Posts tagged "Taipei"
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

Free: All time The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is dedicated to the National Father of the Republic of China. Completed in 1972, the building serves as a commemorative displays of Sun’s life and the revolution he led. It is a multi-purpose social, educational, and cultural center for the public. The main entrance to the hall...
Mount Qixing

Mount Qixing

Free: All time Mount Qixing (Seven Stars Mountain) is the highest peak in center of Yangmingshan National Park and is a popular hiking destination. Many begin the hike directly from the park headquarters. The 2.5km Mt. Qixing Hiking Trail fromt the Miaopu entrance on a side road near the headquarters. At about 1.6km into the...
Lengshuikeng Hot Spring

Lengshuikeng Hot Spring

Free: All time Despite having a name that literally translates to “Cold Water Pit”, Lengshuikeng is a natural hot spring located in Yangmingshan National Park. Compared to other local hot springs, it’s temperature to relatively colder at 40ºC. The Lengshuikeng hot spring is divided into two parts. One his the hot spring cave that is...
Yangmingshan National Park

Yangmingshan National Park

Free: All time Yangmingshan National Park is a collection of peaks located to the northeast of Taipei. Easily reachable from central Taipei or Beitou, Yangmingshan is the perfect place to a day trip. In this volcanic landscape, one can find forested mountains, hot springs, rolling grass hills, historical trails and resorts. The tallest peak, Mount...
Plum Garden

Plum Garden

Free: All time The Plum Garden is a historical building that was once a summer house of a calligraphy master / political leader Yu Youren. Built in the late 1930s, it wasn’t until 2010 that the Taipei City Government renovated and opened it as a public tourist attraction. The characters “Mei Ting”, meaning Plum Garden,...
"Green" Library | Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch

“Green” Library | Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch

Free: All time Yes, it is a library. But it’s not just any kind of Library. Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch opened in Beitou Park in 2006, and is Taiwan’s first “green” library. Located in the lush green environment of Beitou Park, the magnificent wooden structure is quite a site to see. The library was...
Beitou Park

Beitou Park

Free: All time Beitou Park is a long, narrow park located directly across the road from Xinbeitou Subway Station. It is also located at the tail end of Yangmingshan National Park. The park dates back to 1913. Due to its central location, the park is a useful landmark for locating Beitou’s other attractions. The water...
Puji Temple

Puji Temple

Free: All time Beitou’s Puji Temple is a rare example of Japanese Buddhist temples in Taiwan. It is one of the few surviving Japanese-era temples. Originally named Tiezhen Temple, it was first built in 1905 with donations from railway workers. The temple combines elements of three Japanese religious traditions, that of the Wayo, Daibutsuyo (Great...
Ketagalan Culture Center

Ketagalan Culture Center

Free: All time Ketagalan Culture Center is located across the street from Beitou Hot Springs Park in a multi-story building. It is a cultural center dedicated to the overview and history of 14 different indigenous tribes of Taiwan, including the now-extinct northern Taiwan Ketagalan tribe. During the beginning of the Japanese occupation, the area had...
Beitou Geothermal Valley

Beitou Geothermal Valley

Free: All time Beitou Geothermal Valley sits on the northern edge of Taipei and it’s famous for its hot springs. The valley has a history of more than 200 years; with its first development starting during the Japanese occupation. The Geothermal Valley has hot springs that are bubbling at a temperature of over 100º Celcius....
Half-Day Guided Tour of Taipei | Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

Half-Day Guided Tour of Taipei | Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

Free: All time Having a long layover in airports can be a drag, but that’s not the case If you find yourself stuck at the Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) in transit in between 8 to 24 hours. The Taiwan Tourism Bureau offers a free half day tour: one in the morning (8am-1pm) and a more...
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Free: All time Perhaps the most recognizable landmark of Taipei, the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is located in a spacious square, with the structure frames on both sides by the National Theater and the National Concert Hall (both equally impressive buildings). If you’re tight on time in Taipei, this should probably be the place to...