Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a modern metropolis with Japanese colonial lanes, busy shopping streets and contemporary buildings. Taipei is also known for its lively street-food scene and many night markets.
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Route 1: Longshan Temple → Ximending → Q Square → Museum of Contemporary Art → Shandao Temple → Huashan 1914 Creative Park → Liberty Square → Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Route 2: Tamsui Station → Tamsui Old Town Market → Chongjian Street → Fort San Domingo → Tamsui Customs Wharf → Lover’s Bridge → Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf
Route 3: Songshan Cultural and Creative Park → Zhongshan Park → Xiangti Avenue Plaza → Taipei 101 → Xiangshan Trial (Elephant Mountain)
*It is recommended to use public transportation to get to places such as Shifen, Jiufen, from city centre to Tamsui and Beitou district.
Ximending, the “Harajuku” of Taipei, is a shopping district with a massive variety of fashion clothing shops, eclectic restaurants, clubs, and bars.
The Taipei 101 is formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center. This building was officially classified as the world’s tallest from its opening in 2004 until the 2010 completion of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE.
Xiangshan (Elephant Mountain) is a mountain in Xinyi District, 183m high and has a hiking trail about 1.5km long. The Taipei 101 can be seen from the trail.
The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a famous national monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China.
The Longshan Temple is most well-known temple in Taiwan. Many single locals come to pray to the God in the hopes that their true love will marry them and stay with them forever.
The Huashan 1914 Creative Park opened in 1916 as Taihoku Winery during Japanese rule. It is now a multi-purpose park in Zhongzheng District.
Shilin Night Market is one of the largest and most popular night markets in Taiwan with regard to food, and also one of the most popular points of Taipei’s night life among visitors.
Fort San Domingo is an historic fortress in Tamsui District. It was originally a wooden fort built in 1628 by the Spanish Empire.
One of the most famous locations in Taiwan, the Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf is well known for its beautiful sunsets, seafood and the party boats.
Shifen Old Street is a bustling hub for those eager to get a glimpse of an old railroad town. Originally built to transport coal, the Shifen Old Street stop has now become one of the most popular on the Pingxi rail-line.
Shifen Waterfall, a 40 metre tall waterfall that creates a rainbow as it splashes into the lake, widely regarded as the most scenic in all of Taiwan.
Beitou is a mountainous district in the north of Taipei City – known for its hot springs and natural green spaces. The Beitou Hot Spring Park is home to open-air hot springs of varying temperatures.
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