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Jiufen Old Town. One of the best places to visit in Taiwan.

Although the Taipei city enough power to keep you on a long vacation, you still have to take the trouble of “carrying your backpack and go” out the buildings, hard taxi People and motorbikes are crowded everywhere to experience other places in Taiwan. That is the reason why Living Nomads created the list of eight Taipei tourist attractions which many people can go on one day, coming from Taipei. Now, let’s discover best day trips from Taipei — 8 best places to visit near Taipei you definitely should not miss.

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Jiufen Old Town. One of the best places to visit in Taiwan.

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Pagoda and Fisherman at Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan
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Taroko Gorge National Park. Credit: day trips from Taipei blog.
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1. Taroko Gorge

Taroko Gorge spots in Taipei

One of the most beautiful landscapes of Taipei tourism is the marble cliffs of Taroko Gorge. You can get there by car, train, or even by the short flight. Taroko Gorge gives for guests the opportunity to experience hiking, biking, camping, river bank exploration, or strolling of the canyon to admire spectacular views of the Nine Turns Tunnel or Eternal Spring Temple. Read more: Explore Taroko Gorge National Park — One of the most beautiful national parks in Taiwan.

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Image by: day trips out of Taipei blog.

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Taroko Gorge National Park travel to China

Taroko Gorge National Park travel to China

Taroko Gorge National Park travel to China

Taroko Gorge National Park travel to China

Taroko Gorge National Park travel to China

Taroko Gorge National Park travel to China

Taroko Gorge National Park travel to China

Taroko Gorge National Park travel to China

Taroko Gorge National Park travel to China

2. Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake spots in Taipei Image: Taipei day trip itinerary blog.
Image: Taipei day trip itinerary blog.

Although many people come to visit Sun Moon Lake on a long day trip if you do not have time so you can go on one day. This is the largest water area in Taiwan – the home of one of the island’s indigenous tribes. Unlike other lakes in the world, Sun Moon Lake does not allow swim except for the annual tournament held during the Chinese New Year. Tourists come to this place to watch the birds, enjoy the circle round the circumference of the full moon, visit the temple and cruise on the water. You definitely do not miss the experience of boat trips to Lalu Island and enjoy the famous omelet. Read more: Sun Moon Lake itinerary — Exploring Sun Moon Lake & Cingjing Farm for 1 day trip.

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Bicycling in Sun Moon Lake
Major bicycle maker Merida held a cycling race at Sun Moon Lake, attracting some 1000 entrants
Major bicycle maker Merida held a cycling race at Sun Moon Lake, attracting some 1000 entrants
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3. Danshui (Tamsui)

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Danshui (or Tamsui) is a small city in the north of Taipei that has much unique shopping and great historical landmarks. The Fisherman’s Wharf is an ideal night-time attraction, particularly attracted with “Love Bridge” that will bring you beautiful angles for your “virtual life.” photos Do not forget to take a stroll along Tamsui Old Street and the river bank, visit Fort San, the Hongmao Castle which was built by Dutch in 1641.

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Image by: day trips out of Taipei blog.

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Sunset in Tamsui

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4. Yehliu

Yehliu spots in Taipei Credit: day trips from Taipei blog.
Credit: day trips from Taipei blog.

Located at the northernmost tip of Taiwan’s island, Yehliu is an expanse of land about 1,700 meters off the ocean and formed by geological forces pushing Datun Mountain to the sea. It is home to Yehliu Geological Park, a beautiful sight on the list of most attractive natural wonders in the world. The scenery is eroded by rocks and geological points have the unique shape, named for good names as Queen’s Head, Dragon’s Head Rock, Honeycomb, Rocks, Ginger Rocks and Fairy Shoe.

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Yehliu Queen’s Head. Credit: day trips from Taipei blog.

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5. Yilan

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The northeast coast of Taiwan Island is created by nature with many beautiful landscapes, and Yilan is one of the finest destinations for you to enjoy waterfalls, lakes, and other fascinating natural landscapes. Yilan has a unique terrain with only one direction overlooking the sea, the other three directions are mountainous. Surfing is a popular game here, although many residents of Taipei live in the mountains of this area.

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View from Dongao Rest Area, Yilan County
View from Dongao Rest Area, Yilan County

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Eagle RockPoint, Yilan Taiwan
Eagle RockPoint, Yilan Taiwan

6. Wulai

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Renowned for its hot springs and Aboriginal culture, you will take less than an hour to drive from Taipei. Living recommends that you should have planned to travel Taipei on weekends because of this is the time of Taipei residents escaping out of the city. Waterfall and hot spring are Wulai’s most attractive attractions, but the walking trails are very interesting for you to explore. And it would be a pity if you come back home without tasting some of the traditional Aboriginal dishes available along the main roads – especially bamboo rice and sweet potatoes.

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7. Yingge

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Image: Taipei day trip itinerary blog.

It is called Taiwan’s ceramics paradise, Yingge is an attractive place in a short day trip from Taipei, and is the ideal destination if you are shopping and wanting to buy traditional Chinese ceramics. There is a museum of ceramics and some ceramics shops in the town, where you can try your hand at making ceramics products by yourself.

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One of Yingge’s finest items is the traditional tea set and stone sculpture of the artist. There are many shops along the ceramic road sell everything from expensive price to the cheap items which are produced in the factory to the hand-made items, hand-crafted jars as much as a few thousand dollars.

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Yingge Old Street, New Taipei City
Yingge, as known as the ceramic,pottery village, is one of the urban districts in the Southwestern of New Taipei City. It is a heaven for pottery lover
Yingge, as known as the ceramic,pottery village, is one of the urban districts in the Southwestern of New Taipei City. It is a heaven for pottery lover
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A store selling pottery on Yingge Ceramics Old Street.
A store selling pottery on Yingge Ceramics Old Street.
Fancy Taiwanese ceramics for sale in Yingge, Taiwan
Fancy Taiwanese ceramics for sale in Yingge, Taiwan

8. Juifen (Chiufen)

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Jiufen (Chiufen), or Kowloon, it was located in the north of Taiwan, was a prosperous gold mining town until the 1950s. Instead of becoming a ruined city after the mining operation ended, residents of Taipei are still come here – a famous place with beautiful roads and rich teahouses. Take a walk along the Jiufen old town, enjoy a variety of local dishes, learn the Taiwanese tea culture and admire the region’s most famous mountain scenery. Read more: Visit Jifen – The most beloved destinations of Taiwan.

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The narrow roads, 2 meters wide, consists of granite-covered steps that are unique to the ancient village of Jiufen.
The narrow roads, 2 meters wide, consists of granite-covered steps that are unique to the ancient village of Jiufen.

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Taipei is an exciting city that I want to come back for many times. The atmosphere in Taipei is similar to Korea but it also has a bit of ancient Japan. There are bustling, crowded areas like Hong Kong but its prices are generally very Thai. But these comparisons are just the first impressions, when we do not know what words to describe all the good things of Taipei. When we came back home, we had begun to understand the very special things of Taipei. To help you feel the air of Taipei quickly in the first trip here, I have compiled 12 things to do when coming to Taipei. Living Nomads hope this article will help you in scheduling the trip. Enjoy the bustling atmosphere at the Jiufen Jiufen and Shifen are two so well known places that it should not be introduced much. Jiufen is the ancient village has been commercialized, tourists are quite crowded and the atmosphere here is very bustling. You will be exploring the small sloping roads with only two people in the opposite direction and the main roads are crowded. On two sides of the road are the shops close to many rich products. If at the beginning of the food and beverage eateries who are passing by look for a very attractive smell, the inside road is easier to breathe with the unique, strange or vintage, cute shops. The Jiufen is also the place that Ghibli fans come to because this is the scene that inspired the scene of the famous cartoon "Spirited Away." Drop the light and pray at the Shifen Jiufen and Shifen are usually combined for one day because these two locations share a very convenient route. You can move here by bus or train, to add romance, you should choose the train. A unique point in the Shifenn is close to the railroad is a row of lantern stalls; souvenirs are very interesting but quite "scared". Also, do not worry too much because the store owners will remind you positive when the train arrives, there are both bells and beeps too should not be too dangerous. At the Shifen is the drop light in the sky as in the movie "That girl we pursue" very cute. It is rumored that, if you write the wish on the lamp and drop into the sky, pray sincerely when preparing to drop the lamp, your wish will come true. In my experience, the Jiufen and Shifen are very rainy. Most of it is raining in per time so you should bring umbrellas or raincoats when you come here for a full visit. Check in symbol of Taipei - Taipei 101 The Taipei 101 building is a symbol of Taipei, so there should be a virtual living pictures with this building. The area around Taipei 101 is extremely crowded. There are many restaurants, shopping centers, movie theaters ... so you spoil the discovery here. If you are too busy and want to see the whole of Taipei City from above, you can buy tickets to get the Taipei 101 Observatory. Or you can choose Elephant Climbing, which is also nearby, about 10 minutes walk and save money and still be able to watch Taipei from above, of course the view will not be equal. Check in at Sisi Nan Cun Village Sisi Nan Cun is the area opposite Taipei 101 always, walking less than 5 minutes so you can combine these two places for once visit. It was formerly a collective of 44 military workers, now a complex of exhibits, cafes, and daycare. Living Nomads introduces this area because the picture is quite virtual, but it is very suitable for those who like the gentle Japanese style with a bit vintage. Dining at the delicious Din Tai Fung restaurant You can’t miss enjoy the Din Tai Fung's most expensive meals. Try to eat at the world famous restaurant once! Din Tai Fung has 7 branches in Taipei but for convenience, you should eat at Taipei 101 branch. This is a famous restaurant so there are always long queues in front of the door. Experience as you go to pick up, order food before you go and explore around Taipei 101 as Living Nomads said above, 2 hours come back is on time. If you choose to dine at Din Tai Fung, try the famous Xiaolongbao restaurant. Drinking Chen San Ding bubble tea According to Living, Chen San Ding milk tea is the first bubble tea.Honey bubble tea is a must try and most visitors come here to drink this. Bubble here are tough and soft, eat is to know the home to make so delicious. Maybe, you are not a fan of bubble, but you also have interest in this place. Honey bubble is very generous; half cup high milk tea should be spoiled to drink. Located in the National Taiwan University (NTU) area, there is a long queue of students waiting to buy milk tea. Although crowded but wait about 5 minutes is you can come back to buy it. The location is close to the university, so the area is also extremely busy, the students here are very crowded. From tart, tofu to high-quality coffee shops is enough. You can dine in this area very conveniently. Learn about the history at the National Palace Museum Also called Taipei Palace, the National Palace Museum will be the destination for those who care about history in general and Chinese history in particular. This place will not disappoint you with its 4 floors of exhibits and modern personal audio presentations. As you think you have to spend at least 2-3 hours. The price here is a little bit, about 12 dollars, but it is certainly reasonable investment when the ancient artifacts here are more than in the Forbidden City. . Eat in Shilin Night Market Not far from Taipei is Shilin Night Market, so you can combine these two points together. The night market is a great choice. There are many shops selling souvenirs, cosmetics, pretty little items, and of course countless eateries. Now remember to eat a large chicken piece , two people can eat a full piece. See the flag ceremony at National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is another must-go destination in Taipei. If you arrive at 5:10 pm, you will be able to see the flag ceremony. There is robe exchange vigilance every hour, starting from 10am to 4pm. Do not forget to visit the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in the inner area. The large museum, each exhibit has English comment. Those who have a good understanding of Taiwanese history will surely enjoy visiting this museum. Visiting the Presidential Palace It is very close to the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, so you can combine these two places together for a convenient visit. The Presidential Palace is located in Taipei, open for visitors. Remember to find on the website to see opening and closing time - because every day welcome visitors is different. Please bring your passport as well as read the requirements on the website because security here is quite rigid Drink tea in Ximending Renowned as the "Harajuku" of Taipei, Ximending is bustling with young people and tourists are always here to have fun, shopping. The night market, shopping centers and fashion boutiques are the main attractions of Ximending. But do you know that, Ximending has the opposite angle in contrast to the busy atmosphere? This place was born in the Japanese colonial period, so it is easy to see Japanese culture in Ximending, especially in the tea shop in this area. Although tea prices are not cheap (18-19 dollars/ tea set) but if you are a fan of tea then you will not be disappointed with the service that this price brings. Watch the sunset in Tamsui Tamsui is the last stop of the red line MRT should be quite easy to go. Just steps away from the MRT station, you will find the harbor and the ancient town of Tamsui. The atmosphere is very bustling and cool. It's easy to find a sunset spot and make 800 virtual live pictures. After finishing sunset, you can get the market behind there, so there are many interesting snack bars. Strongly recommend this place to Chau Kiet Luan's fans. There is also a secondary school where he has studied and is the location of the film "Secrets". There is a restaurant he always used to visit in the past, so that the restaurant is always set Chau Kiet Luan The list is still just a list. I think that guidance, sharing experience will only help you in the preparation and planning the trip. The most important thing of the trip - experience - will be your own. With 12 things to do this, hope you get the most things of your Taipei experience.

Lan Jia Traditional Taiwanese Snack
Lan Jia Traditional Taiwanese Snack

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