Northern city-Taipei-The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial
The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is located in downtown Taipei across from the National Central
Library. The 70-meter-high hall is built in a traditional Chinese style. The blue and white colors of the facade represent the sky and sun, symbolizing freedom and equality. The main archway leading to the hall is 30 meters high and 80 meters wide, and looms majestically over Chungshan South Road. The hall is surrounded by 122 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens and ponds.«Ø¿v¥H¥Õ¦â¤j²z¥Û¬°¥DÅé,«Î³»¬ÛµÛÂÅ¦â¯[¼þ¥Ë,Å¨µÛ°ó«eªº¬õ¦âªá¾Â,ºc¦¨¤@´T«C¤Ñ¥Õ¤éº¡¦a¬õªººX¼m,¬ö©À°ó¤¤¶¡Â\µÛ½±¤½ªº»É¹³.
Address: 21 Chungshan S. Rd., Taipei
Bali in Taipei
Cycling in Taipei...
There are few places Taipeians go on the weekends: Danshui, Yangmingshan, Bali, and Jiofen. Thanks to MRT Danshui line, a small township across river find its on way to prosperity after being silent for centries, and it is Bali. (Ba1 Li3) This place is famous for its local snack like fish ball, plum juice, fried calamary and so on. Take a ferry from Danshui Quay and pay NT40, you can enjoy your trip here. This is one of few places where you can cycle near Taipei. Roads are flat, scenery is good, alongside the road, there are also a lot of activities to do, such as paint ball. Or ypu can make a short trip to Shi-san-hang Anthropology Museum.
Take MRT to Danshiu Station, the terminal station, take a ferry, within an hour, you are there from downtown Taipei.
Choose Your Place Carefully in the Zone
"The Zone" in Taipei has a lot of bars where you can drop a lot of money very quickly. Many of the bars are the type where you will be joined by hostesses as soon as you sit dow. The job of these women is to pour your beer, play jenga with you and generally engage in small talk and faux-flattery. Of course, eventually they will be persuading you to buy them drinks too and before you know it you'll walk out of there having spent a lot more money than you expected. Many people assume these women are prostitutes -- they are not. But they are good business people and they will say what you want to hear in order to get you to but that one extra drink for them!
That's why, in "The Zone" I recommend Malibu West. It is the best place you can go without all the hassle. You can drink with your friends or play without any univited (read:expensive) company.
The Taipei MRT system is the most efficient tranportation to go around Taipei. Most of the attractions in the city can be reached by one of eight MRT routes. Trains are frequent and they always arrive on schedule. Note that you are not allowed to drink or eat on a train, or you will be fined for 5000 NT. For foreigners, there is no problem using the service as all the signs have English translation, and the announcements for the incoming station also have the English version.
Supreme Dong Po Rou
Ji Pin Xuan is a restaurant of Shanghai cuisine.
The speciality of this restaurant is Dong Po Rou ( very soft pork simmered for hours in the soup of sweet soy sause ). Make a hamburger with Chinese bun and this soft pork. When you bite it, you will be surprised how fast the fat and the meat melts away. I think Dong Po Rou served at this restaurant can be said the best Dong Po Rou in the world. So you should try this.
Suan La Tang (Thick hot and sour soup with several kinds of mashroom, tofu, bamboo shoot, etc. ).
Onion Pie goes well with beer.