If you are planning a trip to Taiwan for the first time, there are a number of areas that are worth the trip. Despite the beautiful, historic landscapes, these are my favorite trips to Taipei. Please feel free to use this as a form of Taipei travel guide for planning your Taipei vacation.
- Type 101
We begin our Taipei tour to Taipei 101. This is a museum located in the M & # 39; Xinyi province. In 2004, it was listed as the tallest building in the world at 1,671 square feet. It was a theme for six years until the Burj Khalifa in Dubai was completed by Taipei 101 in 2010. The monument has dignified stories and features a 91st floor opener such as the Kingdom State Building in New York City where you can see the beauty of the surrounding area.
Under the five-foot Taipei 101 is a high-end mall with high-end stores such as Burberry and Louis Vuitton. On the 88-page internal control, you can see a limited supply of 730 tons, mostly a ball that acts as a pendulum against the house shaking violently. Without this moisturizer, people on the upper floors can suffer from seizures because of the shaking of the house! Taipei 101 is an image of a city that can be seen on the outskirts of the city. Every New Year, Taipei 101 attracts tens of thousands of visitors to see its fireworks display.
- Purchase Purchase
If you are shopping, you cannot go wrong with Ximending. This is a m & # 39; s mall in the Wanhua district of Taipei and is known as the fashion capital of Taiwan. On weekends, Ximending streets remain closed to traffic and serve as a pedestrian outlet. The site is popular with all kinds of street performers and, because it is a slippery slope, you can catch the popular ones with a few foreign concerts, live music, and other events.
Ximending is very popular for "Theater Street" where there are several cinemas along the Wuchang Street. Historically, however, the most spectacular m & # 39; s arena is the Red House Theater built in 1908 where Japanese people lived and is still a theater with ordinary performances.
- Yangmingshan Nature Reserve
If I see the beauty and ambiance you expect when traveling, then I can't recommend Yangmingshan enough. It is the largest park in Taipei. Yangmingshan is great for multiple trips and has several trips that last all day or just a few hours. Popular excursions include the Seven Super Stars Group which can take you to the highest point in Taipei at 1120 meters (3600 feet) or see the waterfall along the Juansi Waterfall Trail.
Every Saturday until March, Yangmingshan is the site of the Yangmingshan Flower Festival where various flowers such as azaleas, camellias, and especially wildflowers reach bloom. On the evening of the festival, flowering trees shine. Guests can also have lunch and lunch at many restaurants such as The Top or Grass Mountain Chateau on the spectacular Taipei photos below.
Amidst the beautiful orchards and views of the city, Yangmingshan is a well-known place to love and love the whole town of Taipei. From April to May, when the calla flower blooms, you can choose your lily flowers for a few bucks on several flower farms.
Finally, do not miss Yangming Shuwu, also known as Yangming Villa, the charming center of Chiang Kai-shek's prime minister last summer. The houses and gardens of Yangming Villa are well cared for as they were by Mr. and Mrs. Chiang. The building is a traditional Chinese fourth-floor building, with reception rooms and offices on the first floor and the Chiang house on the second floor where the paintings and photographs are displayed. The garden is beautiful in the spring when the flowers are in bloom. Overall, it has been reported that several bushes have been planted into five groups – representing General Chiang's "5 star".
- National Palace Museum
Last but not least, we will find ourselves at the National Palace Museum which opened in 1965. If you love history, this is the place to stay! The National Palace Museum contains some 700,000 rare Chinese Imperial art and sculptures spanning 2000 years including Chinese art and art dating back to the Neolithic period, or better known as the "Stone Age".
The most popular item in its collection is Jadeite Cabbage. Photographed in the & # 39; s 19th century, it is a jadeite made from the shape of a Chinese cabbage head and is covered with locusts and grass drills. Legend has it that the sculpture is a metaphor for the fertile female, with the white stalk of the white cabbage, the green leaves of the cabbage symbolizing fertility, and the microbes.
- Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Monument
The other notable feature of our trip to experience Taiwan's history is the Chiang Kia-shek Memorial Hall. This is a national monument erected in honor of former Chinese President Chiang Kia-shek. The monument becomes the centerpiece and culture of Taipei. It is an attraction that tourists often experience. The pagoda memorial house has a museum and a museum on the ground floor.
The main building houses a large statue of Chiang Kai-shek, which serves as the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The monument and its surrounding Liberty Square are 60 acres and include many pools and garden areas. The monument contains two of Taipei's most iconic buildings, the National Theater and the National Concert Hall.
- Beitou Hot Springs and Public Library
My favorite place to go to Taiwan is a place called Beitou. Beitou is a mountainous region north of Taipei City and is best known for its hot springs and libraries. The & # 39; s seawater found in Beitou is famous for its healing properties. All wells and lodging companies have been found in Beitou offering fragrances, massages, and hydrotherapy. There are many places where visitors come by foot in the hot water stream. Be sure to visit the Springs Springs Museum. Constructed in 1913, it was the largest lodge in Asia. Today, the museum offers a glimpse into its baths and Beitou history.
Next, go to the public library in Beitou. The architectural style of the bar that adjoins Beitou Park. With its eco-friendly look and feel, the library is the first "green" building in Taiwan. The library was opened in 2006 and was designed to reduce the use of water and electricity. To do this, the architects used large windows to allow as natural light and the roof of the solar panels to provide the necessary electricity. Also, the library collects rain water for storage and uses to contaminate its toilets.
- Tamsui Fisherman & # 39; s Wharf
Our last stop is Tamsui. Tamsui is located northwest of Taipei and our favorite place was Fisherman & # 39; s Wharf. We also learned that not only are the restaurants featuring the fisherman & # 39; s Wharf boardwalk the only available fresh & # 39; water available, it also offers spectacular sunset views. Fisherman & # 39; s Wharf still operates as a fishing harbor for the area and is proud to provide a port for 150 vessels! Our favorite hike is across the "Lover & # 39; s Bridge" pedestrian crossing, so named because it opened on Valentine's Day 2003.
Its architecture resembles a cruise liner. The walk was about 3 minutes across the bridge, with the sun shining brightly. Lover Bridge is also a great place to hold the annual fireworks show and concert the city hosts each year to celebrate China's Valentine's Day (which takes place in August rather than 14 Monday). Another way to experience Tamsui is to take the ferry to Tamsui Ferry Pier and descend to Fisherman & # 39; s Wharf. The train is an inexpensive way to see the danger along the Tamsui River. A one-way flight costs only $ 2 USD and takes only 15 minutes.
Although our vacation in Taiwan seems to be ending because of the eye, it was amazing! Although there is plenty to see, we feel like we have traveled a lot in Taipei. I believe your journey may be informative and unrelated to ours.