Weaving urban legends —the Taipei MeTro


2017 / April

Lung Pei-ning /photos courtesy of Lin Min-hsuan /tr. by Jonathan Barnard

Unlike the high-speed rail or regular trains, which enable travel throughout Taiwan, mass rapid transit (MRT) systems are most useful for journeys within dense metropolitan areas. It doesn’t take long to get from historic Fort San Domingo in Tam­sui to Tai­pei 101 on the bustling east side of Tai­pei City, or from the hillside tea gardens of Mao­kong to the open expanses of water at the mouth of the Dan­shui River. On the Tai­pei Metro, you move rapidly from the mountains to the sea, from the historic to the modern.

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