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.
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.
Address：No. 221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
Jiufen Old Street
There are four relatively well-renown streets in Jiufen among which includes Jishan Street, otherwise known as Dark Street. Rain or shine the street never sees the sun’s rays of light and it is usually packed with people, particularly on weekends and holidays. The other three streets also frequented by visitors are known as Cingbian Road, Ciche Road and Jianci Road. It is recommended that tourists slow down, for on these ancient lanes and alleys, perhaps when least expected, a picture perfect moment shall be availed of the careful eye.
Address：Jiufenjishan Street, Ruifang Dist., New Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
Shilin Night Market
Specialties: oyster omelets, wrapped biscuits, stir-fried cuttlefish, shaved ice, fried chicken, stinky tofu, fried buns, spare ribs stewed in herbal soup.The Shilin Night Market is one of the well-organized and most popular night markets. It is separated into two major sections. One sector covers the streets surrounding the traditional Yangming Theatre and stretching to the Chicheng Temple on Danan Rd. The other sector is a centralized food court serving a wide variety of snacks that attract large crowds. At the Shilin Night Market, visitors can shop from store to store and have a large selection of clothes and accessories that they can bargain for reasonable prices.
Also a lot of the foods from Shilin Night Market are famous for their local flavors and are only available at the Shilin Night Market. Visitors are able to enjoy a wide range of local food, including Sausage Wrapped in Glutinous Rice, Stir-fried Squids, Oyster Omelets, Shilin Super Size Sausages, Ribs Stewed in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Shanghai Bun, Qinwaxiadan, Scallion Pancakes, Paopao Ice, Huge Chicken Cutlet, and many more.
Address：In the neighborhood of Dadong Rd., Danan Rd., Wenin Rd., & Jihe Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
The TAIPEI101 office center offers a world-class office environment and is worthy of consideration as an advantageous location for multinational corporations located in Taiwan. Aside from its location in the national, master-planned Hsinyi District, TAIPEI101 possesses numerous competitive advantages such as 2,644 square meters of unobstructed floor space, ceilings that exceed the height of most other office buildings, as well as spacious lobbies, exhibition chambers, and public spaces.
Moreover, TAIPEI101 has been planned from the beginning to take into account features most important to multinational corporations, including information networks, power and climate control systems, and the designing in of high-volume, high-efficiency output capabilities and upgrade flexibility. Businesses can be assured that not only are their present needs but that their future growth is anticipated as well. In addition, TAIPEI101’s internationally oriented customer service team, round-the-clock, year-round security services, and convenient suite of software solutions offer the ideal office setting for top business professionals. Hence, multinational corporations who locate themselves in the internationally known landmark of TAIPEI 101 assure themselves of a global business profile of the highest value.。
Address：No. 45, City Hall Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
Yangmingshan National Park
Of all Taiwan’s national parks, Yangmingshan is the one located closest to a metropolitan center. Yangmingshan features a widely varying terrain, diverse ecology, and is home to numerous protected species.
The park is full of plum, cherry, peach and pear trees, rhododendrons, etc. In spring, the cherry blossoms never fail to draw crowds. After cherry blossom season, about mid-March, it’s time for the calla lilies at Bamboo Lake (Zhu-zi-hu) to take center stage. Visitors go into the fields and pick calla lillies to take home with them—it’s become a must-do event for this time of a year!
Perhaps one of the most distinctive features in the park is the “Flower Clock,” composed of a variety of colorful seasonal flowers. When visiting Yangmingshan, be sure to take a photo to prove you’ve seen this famous landmark! Also worth checking are popular sights like the Hsiao-you-keng (“Small Oil Pit”), Ching-tien-kang (Qing-tian Hill) Leng-shui-keng (“Cold Water Pit”), and Yangming Archive House. If you enjoy an invigorating hike, these will be right up your alley!
The Yangmingshan area also possesses a wealth of geothermal resources, with hot springs having differing compositions depending on their location in the park. Nearby Xing-yi Road in Beitou is lined with hot spring restaurants. If you’re passing along this way, don’t forget to take a relaxing dip in the sulfur springs!Beautiful flowers in the spring, a cool getaway in the summer, silver grass and maple leaves in the fall, hot springs in the winter—Yangmingshan’s distinctive seasonal offerings await your discovery!
Address： Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
Huashan 1914 Creative Park
Huashan 1914 Creative Park
In 2007 the Taiwan Cultural-Creative Development Co. Ltd assumed responsibility for the renovation and operation of the Park and renamed it Huashan 1914. An organically creative environment has been growing ever since. Huashan 1914 now serves as Taipei’s primary creative arts center and a hosting ground for Taiwan’s most significant cultural activities. Examples include the Simple Life music festival and the BiBo student design expo. Today Huashan 1914 is not only the heart of Taiwan’s creative pulse, but also a bridge to a unique architectural past.
Address：No.1, Section 1, Bade Road, Zhongzheng Dist, Taipei 100, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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In 2012, the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park was positioned as the “Creative Hub of Taipei”, with the objective to nurture creative talents and energy. The Park is not designed with a commercial focus, but rather, its mission is to kindle creativity and innovation and to be in synch with the interdisciplinary developmental trend observed in today’s industries. The Songshan Cultural and Creative Park is not just a platform for showcasing creativity and innovation. It strives to be a hub for inspiring and nurturing the spirits of creativity, and with the four key strategies of “Creative Lab”, “Creative Co-Op”, “Creative School”, and “Creative Showcase”, the objective is for the Park to achieve the goal of becoming Taipei’s creative hub. With the mission in mind, the Park is assertively involved in the organization of various artistic, cultural, and creativity events, which also include presentations of design, visual, and cross-disciplinary events. The activities take shape in diverse formats, including film shootings, press conferences, extended or short-term exhibitions, award ceremonies, symposiums, seminars, fashion shows, and much more. The cultural heritage site of the Park is used in multifaceted lively ways, and with its unique ambiance enhanced, the location has gradually been transformed into a new destination for cultural and creative industry endeavors in Taipei and also a new creative stage with an international focus.
Address：No.88 Yanchang Road, Xinyi District, Taipei 110, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Yongkang Street Area
Yongkang Street is the origin of Taipei alley culture. Without doubt, it is the crème de la crème in terms of gourmet cuisine. Originally earning fame for its traditional cuisine, such as Din Tai Fung’s Taiwanese dumplings and the Shou-Lan Gourmet; the 20-plus year-old Hui-Liu Restaurant is representative of the new healthy-eating fashion that combines tea and vegetarian cuisine, with a brilliant interior design and classical music in the background, portraying a sense of style and leisure. Another favorite of scholars is the Yeh Tang Tea Culture Research Institute, a place with an emphasis on traditional Taiwanese tea culture, as well as the contemporary cafes and tea stores along the alleys of Yongkang, Qingtian and Longquan. Each shop is run in the unique style of its owner, who is always glad to chat and share with customers the beauty that is called “life”.
Address：, Da’an Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Designed by local architect Wang Da-hung, this memorial hall was established in memory of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the father of the Republic of China. The hall also serves an educational and research role, hosting various cultural and art events throughout the year, including the Golden Horse Awards, Golden Bell Awards, and Culture Awards. The hall is surrounded by a large park, further making it a popular weekend escape for city residents.
Address：No. 505, Sec. 4, Ren-ai Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
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.
Address：No. 21, Zhongshan S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
Ximenting is the mecca for youth culture. From tatton street to Wannian Plaza accessory shops, cosplay to street dancing, Ximenting offers a venue for youths to express themselves. Pop stars often come here for promotional events on weekends.
Address：Zhonghua Rd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
Ningxia Road Night Market
Located by the Datong District traffic circle, this night market offers a nostalgic retreat to the Taipei of earlier years. The snack stalls and other shops here are known for their friendly service, making this a popular spot for eating and shopping.
Address：Nanjing W. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Shaped like a pound sign, the Taipei Fine Art Museum is a traditional siheyuan courtyard with a modern edge. At night the artfully lighted museum is an eye-catching landmark. The museum hosts many international exhibitions.
The mission of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum is to promote the preservation, research, development and popularization of Taiwanese modern and contemporary art; to keep abreast of global trends and establish a variety of channels for exchange; to raise the general public’s understanding of and participation in modern art; to help Taiwanese modern and contemporary art to thrive; and to cultivate fuller artistic attainment in the people, in the hope of forming a contemporary society with aesthetic sense and cultural perception.
Address：No. 181, Sec. 3, Zhongshan N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
TAIPEI EXPO PARK
Converted from the 2010 Taipei International Flora Expo, the TAIPEI EXPO PARK is an urban recreational facility that comprises three typical park areas (Yuanshan, Taipei Fine Arts Museum and Xinsheng) while offering venues for the hosting of various events in the former Flora Expo’s pavilions. Among the iconic Flora Expo displays, still available, on the parks’ premises, mostly featuring perennial flowering/foliage plants and turfs, are the 3-dimensional Green Walls, Flower Walls, “Flora Rainbows”, Special Exhibition Area, Flower Landscape, Rare Flowers & Plants Area, and Fruit Tree Area, which aim to keep the Expo’s images and variety alive, while impressing park visitors with the openness of a vision of verdure, combined with enhanced recreational quality. The TAIPEI EXPO PARK is also perfect for accommodating the hosting of exhibitions or other events as it lies strategically in the vicinity of MRT Yuanshan Station.
Address：No. 1, Yumen St., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine
Built on a green hillside in 1969, the impressive National Martyrs’ Shrine was architecturally inspired by the Hall of Supreme Harmony in Beijing’s Forbidden City. The shrine is dedicated to the 390,000 soldiers killed in the service of their country during the War of Resistance against Japan and the civil war between the Chinese Republican and communist forces. A major attraction at the shrine is the hourly ceremony for the changing of the honor guard in front of the main gate.
Address：No. 139, Bei-an Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
The Taipei Arena, situated at the intersection of Dunhua N. Rd. and Sec. 4, Nanjing E. Rd. in Songshan District is a multi-purpose arena with a seating capacity of 15,000, built in late-2000 by the City government on the site of its weather-beaten predecessor: the Taipei Municipal Baseball Stadium. A High-strength Reinforced Concrete (HRC) structure with 2 underground and 5 aboveground floors, the Taipei Arena measures 90,900-odd m2 in gross floor area and boasts a design that meets different needs through a speedy seating/staging rearrangement. It has a seating capacity of up to 15,350 for concerts with an arena (theater-in-the-round) stage or for basketball games; 13,500 for remote-stage concerts or large assemblies; 10,000 for concerts with a proscenium stage or performance art events. The Ice Land, a secondary venue of Taipei Arena, is a year-round ice-skating rink with an international standard size, besides offering standardized indoor ice for such sports as ice hockey and speed skating. The Ice Land is available for public skating on weekdays;it also offers an array of education/training programs, accommodating up to 800 seats in the audience area. In addition, there are also 6,000+ m2 of business area inside the Taipei Arena to offer audiences a comfortable dining and recreational experience. As part of Taipower’s underground transformer station project, a north-facing outdoor square was constructed to connect that business section to shopping blocks nearby.
Address：No. 2, Sec. 4, Nanjing E. Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
Xingtian Temple is the most-visited temple in northern Taiwan, attracting upwards of 10,000 people a day. Situated in the heart of Taipei, the temple is unique in that it does not allow worshippers to burn “spirit money” or make offerings. There are also no donation boxes or opera performances, and no commercial activity is allowed.
Address：No.109, Sec. 2, Minquan E. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 104, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Breeze Center,a department store in Taiwan.The interior of Breeze Center, with its West Coast style decor, provides a spacious and comfortable surrounding for families to shop,dine and watch movies.By putting customers first with a Japanese-style service,Breeze continues to move forward in order to create the most sophisticated lifestyle for our consumers.
Arrdess：No.39, Section 1, Fuxing South Road, Taipei 105, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Syntrend Creative Park
“Syntrend Creative Park” sits at the junction of Jin-Shan North Road and Civil Boulevard, Sec. 3, and covers 2,687 pings. The building’s façade presents its avant-garde position and boasts industrial features. It further incorporates the nearby green belt to reflect the fusion of technology and nature. The interior design introduces various concepts, such as the life of technology, streaming services, family entertainment, comics and animation culture, exploring experiences, innovation, and creation, and art displays. Amid the digital screens over the park, diversity variety of footage can stimulate boundless imagination.
The core spirit of “Syntrend Creative Park” humanity and developing a platform for future life. Through interaction, sharing, exploration, learning, and creation, people can be shown how to reshape the bonds between technology, culture, and life. We persist in the spirit of “Creation, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship”. The goal is to fulfil a life filled with creative ideas and values and to develop a futuristic base to cohesively lead the trends and definitions for tomorrow.
Address：No. 2, Section 3, Civic Blvd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei 100, Taiwan, R.O.C.
The Lungshan Temple houses hundred of statues of Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian deities. The temple mixes traditional Chinese siheyuan (“four-building courtyard”) with palace architecture in its design. The temple is divided into front hall, main hall, rear hall, right wing and left wing. Painting of vivid creatures grace the temple walls, and stone statues of mystical creatures guard the temple grounds. The joining of wall and roof did not use any nails or braces made of metal. Covered by overtapping tiles, the temple roof is decorated with figures of dragon, phoenix and other auspicious creatures. The figures are decorated with porcelain, clay, and shards of colored glass. They represent the pinnacle of mosaic art in Taiwan. The temple has been declared a Secondary National Heritage Site.
Address： No.211 Guangzhou Street,Wanhua District, Taipei, Taipei 211, Taiwan, R.O.C.
The Taipei Confucius Temple is modeled after the original Confucius Temple in Qufu, China. In keeping with the sober spirit of Confucianism, the building is appropriately austere. Visitors also won’t find the spring couplets common at other types of temples. Some say this is because it would be rude to display the writing of another in a temple dedicated to the Sage. Among the Confucius temples in Taiwan, Taipei’s is the only one adorned with southern Fujian-style ceramic applique. At the main hall of the temple one can see a black plaque with gold lettering that reads “Educate without Discrimination.” Every year on September 28, a grand ceremony with traditional music and stylized dancing is held at the temple in honor of Confucius.
Address：No.275, Dalong St., Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
Ceramics Old Street
Walking around is the best way to experience the beauty of ceramics in Yingge. You are advised to visit the old street in a pair of comfortable shoes. The old street is located at Wenhua Road, Jianshengpu Road and Chongqin Street, the area where numerous ceramic factories and old kilns congregated in the past. Now this place has been turned into a ceramics shopping area open only to pedestrians. There are many special shops on the old street, which sell pretty ceramic pots that grow small plants. These pot plants are good decorations for office desks and ideal souvenirs of your visit. Strolling on the old streets, visiting studios of local ceramics artists and taking a closer look at ceramic artworks are all good ways to enjoy your stay here. You can also admire the splendid ceramic collage on the wall on Jianshanpu Road. When you want to take a break, you can sit on a ceramic chair to enjoy the artistic atmosphere of this ceramics town.
Address：Wenhua Road, Jianshanpu Road, and Chongqing Street, Yingge Dist., New Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.