The northern city-Taipei-National palace museum
Groups of 20 or more
1. Domestic Military and Police Students
2. Members of the Volunteer Firefighting and Civil Defense Force
3. Volunteers of Cultural Institutions with Work ID
4. Foreign and Domestic Students with Student ID
Free 1. Children Under School Age
2. Retired Civil Servants
3. Domestic Senior Citizens 65 or Older
4. The Handicapped and One Accompanying Person
5. Military or Police Student Groups (with Approval)
6. Higher Education Students and Teachers of the Fine Arts with Museum Visitor ID
7. Members of the R.O.C. Museum Association with ID
(Free admission received upon providing relevant ID)
Window on China
Window on China is the second largest miniaturization park in the world. My visit to this theme park reminded me very much of Madurodam in The Haague, Holland. The park showcases miniaturized landmarks and monuments in Taiwan and China including the Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall. There are also miniaturised models of other monuments in other continents like the Taj Mahal, Paris Opera House, Mount Rushmore, Statue of Liberty, The Pyramids of Giza, Leaning Tower of Pisa and others.
study all night long
if you can't sleep feeling like studying for someting free, you can simply come here. With the lastest design for the store, it's a very fashinable place for reading.
If you are tired, there is a cafe just near the bookstore, where you can order some drinks or snack even a meal.
Sometimes you can even see a local star in the book store. Anything good for a book store.
On the Train
The train is awsome. There are three types of train, but if you want to go to smaller towns in Taiwan you often don't have a choice. So I won't bother listing the three types. The earlier you can get your ticket, the better your chance of getting a seat. ( I went swimming once and had no seat for the two hour air conditioned ride home, frozen, sick and totally void of energy by the end of the ride)
Street vendors are a common sight in Taipei - when the weather gets colder, having a warm snack is like manna from heaven.
There is a variety of dumplings available from the vendors and this one contains meat fillings.
Price is NT$30 for 5 pieces.