It's located in the Wanli Hsiang, is a cape of which Datun mountain extended its range into the sea, owing to the efflorescence of rocks, erosion of sea waves and the rise of the crust, which formed... more
Ride the MRT down to Tam Shui and you have a world of opportunity awaiting you. Just get through the crowds! There are so many food vendors and interesting stores in the area, and its a great place to... more
Kung Guan is a school area with National Taiwan University campus inside.
You can do shopping or just walking around NTU campus or you can take a look of the market nearby. Norwegian's Wood is a good... more
This park commerates the massacre on February 28th, 1947 that began the long period of Marshall law in Taiwan. Today the park has a museum about the incident and also houses the National Taiwan Museum more
The Confucius Temple is a large temple complex dedicated to Confucius. It sits in a quiet residential area on the northern edge of downtown. This temple has several beautiful buildings, large trees,... more
After your hot spring session, why not drop by hell valley? Take a look at the source of your hot spring water. The hell valley is actually a sunken deep valley formed prior to an erruption of a... more
This huge series of Monuments is a testament to the Megamania of dictator Chaing Kai-shek. The centerpiece is the CKS hall which is flanked by the National Theatre and National Concert hall. The park... more
Out at Danshui, at the end of the MRT line is and Santo Domingo Fort.
Entry is $NT60, and it's the site of an old Spanish fort, as well as the former British Consulate.
It's quite an interesting... more
This is the most spectacular temple I visited in Taipei. Full of worshipers, smoke, and fruit, this temple is amazing. The temple was constructed in 1967, and it was built in honor of God of War and... more
The first photo was taken at the main entrance of the hotel. Everything or most predominent colour at the Grand Hotel is "RED" which is outstanding! This is the Grand Hotel of Taipei. It was quite a... more
When the Nationalist (Kuomintang) government fled the mainland in 1949, it brought to Taiwan many of China's greatest art treasures and most important antiquities.
This is one of them: 'Chao Yu... more
CKS Memorial Hall has become a landmark of Taipei City. On the first floor of the building, a sitting statue of Mr. Chiang Kai-shek is installed in the memorial hall for the public to pay their... more
The Lin Family Garden is Taiwan's best example of Pre-Republican Chinese architecture and gardens. Originally a Fujian merchant's houses, the garden is landscaped with exquisite pavilions, towers,... more
Most of the Museum is dedicated to temporary exhbits by Taiwanese artists but a small permanent collection is upstairs. Great way to spend an rainy morning or afternoon. Due to construction (2009) the... more
In Launar calender, January 15th is the day Lantern Festival, which means the end of New Year traditionally. The Taipei City Government holds festival of lanterns during this days. It's also one of... more
GinGuaShi was one of the gold mine in Taiwan anout 100 years ago. Now it represents the properity of old days...
Here you can see Crown Prince Hotel since Taiwan was a colony of Japan. And you can... more
The Holiday Jade Market is open Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 6PM. This is one of the largest jade markets in all of Asia. There are nearly 600 stands . It is a really fun place t go , with isles and... more
I was standing outside the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial and was suddenly surrounded by school children who wanted to chat to me and have their photograph taken, My dad captured this picture, a moment I... more
Situated in the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center is comprised of two buildings – the National Theater and the National Concert Hall.
The National Concert... more
Though I've been to Taiwan a couple of times already, this was the first time I really explored Taipei. I was very pleasently surprised by the city and its people.
Taipei is the largest city (as well...
Taipei is not one of the most attractive cities you will find in Asia but it has a certain character about it that I liked. It was not as easy to get around in as say Singapore or Hong Kong, but if......
We spent 9 days venturing in Taiwan last winter. 9 days certainly weren't enough, as we only covered Taipei, Taipei County, Keelung, and Taroko Gorge in Hualien County, which is a national park famous...