Chientan Youth Activity Center, Taipei

Address: No.16, Sec. 4, Zhongshan N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei 104, Taiwan (R.O.C.)


Alight at Chientan Station on the Tamsui line. Walk from Exit #2 for approximately 10 minutes.


Alight at Chientan Station

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Take ChongQing N. Road Exit on Highway No. 1 heading towards the Shilin/Beitou → go over Bailing Bridge and onto Zhongshen Road → turn right at Zhongshang N. Road to get to the center at the Tonghe Street intersection.


Take ChongQing N. Road Exit on
Highway No. 1 heading towards the city → turn left at MinZu W. Road → turn left at ChengDe Road→ turn right at Chientan Road → turn right to ZhongShan N. Road → center is at the intersection with Tonghe Street.

From Airport

You’ll want to fly into Sungshan Airport (located at Taipei downtown) or Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (which is actually in Taoyuan, but internationally it’s called Taipei). Here are some practical directions for getting from Sungshan Airport (you can take a taxi or MRT to Chien Tan MRT Station—the conference venue is within 10-minute walk from the Chien Tan MRT Station). Unfortunately, we do not have the personnel to meet all the presenters at their various times of arrival. The Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, located at Taoywan, is a very modern airport and we are confident that if you follow these directions, you will have no difficulty traveling into Taipei City.


When you exit customs and enter the arrival hall, if arriving in Terminal 1 (most flights) exit to your right, past the people waiting for arrivals, and go out the door to the sidewalk. Cross one lane of traffic and at the next sidewalk, turn right. Above you, you should see a large yellow sign TAXI and you should see a dispatcher and some people and taxis waiting. When it is your turn, you can show the dispatcher the copy of the card below (it indicates the building for conference registration and also the guesthouse at the Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center in Taipei). When you near the destination, you may want to show the card to the driver again if he looks confused. However, this is a very well-known area, so there should be no difficulty locating it. (NOTE: If you have arranged other accommodation, this card will still be useful in finding the conference venue.) NOTE: If you are arriving in Terminal 2 (primarily Evergreen Airlines), turn to your left after exiting customs and follow the signs. The signs are a bit confusing, so if you exit and see no taxis, go back inside and ask.
The ride takes about 45 minutes when traffic is good, over an hour during rush hour or when you hit a traffic jam. The taxi to Taipei should cost about 1,200-1,500 NTD (about 1 USD = NTD32). Drivers take only Taiwan dollars, so you should change some money in the airport before exiting. This taxi service, hired by the airport authority, is reliable and the prices are fixed.


You can take the airport MRT, transfer to the Tamsui line at the Taipei Railway Station heading towards Tamsui, and get off at the Chien Tan MRT Station. The conference venue is within 10-minute walk from the Chien Tan MRT Station.


There is a bus service from the airport to the Taipei Railway Station, and from there you can take the subway/underground to the Chien Tan Station, which is 10-minute walk from Chien Tan MRT Station. However, we don’t recommend this means of transport if you don’t speak or read Chinese or if you have heavy luggage.

Contact Information for Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center

Contact Information for Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center:
Address: 16, Sec. 4, Chung Shan North Road, Taipei, Taiwan 104
Tel: 886-2-2885-2151; fax: 882-2885-3360

WARNING: As you exit the arrival hall, someone may offer you a taxi. Do not go with these people; they are private, unlicensed, and unreliable. Moreover, they take several people to many destinations at one time, so your ride may take far longer than necessary.

Tourist Attractions

History of Taiwan

As Taiwan was located at the conjunction of the East Asia and the oceans, as well as being where the Northeast Asian waters meet the Southeast waters, it became the focus of Asian and the Western powers that were operating in the East Asian waters at the time.

In the first half of the 17th Century, the Dutch established a presence at Anping (modern day Tainan). There they conducted missionary activities, trade and the production of various goods. They also recruited many Han settlers from the coast of China, ushering in the multicultural history of Taiwan. The number of Han Chinese immigrants in Taiwan steadily increased during the short-lived Cheng regime and Qing period over the next 200 years, creating a primarily Han society in Taiwan.

In the late 19th century, the wave of imperialism touched the shores of Taiwan. The island became a colony of Japan and would remain under Japanese rule for 50 years, during which time it evolved from a traditional society into a modern society. At the end of World War II in 1945, Taiwan was liberated from colonial rule. Since then, the island has experienced an economic miracle and introduced political democracy—two achievements that have attracted the world’s attention.

Today, Taiwan boasts an excellent infrastructure, convenient transportation system, and high-quality communication services. It also has accomplished, in the face of several international energy crises and economic downturns, a remarkable record of economic development and political democracy by virtue of the perseverance and unremitting efforts of the people of Taiwan.

Source: Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan).

Taipei City

Taipei is Taiwan’s largest city as well as its economic, political, and cultural center. It is a modern cosmopolitan metropolis with a lively and diversified face, filled with exuberance.

A City of Smiles

From the world’s tallest building to the biggest collection of Chinese art, Taipei invites you into a world of fascinating contrasts-a mix of the modern and traditional, with a generous dash of energy and friendly smiles to make this one of your most memorable trips to Asia.

The cultural kaleidoscope of Taiwan’s capital city pulses wherever you go. Incense-veiled temples dating back to dynastic times blend seamlessly with a neoned street life of a decidedly more modern era. Taipei has dozens of world-class restaurants where gourmets can sample the best regional Chinese cuisine; and for the gourmand, there are plenty of night markets serving up scrumptious evening snacks in an environment of chaotic excitement and fun.

The polarities of Taipei are vividly present as well in the joining of the urban and natural. Just a few minutes from the heart of the city you can soak away the cares of the world in mineral-rich hot springs nestled in the lush mountain foothills ringing the Taipei Basin. And throughout the city there are plenty of trails, parks and other oases of tranquility to lift and invigorate your spirits.

Whether you’re just stopping over en route to another Asian destination, or planning a longer stay, Taipei is a many-faceted treasure that will call you back again and again.

Discover the heart of Asia in beautiful Taipei!

Source: Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan).