For SALE!!!! Department stores!
Every year, there are several periods for go shopping in department stores !
1. the end of year and Chinese New Year
2. 520 (Mothers' Day)
3. 1025 (lasting for about 2 weeks)
During these periods, we can enjoy much lower prices and if you wanna buy make-up, these are also good time~
What!? Cuture TIPS? This is it,isn't it? ;P
Buddhist temples, shrines, and...
Buddhist temples, shrines, and monasteries are perched on the cool, verdant hills of Lion's Head Mountain. Many of the temples are set into shallow caves that dot the slopes and, for a contribution, several of them offer vegetarian meals and simple rooms for the night. About 1500 steps lead from the old stone arch at the entrance up to Moon Viewing Pavilion on the top, or 'head', then a path leads down through flower scented forests and bamboo groves to Lion's Tail. Lion’s Head Mountain is about 90 minutes by bus south of Taipei, midway to Taichung.
Besides Nightmarkets, there...
Besides Nightmarkets, there are still some fun places to go at night here. You could go to BrownSugar to hear Jazzmusic, go to Kiss to dance, go to YangMingShan to watch the night scenes from mountain, go to see a midnight movie, or just go to 7-11 to have a hot soup, snacks..
Well, I know it might be special in Taiwan that we close stores pretty late, around 10 or 10.30 pm. So you don't have to worry what if you want to eat food at night, just go out, and find a convenient store just in the corner. 7-11, other convenient stores are VERY popular here, almost EVERY alley has one, and they are all 24 hours, great, huh?
Eat at the Grand Hotel
If you're in Taipei on a budget, you may not be able to afford to stay in the Grand Hotel, but you should at least take the opportunity to eat there. The Grand Hotel has many excellent restaurants, specializing in different varieties of Chinese cuisine. In fact, you can take a culinary tour of mainland China without ever leaving the hotel grounds.
Before you select a restaurant, make sure you take the opportunity to walk around and admire the architecture and gardens of the hotel. Then chose a place to eat and enjoy some excellent Chinese food.
If you are a fan of Ang Lee's movies, you should see one of his first films: "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman". Not only is it a great comedy, but the main character is a chef in the kitchen at the Grand Hotel.
Black pepper bun
Loosely translated as "black pepper biscult" this is a baked bun with meat, spring onions and pepper as stuffings. If you do not like the strong smell of pepper, you might want to give this bun a miss.