Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade




One of the most prominent college sport events in the world, the 2017 Summer Universiade, will take place from August 19th to 30th in Taipei. This is a celebration of the energetic ambition of today's youth, bringing alive young athletes' dreams. Taiwan will host this event in the spirit of the slogan: "For You, For Youth," hoping to share with the global audience the friendliness, passion and vitality of Taipei city. The Tourism Bureau tailored special itineraries showcasing Taiwan's beauty to global travelers for an experience of the games' excitement, at the same time meeting the rising international young athletes; better yet, travelers get to enjoy exclusive travel deals designed for the Universiade!

The recommended Taipei city tours during the Universiade are full of cultural charm: the Maokong Green Eco-Tour features the crystal cabins (glass-bottom) gondola for passengers to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Taipei in the air, and to enjoy a perfect cup of Taiwanese tea at a wide variety of teahouses where one can truly experience the Taiwanese tea heritage. The Sensational Dadaocheng Tour takes travelers through a time warp by visiting the Taipei Xia Hai City God Temple and Dadaocheng Theatre, followed by hand making one's very own souvenirs at the Yongle Fabric Market. There is also a Urban Farmers Concept Tour that visits the last remaining sugar refinery site in the metropolitan Taipei area, the Tangbu Cultural Park and to explore the different creative bases in the city for farmer's market fun. For more information of the featured tours, please visit the official Universiade tours website at http://www.travels.2017.taipei

Besides the wide variety of itineraries, the convenient transportation network also allows travelers to freely explore every part of Taiwan. With the launch of the airport MRT, it takes only 35 minutes to get to Taipei, making it even more flexible to tour around. In all metropolitan areas, YouBike public bicycle sharing service is available in connection with MRT for a seamless traffic network. Visitors may also consider the Taiwan Taxi's charter tour service for a customized Taiwan trip guided by a private taxi driver. Another option worth mentioning is the Taipei double-decker bus service which just started in January of this year. Passengers can hop-on and hop-off at every station, or transit to other forms of transportation. The bus features audio tour guide services and operates during both day and night time hours for everyone to capture the beauty of the city throughout the day on a double-decker bus.

With so many exciting itineraries and travel deals, now is the time to plan your Taipei Universiade summer trip. Jump in to this global sports event, and explore the lively and diversified fun of the city! Please log on to Taiwan Tourism Bureau's Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/TourTaiwan for the most updated news of Universiade and Taiwan tourism!


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