◆ About Taipei
It is possible to experience the urban and the natural side of Taipei coexisting side by side. Just a few minutes away from the heart of the city, you can soak yourself in mineral-rich hot springs nestled in the lush mountain. And throughout the
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is not merely the political and economic center but best-known as an international metropolis abundant with a vibrant contrast of the old and the modern cultures. You are welcomed to immerse yourself in centuries-old temples and historical sites to enjoy the old Taipei. Whenever you want to enjoy the lively side of the city, the modern Taipei is just a short metro ride away – shopping malls, five-star hotels, restaurants and night markets are all within reach.city there are plenty of trails, parks, and other natural spots for you to discover.
With such a diverse range of attractions, convenient mass transportation and a grand selection of dining and accommodation options, Taipei is a perfectly ideal destination for both 1 day and 1 week stay.
Taipei 101 Mall
Located within Taipei 101, the Taipei 101 Mall gathers the world top brands to create a high-end shopping experience. Level 4 of the mall features Singapore-based bookstore Page One and Taipei largest indoor cafe and restaurant area.
National Palace Museum
The Taipei National Palace Museum is a world-class museum that hosts an eclectic collection of treasures kept by generations of Emperors ruling from the Forbidden City. In WWII, Nationalist troops seized the most important pieces in order to prevent invaders from ransacking China's national treasures. A twist of fate eventually brought these treasures to Taiwan.
National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
The Taipei National Palace Museum is designed in the style of a Northern Chinese palace. The museum is home to hundreds of thousands of historical relics that make up the world's most comprehensive and precious collection of ancient Chinese artifacts. The entire collection covers 5,000 years of China's historical and artistic achievements.
The museum provides Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Korean language guides and museum-related literature. The museum is a must- see on any visitor's itinerary.
This memorial hall was built in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, the first president of the Republic of China. Work on the hall began in 1976, a year after President Chiang passed away. Design by C.C. Yang, who was also the architect for The Grand Hotel, the memorial hall is white with a blue roof, representing the dominant colors in the ROC flag; while the emblem of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) adorns the vaulted ceiling. A bronze statue of Chiang looks west symbolically to the Presidential Office Building and mainland China. The front plaza of the hall is also a major venue for democratic assemblies.
Xinbeitou Hot Spring
The hot spring in Beitou Hot Spring Road is white sulfur.
The green sulfur in Thermal Valley is the acid spring. The consistency of hydrogen is 1.4, the temperature is 85。C, the color is translucent gray, and it has light radiation.
Hot springs in Xinbeitou with high temperature and many sources are caused by the terrestrial heat of Datun Mountains. Thermal Valley is one of the earliest hot spring sources found in Taiwan.
Its PH between 3-4, as vitriol salt spring, translucent white and yellow, 50。C - 90。C, and light acidity.
Beitou hot spring has been famous since Japanese colonial times. The area is around with historic monuments and natural scenic spots. Beitou Museum, Yinsong Building, Xingnai Spring, Beitou Library, Beitou Hot Spring Park, and the Folk Museum connect into a hot spring route.
Other than the famous temple itself, there is a Xingtian Temple underpass avenue. At the underpass avenue, visitors will be able to see numerous fortune telling stands. It is also another popular place to visit when visiting Xingtian Temple. The underpass avenue is also known as the “Fortunetelling Street”. The fortune tellers would offer answers to people who has troubles or vexations.
Located in Taipei City, Xingtian Temple is one of the most popular temples in Taiwan. The temple advocates in building a harmonic society from the philosophies of Confucian and Buddhist. The population of visitors sometimes exceeds more than twenty-thousand people a day. The reasons for its popularity are due to its beliefs in creating a harmonic society, thus establishing public goods to the communities. Furthermore, Xingtian Temple locates at an ideal location, in the center of Taipei City, offering convenience to all visitors. To welcome the large population of worshippers, the temple occupies a total area of seven thousand square meters.
The Pingxi Old Street has an old-world atmosphere. Along both sides of the railway on the slanted hillside are traditional houses untouched by modernity. Nearby business are traditional grocery shops, drink stalls and fruit shops. You can see the local residents’ humble life. When the train passes by through the old street, a rumbling and thunderous sound is inescapable. A very famous Taiwanese commercial was shot here.
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