Taiwan Things to Do

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    Very local and old town at night
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    3 giant buddhas at main shrine
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Taiwan Things to Do

  • Taipei 101

    4 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    We visited Taipei 101 building in a weekday evening. It was rather quiet with less crowd not only outside the building but also inside during our visit. Taipei 101 is the tallest architectural building in Taiwan. It ranks 5th tallest building in the world in 2014 after Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, Makkah Royal Clock Tower...

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  • Beitou Hot Springs

    Taipei Things to Do

    The Beitou hot springs are easily reached form central Taipei by the very efficient metro. Take a train to Beitou (on the Danshui line), change trains for a shuttle to Xinbeitou. First visit the Hot Springs Museum in the old Japanese Bathhouse (free, with complimentary slippers), with tatami rooms upstairs and the old bathhouse (like a roman bath)...

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  • Dan Shui

    Taipei Things to Do

    You can catch a ferry to Tamsui Fisherman's wharf. If you arrive there in the evening, you will see the Love Bridge with rainbow colors. The Love Bridge is the landmark of Tamsui Fisherman's wharf. If you cross the bridge, you will see magnificent views of the harbor and private yachts in the bay. If you don't want to take a ferry back to the...

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  • Night Markets

    Taipei Things to Do

    There are large numbers of night markets in Taipei which are well worth a visit, because they sell very reasonably priced goods. They also have some interesting snack stalls. Most of the night markets are very crowded. We enjoyed our visit to Shi lin Night Market and made quite a few purchases there. Snake Alley behind Longshan Temple is also...

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  • Chiang Kai Shek - CKS Memorial

    4 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    The changing of the Guards takes place every hour between 9:00 to 17:00 at the 4th Floor Bronze Statue Hall. There are a total of two guards on duty in front of Chiang Kai-shek statue every day. The guards on duty can't have any body movement while standing firm beside the statue to show respect to their leader in the national memorial hall. The...

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  • National Palace Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    You can experience the actual imperial palace in The Forbidden City of Beijing in the mainland China and see the largest collection of the Chinese Imperial artifacts and artworks, including ceramics, bronzes, jade, sculptures and calligraphy, in Taipei Taiwan. The most frequently asked questions on the topic is why are the most valuable artifacts...

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  • Longshan Temple

    Taipei Things to Do

    Longshan Temple was built in 1738 by Fujianese immigrants as a branch of the original Longshan Temple in Fujian Province. The temple faces south, with a hall to the front and back and a central hall surrounded by protective dragons. There are two bronze dragon pillars in the front hall and four dragon pillars of the central hall. The plafond and...

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  • Jiu Fen

    Taipei Things to Do

    The views in Jiufen in beautifully with the sea and mountain. It really depends on the weather you have during your visit. You can catch a great photo of the scenery here if it is a clear sunny day. If you could not find the observatory is fine cause you will see the views almost everywhere along the main road 102 of Jiufen.

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  • Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

    4 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    The Changing of Guards ceremony is held every hour between 9:00 to 17:00. The army, navy, and the air force take turns serving every 4 months. It is the most popular thing to see in this National Memorial Hall. Don't miss!

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  • Martyr's Shrine

    4 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    A major attraction at the Taipei Martyrs' Shrine is the hourly ceremony for the changing of the honor guard in front of the main gate. This happens daily between 09:00 am and 05:00 pm, with the exception of certain public holidays.

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  • Ximending

    4 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    The Red House is one of the landmark buildings of Taipei. It was first built in 1908 as a public market to local communities. The building was designed by a Japanese western-styled architect, Kondo Juro. The main entrance of the Red House has octagonal shape building like an eight trigrams (Bagua) and remaining structures are in cruciform shape....

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  • Fisherman's Wharf

    Taipei Things to Do

    Located at the mouth of the Danshui River is Fisherman's Wharf. Completed in 2003, Fisherman's Wharf is a popular recreation area with riverfront shops, eateries and cafes. There is a marina where you can take a boat cruise on the Danshui River, passing by historical monuments along the way. A white suspension bridge, the Lovers Bridge, sets a...

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  • Yang Ming Shan

    Taipei Things to Do

    First let us tell u how to get there in many ways. Bus 260 get these from ZHENGZHOU Road(this road directly is behind the Taipei Main Railroad Station)It comes almost every 10-15 mins. stay on the bus till the last stop.This park is somewhere in the northen part of Beitou.To these day these place is called the "GRASS MT.", they say it's covered...

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  • Presidential Building

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    The Presidential Office Building is truly remarkable in the city of Taipei. It is the president's office and also opened to the public to learn the history of the building, the former governor's-general, the presidents of Taiwan, and the country with free in-house tour guide. Don't miss! It was first built in 1919 as the Governor-General's Office...

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  • Yangmingshan National Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    Every year, around Feb or Mar, there will be a flower festival lasting one month at Yangmingshan. A lot of people go there to view the sakura (cherry blossoms), especially on the weekends, so if you're there, try for a weekday where your photos will include more scenery and less people. There's actually alot to see, but we only went to Yangmingshan...

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  • Yeliu

    Taipei Things to Do

    Yehliu Geopark is one of the famous national parks in Taiwan. It is located in Wanli, New Taipei City with a 1,700 meter long cape. Due to a different formation of limestone of different shapes and the beautiful seascape, it becomes one of the famous attractions not only among the Taiwanese but tourists worldwide. You can see more than 180 rocks...

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  • Miniature Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    Spending a few hours at the 袖珍博物館 Miniature Museum of Taiwan brought out the kid in me. Entering the room i was welcomed by a huge dollhouse and best of all it's fully furnished! The Rose Mansion is the museum's famed collection. Aside from that look out for one of the world's smallest tv. The devotion to...

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  • Wulai

    Taipei Things to Do

    Wulai is a famous mountain village in Taiwan. Residents are most aboriginal people (Tai Ya Tribe). There are high mountains along the intersection of Nanshi Creek and Tunho Creek. The high mountains and running rivers form beautiful scenery. The place is famous for hot springs, trail train, waterfalls and Yushian Amusement Park. It is said that...

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  • Chinese Culture

    Taipei Things to Do

    The Sanxia Old Street (also called Minquan Street) is considered to be one of the longest and most beautiful old streets it Taiwan. Just to give you some explanation, the term "old street" is used for a place (street, or just a section) with interesting and well preserved culture and architecture. In the Sanxia Old Street, each building is somewhat...

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  • 228 Peace Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    The centre piece of the park is the Taipei 228 Monument, officially opened on 28 February 1995. The monument itself comprises several parts including a sphere through which passes the Tropic of Cancer. In the centre, underneath the tower, is a rectangular jade tube into which are engraved the names of the victims of the 228 Incident A stone...

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  • Ferris Wheel

    Taipei Things to Do

    Taiwan's largest Ferris wheel. It was constructed on reclaimed land along the Keelung River. Located on the Miramar's 5th floor, the 100m by 70m, 48 by 6-persons compartment Ferris wheel has already been ridden by 50,000 people. Level 1 to 5 is all about shopping. Not too different from our malls. However, its uniqueness is the huge ferris wheel...

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  • Zoo

    Taipei Things to Do

    We visited Taipei Zoo mainly in order to see their giant pandas. The zoo is very easy to reach. Take the Muzha line of the Taipei MRT to the last stop - Taipei Zoo. Entrance to the zoo was very cheap at only 60 Taiwanese dollars. We went on a weekday which I would recommend as I think the zoo would be very busy at weekends. We could visit the...

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  • Jin Gua Shi Old Mines

    Taipei Things to Do

    Visiting the Four-Joined Japanese-Style Residences is to experience the remaining Japanese living art and the unique architectural Japanese building. It was a dormitory for high level Japanese company employees. The existing space has been turned into a display and living art experience space. You need to wait for your turn to enter the building...

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  • Tamsui

    Taipei Things to Do

    A historic fort, fresh seafood, and beautiful sunsets make the quaint seaside town of Tamsui a popular day trip from Taipei. Old-fashioned shops along the main road give visitors a feel for the town's history. Oxford College and the Mackay Hospital, which were built in the late 1800s by Western missionaries, remain to this day. Fort San Domingo,...

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  • Lantern Festival

    Taipei Things to Do

    Sky Lantern is a traditional activity in Pingxi area, Shifen being one of the most famous locations for tourists. Many believe that writing wishes on a lantern and release it to the sky will bring hopeful wishes! First, you need to buy a lantern in one of the shops in town. It costs NT$100 for a white lantern, and NT$150 for multicolor lantern....

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  • Confucius Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    The Confucius Temple of Taipei can be traced its origins back to 1875 when the Qing court established in Taipei as a prefecture city for Northern Taiwan. In 1879, construction began in Taipei City, including the literary and martial temples which were to be built inside the southern gate of the city. Both temples faced south, with the Literary...

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  • Mao Kong

    Taipei Things to Do

    Mao Kong (Cat Sky) area is known for producing good Taiwanise tea. There are tens of cafeterias dotted on the roads on the mountainside and Mao Kong is a very popular spot among young Taipei people. Since the cafeterias are on the mountainside, from there I could enjoy a nice view of the mountain and the city of Taipei. Especially the night view of...

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  • Fort San Domingo

    Taipei Things to Do

    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 place to have a look at. Recommended.

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  • Tam Shiu

    Taipei Things to Do

    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 sit in a nice restaurant with a view of the water at sunset and in the evening. Watch as the ferries take the crowds across the river. Marvel as the...

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  • Shin Kong Life Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    The Shin-Kong Life Insurance Building (Shin-Kong Life Tower) (新光大樓) was the tallest building in Taipei before the construction of Taipei 101, but has now become the second tallest building in the city and third tallest in Taiwan. It is 245 meters tall with 51 floors, and is easily seen from much of the city. The...

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  • The Grand Hotel

    Taipei Things to Do

    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 treat, even just for two luxurious nights. It is absolutely so relaxing and elegant. The next photo is the National Museum of History.This National...

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  • Botanical Gardens

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    A beautiful oasis in Taipei's funky west side, this park has greenhouses featuring a vast variety of lush plants, literature- and Chinese-zodiac-themed gardens and a marvellous lotus pond. More than 2000 species have been collected and displayed here in addition to the plentiful living plants It is worth of visiting, walking along the path you'll...

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  • National Theatre

    3 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    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 is accesed on on side by a massive gate.

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  • Shopping

    Taipei Things to Do

    The Living Mall Located in Bade Road, Section 4 ( Pateh Road and Tungshing Street) it is I believe, one of the biggest shopping centres in Taipei City. I understand that it offers 1.66 million square feet of space with products and services offered by close to 1,000 enterprises. As one enters the shopping Centre, the globe engulfed us. One could...

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  • Hell Valley

    4 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    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 volcano. Please do not attempt to get in contact with the water as the temperature of the water is above 90 degree celcius.

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  • Bao An Temple and Park

    Taipei Things to Do

    This temple is one of the few temples in Taipei.One of the city's leading religious sites. Located across the street from the Confucius Temple, this Taoist temple is dedicated to the god of medicine. Built in 1830, it has quite a fascinating history

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  • Hsingtien Temple

    Taipei Things to Do

    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 Merchants, Kuan Kung.

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  • Lin Family Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    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, cottages, bridges, artificial mountains, and placid pools, and offers views of distant mountains.

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  • National Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    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 ritual wine vessel used by the Duke of Chao. Early Western Chou Dynasty, ca 11-10 Century BCE.' The many glories in the National Museum are not to be...

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  • Chiang Kai Shek Statue

    Taipei Things to Do

    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 respect.

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  • Jade Market

    Taipei Things to Do

    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 isles of jade ...lots of bargaining and wonderful for gifts. The display tables that line both sides of the market are arranged with bracelets, rings,...

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  • Fine Arts Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    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 way to get their is a little convoluted but the way is well marked.

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  • National Concert Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Taipei Things to Do

    The buildings are very impressive, and with beautifully finished roof, the pillar are in red painted as well. Easy to visit the place CKS is just in the same area spent about more than an hour in the area for a photo shot or just relaxing and wait the time goes by

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  • sight seeing at CKS Memorial Park,...

    Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park (中正纪念公园), covering over 240,000 square metres in Zhongzheng District. A Boulevard of Homage, bordered by manicured bushes, connected the main hall with the square. The Memorial Hall is white with four sides. The octagonal roof rises 76 metres (249 ft) above the ground and is...

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  • Rui Feng Night Market

    Rui Feng Night Market (in Sanmin) is another one of those night markets that populates Taiwan. The place is mainly food stalls with a small variety of other stalls selling other products and accessories.

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