TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has selected 16 most attractive train stations in Taiwan and showcases their images of in the light boxes along the corridor between Taipei Main Station and the A1 station of Taoyuan Airport MRT.
The 16 train stations include:
Dounan Station-- a mixed Japanese and Western-style architecture.
Houbi Station—a wooden historic building in the countryside of Tainan City in southwestern Taiwan, built in 1943.
Tainan Station—designated as a national historic monument of Taiwan with features including the three arch doors of the entrance hall.
Baoan Station—a simple Japanese-style train station on the outskirts of Tainan City.
Fangliao Station—located in southern Taiwan, it is the last station on the Western Line and the starting station of the South Link Line.
Jiji Station—located in central Taiwan, it was seriously damaged in the 921 earthquake in 1999 and was rebuilt in 2001.
Xinpu Staion—located in Hsinchu County, the station on the Western Line is closest to the shoreline.
Haiduan Station—a station in Taitung County in eastern Taiwan, featuring its wave-shaped Mediterranean-style architecture.
Chishang Station—also located in Taitung County, it was the origin of the famous Chisahng meal box.
Xiangshan Station—located in Hsinchu County; featuring a gabled roof, it is the only remaining train station in Tainan that was built from Hinoki wood.
Dongshan Staion—the melon shack-shaped station in northwestern Taiwan is hailed the most beautiful train station in Taiwan.
Hsinchu Station—the mixed baroque-style architecture was built in 1913.
Xingcheng Station—located near the Taroko Gorge in eastern Taiwan, the station looks modern and artistic.
Waiao Station—the station in northeastern Taiwan is set against a beautiful natural environment between sandy and rocky shores.
Yilan Station—looks straight from famous local artist Jimmy Liao’s color painting, the station has a giant giraffe statue in front of the station.
South Shulin Station—adjacent to the TRA Shulin depot, passengers can watch the home of trains at close range from the station.