Taipei 101 is the tallest building in the world, with a mass of shops on the lower floors, incorporating many top brands under the LVMH group, such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Celine, etc. The fourth floor houses the Page One bookstore from Singapore, with the highest-roofed coffee house in Taipei and many fine restaurants. The food court on the lower ground floor serves rather good food.
For me this is the best egg roll in Taiwan :P
A tasty flavor you never forget. Serena Egg Rolls have been a market-leading snacks over 30 years. Their delicious flavor won the Best Golden Award from World Product Expo. We insist on adding no water in our Egg Rolls so that they taste more pure than others in the market. This product also gained its GMP Quality Standard in 1996.
What to buy: Almost every supermarket or grocery store you can find "Serena Egg Roll"!
What to pay: $1 USD for 1 pack.
Dried cuttlefish in an assortment of flavours (pepper, wasabi, chilli, salted, sweet) are good snacks you can buy when you visit seaside towns such as Yeliu. The texture is chewy and taste slightly pungent but it's a popular snack many Asians are accustomed to.
What to pay: Taiwanese are generally honest so buy some to snack on if you feel the price is acceptable.
You can't walk in Taipei for more than a minute without spotting a 7/11 or one of it's many rivals on the street. Taiwan has athe highest density for 7/11's in the world, sometimes they will even face each other across a street. Inside you can find hotdogs, but more prominently displayed are the local tea eggs and steamed buns.
Ximen has a huge number of clothing stores, eating opportunities and some mini gaming arcades to enjoy and browse through. It's usually very crowded with student types, but after 9-10pm it is very quiet, if you want to drink here you should go to the red house.
This is a wholesaler area of 80% women's fashion clothing and 20% guys' clothes. Walk here from Houshanpi mrt station (10min), but don't come here on Mon as that's the day when wholesalers sell to storesowners only. Although prices here are on average cheaper than say Ximending, the fashion at Ximending is slightly different and better quality? I don't know, but that's my experience. I ended up buying alot more unique stuff from Ximending than Wufenpu. But it's really a place for young adults and teens to buy trendy cheap cfashion clothes. Prices range from NT 200 to NT800.
Eslite bookstore was established in 1989. The first shop was located in Taipei City, Da-an District, Dunhua South Road, with a focus and emphasis on art- and humanity-related books. Since then, the company has expanded and set up more shops, and now includes a wider selection of books. Eslite also expanded into retail, and opened up Eslite Mall. Eslite Bookstore was also the first to set up a 24-hour bookstore in Taiwan at its Dunhua store, which attracts a lot of those who enjoy night-life but want to spend their time in a bookstore.
What to buy: Books of course! Most of the books are Chinese books but there is also a good selection of English books. Only the second level of the Dunhua shop is open 24 hours. The other 3 levels are open during normal shopping hours.
When it comes to the lastest trends, ximending is the place to be. This is the place for the young and trendy. If you're looking for the trendiest clothings, shoes or accessories shop at ximending. Please remeber to compare prices and bargin. Some shop jack up their prices.
A very diffferent sort of architecture, it's nice to visit this mall at nightime, as when the building is lit up, it's looks amazing, like a gigantic ball.
There's shopping, cinema and a food mall inside.
Taipei City Mall has various shopping sections, clothing, jewrly, antique, game, computer, food etc. You should not miss traditional clothing department. There are various choices. The prices are acceptable and you can bargain as well.
Stores are opened from late afternoon till midnight. There are many areas in this market, which classified according to its origins, eg. Korea fashion, Japan Fashion, etc
What to buy: Women's heaven
What to pay: Shop until you drop..................
If you are looking for a bookstore which has more collection of the English books in the market. Then you probably have to stop by Pageone. Most foreigners go there to shop for books. They sometimes have sales on the popular books too.
What to buy: English books.
Great service and plenty of nice aquariums. We've just got us a nice aquarium yesterday. It's a salt-water tank. Very nice one. They set everything up for us without charging us.
If you r not interested in buying any, it's fun to visit this little shop too. It's got a very unique architecture. Just look at the picture. Doesn't it make you feel like you r in the boat?!
Great shopping mall. It's one of the most popular tourist spot. You can find almost everything and also from low price shops to high standard shops, they are all in the same mall. They also have a nice bookstore there. Most people loves shopping for books there. Among the foreigners, they have a great opinion on it.
It's near another shopping centre, and within 5 mins walk, you can go see a movie if you want.
The Miramar Entertainment Park is a new-age shopping and entertainment complex .b
The most striking feature of this park, is a 95-meter-high, 70-meter-in-diameter Ferris wheel that light up at night to add a strong touch of romance to the Taipei skyline
What to buy: Lots
What to pay: Ticket Price for Ferris Wheel: