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Here, a lot of contemporary art exhibitions, flea markets and art performance shows are held very vibrant and quite often. You can buy lots of clothes, jewelry, crafts and pictures here. Even Taiwanese street food is easily found. Beautiful, clean, airy, creative are words that can be used to describe Huashan 1914 Creative Park.
Address: No. 1, Section 1, Bade Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Floor area: 2 ha
Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 9:30AM – 9PM. Friday, Saturday: 9:30AM – 10PM.
Phone: +886 2 2358 1914
Opening: 1916 (as Taihoku Winery); 2005 (as Huashan 1914 Creative Park)
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park
If above is an old winery, Songshan Creative Park’s original is a tobacco factory. It seems that products that are harmful to health have been built by the Taiwan government into green parks, entertainments and exalt values of art and creativity.
This is the paradise of modern industrial art of Taiwan and you will admire the most beautiful works of art. Songshan Creative Park is also the holy land of the virtual living people when the background is countless subtle landscapes decorated with exquisite settings. Also, don’t forget to visit Eslite Bookstore, one of Taipei’s most famous bookstores.
If you encounter a rainy day, the best option is to visit the building at Songshan Creative Park.
Address: No. 133 Guangfu South Road, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan.
Floor area: 7 ha
Opening hours: From 9AM to 4PM
Phone: +886 2 2765 1388
Admission: Free. Depending on the exhibition there will be different entrance fees.
Getting there: Take the bus number 212 will go directly to the park.
Have you heard about mango shaved ice, beef noodles and Ding Tai Fung restaurant chain? Yongkang Street is famous as a tourist street, authentic cuisine and extremely enchanting.
The beef noodles at Yongkang Beef Noodle restaurant has been open to guests since 1963 and still retains the delicious taste. These are firm noodles, spicy soup of Sichuan chilli, crunchy beef tendon, soft and fragrant beef. This is the favorite food of locals and tourists.
It is quite similar to Korea’s Bingsu, Taiwan’s mango shaved ice is much more signature taste. Mango shaved ice is one of Taiwan’s most famous street food and great cooling in the summer. This dessert was once mentioned by CNN when talking about Taiwanese cuisine. In addition, other fruits must be tried in Taiwan such as apples, guavas and bananas.
In addition, Yongkang has both scallion pancakes with cheese and salted eggs, and if you want to eat, you have to long queues, mentioning here you understand the charm of the food!
In addition to spicy beef noodles and mango shaved ice, some popular Taiwanese snacks that you can easily find in Yongkang Street include: bubble milk tea, octopus, crispy fried squid, Taiwanese fried chicken, grilled beef, cilantro ice cream, fried stinky tofu, small dumplings (also known as Xiaolongbao at Din Tai Fung restaurant) … Traveling to Taipei without not try all kinds of these foods is a big mistake.
Location: Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei, Taiwan.
Opening hours: 24 hours
Admission: Free entry
The 10th destination in the list of places you must visit when traveling to Taipei is a space … Japan, or it is more clear that the hot spring area with architectural landscape is built in Japanese style. Taiwanese people also love hot springs like Japanese people. Xinbeitou is one of the most popular destinations with so many luxury resorts, elegant tea houses and surrounding by public bath houses.
Hot springs, natural relaxation therapy are extremely popular with Taiwanese people, the scenery here is also beautiful, elegant Japanese style.
Right in the center of town, a lake of natural mineral water smoking year-round like clouds in the sky, making you forget all sorrow and bring yourself into the most relaxing state. This small town is also very beautiful because it still preserved the ancient Japanese architecture. Therefore, Japanese-style photos will also be born here, beautiful and gentle without glare.
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Address: No. 2 Wenquan Road, Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan.
Opening hours: 9AM – 5PM. Closed every Monday.
Getting there: From the center, take a Red Line MRT to get to Britou station. After that, transfer to the train to Xin Beitou Station. The hot spring area is only about 5 minutes walk from MRT Xin Beitou towards Xin Beitou Park.
Tamsui is a large seaport of Taiwan but not only for boats loading and unloading in daily and night. There are many restaurants, cafes and food stalls with a variety of culinary styles such as Korean, Japanese, Thai and even European cuisine. You can also enjoy lively street art performances. Photographs of the ship and the sea are also very artistic and sought by photographers, especially at the sunset.
The road along the coast is always windy so many people walk and watch the sea. You can also stop by at outdoor cafe to sip a drink and enjoy the sea air of the Tamsui port area. An interesting fact about this place is that the popular Taiwanese movies we often see are filmed here, so every photo you take, you’ll see that they seem a bit familiar because maybe you’ve seen them in a certain movie.
Location: The port is located in Tamsui district, the north of Tamsui old town, near Shalun beach.
Opening hours: 24 hours
Getting there: After arriving at Tamsui Station, at the Red Line 2, take the bus number 26 (Red 26), 836 or 857 to the port.
Famous for its bizarre rocks, Yehliu (Yeliou) is a geopark that possesses fossil relics of great historical and scientific value. People give their own names for stones shaped like things in life: fairy heels, mushroom, candle, house or honeycomb …
The stones that have been cut by nature have brought photographic inspiration to visitors and the result is an amazing set of photos. Note, hats or parasols and bottles of mineral water are necessary things when visiting the park!
Address: No. 167-1 Gangdong Road, Wanli District, Taipei, Taiwan.
Opening hours: Open every day, from 8 AM – 5PM pm.
Admission: 80 TWD ($2.58) / person.
Getting there: From Taipei West Bus Station (terminal A), go to KouKang gate and buy a ticket to Yehliu geopark for 96 TWD ($3.09). The trip lasts about 90 minutes. You will reach the park.
Welcome to a very interesting and charming Taipei tourist destination and “photogenic” to every frame named Jiufen Ancient Village. This ancient village is also called the Nine Part Ancient Village (Chiufen). Not located in central Taipei, Jiufen is located in New Taipei area, an extra area of Taipei. You can refer to how to getting to the ancient village right below.
With red lanterns hanging high above, tile roofs, paved stone roads and ancient Chinese architecture, the small streets in the village of Jiufen will give you peaceful and somewhat mysterious looks. You won’t stop walking from corner to corner. Snacks in small houses will attract and make you not to be missed in the beautiful Jiufen.
Don’t forget to check-in by taking photos of virtual living at Jiufen, you will definitely want to get lost in this village again. If you joke that you are traveling to Taipei, and is invited to film, well, someone will believe it because the scenery in this village is so beautiful, amazingly beautiful!
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Address: Jiufen Ancient Town, Ruifang District, Taipei, Taiwan.
Opening hours: 24 hours
Getting there: From Taipei main station, you go to Rui Fang in 20 minutes. After arriving at Rui Fang station, look for the black sign that wrote “Jiufen” and follow the flow of people or take the bus No. 1061 or 1062 to Jiufen.
Pingxi Line Rail Tracks in Shifen Village
Finally come to the end place of the Taipei travel itinerary, make sure you will love this place as the 13 places mentioned above. Shifen is also an ancient village and it owns the famous Pingxi Line Rail Tracks, and the highlight of Shifen is the sky lanterns right at the Pingxi rail and the operation of dropping sky lanterns into the sky in the Lunar New Year, attracting a large number of tourists. You can write your wishs on the sky lanterns and drop it into the sky, praying for luck, Taiwanese believe that what you want will be rewarded.
Every color of each sky lantern you choose will represent a meaning, so please take a look at the instructions when buying. In addition, the lanterns are also made miniature models so you can buy them as gifts again.
Orange: money and prosperity
Green: birth and growth
Purple: romantic, sweet
White: health and peace
Pink: happiness and love
Peach: romantic dating and good luck
The sky is clear, high, suddenly lit by thousands of lanterns, no picture is much more beautiful. Take advantage of time for virtual living photos with your lantern before dropping it into the sky.
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Address: Pingxi District, Taipei, Taiwan.
Opening hours: 24 hours
Admission: No entrance tickets. A lantern cost between 100 TWD ($3.22) and 150 TWD ($4.83).
Getting there: From Taipei main station, take the MRT to the north (don’t take the Keelung Line) to Ruifang. Here, you move to the Line to Pingxi. Tickets to Pingxi cost about 52 TWD ($1.67).
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