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Step 37/48: Taiwan -
Price: 8 €
Traveling time: 7 hoursThe Kaohsiung-Taipei service ranks NUMBER ONE in any "what's the best bus ride of your life?" contest
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Things to see
The memorial to the Father of the Nation, Dr Sun Yat-sen, is also a devoted cultural and educational centre. The changing of the guards is to be missed under no excuse.
One of the most popular landmarks of the capital is the memorial to the generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek who led the nationalist army against the Maoist troops during the Chinese civil war. He retreated to Taiwan and is represented by a huge bronze statue. The Memorial Hall Plaza is also home to the National Theater and the National Concert Hall.
Taipei 101 is a 500-meter tower that used to be the tallest on earth (until the completion of Dubai's 800-odd-meter Burj Khalifa). The view is pretty obviously a must-see.
The National Palace Museum is the collection of all the artifacts that Chiang Kai-shek troops gathered and brought to Taipei at the end of the Chinese civil war. It's a huge exhibition of Chinese arts' masterpieces that has no equivalent in the mainland.