A private flight into Taipei will reveal the shining capital of Taiwan, one of the most under-appreciated centres for tourism in booming South East Asia. Taipei escaped the clutches of of Communism that enveloped mainland China and in that time built a bustling, uniquely Taiwanese city replete with a massive collection of Chinese art, therapeutic hot springs and topped by the amazing architectural feat that is Taipei 101.
Perched high in the sky without the aid of a private jet Taipei is best viewed from South East Asia's biggest tower. Taipei 101 was for a short time the tallest building in the world and in the lower floors of the 1,670-foot icon you will find luxury stores like Armani and Louis Vuitton. After selecting a new Armani suit you can ascend the high-speed elevator to the observation decks for incredible 360 degree views of Taipei and its surroundings.
When you're done gazing over all of Taiwan from its tallest structure you should descend to enjoy some of Taipei's earthly pleasures. Head to the northern town of Beitou, known with the private-jet-set for its hot springs uber resorts, some modelled after those in Japan. Up above Beitou you can enjoy a soak for an hour or the entire day at one of its newest resorts; Villa 32.
Local Currency: The New Taiwan dollar.
Recommended Private Aircraft: From the Los Angeles the Gulfstream 650 is ideal for its ability to perform the trip non-stop. A Challenger 605 can transport up to ten executives from Chennai to Taipei in comfort.
Calling Code Taiwan: 886
Best Travel Dates: The summer months are bracketed by the rainy season in May and typhoon season in August. The best time to visit is in the fall when the humidity is low, temperatures are more comfortable, and students are back in school.
TSA Shongshan - Shongshan is the smaller international airport in Taipei and also serves military traffic. It has less traffic making it ideal for private flights.
TPE Taoyuan - Formerly known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport; Shongshan is the larger commercial airport and is the hub for China Airlines and EVA Air.