We chose to take the Taiwan High Speed Rail to Taichung from our Taoyuan hotel. Just for the experience of traveling in a train that can hit 300kmh. I was most impressed with the comfort and the modernity of the service. It was a little pricey but if you need to get from one end of Taiwan to the other, the THSR can't be beat. My only other gripe was that the HSR stations were located in somewhat out of the way places and a shuttle bus ride (free) was needed.
This is a first time on a HSR for the wife and I.
The seats have lots of legroom!
Ryan really loved the food onboard the train.
Taichung was not as hopping as Taipei but we had a good time at their National Musuem of Science.
We also shopped at their Sogo department store (yes the one that no longer exists in Singapore). Not only was Sogo alive and well in Taichung, the department store was 18 floors of shopping.
EIGHTEEN freakin' floors. I kid you not.
And their lifts were run by polite ad uniform-clad lift pressers. The lady's one job was to press your lift floor for you and at every floor, she would come out and announce to all and sundry that the lift was here and on its way up or down.
Just in case customers cannot read arrows or hear the ding of a lift door opening, I suppose.