Recently, I accompanied my husband on a trip to Taiwan. Upon arrival at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, we took a shuttle bus to the High Speed Rail (HSR) at Taoyuan station (高鐵桃園站). It was only 20 minutes by bus.
It was a cool day with temperature around 15 degree Celsius, a great difference from our hot and humid weather in Singapore. Love the cool weather!
With the Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) system, Taiwan’s public transportation system has taken a leap forward. It tremendously shortened the travel time between various cities and regions. Tickets can be purchased online or via a phone voice system. For more info, visit the THSR website - http://www.thsrc.com.tw/en/
The bullet train was travelling at a speed around 300km/h. Kaohsiung is 345km (220 mile) from Taipei. We reached Kaohsiung in an hour plus. The HSR is amazingly fast, affordable and comfortable.
Passing towns and cities as we travel 345km (220 mile) on the high-speed line between Taipei and Kaohsiung.
Kaohsiung city, its amazingly clean and the roads have lesser traffic compared to Taipei. The weather's warmer in Kaohsiung though.
Time to look for food!!! :D