Taipei is Taiwan’s capital and it is known for the bamboo-shaped Taipei 101, an incredibly tall building fitted with an elevator that climbs to the structure’s observatory. Like many parts of Asia, Taipei is not just about upscale shops and skyscrapers; it also has its unique take of a lively street food scene and even expansive night markets. If it’s your first time to go to this modern yet traditional city, you should make sure that you spend some time in Yangmingshan, and visit Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and the National Palace Museum.
Flying to Taipei
1. Which airports serve Kuala Lumpur to Taipei?
Flights to Taipei from Kuala Lumpur depart the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), Malaysia’s primary international gateway. KUL is located south of the city center. Passengers arrive at Taipei Taoyuan Airport (TPE), the major airport that serves northern Taiwan and the national capital.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei?
Airlines that operate non-stop flights from Kuala Lumpur and Taipei include EVA Air, China Airlines, AirAsia X, Malaysia and Malindo. Other airlines that fly this route through different connecting cities are Jetstar Asia via Singapore, Cebu Pacific via Manila and Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong, among others.
3. How long is the flight?
Taipei is 2,015 miles away from Kuala Lumpur with an approximate flight time of close to five hours. There is no time difference between the two cities.
4. Climate changes between Taipei and Kuala Lumpur
Taipei’s climate is characterized by long-lasting summers that are hot and humid. Summer also brings typhoons and heavy rainfall. The Taiwanese capital has a generally foggy winter. Kuala Lumpur also has hot and humid summers but unlike Taipei, the Malaysian capital is almost always steamy.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
Taipei offers visa-free entry to foreigners entering Taoyuan International Airport and Taipei Songshan Airport, but the entry points are not the only requirement. To be eligible for a visa-free entry, not only in Taipei but the rest of Taiwan, it is best to call the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia. Before you leave the airport, make sure that you have enough New Taiwan dollar on you.
Like Kuala Lumpur, Taipei has held on to its heritage. To experience old Taipei, it is advisable for you to visit Wanhua, the oldest neighborhood in the city. This is a colorful part of town and is home to the iconic Manka Longshan Temple, Taipei’s decaying garment district and the Red House Theater. If you want to go to the most visited parts of Taipei, you can head to Xinyi to shop, party and dine at world-renowned restaurants. If you want to explore boutiques that are less flashy than the ones in Xinyi, head to Da’an. The neighborhood is also teeming with beer halls. Craving for street food? Try Taipei’s stinky tofu. If you’re not fond of holding your breath, go for deep fried prawns, rice sausages, scallion pancakes and baked black pepper pork. It is also imperative that you try their sweet glass rice dumplings filled with egg custard, green tea, red bean, or taro. These are almost the same as those yummy Japanese glutinous rice cakes, only bigger.
Kuala Lumpur to Taipei Last modified: May 21, 2022 12:29 -04:00
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The average price for connecting flights from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei is MYR1,361.
The average price for direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei is MYR1,528.
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The average price for one way flights from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei is MYR859.
The average price for round trip flights from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei is MYR1,370.
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