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  • Taipei 101 Mall

    Taipei 101 Mall

    Located within Taipei 101, the Taipei 101 Mall gathers the world top brands to create a high-end shopping experience.

  • Daguan Institute
    Banqiao Attractions

    Daguan Institute

    Beside the Lin Ffamily Ggarden is the a level three national monument, Daguan Institute, or Daguan Free School. After it was built in 1873, it was used as both a school and a temple, with the central hall dedicated to the god of wisdom and literature, Lord Wenchang. The Wenchang statue is the oldest carved statue of a god in New Taipei City, and on his two sides are boy servants for men of learning and war, Shutong and Jiantong. The temple is also dedicated to Confucius and is an important location for ceremonies to honor the scholar. As you walk through the temple and school, you can see that the beams and pillars are filled with wishes written by students. On the right wall is a tablet that says the Lin family donated money to build the school to eradicate animosity stemming from the Zhang and Quan clan conflict. The Lin family felt that by educating children in the two clans, it could bring different groups together and enhance local culture and civilization. Today the free school continues to serve this purpose, with the wings on each side renovated to form the Daguan Kindergarten.

  • Songshan Cultural and Creative Park

    Songshan Cultural and Creative Park

    The 6.6-hectares Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei’s Xinyi District was completed in 1937 as the Songshan Tobacco Factory, which was one of the seed companies of a monopoly system mandated by the Taiwan Governor-General Office. The premises were one of Taiwan’s pioneers of modern industry, as well as the first professional tobacco plant. A gracefully simple Japanese modernist structure, the factory features meticulously crafted face cams, glasswork and bronze nails that made it arguably a “model factory” at that time. When Japan lost the war in 1945, the Taiwan Provincial Monopoly Bureau took over the factory and renamed it, Songshan Tobacco Factory of Taiwan Provincial Monopoly Bureau. The factory ceased production of cigarettes in 1998 for concerns over urban planning, regulatory changes in the tobacco and liquor marketing system, as well as shrinking demand. It became a relic of the past after being merged into the Taipei Cigarette Plant.
    In 2001, the Taipei City Government named the tobacco factory the city’s 99th historic site and converted it into a park comprising city-designated historic sites (namely the office building, the 1st to 5th warehouses, cigarette plant and boiler room), historic structures (the inspection room, a machinery repair shed and a nursing room) and architectural highlights (the Baroque-style garden, an ecologically landscaped pond, a public bath and a multi-purpose auditorium). For more efficient reuse of space, the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park was built on the historic site as a production base for designers and cultural & creative businesses, as well as a venue for performances and exhibitions. The park introduced to its premises a Taiwan Design Museum and TMSK through partnerships with the Taiwan Design Center and prestigious Taiwanese glasswork label LIULI GONG FANG, respectively, besides a snack bar that was converted from the machinery repair shed.

  • Dadaocheng Wharf

    Dadaocheng Wharf

    Located near the No. 5 Water Gate on the banks of the Tamsui River, Dadaocheng Wharf thrived in earlier years as an entrepot for trade along the river. Tea, cotton and silk textiles were among the main products bought and sold here, attracting trading companies from across the western world. Dadaocheng's fortunes as a trading center went into decline during the Japanese colonial era. In recent years, however, this area has experienced a revival as a tourism destination, bicycling spot, and departure point for boat tours along the Tamsui River.

  • Yongkang Street Area

    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”.

  • National Martyrs’ Shrine

    National 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.

  • Xinyi Shopping District

    Xinyi Shopping District

    Xinyi Road, Zhongxiao East Road, Jilong Road and Songren Road mark the four borders of Xinyi Shopping District. This place has the largest number of department stores, luxury hotels and renowned restaurants. Therefore, while in the day it serves as a modern, fast-paced financial district, in the night it becomes the place for chic people. All kinds of weekend events and open-air fairs can also be enjoyed here. Come and discover versatile Xinyi Shopping District!

  • National Palace Museum

    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 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.

  • Huashan 1914 Creative Park

    Huashan 1914 Creative Park

    Originally a winery, the Huashan 1914 Creative Park is now an important events venue. As a new cultural events platform, many large-scale exhibitions, installations, theater productions and performances now take place here.

  • Taipei Zoo

    Taipei Zoo

    The Taipei Zoo is one of the ten largest municipal zoos in the world and the largest in Southeast Asia. Getting there is easy: just take the MRT Muzha Line southbound all the way to the terminal station. As the zoo is home to more than 400 animal species, rest assured there’s plenty to see!

  • Ningxia Road Night Market

    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.

  • Tamsui Old Street

    Tamsui Old Street

    Tamsui Old Street is divided into the inner and outer side. The outer street is the golden anchor walkway of Tamsui river coast, while the inner side is a traditional old street lined with bustling shops. There are faithfully traditional pastry shops, groceries and stores selling trendy outfits and toys. The popular foods in the area include A Gei, fish ball, fried fish crackers, traditionally baked cake, Granny’s iron eggs, etc. are all must try goodies. In the evening, the beautiful scenery of the sun setting below the ocean horizon can be seen along the golden anchor walkway.

  • Xinbeitou Hot Spring Area

    Xinbeitou Hot Spring Area

    Hot springs in Xinbeitou with high temperature and many sources are caused by the terrestrial heat of Datun Mountains. Thermal valley is one of the earliest hot spring sources found in Taiwan.
    The green sulfur in Thermal valley is the acid spring. The consistency of hydrogen is 1.4, the temperature is 85。C, the color is translucent gray, and it has light radiation.
    The hot spring in Beitou Hot Spring Road is white sulfur. Its PH between 3-4, as vitriol salt spring, translucent white and yellow, 50。C - 90。C, and light acidity.
    Beitou hot spring has been famous since Japanese colonial times. The area is around with historic monuments and natural scenic spots. Beitou Museum, Yinsong Building, Xingnai Spring, Beitou Library, Beitou Hot Spring Park, and the Folk Museum connect into a hot spring route.

  • Yangmingshan National Park

    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. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of one of Taiwan’s endemic bird species—the Formosan Blue Magpie.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!

  • Shilin Night Market

    Shilin Night Market

    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.

  • Xiangshan Hiking Trail

    Xiangshan Hiking Trail

    Xiangshan derives its name from its external shape (“xiang” means elephant in Chinese) and is located at the south-eastern section of Xinyi District. Its composition is mainly sandstone, akin to that of Hushan. The tawny cliffs and giant rocks along the path, coupled with numerous natural life forms and birds, make the entire mountain resemble a natural ecological paradise. It’s a great place for the general public to enjoy outdoor leisure time and bask in the beauty of nature.

  • ZhongXiao DunHua shopping district

    ZhongXiao DunHua shopping district

    Zhongxiao Dunhua refers to the area around the intersection of Zhongxiao East Road and Dunhua South Road. The district is still growing thanks to its central location and vibrant activities. Zhongxiao Dunhua is even considered the city’s most active business zone. Feel free to shop in the area’s large department stores and designer stores!

  • National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

    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.

  • National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

    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.

  • Ximending


    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.

  • Xingtian Temple

    Xingtian Temple

    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.

  • Lungshan Temple

    Lungshan Temple

    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.

  • Fuzhong 15
    Banqiao Attractions

    Fuzhong 15

    Located on Xianmin Blvd., Fuzhong 15 Animation & Story Gallery becomes a new landmark featuring audio and video art after its opening on April 21, 2012. Fuzhong 15 welcomes all citizens to explore the fantastic world of animation.

  • New Taipei City Government Building Observatory
    Banqiao Attractions

    New Taipei City Government Building Observatory

    New Taipei City Government Building has 33 floors. Visitors may take No. 18 and No. 19 elevators to reach the free observatory on 32F. As a famous landmark in Banqiao, the observatory boasts views of well-known landmarks in Greater Taipei, such as Taipei 101, Shin Kong Life Tower, Grand Hotel, and Miramar Ferris Wheel.

  • Banqiao Station

    Banqiao Station

    Located in Banqiao District, New Taipei City, Banqiao Station integrates Taiwan railways, HSR, and MRT Bannan Line. A variety of food is offered in the underground mall, which is a suitable place on holidays.

  • Banqiao 435 Art Zone
    Banqiao Attractions

    Banqiao 435 Art Zone

    As a blending of art and life, Banqiao 435 Art Zone is a public space where citizens enjoy, experience, and practice art. A series of courses and exhibitions are organized to bring fun and knowledge to the public.

  • Nanya Night Market
    Banqiao Attractions

    Nanya Night Market

    Located around Nanya East Road in Banqiao District, New Taipei City, Nanya Night Market is one of the largest tourist night markets in New Taipei City featuring a variety of snacks and shops selling clothes and groceries. Adjacent to Banqiao Station and MRT Fuzhong Station, Nanya Night Market is a 7-minute walk from MRT Fuzhong Station.

  • Mega City
    Banqiao Attractions

    Mega City

    Located in Banqiao District, New Taipei City, Mega City is the legacy of the late Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. Based on the concept of diamond, Mega City has the area of 40,000 ping that offers the all-round consumer experience.

  • Lin Family Mansion and Garden
    Banqiao Attractions

    Lin Family Mansion and Garden

    Located in Banqiao District, New Taipei City, Lin Family Mansion and Garden is the house built by Lin Ben Yuan Family and is the most complete existing garden building in Taiwan. Originally as a house for rent in 1847, Lin Family Mansion and Garden was later expanded by Lin, Kuo-Hua and Lin, Kuo-Fang and became the residence of Lin Ben Yuan Family. In 1977, Lin Ben Yuan Family donated part of the garden to Taipei County Governance (currently, New Taipei City Government); in 1982, Lin Family Mansion and Garden was open to the public. Being classified as the second-grade national monument, Lin Family Mansion and Garden is currently protected and maintained by Ministry of Culture, Ministry of the Interior, Tourism Bureau, and New Taipei City.

  • Crescent Bridge
    Banqiao Attractions

    Crescent Bridge

    Across Banqiao District and Xinzhuang District, Crescent Bridge connects bikeways along Dahan River. Night lighting is designed to embellish the night view along Dahan River. Located on each side of Crescent Bridge, Banqiao 435 Art Zone and Xinzhuang Old Street are good places for a short trip on weekends.

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