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chiang kai-shek memorial

One of the most famous landmarks in all of Taiwan, would be the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial located in the heart of Taipei city.  This memorial hall and square was built in the late 1970’s for the late Chiang Kai-Shek, who was the long time leader of Taiwan since the communist take over of the China mainland until his death in the mid 1970’s.  He is one of the driving forces in the what has shaped Taiwan as it is today.     Read Full Article →

hot springs in beitou

After enjoying some hot springs in Beitou, Taipei, in Taiwan, one of the best things to enjoy also is the hot pot!  For those of you who do not know what hot pot is, it is basically where you choose your side dishes (raw ingredients) to cook your self in a pot of boiling broth.  This is extremely perfect for those cool days, as eating hot pot will instantly warm you right up!                  Read Full Article →

herbal duck hot pot

My wife and I were quite lucky to sample a very special herbal duck hot pot (also known as steam boat or shabu shabu) in Taipei.  It is only available during the autumn and winter seasons as this special dish is only eaten during cold weather as it is suppose to warm your body up.  The reason why it warms your body up is that the soup base is made of a special tonic of Chinese herbs, wine, and ginger cooked with tender duck meat to make a very robust broth.  Here’s what this herbal duck hot pot is like.     Read Full Article →

maokong

If you’re looking for a great break from Taipei city life, then a day trip to the Maokong Tea Plantations is highly recommended.  Maokong being a mountainous area in the southern edge of Taipei is famous for it’s tea plantations.  Similar to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, because of it’s high elevations, the rich moisture in the soil, and cool temperatures, this makes it an ideal place to grow tea.  In fact Maokong supplies pretty much most of the tea to the entire Taipei region.     Read Full Article →

taipei emergency contact

I’m going to keep this post short and to the point.  Here is a list of emergency contact information in Taipei.

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taipei weather

If you are planning a trip to Taipei, you need to take note on which season you are traveling in.

Taiwan is a sub tropical country, and therefore you will experience 4 distinct seasons.  And each season has its own weather conditions you need to be aware of so you can prepare for them.

Taipei can have some pretty extreme weather from time to time, so don’t get stuck in bad weather!  or at least be ready for it when you arrive.

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Top 3 Night Markets in Taipei City

Taipei has some of the finest night markets in all off Taiwan, actually probably in all of Asia as well.  There are hundreds of night markets scattered throughout the Taipei area, and each has its own character and charm.

If you are pressed for time, then here are the top 3 night markets to visit in Taipei City.  Try to at least visit one of them, because you haven’t been to Taipei if you haven’t visited a night market.

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WuFenPu (五分埔), the largest garment wholesale market in TaiPei (台北). Up to 1,000 shops selling huge variety of products like clothes, bags, shoes, jewelry, accessories, etc with reasonable price range. For those who likes trendy and creative fashions, WuFenPu will be a place that you won’t want to miss. It opens daily from around 1100 to 2200, do take note the operating hours is just for reference, some shops might close earlier.

RaoHe Night Market (饒河街觀光夜市), absolutely a good choice to fulfill your craving for local foods after tired shopping in WuFenPu. The 600 meters long night market was located on RaoHe Street, setup in year 1987, was one of the oldest night markets in TaiPei. You can find plenty of delicious local foods and also other products like clothes and accessories there. Its operating hours is from 1700 to 0000 daily.

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lily

 

We visited Taiwan at the right timing for blossom season of Calla Lily (海芋) in YangMingShan ZhuZiHu (台北阳明山竹子湖), hooray! So we grabbed the opportunity and reserved half a day for the beautiful Calla Lily gardens at YangMingShan ZhuZiHu, to witness the breathtaking scenery in  a refreshing atmosphere… Activity didn’t stop there, we then traveled back to TaiPei town area continue shopping at the largest garment wholesales market in TaiPei, WuFenPu (五分埔). Follow by wrapping up the day by wandering around at RaoHe Night Market(饒河街觀光夜市). Sounds exciting and fun, isn’t it?

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