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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 →


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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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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rao he night market

Considered one of the oldest night markets in Songshan District on Taipei’s eastern end of the city, the Raohe Night Market is also definitely one of the best markets there is in Taipei.  It has everything you need in a night market, lots of food, and lots of random things to buy.  Unlike the Shilin Night Market, where you mostly will find purely street snacks, at the Raohe Market you will also find great stalls selling complete meals from noodles to rice dishes.  Let’s take a more detailed look at the Raohe Street Night Market!     Read Full Article →

ciyou temple - songshan district taipei

Just beside the east entrance of the old Raohe night market in Taipei’s Songshan District is the beautiful Ciyou Temple.  This temple is a Taoist temple dedicated to the deity Mazu who is the Goddess of the Sea.  It was built in the 1750’s which make this a very well preserved historical landmark in Taipei city.      Read Full Article →

Wufenpu garment district

If you want to buy great quality clothing at extremely cheap prices, then Wufenpu Wholesale Garment District in Taipei’s Songshan area is the place to go!  This place is unbelievable, it is called a district because it is that big.  The Wufenpu area is essentially an entire neighborhood on its own with over 1000 shops selling fashionable clothing at wholesale pricing.  This must be on your itinerary if your traveling to Taipei to do some shopping.  Now let’s get started and see what’s around Wufenpu!     Read Full Article →

taipei 101 - worlds tallest building

Looking at the lone tower soaring throughout Taipei’s skyline, it is quite easily to notice Taipei 101, which is the former worlds tallest building.  The bamboo inspired landmark is located in the eastern end of Taipei city in which is one of the newer areas of Taipei.  The Taipei 101 tower was the worlds tallest building, taking the title from its predecessor, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  However in year 2010, the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, took the worlds tallest building title by eclipsing Taipei 101 by over 300 meters!  Nonetheless, the Taipei 101 tower is still a remarkable piece of architecture.       Read Full Article →

sun yat sen memorial hall

Compared to the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial, the Dr Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall in Taipei is more down to earth and less flashy.  The Memorial Hall is dedicated to Dr Sun Yat Sen, who is regarded as the revolutionary founding father of the People’s Republic of China (Mainland China), and the Republic of China (Taiwan).  Even the communist government in Mainland China give full credit to Dr Sun Yat Sen as its founding father, as without Sun Yat Sen, there would have been no revolution to bring down the former Qing Dynasty in China.       Read Full Article →

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