• Taipei 101

    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

    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

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


    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

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


    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

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


  • Xinyi Shopping District

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


    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.