Taipei, in Taiwan, offers numerous attractions for visitors They arrive in the city. Therefore, we want to show you what you can do in it. Some activities are more typical than others, but all are worth taking a great memory of the trip. Do you dare to know what they are? Of course, they will not leave you indifferent.
The most beautiful views of Taipei in TaiwanElephant mountain
To get wonderful views of Taipei in Taiwan, It is more than advisable to go to Elephant Mountain. It is a small hill 183 meters high which implies a route of one kilometer and a half. That is, you only need about 20 minutes to climb to its top. Ideally, do it during sunset.
From the hill you can see the immensity of the Taipei 101 tower. And it has 106 plants and measures no less than 508 meters high. It is, therefore, the eighth tallest skyscraper in the world. In it there is a viewpoint from which to see practically the entire city of Taipei.
Visit the Longshan and Confucius templeLongshan Temple
The Longshan Temple is an emblematic example of Taiwanese classical architecture, with influences from southern China. It was built between 1738 and 1740 by settlers from Fujian. Throughout its history it has suffered various damages caused by earthquakes or fires, so it has been constantly renewed.
Equally recommended is the Confucius temple. He took as a model the original, which is located in the Chinese town of Qufu and which represents with beauty the values of ethics, education and simplicity that the famous thinker preached.
Tour the National Palace MuseumNational Palace Museum
It is a museum of art of great importance, because It houses a permanent collection of more than 600,000 pieces and ancient Chinese crafts. Most of it is composed of high quality objects gathered by different Chinese emperors, such as the painting of Hundred horsesby Giuseppe Castiglione.
Shopping in the Ximeding shopping area
The fact of being a huge shopping area has caused them to compare it to Fifth Avenue in New York. Regardless of the resemblance, It is a place full of life where you can buy a lot of products, while hundreds of neon lights illuminate you. It also has street food stalls.
Meet the monument to Chiang Kai-shekChiang Kai-shek Monument
It is an elegant building built in white marble and with a blue mosaic roof on a blue background. The beauty of its surroundings is added to its beauty, as it is flanked by traditional Chinese gardens and cultural halls of national interest.
Also, the monument constitutes a tribute to Chiang Kai-shek, political and military leader who led the Nationalist Government of China as president between 1950 and 1975. Inside you can discover more about him thanks to some of his belongings (medals, uniforms, etc).
Visit the Shilin market, a jewel of Taipei in TaiwanShilin Market - Allon Lim / Flickr.com
Located on Dadong Street, It is the most famous and largest night market in the capital of Taiwan. He was born at the end of the 19th century, when Japanese immigrants decided to pick him up to sell food. However, the frantic growth of it did not begin until after World War II.
The market is divided into two zones: food (to enjoy true Taiwanese cuisine) and various products, including clothing, footwear, accessories, children's games, kitchenware, tools and much more. It is also possible to have a massage or sing in a karaoke.
Get to know the outskirts of Taipei in Taiwan
In addition to all the above, you can take some excursion to discover municipalities like Jiufen, located in the mountains, overlooking the sea and with an old gold mine that can be visited. Or Pingxi, in the middle of a valley and where to walk through a market for tourists with good food.
The environment of Taipei also involves relaxing in the hot springs of Beitou. You can also go hiking in Yangmingshan National Park. This is famous for cherry blossoms, sulfur deposits, fumaroles and paths. One of them passes over the extinct volcano Mount Seven Stars.