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"
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"
Two of the temples I was looking forward to visit at Taipei are Confucius Temple and Dalongdong Bao-an Temple, both located at Dalong Street, Datong District. Both temples are seldom visited by tourists in comparison to Longshan Temple of Wanhua District, but can be the most rewarding if you want to admire the Chinese architecture […]Read more "Taipei Confucius Temple and Dalongdong Bao-an Temple"
Unmistakably a hardly-miss activities in a city like Taipei are bargain shopping and street food tasting. Like the other prominent tourist destinations in the country, Street night market is considered as a national treasure, where foreign and local tourists alike are expected to spend money unconsciously as they try to navigate one street to another. […]Read more "Taipei Street Night Market and the Temples Nearby"