Taipei – fun city of Taiwan

If you are looking for special “mix” of Asian city culture, entertainment, good food, polite people and with a little bit of real original nature – I can recommend Taipei – modern city (over 2.6mil. inhabitants) with busy shopping streets, contemporary architecture buildings or elegant Japanese colonial lanes and famous lovely street-food night markets. Taipei is capital city of Taiwan. Taiwan is the small island with beautiful and unique nature including 9 national parks there are various ways to discover the beauty of Taiwan. The famous are a wild mountains or hot spring. I have to say – simply about Taipei – it is culture, historical and culinary highlights in Taiwan.

 Here is MY TOP MUST SEE IT:

  • NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM – here you can discover largest collection of Chinese art crafts and historical documents (1925).
  • TAIPEI 101 – (2003) one of the tallest skyscraper in the world – original architectural buildings with observations Decks and Towers, offices and amazing shopping mall inside! You can stay here all day and never no bored.
  • CHIANG KAI-SHEK MEMORIAL – is impressive National Monument and popular attraction in the heart of City. You could not miss this place!
  • MENGJIA LONGSHAN TEMPLE – (1738) is well-known and popular temple of the Chinese folk religion with classical architecture close to HUASHI Night Market.
  • ELEPHANT MOUNTAINS – if you want to see amazing views and make spectacular photos of Taipei City and especially an iconic Taipei 101 building you have to go there! I did it and it was unforgettable experience. Easy walk but expect 20min to the “TOP AREA”.
  • BEITOU HOT SPRING – is nice day trip from the City. Here is one of the largest concentrations of hot springs and spas in the world!

Other interesting places are also Taipei Confucius Temple, Grand Hotel Taipei, and my favorite TIP is MAOKONG GONDOLA!!! But you really need good weather. It is good trip for seeing nice scenery of nature. I visited Tea Museum on the top and it was so interesting – one of the popular local product is TEA and do not forget buy some good quality tea – for example I like Pekoe Oolong.

A FEW WORDS ABOUT FOOD – it is the major role in Taiwanese culture. In fact it is island but good destination FOR FOOD LOVERS! There are so many great places in Taipei with superlative quality of the food! You can eat everything what you like it from cheapest night market places to Michelin stared chefs restaurants. Delicious Din Tai Fung in 101 building or noodle shops street – Ta Yuan and RAOHE street with Night market with enormous variety of typical local snacks. Famous are oysters omelets, fried rice noodles or rice tube pudding…

I am now drinking my cup of tea back at home (Pekoe Oolong) and truly can not believe what an unforgettable spring week I just spent in this fantastic cool city. I enjoyed every minute of it!

71 Comments

    1. Kamila Pala

      Yes, Joy, it is very special destination in this part of Asia…close to HK or Thailand…but in this island is no many tourists but it is safe and clean with beaches and mountains – that great combination if you looking for some special… 🙂 Nice rest of weekend! bye. Kamila

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    1. Kamila Pala

      Thank you, Sue, and pleased you liked my small trip to Taiwan 🙂 and you are really good observe – the bridge was so special in this area…morning in down town and afternoon in the real nature…it was gondola trip 🙂 Have a nice week. Kamila

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  1. Dalo 2013

    You paint the perfect picture of Taipei ~ it is like a treasure chest, something special that no other Chinese city has…a wonderful look and feel you give with your photos and words. It is so wonderful to be able to come to you and enjoy a new place and feel. Wishing you a great week ahead.

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  2. Fly With Shaunak

    Hey Kamila, shall I say thanks for this wonderful post 🙂 I admit I came back a little late to read on your latest happenings but I noticed you have been visiting different countries every month. Is it ? Also, I like the structure of your travels like, visit the main city Taipei or London or Amsterdam and mentioning of all the great places to see. They are great content-wise, short & sweet and crisp. So, yeah congratulations 🙂

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  3. Canuck Carl

    Kamila, you packed so much into your trip to Taiwan. Your photos and vivid description make me eager to get out and visit places such as this, even though I have not travelled in years. As Sue mentioned before, I also love that rope bridge. I have so much respect for the work that would have gone into making it . Such skilled artisans.

    I humbly also want to thank you for the follow of “My Sunday Blog.” It really means a great deal. Have a wonderful remainder of the weekend! 🙂

    ~Carl~

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  4. yoshizen

    I like to see and hear the story from Taiwan, since I’ve been there many times and still
    having many good memories. —- I met a man who served a Japanese army officer when Japanese ruled there. He asked me if I can find and contact the officer. As the name of the
    officer was unique, I could contact the ex-officer and made them to meet again after 35 years.
    Everything happened as a sheer coincidence.

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