观光景点

  • 台北101

    地址:
    No. 7, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111 .

    景点介绍

    台北101购物中心为地上5楼,地下1楼的购物空间,23000坪,是台湾首座国际顶级购物中心。拥有许多精品旗舰店,如BALLY、LV、Prada、Gucci、Cartier、DIOR及FENDI等,消费者可以享受到最多样的选择,与全球流行零时差,轻松拥有愉悦的购物时刻。

    台北101购物中心有欧式、日式、泰式、中式等各国风味美食餐厅,如代官山居食屋、晶汤匙泰式料理、随意鸟地方、九如浙江美食、川滇食尚等,美食街拥有上千个座位,非常舒适的用餐环境。4楼都会广场拥有完美的空间设计规划,占地500余坪,挑高40米。采光自然,与四周的露天座椅融合为一体,散发着明亮开阔的现代氛围。与世贸中心和ATT 4 FUN购物中心有空桥连接,近君悦饭店,交通十分方便。

  • 象山亲山步道

    地址:
    台北市信义区信义路150巷22弄 .

    景点介绍

    象山因外形似象头而得名,位於台北盆地东南方的信义区,与虎山地质相同主要由砂岩组成,因造山作用步道中可见黄褐色陡峭的岩壁与巨石,加上自然环境生物、鸟类种类繁多,使得整座山如同一座天然生态乐园般,成为民众接近浅山、享受户外绿林悠闲时光的好去处。

    步道沿线设有解说牌引导民众参访,区内各种棱线、岩壁、山坡等不同环境,孕育出多种蕨类植物处处可见,其中又以金狗毛蕨与笔筒树古老蕨类族群最大,数量居台北市之冠。

    在过去医学普遍不发达的年代,金狗毛是民间常用来止血的最佳良药,而笔筒树群林则是台北市最珍贵的的生态特色。

    登顶象山眺望,台北盆地的地景几乎一览无遗,其尾棱延伸嵌入信义区中强公园,成为当地居民晨昏散步的最佳去处,也是近山民众假日休闲、舒缓身心的绿色地带。

    六巨石

    象山上巨石林立的奇特景象,又称老莱峡。从这里攀上巨石可以一览繁华的信义商圈,是一处热门的拍照景点,清晨上山可以欣赏台北101大楼在晨曦中初醒的景象,黄昏更可欣赏信义区都会华厦,夕阳余晖西下、华灯初上的夜晚景象,十分亮丽耀眼。

    逸贤亭(象山顶)

    位於逸贤亭象山顶、六角亭旁步道尽头的平台,视野展望极佳,可以欣赏象山的全貌,尤其是象头与象鼻颇具传神。
    鼻梁处即为永春高中,长长的象鼻子则是棱线深入松山路与松德院区之间的平台。

    一线天

    象山亲山步道近松德院区方向有处名为一线天驻脚点,因两壁山脊线十分接近,巨崖岩壁突出遮天,山友自步道仰头望天,只见崖壁缝隙间的天空又窄又细,因而称为一线天。

    登高远眺 繁华台北尽收眼底

    四兽山是距离台北市松山、信义区最近的山头。象山位在四兽山步道系统中最高点,由於前方无屏障,登高远望视野辽阔,不仅信义商圈一览无遗-101金融大楼、世贸中心、华纳威秀、新光三越等醒目建筑历历可数,台北盆地风光也尽收眼底。

    自然生态精采可期
    巨石公园

    象山范围不大,赏景点却不少。其中盘踞山头的「六巨石」是象山的地标景观,巨石林立、景观奇特,游象山不攀上巨石瞧瞧,可就对不起自己了。在顶上观景滋味不同,迎风四望无际,想拍101,来这里准没错!

    至於鸟瞰台北盆地的最佳位置,自然是位於棱线上、视野开阔的「超然亭」;有此「超然」名号,便是因为由此观景居象山众凉亭之冠。站立於超然亭的平台上,近可见山下的信义计画区,放远望去则是圆山、北投焚化炉、观音山及大屯火山群各景点,从前国庆日施放烟火,不少人还会特地来此观赏花火绽放,足见其魅力所在。

    绕行到巨石公园阶梯附近,有一块硕大的巨石,上面有人为雕刻出来的石阶,可拾级而上眺望台北盆地。一路前行间,由左侧山腰、山脊再下到右侧山腰线,从不同角度俯瞰台北盆地之美,象山迷人之处尽在其中。

    步道沿途都设有解说牌,引导亲山访客认识整个山头的特色,所以这里也是最受欢迎的自然教室。一路上不愁没有生态导览,只要「按图索骥」,自己就是山林解说员。

    象山拥有棱线、岩壁、山坡、山洼、山谷等各种不同微环境,因而孕育出70多种蕨类。蕨类在象山处处可见,有的附着在树干上,有的长在岩石、坡地上,有的密布在潮湿的林下。其中金狗毛蕨族群庞大,数量居台北市之冠,在过去医药不发达的年代,它可是民间用来止血的最佳良药。

    另外在开阔、向阳且潮湿山洼区,还有自侏罗纪时期就存在的古老蕨类「笔筒树」。笔筒树群聚可是台北市区最珍贵的生态特色,因为笔筒树成群林立的现象,全世界只有台湾北部才能看得到。

    潮湿的环境中,蜗牛的族群也十分可观,像是斯文豪氏大蜗牛、烟管蜗牛,几乎在整个山区都看得到。这本是低海拔的原始阔叶林,生态丰富多元,绿意万千的山林,还有更多的惊喜等待你自己慢慢去发掘呢!

    健身舒活  亲子休闲乐趣多
    象山入口意象


    虽说象山只有海拔181公尺,对於喜欢「超越颠峰」的人,显然挑战度不高。

    登上象山之後,如果你的体力充沛,或是想伸展筋骨,步道两旁还有许多强体力及肺活量的体能设施,只见大夥在山顶的逸贤亭打个尖、做个操,还有精力无穷的小朋友穿梭其间,运动休闲一兼二顾,很适合全家来活动。

  • Xinyi Assembly Hall, Taipei City

    地址:
    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.

  • 临江街观光夜市

    地址:
    Alley 1, Lane 40, Linjiang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 .

    具有客家文化的临江街夜市,在大安区的住宅区里,是台北市少数合法挂牌设立的夜市,约有8年的历史,近200个摊位的各种美食小吃,让许多台北人流连忘返,附近上班族几乎天天在这里吃晚饭,既省钱又美味。

    有名的小吃多到数不清,古早味的乾伴面加肉羹汤、香滑顺口的蚵仔面线、好吃的台式蚵仔煎、香喷喷的烤香肠、入味不油的状元卤味、洒了满满花生粉的猪血糕、石家刈包香香软软的鲁肉、清香好喝的米粉汤、小朋友最爱的鸡蛋糕等等,各式美食应有尽有 ,就这麽边逛边吃,真是太满足了!沿着文昌街走下去,还有流行时尚的中、西式家具店,各式新颖独特的造型,也是快活。

  • 和兴炭坑

    地址:
    Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, Alley 471, Lane 150, Section 5, Xinyi Rd, 和兴炭坑 .

    「和兴炭坑」位於北台慈惠堂旁隐藏着一处废弃旧矿坑,紧邻旧埤溪。早期因煤矿开采石堆置大量煤渣,地质条件相对较脆弱,後进行整治,搭配旧埤溪旁的旧矿区进行整体环境营造,结合当地自然景观及矿坑文化特色,打造成区域性亮点,提供新的休闲游憩景点。

    自步入园区开始,可沿砖红色地坪及矿车轨道意象步入「时光隧道」中,沿途可欣赏拟真的矿车出坑意象及叙述着煤炭自生成至产出制品的「煤的一生」烧陶壁画,尽头处设置「回旋天梯」,幸运的话还能看到许多蝙蝠在旧矿坑出渣口倒挂休息。

    走在轨道意象的步道上,感受当地人文历史,彷佛穿越时空到日据时期,沿途上对於煤矿开采的解说设施及意象,更让人感觉往日光景历历在目。建议不妨利用假日探访「和兴炭坑」,感受一下信义区旧矿区的特色风情。

  • 信义商圈

    地址:
    Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, 信义威秀商圈 .

    台北101、新光三越、Bellavita、统一阪急百货、诚品信义旗舰店等,是台北精致时尚与都会名牌的潮爆区域,购物、娱乐、休闲、美食等活动应有尽有!

    信义计画区为新兴商业区,乃目前台北市最具指标性的时髦都会商圈,信义商圈最大的特色是,完全针对都市人休闲购物需求设计,而且由於采取低密度、低容积的开发方式,再加上市政府刻意经营,规划设置相当多的造景,进驻的百货商场或企业大楼,建筑风格都也都别具特色。

    范围除了指标性的台北世界贸易中心、台北101之外,周边还有许多企业集团的办公设施,如国泰金融中心、南山人寿、远雄集团总部大楼、ING安泰人寿、震旦行、群益证券金融大楼、中油企业总部等,此外还有不少的百货公司和娱乐设施,如新光三越信义新天地、信义威秀影城、ATT 4 FUN、Bellavita、Neo19、统一阪急百货、诚品信义旗舰店及君悦饭店、W饭店、艾美酒店等,现在已经跃升为台北主要的商业区之一。

    信义商圈由於发达的金融商业及企业总部林立,而有「台北曼哈顿」的别称。周末假日的信义商圈,又摇身一变成为一个超大型的舞台,市府广场、新光三越东侧广场的新舞台,经常举办各种假日活动或园游会,而威秀影城中庭也常有歌手新片发表、演唱活动、签名,而电影造势活动,威秀影城中庭也常是第一选择的场地。

  • 微風南山

    地址:
    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

    地址:
    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

    地址:
    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

    地址:
    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

    地址:
    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

    地址:
    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

    地址:
    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

    地址:
    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

    地址:
    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

    地址:
    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.

    地址:
    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

    地址:
    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

    地址:
    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

    地址:
    , 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

    地址:
    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

    地址:
    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

    地址:
    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.