Airport Alley
Airport Alley
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OdieUK
Dorset, UK355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We had a bit of difficulty finding the right spot. If we had walked another 200 yards, we would have found the right turn to aircraft alley.so we got a cab…£5 so no rip off.

We met Robert..a wonderful passionate aircraft spotter, and he was pleased to share all his information with us. As time went by, more and more people turned up. Robert told us that the ‘Star Wars’ jet was due in mid afternoon.

This is a plane spotters paradise. One thing that baffled me..there was no mobile coffee wagon here. Big shame as they would make a great addition to this spotters point.
Written 29 February 2024
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,455 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
If one visits the Taipei Expo Park then you’ve combined two activities in one.

It was quite early so only got to see one plane fly overhead, quite loud and close.

One of the nicer settings if you enjoy watching planes.
Written 16 September 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Watching the aircraft coming and going from Sungshan Airport is a favourite pass-time for Taipei's plane spotters. These days, most of the flights are short-haul trips but it's still interesting. You can get to the airport by MRT. By the way, you can enter the terminal, keep your ID handy.
Written 16 October 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Most aircraft coming and going from Sungshan Airport in downtown Taipei are on short-haul flights. However, these medium-sized aircraft are very popular with plane-spotters, who often form quite a crowd. Although most international flights go through Taoyuan Airport these days, there's still a role for Sungshan. By the way, the MRT stops near the Sungshan Airport.
Written 30 June 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,399 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Taoyuan International Airport (then known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport) began operations in 1979, shortly before I arrived in Taiwan. The CKS Airport is in Taoyuan, some 40 kms (28 miles) from Taiwan's tallest building, Taipei 101. Before that, all flights went through Sungshan Airport, which is in downtown Taipei. Sungshan Airport is still in use, mainly for short-haul flights. Plane spotters still gather in Airport Alley to watch the aircraft taking off and landing. By the way, Airport Alley is accessible by MRT.
Written 25 October 2020
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CdnLovesTravel787
Vancouver, Canada2,927 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
In Taipei I was staying only a few blocks from a great park called Xingsheng, with many different sections to it, including a Rose Garden to walk through, other arts and crafts buildings. There were walkways throughout this park, lots of seating, a building housing an indoor swimming pool, giant cement cylinders with benches inside the for seating, many exotic tropical trees from other countries planted and thriving.

Along one walking path there were many benches for sitting and people watching. Above this pathway, planes flying to the second airport, called Songshan, were on a glide path slope downward, as they were in the process of landing at the airport nearby. This was really fun to watch them fly overhead and they were so low, It felt as if you could touch them, but not really, of course. All along the route there were these tall pylons wrapped in orange and white which lit up at night to guide planes to land at the airport.

I had a lot of fun trying to take photos of the planes as they were landing, just above me. It wasn't easy taking photos of them as they zoomed by so quickly. It took many tries before I got a few pics of them, and I had a fun afternoon doing that.
Written 17 May 2020
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Phloxylady2
Toronto, Canada158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Our guide, James, brought us here and we did not know what to expect BUT once one of the BIG planes flew over our heads we knew why it was so popular! AND FUN! We also experienced the take-off of a huge airliner and got the full blowback from the engines.! It is a very noisy place with lots of gas in the air, so not for eveyone!
Written 23 January 2019
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BigDaddyJ
Q.C., Philippines26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
This location is great for airplane spotting. Those landing and taking off from Songshan Airport. Nice place to spend time and watch the planes flying in and out of the airport.
Written 13 November 2018
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