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New to Taipei? 5 things to consider while planning your mid-term visit.

Updated: May 25, 2023

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Taipei is a dynamic and bustling metropolis with a mix of rich cultural heritage and cutting-edge technology. With proper planning and preparation beforehand, you can have a wonderful experience in this vibrant and exciting city. Here are 5 things to consider when you plan for your mid-term stay in Taipei.

1. Visa:

Many countries are eligible for the visa exemption program for a 30 to 90-day stay. If you plan to stay for an extended period, an application should be made at local service centers of the National Immigration Agency for once for a maximum of 3 months from the day following the expiry of the duration of stay.

2. Accommodation

Look for a place to stay that is within your budget and suits your needs. While traditionally hotels are the most common options, serviced apartments, which provides furniture, amenities and more living space and the privacy, are becoming more popular. (Explore what Olala Lin Apartments has to offer) Travellers are finding them a viable choice of accommodation for long periods of stay. You can use websites like or Airbnb to search for accommodation.

3. Transportation

Taipei has an excellent public transportation system, including a metro system, buses, and taxis. Consider purchasing an EasyCard, a rechargeable card that can be used on all forms of public transportation. (Olala Lin Apartments: 7-walk from MRT Fuzhong Station, 1 stop away from Banqiao high speed rail and train station)

4. Food

Taipei is known for its street food, night markets (e.g. Nanya Night Market, 5-min walk from Olala Lin Apartments), and traditional cuisine. However, if you have dietary restrictions or preferences, look for restaurants or food options that cater to your needs. Taipei also has many vegetarian and vegan restaurants. At Olala Lin Apartments, we have a 100% vegan restaurant on the ground floor that serves delicious, whole and healthy foods.

5. Activities

Taipei has many attractions, including historical sites like The Lin Family Mansion and Garden (5-min walk from Olala Lin Apartments), Jieyun Temple (2-min walk from Olala Lin Apartments) and Daguan Academy (5-min walk from Olala Lin Apartments). Ready for some shopping? The largest shopping compound in New Taipei City is just next to Banqiao Station. Look for activities that interest you and plan your schedule accordingly. You can also join tours or sign up for language exchange programs to meet locals and other travelers.

These are just a few things to consider when planning a 2-month stay in Taipei. Even you're not fully prepared when you arrived, rest assured -- you can expect warm smiles, helpful locals, and a sense of safety while exploring the city. Get ready to embrace the city's unique blend of tradition and modernity, indulge in its culinary delights, and create unforgettable memories in this vibrant Asian capital.

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