Closing my Taiwan travels, with the most prominent landmark of country and what once considered as the world’s tallest tower (509m)- Taipei 101. An entrance fee of 450 TWD for Adults and 400 TWD for children, it is common to find yourself falling in line with eager group tours. Apart from the promise of city […]Read more "View from Taipei 101 & Other Places to See in the City, Taiwan"
With my very limited time in Taiwan, I tried to cover as much places as I could possibly do. Hand with information I researched on the web and the easily available local transportation (though not always comfortable as what I was hoping it will be), in a day I made my way to two destination […]Read more "Out of the City Trips, Yangmingshan National Park & Maokong Gondola, Taipei, Taiwan"
Despite the over-whelming urge to stay indoor and avoid the sticky feeling of Taipei summer, I pushed thru with my plans and visited the sea-side town of Tamsui. There are number of reason why Tamsui is often included as a must do day trip out of central Taipei. Apart from the easy access via MRT,to […]Read more "Sea-side District of Tamsui, Taipei, Taiwan"
Out of all the places I visited in Taipei, I must say that Dihua Street is like a little gem of discovery for me. The fact that strolling the street on an early weekday morning allows me not only to enjoy the serenity of having no crowd of tourist around and even more fulfilling to […]Read more "Sharks fin, Chinese Medicine & Old Architecture of Dihua Street, Taipei, Taiwan"
Easily reachable via Taipei MRT Danshui Redline to MRT Beitou station, your hotspring journey will kick-off once you change train to reach MRT Xinbeitou station. The interior and exterior of the trains including the station platform are well decorated with everything related to the bathing culture that the district is promoting. Across the main exit […]Read more "Hot Spring Town of Beitou, Taipei, Taiwan"
With the giant billboards advertising the latest,crowd of teenagers relentlessly strolling the pedestrian area, to the boutiques selling the cutest outfits, a Hollywood movie promo on-going and the occasional street performers on one corner, there is no mistaking the similarity or why the neighborhood of Ximending is branded as the “Harajuku” or even “Shibuya” of […]Read more "“Harajuku of Taipei”, Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan"
Considered myself more acquainted with Taipei metro and railway system as the days passed by, I decided to spend another day outside the city and explore the nearby rural town of Shifen. Along with teenagers, school kids and families on summer vacation who were waiting patiently at Ruifang station, I was excited to ride the […]Read more "Sky Lantern Town of Shifen, along the Ping Hsi Branch Railway Line of Taiwan"