The largest and most popular night market in the city. Join the locals and taste the amazing variety of Taiwanese snacks! The market comprises of a food court with 539 stalls offering traditional foods for reasonable prices. Taste various types of seafood, such as prawns, scallops or crabs, an oyster omelet or the famous stinky tofu. Refresh yourself with a juice or Taiwanese beer. The stalls usually open at dusk and close at midnight, so get here early to taste as many dishes as you can! The area is also surrounded by various shops and bars, it's definitely worth exploring as well.
A huge skyscraper in the shape of a bamboo. It used to be the highest building in the world between 2004 and 2010. Nowadays it is the tallest green building the world. The Observatory offers amazing 360-degree views and it is a must-see place for all who visit Taipei. It spreads over four floors, starting with Taipei 101 Mall situated on the 5th floor, where you take a high-speed elevator to the observatory. By the way, it takes only 37 seconds to get from the 5th floor to the 89th floor! There is an indoor observatory featuring a museum with information about the construction of the skyscraper and the outdoor observatory accessible by stairs.
It is said that there are people who "Eat to Live" and those who "Live to Eat". People in Taiwan fall into the second category. And if you visit the Raohe Market, you will see why. This bustling street night market is packed with food stalls where you can sample a variety of the local food. You can start with delicious Xiao Long Bao Dumplings, then taste some of the seafood specialties and finish with the popular shaved ice dessert called Bao Bing. Don’t forget to try the refreshing Bubble Tea. There are usually no chairs to sit on next to the stalls, but plenty of food is served on a stick, so you can eat while walking towards the next food adventure.
The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a national monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. It is located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan. The monument, surrounded by a park, stands at the east end of Liberty Square. The structure is framed on the north and south by the National Theater and National Concert Hall.
Lungshan Temple of Manka is a Buddhist temple in Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan. The temple was built in Taipei in 1738 by settlers from Fujian during Qing rule in honor of Guanyin. It served as a place of worship and a gathering place for the Chinese settlers. In addition to its Buddhist elements, it includes halls and altars to Chinese deities such as Mazu and Guan Yu.
The National Palace Museum is located in Taipei and Taibao, Taiwan. It has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks, making it one of the largest of its type in the world. The collection encompasses 8,000 years of history of Chinese art from the Neolithic age to the modern. Most of the collection are high quality pieces collected by China's emperors. The National Palace Museum and the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing, mainland China, share the same roots. The National Beiping Palace Museum in Beiping split in two as a result of the Chinese Civil War, which divided China into the two entities of the Republic of China on the island of Taiwan and the People's Republic of China on the mainland respectively.
Maokong is located in Wenshan District of Taipei, Taiwan. The area used to be the biggest tea growing area of Taipei. There are many intertwining footpaths which have been used to transport tea. Now, it is a popular place for tea culture and viewing the night scenery of Taipei City.
Yangmingshan National Park is one of the nine national parks in Taiwan, located between Taipei and New Taipei City. The districts that house parts of the park grounds include Taipei's Beitou and Shilin Districts; and New Taipei's Wanli, Jinshan and Sanzhi Districts. The National Park is famous for its cherry blossoms, hot springs, sulfur deposits, fumaroles, venomous snakes, and hiking trails, including Taiwan's tallest dormant volcano, Seven Star Mountain.
The National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is a memorial to the Republic of China's National Father, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, and was completed in 1972. The total building area covers 29,464 square metres in an open space of 115,000 square metres. It contains displays of Sun's life and the revolution he led, and is also a multi-purpose social, educational and cultural center for the public.
The Taipei Confucius Temple is modeled after the original Confucius Temple in Qufu, Shandong Province of China. It is located on Dalong Street, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan. Among the Confucius temples in Taiwan, Taipei's is the only one adorned with southern Fujian-style ceramic adornments. At the main hall of the temple one can see a black plaque with gold lettering which was inscribed by Chiang Kai-shek that reads "Educate without Discrimination." Every year on September 28, a ceremony with traditional music and stylized dancing is held at the temple in honor of Confucius.
This is one of the ten largest zoos in the world. It's home to three giant pandas - kids will love this place. The largest zoo in Asia, with origins dating back to 1914. It has 8 outdoor and 6 indoor display areas such as the children's zoo, Formosan animal area, an Asian tropical rain forest area and an Antarctic penguin house.
If you're a shopping enthousiast, come and admire the largest commercial zone focusing on clothing in the country! You'll find approx. 1.000 stores selling especially different types of clothes, but also shoes, bags or jewelry. The ones consider this gigantic outlet a maze of alleys full of racks of clothes, for others it is a shopaholic heaven!
Hsing Tian Kong is a popular temple in Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. This temple is devoted to Guan Yu, the patron god of businessmen, and is relatively recent in origin. This temple is situated on a street corner near the center of the city. Sculptures of dragons feature prominently in this temple's design. It covers over 7,000 square meters.