Hi, I am changing planes on Saturday 24th September. Arriving at 05:25 Terminal 2 Taipei/TPE and flying out at 13.15pm from Terminal 1
This means I have good 5 Hours time to visit a Temple not to far from the Airport. I am a senior lady and would need an English speaking guide. What can you suggest?
Since you will have nearly eight hours on the ground, five hours is a realistic estimate for time you could afford to be away from the airport after clearing customs and allowing time to get back in to check in, go through security and clear passport control. The Long Shan Temple is certainly worth seeing. An English speaking guide will make the visit much more interesting and enjoyable. You'd likely even have time to walk around the nearby shopping area before heading back to the airport.
However, I caution you to take a taxi from and to the airport rather than the "airport bus", which can take two hours or more each way from the airport into the city area near the temple with multiple stops in between (vs 45 minutes to an hour in a taxi, maybe less if traffic is light), and riding the bus requires knowing where you are going (where to get off the bus and then get to the temple -- don't count on the bus driver understanding English to give that advice). With the taxi, you can take a print out of your destination address in the local language as well as English (wouldn't hurt to include a picture) and the driver will get you there as quickly as safely possible.
Thank you very much for your information I will look up Hsing Tian Kong. Maybe I go see this site.
Long Shan Temple is very traditional , if you have concern about the travel schedule , you also have another choice : Hsing Tian Kong , this is the temple nearby highway.
Long Shan Temple has a web site , you can search it and leave your message to ask them if they can arrange English speaking guide for you. Usually there is many social worker works in Long Shan temple, believe they can help you.
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