Foreign Tourists Traveling South in Taiwan Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Free Ticket on Taiwan’s HSR

Running until January 20, 2020. It is a great time to visit Taiwan!

TAIPEI, September 29, 2019 -- The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has partnered with the Taiwan High-Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) to launch a “Two tickets for the price of one” incentive program, which runs until January 20, 2020.

With an aim of growing international tourism to Taiwan’s central and southern cities, the discounted ticket promotion applies to foreign tourists holding “short term” visas (less than 180 days), and that are traveling together on the same train to Taichung, Changhua, Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan, or Zuoying (Kaohsiung) stations.

Taiwan’s HSR can be caught from Taoyuan HSR station, just a few stops on the metro from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Traveling at speeds of up to 300 km/h, the line runs from north to south down the west coast calling at many Taiwan cities, each with their unique sights and local cuisine:

  • Stop in Taiwan’s largest city, Taichung, to visit Rainbow Village. Previously a village for veterans, virtually every surface was painted by an artist who single-handedly turned it into one of Taiwan’s most photographed sights.

  • In Tainan, the ancient capital of Taiwan, you will learn the history of the island and can visit one of the hundreds of unique temples scattered throughout the city.

  • Near Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second-largest city, visit the famous Buddhist monastery, Fo Guang Shan with it’s amazing structures, giant buddha, and delicious vegetarian buffet.

You can find more about traveling around Taiwan in this video produced by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau.

With plenty of reasons to venture out of Taipei and catch the HSR, Israelis are increasingly discovering the wonders of Taiwan. This summer, Israeli model Nataly Dadon, TV fitness personality Ira Dolfin, socialite Doreen Dotan and stylist Keren Naftaly all took the HSR to Taichung, from which they were able to visit Rainbow Village and Nantou’s famous Sun Moon Lake. You can see a range of photos from their trip on Taiwan Tourism Bureau Israel’s Instagram.

With a limited number of discounted HSR tickets available, they can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis from the following websites: KKday, KLOOK, and Lion Travel.


The Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) is the official government agency of Taiwan (R.O.C.) responsible for domestic and international tourism policy development and execution. The Israel market is managed by the Singapore branch of TTB. The marketing slogans currently in use for Taiwan, are “Time for Taiwan” and “The Heart of Asia”, while the official mascot of the TTB is OhBear, a cartoon Formosan Black Bear, the national animal of Taiwan.

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