Things to do in TAIPEISaturday, September 01, 2012
Taiwan is one of the four Asian Tiger or Asian Dragon Countries together with Hong Kong, Singapore & South Korea. Taipei City is the capital, economic and cultural center of Taiwan. Going to Taipei is like going to Hong Kong minus the Disneyland.
What I really enjoyed doing here was the morning walk with my friends going to the Taiwan Metro. Walking was a pleasurable experience in Taipei because of the cold weather the time we're there.
So here's a list of things to do in Taipei with the help of our friend/tour guide, Joycen
1. Take a picture with TAIPEI 101 and go up the Observatory Deck
It is officially known as Taipei International Financial Center. It is the most famous landmark in Taiwan, kumbaga kung may Petronas ang KL, Merlion ang Singapore at Pearl Tower ang Shanghai syempre ang Taiwan may Taipei 101 :)
3. Observe Taiwan worshippers at LONGSHAN TEMPLE
It is one of the most famous worshipped temples in Taiwan, Longshan Temple is located in Wanhua Disctrict. It is also considered as one of the oldest Buddist temples in Taiwan. It became a famous temple as it has the best traditional Chinese architecture in the country.
While I was taking a picture of the yellow lanterns, I accidentally leaned my foot on the lower part of the wall then a local woman reprimanded me in Mandarin, I said sorry then she realized I wasn't Taiwanese and apologized right ahead. (I could pass as a Taiwanese pala! :) hehehe)
4. Learn Taiwan's history thru art at NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM
It is an art museum in Taipei and is the national museum of Taiwan. It has collections of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks making it one of the largest museum in the world. Displays several ancient Chinese ceramics, coins, jades, paintings & calligraphies. It's well kept, intimidating & sobrang laki, I really wish we have something like this in the Philippines.
5. Visit SUN YAT-SEN MEMORIAL HALL
|changing of the guards|
6. Witness the sunset at the FISHERMAN'S WHARF
Located at the western tip part of Taipei (Chatt & I even fell asleep at the Metro because of the travel) is a fishing port well known for having the best place to watch the sunset.
|inside a clear glass bottom gondola|
|dimsums, soups, teas, tofu, chicken|
|tired shopper :)|