Explore A Different Side of Taiwan With the World's Best Low-Cost Airline

AirAsia will soon to fly direct to Kaohsiung.

(SPOT.ph) Taiwan's initial nine-month visa-free travel program for Filipino tourists was a huge success in terms of visitor turnout in the foreign country. That's why it didn't come as a surprise when the policy was extended until July 31, 2019. AirAsia, which was recognized as the world's best low-cost airline by the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards, gives tourists another reason to visit the East Asian state by launching a direct flight from Manila to Kaohsiung starting on October 30.

Dragon and Tiger Pagodas Bernard Gagnon / Wikimedia

Kaohsiung City, despite having the second largest airport in Taiwan, is an under-the-radar tourist destination because of the six-hour bus travel (or five-hour train ride) to get there from Taipei City. But once you get there, you'll be amazed at the natural attractions (such as the Lotus Lake and Shoushan Mountain) and historic sites (such as the Cihou Lighthouse and Meinong Cultural and Creative Center) that the city has to offer. It also has its fair share of night markets (such as Ruifeng and Xinjiang), shopping areas, and street art. Another must-not-miss is the Dome of Light, the world's largest glass installation piece located at the Formosa Boulevard MRT Station.

AirAsia will fly three times a week from Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Kaohsiung International Airport. Flight schedule is at 4:35 p.m., every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

For more information, visit AirAsia's website.

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