Taipei Sights and Landmarks Guide, Taiwan
Taipei- Cultural and Modern Sights
Taipei City has exceptional characteristics of its own. Tourists can get a taste of both the city’s cultural and modern facet. One can get to see thrilling attractions on one end and solitary places of interest on the other end, all adding to Taipei’s uniqueness.
This crowded but lively capital has spectacular views and sights to catch a glimpse of.
Taipei 101 -Known as the Taipei International Financial Center and located in the Xinyi District, this towering edifice is the world’s tallest completed building. Boarding the fast elevators, visitors can only be amazed at the city’s breathtaking sight. This immense skyscraper accommodates several high end stores and cafes, an observatory, a supermarket and a bookstore owing to the largest English books selection.
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall -Both are historical sites that are unique on their own. With a grand Chinese architecture and serene landscape, the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall comprises an exhibition area auditorium which is a popular site for lectures, seminars and public concerts and a huge 400-seat library.
The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a frequent site for national celebrations. It contains a museum of Chiang’s life and an exotic garden with Chinese-style ponds. The grounds are also a favorite place for local martial arts enthusiasts.
National Theater Hall and National Concert Hall -Right at the heart of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial is an excellent place where visitors can get to see traditional Taiwanese performances like plays and dances. It is also a popular venue for international events. The neo-Chinese design of the structure is an eye-catcher especially at night.
National Taiwan University -A paramount institution in Taiwan this university also contains more than a few shops, bookstores, cafes and tea houses that cater not just to students. Being a main transport hub, guests can find an assortment of food finds and hip items of all kinds in every stall or booth.
Museums and Art Spots
National Palace Museum -This museum houses the world’s largest and best collection of Chinese relics and antiquities that will amuse any visitor. Opposite this museum is the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines which is also a good place to go to.
Hua Shan Cultural and Creative Industry Center -This center was formerly a brewery and converted to a park for creative arts. The outdoor setting is ideal for that afternoon coffee and walk-in the-park.
Taipei Fine Arts Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art -Both museums are interesting venues that showcase the works of local and international contemporary artists. Stroll along the Fine Arts Museum’s plot and you won’t miss the Taipei Story House, a European house turned into a space to impart the story of Taipei and tea.
Spot- Taipei Film House -This former abode of US ambassadors was converted to become an art center for independent films. It also includes cafes and restaurants and a book store where guests can choose from a collection of independent films.
Taipei Artist Village -This community allots residency programs for local and international artists along with galleries and studio spaces to display every artist’s creativity. The cafes are also great for breaks and casual get-togethers.
National Museum of History -This museum stands out for its exhibits of unique artifacts like the Tang dynasty pottery and bronze pieces from the Shang dynasty.
Lush Nature Parks
Daan Forest Park -Known also as the Taipei Central Park it is the newest addition of Taiwan’s garden parks.
Taipei Botanical Garden -Throughout the years this delightful garden has inspired Taipei’s citizens. The lotus ponds are very much the unique trademark of this attraction.
228 Peace Park - Founded in 1907 the name was changed in 1996 to remember the people killed in the February 28 incident in 1947. At present, it is a favorite location for taichi buffs and Chinese chess aficionados.
Dajia Riverside Park - This green park is located along the bank of Keelung River and is one of the most beautiful. It also offers sports facilities for basketball tennis and badminton.
Exciting Theme Parks
Children’s Recreation Center -A great amusement park that even kids at heart will enjoy. Old-fashioned rides and a folk art museum are surely enjoyable treats for children of all ages.
Taipei Water Park- This is an attraction worth going to during summers. This rare park was built around the Museum of Drinking Water and is popular for its water slides and spas.
Taipei Zoo - Taipei Zoo provides a relaxing ecological atmosphere at the heart of a flourishing green valley. This zoo is nothing like the ordinary because the animals are free to roam around the compound, and it has a well-maintained and sanitary facility. So, guests can enjoy and mingle with a variety of birds and animals in the park.
Leofoo Village Theme Park -One of Taiwan’s largest theme parks boasts of its exciting rides and theme park attractions.
Whether it’s for a family day-out, a mid-day leisurely walk or a day of shopping splurge, Taipei is a city that offers a variety of notable places to go to. Guests will truly experience that unique Taipei travel experience.
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