Attractions

  • Taipei 101

    Address:
    7 Xinyi Rd, Sec 5, .

    Towering above the city like the gigantic bamboo stalk it was designed to resemble, Taipei 101 is impossible to miss. At 508m, Taipei 101 held the title of 'world's tallest building' for a number of years. Until 2011, it also held the title of the world's tallest green building.

  • Elephant Mountain

    Address:
    Xiangshan (Mt. Elephant), Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    This mountain has its own MRT station (Xiangshan, which means Elephant Mountain). The trailhead is about an eight-minute walk south. The vantage point of many classic shots of Taipei 101, it's a steep climb up. Weekends it gets crowded, especially around sunset. Don't forget to take water. Various trails take you to different viewpoints; there are bilingual maps at key points.

    Elephant Mountain is one of the Four Beasts; if you are feeling energetic you can hike the others (Tiger, Lion, and Leopard mountains) in about three hours. Just follow the signs.

  • Xinyi Assembly Hall, Taipei City

    Address:
    Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, Section 5, Xinyi Road, 四四南村 .

    Introduction

    At a corner in Taipei’s high-end Xinyi District, a few low-rise houses sit closely together. These somewhat crowded buildings chronicled the tears and joy of veterans who migrated to Taiwan in the early days. This is the former site of Taipei City’s Military Dependents’ Village, called the “Sisinan Village”.

    With the increasingly fast economic growth and the rising living standard, these old houses no longer serve the needs of the residents. The City Government initially planned to rebuild them in 1999. However, through persuasion from the cultural circles, the City Government designated this premise as the Cultural Hall and Cultural Park of Xinyi District, and started operation in 2003.

    The Hall consists of four symmetrical buildings. The houses that sat tightly next to each other have been converted into an open space for events and exhibitions. The premise now consists of an exhibition hall, Military Dependents’ Village Exhibition Hall, performance hall and community hall. The exterior still retains the unique low-rise and the simple, rustic style of the Military Dependents’ Village. The narrow alleys and footpaths will take the visitors down memory lane. It is a fascinating contrast to the neighboring towering Taipei 101 and surrounding modern buildings, a compelling testimony of Taipei’s urban development.

  • Linjiang Street Night Market

    Address:
    Linjiang Street Night Market, Alley 1, Lane 40, Linjiang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan .

    Introduction

    Linjiang Street Night Market is located in a residential area of Da-an District. The market opened about eight years ago and today is populated with nearly 200 stalls selling a wide array of snack foods. The market is expecially popular among neighborhood office workers looking for a tasty and budget-friendly bite to eat.

    The market is open from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m, making it a perfect spot for hungry night owls. Among the tasty popular dishes sold here one can find ganban noodles in meat broth, oyster noodles, oyster omelettes, barbecued sausages, soy stewed meats, peanut powdered pigs blood rice cake, Taiwanese-style hamburgers with stewed meat, rice noodle soup, sponge cake (ever popular with the kids!), and just about anything else you may be hungering for. Make sure to stroll a bit further down Wenchang Street to browse the stylish Chinese and western style furniture shops.

  • 和興炭坑

    Address:
    Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, Alley 471, Lane 150, Section 5, Xinyi Rd, 和興炭坑 .

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  • Xinyi Shopping District

    Address:
    Xinyi Wei Xiu Shopping District, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan .

    Introduction

    Known as the "Manhattan of Taipei," the Xinyi Shopping District brings together upscale malls, Eslite Bookstore, cinemas and all manner of international cuisine. This is also a great spot to enjoy the evening view and pulse of Taipei.

  • 微風南山

    Address:
    臺北市信義區松智路17號 .

    微風集團2019年初開幕於信義區的百貨公司,是棟商場與辦公大樓結合的建築,內部商場集結了不少知名精品、各國美食料理及高樓景觀餐廳,同時也引進i-Ride Taipei飛行劇院,使微風南山成為了信義區流行時尚、血拚玩樂的必遊之地。

  • 幾米月亮公車

    Address:
    臺北市信義區信義路五段100號 .

    為響應臺北市政府所推行「2016 世界設計之都」的理念,房仲企業與插畫家幾米合作,以繪本《月亮忘記了》為主題,設計出幾米月亮公車。「幾米月亮公車」由熊熊司機領航,從「遺忘站」開往「記住站」,裡頭搭載了抱著圓月的小男孩,車廂中充滿五彩繽紛的魔法書與活潑有趣的小角色,公車後方還有一顆顆反射出週遭景象的微笑星球,而車頂站著一個可愛的藍色小童,他雙手高舉著黃澄澄的微笑月亮,用溫暖撫慰了黑暗中孤寂的人心。

     

    幾米月亮公車鄰近台北101,不但交通便利,附近也有許多景點相鄰,且溫柔清新的幾米風格吸引眾多的觀光人潮,成為台北101附近最可愛的必遊新興景點之一。開放時間為每天的9:00到21:00,不論是白天或夜晚,都可以感受到幾米月亮公車所帶來的溫暖。

  • National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

    Address:
    No. 505, Sec. 4, Ren-ai Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    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.

  • Tiaomi Historic Trail

    Address:
    Tiaomi Historic Trail, Rice Trail The end of Alley 100, Lane 600, Wuxing Street, Taihe Village, Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    “Tiao” in Tiaomi means “selling grains” in Chinese and “Tiaomi” means “peddling rice”. During the period between 1821 and 1850 (Emperor Daoguang’s reign), in a move to reduce time spent on transportation and labor, farmers in the Sanchangli area built this narrow mountainous trail as an alternative route to the smoother - yet longer - foot path. There are a total of 500 stone steps on this trail to facilitate quicker transportation of rice in regions like Nangang, Muzha, Shenkeng and Jingmei, and support more frequent trade activities. Since there is a Tiaomi Temple along the trail, the trail becomes its eponym, Tiaomi Historic Trail. “Tiaomi” also means “shouldering rice” in Chinese. Legend has it that due to the steep, treacherous steps, carriers at that time had to rest by the Temple when travelling across the region. To express their gratitude to the God of the Earth for blessing them with a safe journey, they would leave a bowl of rice while resting. As time passed by, the residents built a simple temple using stones to show their respect for the God. After several reconstructions, it became the current “Tiaomi Temple”. There is also the “Dexing Coal Mine Entrance” near the trail. Dexing Coal Mine started its operation about 1897, and reached its operating prime between 1946 and 1948. This was followed by the exhaustion of the coal vein. The site was abandoned, leaving only the mine entrance as a tourist attraction. The stone steps on Tiaomi Historic Trail resurfaced in 2011 along with the establishment of an arch bridge, wooden path and tourist signposts for the Trail.

  • Yue Yue Company

    Address:
    No. 133, Guangfu S. Rd, Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    Yue Yue Company has changed from the past nursery room of Songshan tobacco factory to a place where ideas and creations are nurtured. It is not only a bookstore and a cafe, but also an art exhibition space. 

    Located in the busy city of Taipei, Yue Yue Company is quietly hidden among the large tree clusters in Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. In addition to various types of publications, the bookstore also offers various meals. With an order of a drink, a sandwich, or some desserts, you can have a seat and enjoy the relaxing reading environment without burden.

  • Songshan Cihui Temple

    Address:
    No. 33, Ln. 251, Fude St., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    As the Chinese poet Liu Yuxi had famously contemplated, “Mountains are prestigious for the presence of immortals, not for their height; seas are sacred for the inhabitance of dragons, not for their depth”, the Songshan Cihui Temple in Taipei’s Fushou Mountain was founded, and is currently operated, by Guo Ye-zi, a devoted and virtuous Taoist priestess who insists on a career of universal relief through a facility that educates, inspires and purifies its followers. In other words, the temple was constructed out of the founder’s ultimate compassion that urged her to extend self-help to others. Dedicated to “Wuji Yaochi Dasheng Xiwang Jinmu,” or “Mother of the Infinite Jade Pond,” this awe-inspiring, gracefully landscaped temple is nestled amid verdant hills to evoke religious sentiments. That explains why it is a mythical sanctuary for Taoist deities and immortals, a Mcca for Taoists seeking peace of mind, and an intriguing must-visit for tourists. Occupying an area of approximately 33,000 m2, the towering Cihui Temple comprises a group of elaborately structured, five-story buildings flanked by pagoda-style bell towers for an imposing and magnificent effect. The patio outside the temple’s 2nd floor main hall commands a panoramic view of downtown Taipei, which is exciting and unforgettable enough to make you want to linger longer. Patterned after traditional Chinese temples, the main structure is a quaint mixture of the distinctive palatial arts from the Ming and Qing dynasties and modern architectural techniques, ingeniously accentuating the mountain area’s luscious pine woods with its red bricks and yellow rooftops, in a dazzling manner, like a green cocktail garnished with a red cherry.

  • National Palace Museum

    Address:
    No. 221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    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.

  • Wufenpu- the garment district

    Address:
    Aly. 9, Ln. 443, Yongji Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    If someone ask where the center of Taipei's garment wholesale area is, it is believed that everyone's first response would be "Wufenpu", a place that hundreds of garment wholesale stores gather near Songshan Railway Station. 

    The Wufenpu shopping district originated from the gathering of early central and southern people who made a living in Taipei in Wufenpu. With the remaining rags or unsaleable fabrics of export clothing, they simply processed and sewn them into underwear, children's clothing or rough work clothes and provided them to roadside vendors and retail stores for sale, which gradually made the name of Wufenpu popular.

    Hundreds of garment companies are gathering here. Inexpensive clothing attracts retail traders here to shop for wholesale or retail, and many young people also come to shop because of vivid styles and fashionable design.

  • Raohe Street Tourist Night Market

    Address:
    Raohe St. and Sec. 4, Bade Rd. and Fuyuan St., Songshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    Specialties:oyster vermicelli, spare ribs stewed in herbal soup, pepper meat buns, duck meat, stinky tofu.

    The Raohe Street Night Market covers various kinds of booths for general merchandises, accessories and yummy snacks, all at low and affordable prices. By looking at the booths with queues of people, it is not hard to find out the most popular snacks. You absolutely don't want to miss snacks like: Stew Ribs in Chinese herbal Medicine, Crispy Pepper Pastry Cake, Steamed Bun, Oyster Noodles, and all kinds of cold drinks. You can't forget the Spicy Stinky Tofu, Beef Noodle, and Tempura. In addition, Wufenpu is the largest garment wholesale marketplace in Taipei.

  • National Taiwan University

    Address:
    No.1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Da'an Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    Historic monuments and buildings can be seen everywhere on the campus of National Taiwan University. The overall campus planning follows a clear,east-west axial design. Royal Palms are planted along both sides of the Royal Palm Boulevard, and next to them are the azaleas. Camphor trees and dragon junipers are planted between two sides of the boulevard and the school buildings. While walking along Royal Palm Boulevard with the green shade of both sides arching the sunrise, one experiences a feeling of heading on a broad and open road to a bright future. It is a very special sunrise attraction in the City. Near the College of Agriculture, there are many aquatic plants, vegetables, fruits and vanilla gardens. Some interesting observations of ecological restoration can also be made in the experimental farm. The alleys near the campus are surrounded by mainstream bookstores and smaller independent bookstores, as well as the coffee culture, transforming the NTU neighborhood with a strong cultural element.

  • Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

    Address:
    No. 21, Zhongshan S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    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.

  • Taipei Grand Mosque

    Address:
    No. 62, Sec. 2, Xinsheng S. Rd., Da'an Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    The Taipei Grand Mosque is a center of worship for Taipei's Muslims community. Designed by the renowned architect C.C. Yang, the mosque was built in 1960 with funds donated from Taiwan and Saudi Arabia. The main distinguishing feature of the mosque is its enormous domed roof. The dome is 15 meters high, 15 meters in diameter and is supported entirely without beams. The mosque is adorned with handmade Persian rugs and chandeliers presented by kings of countries allied with Taiwan. The mosque also has two minarets that rise impressively to over 20 meters. When visiting Taipei Grand Mosque, please be sure to follow the mosque rules. Only Muslims are allowed to enter the main prayer hall and second floor prayer hall for women.

  • 228 Peace Park

    Address:
    103, Huaining Road, Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    228 Peace Park occupies a city block bordered by Gongyuan Road, Xiangyang Road, Huaining Road and Ketagalan Boulevard. The park is built in a traditional style, with Japanese garden landscaping and ponds, arched bridges, walking paths, and an amphitheater. The Taipei 228 Memorial Museum and 228 Memorial Monument are also located in the park.

  • Thermal Valley

    Address:
    , Beitou Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    Located beside Beitou Hot Spring Park, Thermal Valley is one of the sources supplying the area’s hot springs. The sulfuric steam that blankets the valley year-round gives the valley a frightening quality, giving rise to nicknames like “Ghost Lake.” The springs here have the highest temperatures of any in the Datunshan volcano group. With its surreal sulfuric atmosphere, it’s no wonder Thermal Valley was considered one of the “12 great sights of Taiwan” during the Period of Japanese Occupation!

    The “Beitou rocks” (aka Hokutolite or Anglesobarite) in Thermal Valley contain the radioactive element radium. Out of the many thousands of minerals existing in the world, they are the only ones named after a place in Taiwan, and can be found in only two places: Beitou and Tamagawa, Japan. In recent years, the “Beitou Rock Conservation Area” has been established to ensure the protection of these natural rarities. Thus, when visiting Thermal Valley, you not only get to experience “hell” but also gain insight into some rare radioactive rocks!

    Water temperature in Thermal Valley’s hot springs ranges from 80-100℃. The sodium carbonate springs tend to be corrosive, and have come to be known as “Green sulfur springs” and “Sulfur heads.” Visitors used to boil eggs in the hot springs, but the practice has since been prohibited—not only to protect the water quality but to keep tourists from falling in and boiling themselves!

  • Maokong Gondola

    Address:
    No.8, Sec. 2, Xinguang Rd., Wenshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    With a total length of 4.03 kilometers, the Maokong Gondola is the first gondola system in Taipei City. One-way travel time on the gondola is about 20 to 30 minutes. The gondola ride includes four stops, namely the Taipei Zoo Station, Taipei Zoo South Station, Zhinan Temple Station, and the Maokong Station. It is very easy to ride the Maokong Gondola; after getting off the last stop of the Metro's Wenhu Line—Taipei Zoo Station—walk to the Maokong Gondola's Taipei Zoo Station to take the gondola.

    The three most beautiful times to take the gondola are in the midst after rain, when the sun is setting, and when the lights of the city are shining at night. As the gondola passes over the undulating terrain, you can glimpse moving Metro trains, the park along the Jingmei River, and the "giraffe" incinerator. When you reach the second stop, the gondola takes a big turn, and you will get a panoramic view of the landscape, including vehicles moving along the freeway below. After passing the Zhinan Temple Station, you will enter a steep V-shaped gully; this is the climax of the gondola ride, and is an unforgettable experience.

    The final stop is at Maokong, where numerous tea plantations and tea shops are located. Many visitors specially make the trip here to have tea and chat. Make sure to visit a tea shop and order the famous “Muzha Tieguanyin” or “Wenshan Pouchong tea” when you visit Maokong. The trip will be worth your while when you taste the delicious specialty tea and meal combo, and view the stunning scenery of Taipei Basin.

  • Nangang Mountain System: Xiangshan (Mt. Elephant) Hiking Trail

    Address:
    Xiangshan (Mt. Elephant), Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    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.
    Along the trail there are explanatory sign boards providing information to visitors concerning the environment. The diversified cliff and slope terrains form a great nurturing ground for fern-family plants. In particular, the quantity of Taiwanese Cibotium (Cibotium taiwanianum) and Flying Spider-monkey Tree Fern (Cyathea lepifera) ranks top in Taipei City.
    Back in the days when medicine was not as advanced as it is today, Taiwanese Cibotium was commonly used to stop bleeding. The Flying Spider-monkey Tree Fern, on the other hand, is the most valuable ecological feature of Taipei City.
    Standing on the top of Xiangshan, the entire Taipei Basin is right under your eyes. The extension of the ridge reaches into Zhongqiang Park of Xinyi District, and therefore has become the best evening stroll venue for local residents. It is also a great vacation spot for people to relax and relieve stress.

    The Six Giant Rocks
    “Laolaixia” is the name given to Xiangshan’s landscape of peculiar giant rocks. On top of these rocks, the entire view of the bustling Xinyi District is captured; it is a popular spot for photo-taking. The rising sun juxtaposed with Taipei 101 and the slumbering Xinyi District skyscrapers provide endless pictures of enjoyment throughout the day and night.

     

  • Songshan Cultural and Creative Park

    Address:
    No. 133, Guangfu S. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C .

    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.