The northern city-Taipei-The National Theater
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The National Theater, located at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in downtown Taipei
Bus: Take bus 15, 18, 37, 106, 208, 236, 248, 251, 252, 261, 291 to CKS Memorial Hall, or 0 E, Hsinyi Line, 20, 22, 38, 204, 209, 249, 263, 270, 294, or S 3 to the intersection of Linsen S. Rd.
Chiufen was once a gold mining center and was referred to as Little Shanghai for its prosperity and colorful night life. In 1890, someone struck gold near Chiufen. The poor village with only nine families soon attracted prospectors of 4,000 families. However, with the decline of gold mining activities, Chiufen fades. Situated in mountains and face the ocean, Chiufen is a village with magnificent view of natural beauty which attracts several movie directors to shoot here. The movie “The Sad City” won the first prize in Venice Film Festival and thus awakened people's memory of Chiufen. Now, there are many unique teahouses and snack shops in Chiufen. These teahouses are best stops during visit to this mountain village.
The Historic Commercial District of Chiufen consists of a series of stores and restaurants running along Jishan and Shuchi Streets, which are built into the side of the coastal hills. The area is known for its collection of historic businesses, eateries, and teahouses, allowing visitors to relive the past while sampling local specialties and purchasing handicrafts and other knick-knacks. The area also provides spectacular views of the harbor and the Pacific Ocean below.
To get to Chiufen, take a guided tour from Taipei. If you are an independent traveller and can speak and read Chinese, take the train north to Ruifang Station. From Ruifang take the Keelung Transit bus from the bus stops in front of the train station to Chiufen. The bus trip is roughly 15 minutes. Alternatively, take the Chiufen bus from the Adventist Hospital bus stop on Bade Road, east of the intersection with Fuxing Road.
magnificiant night city
it may be not very special for people who lives in busy city like Hong Kong. But what catches people attention will be the low price food and drink and other expenses. especially the food there is really nice and many food stalls lies along the street with different kind of food for your preference. sometimes you can go to some shops and have a look, may be you can get something from there :)
The subway system in Taipei is known as the Metro and there are 4 main routes around the Taipei area which is clearly marked by colors of BLUE, RED, BROWN and GREEN.
It covers the main visitors district (and is pretty easy to get around as well) but do remember that once you are out of the train lines - there are no distinctive routes to show you where you are - and signboard indicators to the next train station is limited so mark your area and remember how to get back to your station.
Sichuan Wuchaoshoh (四川吳抄手) is a relatively popular Taipei restaurant serving spicy Sichuan food. The restaurant is famous for its chaoshoh, a wonton-like dumpling. Chaoshoh are served in a spicy soup, and this is one of the best known restaurants in Taipei for eating chaoshoh. But I didn't find this restaurant's chaoshoh to be quite as good as its mapo tofu. In general, the dishes here were okay, but not excellent; service is good, and prices aren't too unreasonable. The mapo tofu; it was a little on the spicy side and there was a bit too much pork, but it was still very good, with just the right amount of sauce.