Free Half-Day Tour
1. Who can participate:

Transit or transfer passengers with 7- to 24-hour layovers before their next connecting flight, who have a valid R.O.C. visa or come from countries eligible for visa-exempt entry.

Countries eligible for visa-exempt entry: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Vatican, the U.K., and the U.S.A.

Also eligible are citizens from India, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia who possess a valid visa or permanent resident certificate issued by the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, the U.K., Schengen Convention countries, Australia or New Zealand. Citizens of the five Asian countries meeting the above qualifications and having never been employed in Taiwan as blue-collar migrant workers are eligible for the tours, but must first apply for visa-exempt entry by registering on the National Immigration Agency’s website: https://niaspeedy.immigration.gov.tw/nia_southeast/. Registrants must also print out an "Authorization Certificate”, which they must present at check-in before boarding their flight for Taiwan.

2. Travel documents required:

*A: Passport valid for at least six months
B: Completed immigration embarkation/disembarkation card available at immigration counter

3. How to register:

You can book a tour after your arrival, at the Tourist Service Center located in the Arrival Lobby of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of the Taoyuan International Airport. Passengers can join only one tour during each stopover. Each tour is limited to 18 passengers on a first come, first served basis.

Contact information:
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Tourist Service Center
Service Hours: 07:00~23:30 (Terminal 1)/ 05:30~24:00 (Terminal 2)
TEL: +886-3-398-2194, +886-3-398-3341 (or dial 12194 or 13341 on the airport’s courtesy telephone)
Should you have any queries about tour registration please contact the Tourism Bureau by e-mailingtbroc@tbroc.gov.tw

4. Itinerary & Tour schedules:

Pick-up Location Terminal 1
Tourist Service Center
Terminal 2
Tourist Service Center
Return to Airport
(Depending on traffic)
Departure Time (Morning Tour) 08:15 08:00 By 13:00
Departure Time (Afternoon Tour) 13:45 13:30 By 18:30

Note:
1. As there is no room for luggage on the bus, please store all luggage at the airport baggage service counter (fee required) before boarding the bus.
2. The Tourism Bureau reserves the right to cancel tours in case of inclement weather.

Morning tour

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Daily Morning Tour Hilight

**SANXIA & ZUSHI TEMPLE
Sanxia, about 22 km southwest to Taipei, is a bustling town with narrow, winding streets and brick buildings, many over a century old. The main attraction is Zushi Temple, built in honor of Song Dynasty (960–1279) loyalist Chen Chao-ying. Chen was a famous general knighted as “Protector of the Country” for his achievements and valour. This temple was in ruins at the end of World War II, and a meticulous restoration project has been underway for some forty years. The temple is known for its intricately carved stone and bronze columns and statues, especially the temple’s unique bird art. There are also carved stone lions, camphor wood carvings, and exquisite bronze bas-reliefs.

**YINGGE, POTTERY HEAVEN
A short trip to the lush countryside southwest of Taipei brings you to Yingge, where hand-painted replicas of elegant Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) vases, along with other types of artistic and functional ceramics, are produced. The small town is Taiwan’s pottery center and its narrow streets are lined with shops selling everything from earthenware tea sets to delicate statues.

* YINGGE CERAMICS MUSEUM (when museum is open)
The Yingge Ceramics Museum, the first pottery museum in Taiwan, is a modern, glass-walled structure that imparts sense of limitless space and the beauty of simplicity. It presents 200 years of ceramic evolution and folk culture in Taiwan. It is a symbol of history and cultural as well as a place to find peace of mind.

 

Daily Afternoon Tour Hilight

**CHIANG KAI-SHEK MEMORIAL HALL
The Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is an impressive monument built in commemoration of the late President Chiang. The majestic hall towers over 25 hectares of landscaped gardens, graceful pavilions, and ponds. A statue of the late President Chiang looks out over the city from the main building. The elegant Ming Dynasty-style arch at the main entrance is flanked by two classical buildings–the National Theater and the National Concert Hall. The square between the two buildings is a popular gathering place during festive occasions.

*TAIPEI 101
Taipei 101 stands 508 meters high with 101 stories on a site area of 30,278 square meters. The development comprises an office tower, a shopping mall and an observatory. It was certified to be the world’s tallest building when it was opened to the public on December 31, 2004.

The itinerary is available from January 1 to December 31, 2015.
Sponsored by Tourism Bureau, MOTC, R.O.C.