As Taiwan island (Formosa) was previously part of Japan, the KMT worked to remove Japanese influence from the island and promote pan-Chinese cultural values while limiting Hokkien-Taiwanese language and culture, and replaced most public offices and government procedure with the KMT while seizing monopoly control of the previous Japanese state-operated industries such as mining, sugar, tea, and tobacco.
Sights on the 2 ND floor include an exhibit about the reconstruction and preservation of the museum, an exhibit showcasing Beitou's impact on Taiwanese cinema, the youth of Beitou, a multimedia auditorium, and a balcony for visitors to explore and view Beitou Creek.
Visiting Bitan is a great ending to a Wulai day trip. After visiting the aboriginal village and soaking in the hot springs, head over to Bitan for a riverfront dinner and great atmosphere. The bus for Wulai stops at MRT Xindian Station, directly next to Bitan.
The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (Chinese: 中正紀念堂) is a national monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. It is located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan. The monument, surrounded by a park, stands at the east end of Liberty Square.
Explore Daan Forest Park, a 26 hectare (64 acre) green space in the center of the city that's known for its trees. Locals and tourists visit the site, nicknamed the "lungs of Taipei city," to take part in outdoor activities like wildlife watching and plant spotting around the ecological pond.
Located outside National Taiwan University (國立台灣大學), Gongguan is the largest student district in Taipei City, and is home to Taipei's underground music scene. The most busy areas are around Tingzhou Rd., and the maze of alleys across Xinsheng South Road.
The Grand Hotel (Chinese: 圓山大飯店; pinyin: Yuánshān Dà Fàndiàn; literally: "Yuanshan Great Hotel"), is a landmark located at Yuanshan (圓山) in Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. The hotel was established in May 1952 and the main building was completed on October 10, 1973. It is owned by the Duen-Mou Foundation of Taiwan, a non-profit organization, and has played host to many foreign dignitaries who have visited Taipei.
Hsing Tian Kong (Chinese: 行天宮; pinyin: Xíngtiān Gōng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hêng-thian-kiong; also Xingtian Temple or Xingtian Gong) is a popular temple in Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. This temple is devoted to Guan Yu, the patron god of businessmen, and is relatively recent in origin.
Lungshan Temple of Manka is a Chinese folk religious temple in Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan. The temple was built in Taipei in 1738 by settlers from Fujian during Qing rule in honor of Guanyin. It served as a place of worship and a gathering place for the Chinese settlers.
Interested in the Taiwanese art scene? MOCA offers a combination of historical architecture and contemporary art. While wandering around the museum appreciating contemporary art scene you can also check out the Taiwanese colonial architecture during the Japanese colonization.
Officially the National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, the shrine was built to honour the fallen Kuomintang soldiers after the Chinese Civil War (and subsequent government relocation to Taiwan), and is home to around 390,000 spirit tablets honouring the lives and sacrifices of the KMT soldiers during the war against the communists in mainland China.
National Taiwan Museum circa 1957–1959 Established in 1908, the museum is the oldest in Taiwan. The colonial government of Japan set up the Taiwan Governor Museum (臺灣總督府民政部殖產局附屬博物館), which officially opened on 24 October 1908, to commemorate the inauguration of the North-South Railway.
Located nearby Taipei Main Station, Ximending, 228 Park, and the National Taiwan Museum, the Presidential Office is very convenient to visit, and is a great addition to a city tour. Be sure to take a tour of the Presidential Office, and learn more about Taiwan's colonial past and cultural heritage, as well as Taiwan's cultural and political development over the past 60 years.
Though I’ve lived in Taipei over 20 years, I’d never made it to the top of the city’s iconic Mt. Qixing, or Seven Star Mountain, known for its riveting views of Taipei, the mountains beyond, and of the rugged, whitecap-washed north coast. Today was the day, the scenic Mt. Qixing Trail my path into the north Taiwan sky.
Riverside Live House is at the back of the complex, and in the south court are a dozen or so restaurants and bars, many catering to the city's gay crowd. Source: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ What to explore at Ximending (Red House Theatre)? The Red Theatre was redesigned into a whole new 'people magnet'.
Every year, the huge event like Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is one of the three most popular customs of lantern festival in Taiwan, will be held in Shifen Sky Lantern Square that is adjacent to Shifen Old Street. The event is increasingly recognized globally as a key international folklore event.
The Shilin Night Market in Taipei is one of the largest, most popular night markets in Taiwan with regard to food, and also one of the most popular points of Taipei's night life among visitors. Located in Taipei’s Shilin District, a mere 70 metres from MRT Jiantan Station between Dadong Rd, Danan Rd, Wenlin Rd, and Jihe Rd.
The former residence of Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Soong Mei-ling, the Shilin Official Residence is a designated historical site open to the public as a museum celebrating their accomplishments as well as their contributions to the growth of Taiwan in the modern era.
The National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Chinese: 國立國父紀念館; pinyin: Guólì Guófù Jìniàn Guǎn; literally: "National 'Father of the Nation' Memorial Hall") is located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is a memorial to the Republic of China's National Father, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, and was completed in 1972.
The Taipei 101 / TAIPEI 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center – is a landmark supertall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building was officially classified as the world's tallest in 2004, and remained such until the completion of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010.
The Taipei 101 Observatory is open every day from 9AM to 10PM. The observatory is spread over 4 floors where visitors can enjoy the fantastic scenery and learn about the engineering marvel that is Taipei 101, the tallest green building the world.
The Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM; Chinese: 台北市立美術館; pinyin: Táiběi Shìlì Měishùguǎn) is a museum in Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is in the Taipei Expo Park. The museum first opened on August 8, 1983, at the former site of the United States Taiwan Defense Command.
Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf is a popular shooting location for Taiwanese serial dramas. If you are a fan of Taiwanese television serial dramas, you may recognise locations around the wharf! The restaurants around the wharf frequently host live bands to provide entertainment for guests.
Xiangshan (Chinese: 象山), also known as Elephant Mountain or Mount Elephant, is a mountain in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is close to the Taipei Metro Xiangshan Station. It is 183 m high and has a hiking trail about 1.5 km long. The Taipei 101 can be seen from the trail.
One of the most popular destination for tourists, the Ximending Pedestrian Area is the centre of the district, and accessible from Exit 6 of Ximen Station. The area is very popular with tourists and Taipei youth, and, along with shopping and restaurants, also hosts street performances and exhibitions.
Yingge is the largest center for ceramic production in Taiwan, with over 800 ceramic-related businesses in the area around Yingge Old Street. The nearby Yingge Ceramics Museum (新北市立鶯歌陶瓷博物館) houses exhibits about the history of ceramics making, local culture, as well as a ceramics studio.