.

BUS:
THERE ARE BOTH LOCAL AND LONG-DISTANCE BUS AND COACH SERVICES.
IN TAIPEI REGULAR SERVICES OPERATE. PAYMENT AT BEGINING OR
END OF JOURNEY. TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM KIOSKS. GOOD
INTERCITY COACH SERVICES OPERATE.
TAIPEI - KAOHSIUNG 4HRS.

RAIL
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SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO DESTINATIONS ALL OVER THE ISLAND
BY THE TAIWAN RAILWAY ADMINISTRATION. AIR-CONDITIONED
ELECTRIC TRAINS RUN AT LEAST HOURLY FROM TAIPEI TO KAOHSIUNG
TRAIN TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT MANY MAJOR HOTELS IN TAIPEI
AS WELL AS AT THE MAIN RAILWAY STATION.
FIVE LINES OF A MASS RAPID TRANSIT (MRT) SYSTEM, A MONORAIL
TRAIN SYSTEM, SERVE TAIPEI AND ITS SUBURBS.

AIR
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DOMESTIC SERVICES ARE OPERATED BY A VARIETY OF CARRIERS.
THERE ARE REGULAR SERVICES BETWEEN TAIPEI AND OTHER MAJOR
CITIES, AS WELL AS TO GREEN AND ORCHID ISLANDS AND THE
PENGHU ARCHIPELAGO.
TAIPEI - KAOHSIUNG 40-50 MINS.
TAIPEI - HUALIEN 30 MINS.

SEA
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THERE ARE REGULAR FERRY SERVICES TO THE OFFSHORE
ISLANDS. KAOHSIUNG IS THE DEPARTURE POINT FOR FERRIES
TO PENGHU.
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