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Taipei, Taiwan Travel Guide


Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a modern metropolis and also known for its lively street food scene and many night markets. 



DAY 1

Jin Din Rou 

This place is highly recommended for Xiao Long Baos if you dont want to wait in line at Din Tai Fung. Oolong Tea Xiao Long Baos is a must-try here! 

 No. 47, Changchun Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491


Tiger Sugar 

Long snaky queues for a brown sugar milk drink with tapioca. With the sugarcane brown sugar stir-fried ahead of time, the sugar syrup is made and mixed with the fresh milk which creates lines like patterns on the tigers. 

No. 6-2, Lane 140, Section 1, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491


OIA Oia Art Cafe


Unlike most other "animal cafes", this Alpaca cafe have active animals that interact with the customers.


One good thing is they are not scared of people, so when people take pictures with them, they are actually pretty cooperate about it. 



There are a few Alpacas and goats at the back. 

Minimum spending requirement: a drink per person. 

252, Taiwan, New Taipei City, Sanzhi District


Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf

 
An amazing place for sungazing and also a romantic place to bring your other half to.

Tamsui Lover's Bridge

 
White arch shape lover's bridge. 




 The lights illuminating the bridge change color at night, creating a romantic atmosphere and making it a favorite spot among couples.


Limited shops and restaurants around this place. 


251, Taiwan, New Taipei City, Tamsui District


Tamsui Old Street 

 
Walking on the Tamsui Old Street along the Tamsui river and enjoying the snack dishes is a wonderful experience.

Savour a great variety of traditional Taiwanese food.



Homemade Fish Balls


You Fan 



Garlic Fried Chicken

Zhangzheng Road, Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 251


50 Lan 
Not too sweet concoction which still highlights the taste of the tea. 

75, Zhongzheng Road, Yonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 23455


DAY 2



Jia Xiang Dou Jiang Dian 






Nice traditional Taiwanese braekfast items and soy milk. Must try the pepper bun with egg. Love the fried youtiao as it was crunchy and wasn't too oily.

116, Taiwan, Taipei city, Wenshan District, Lane 26, Section 1, Zhongshun



Morning market at Wenshan District. 

Taipei 101


The landmark supertall skyscraper in Taiwan. Taipei 101 comprises 101 floors above ground as well as 5 basement levels. 

No. 7, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110

Sisi Nan Cun Village




An old alley community, staying opposite to the modern tallest tower of Taipei. 

110 Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan

Jiufen 
Jiufen is a mountain town in northeast Taiwan. It is known for the narrow alleys of its old town, packed with teahouses, street food shacks and souvenir shops. 

 




Really good brew ice drip coffee!

 


Get some goodies back from this souvenir shop. 


 One of the best shop for Taiwanese egg rolls.


 
A Jou Peanut Ice Cream Roll



 Peanut with ice cream packs an interesting and refreshing flavour.


Lai Ah Po Yu Yuan 

 
Taro Ball lovers should definitely try this out. 



Somewhere behind this Taro Ball stall has a resting area where you can witness this amazing view. 







Jiufen Teahouse


Quaint teahouse to stop by amidst the jostling in Jiu Fen. 

 


A little pricey but worth it for the real teahouse experience. 




 The biggest plus of this place is the scenery.



 A-Mei Tea House
Another famous teahouse in Jiufen.


Shengping Theater


A historic theater which is lcoated right next to the iconic Jiufen stairs. 

 Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224

Golden Waterfall 

 
 You can take a tour bus or public transport to get there. It's along a main highway, so walking and picture taking is not a problem.

Jinshui Road, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224


Ying Yang Sea 
You can literally see the Ying Yang on the ocean. A very cool geographical effect! 

 226 (ROC), Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan


Huang Mian 




Escape the crowed from Jiufen and stop by at this restaurant this savour some delicious braised pork rice. The meat is slightly oily which adds a delicious salty and sweet flavour to the rice. 

No. 132, Section 3, Mingdeng Road, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224

Shifen Old Street 



Love the fact that the train track is still being used as they let people walk through it and set the sky lanterns. 

 




 
Write good wishes on a lantern and release it to the sky.

226, Taiwan, New Taipei City, Pingxi District.


Shifen Waterfall 










 Shifen Waterfall also called as Little Niagara, because the shape and the volume of waterfall mimic the Niagara waterfalls.


226, Taiwan, New Taipei City, Pingxi District

Ximending



Ximending is one of the most popular destination for tourists. This pedestrian shopping haven is one of the city's culture centres, hosting a massive variety of fashion clothing shops, eclectic restaurants, clubs, and bars.

Shi-men Ting, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108

Ay Chung Floor Rice Noodle 

Soft and silky mix which comprises of rice noodle and pork intestines. The downside is they do not provide any tables or chairs for customers to dine in. 

No. 8-1號, Emei Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108



Jenjudan


Bubble milk tea all day eer day! 

No. 215, Section 1, Beixin Road, Xindian District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 231

 
Wen Zhou Big Wanton




 
Midnight supper place at Taipei City

Beixin Road, Xindian District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 231

Shilin Night Market


The vast number of people that descend on the place most evenings is testament to the popularity of the market.


Great night market in Taipei! Huge selection of foods and places to shop.





 

No. 101, Jihe Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111


Tipsy Taipei Cafe & Bar


Casual, laidback and 2nd floor bar with cold beer from local and Europe.

10045, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District


DAY 3




Chen Ji Mee Sua


No. 166, Section 3, Heping West Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108

 
Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice

Expect to wait in long queue with locals. Love their braised pork rice! It has amazing flavour and tender texture. 


No. 10, Section 1, Roosevelt Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100


Yehliu Geopark

 


A landscape of honeycomb and mushroom rocks eroded by the sea.









Queen’s Head II
Due to long term weathering and erosion, the appearance of Queen’s Head, the symbol of the Yehliu Geopark, is gradually wearing down.  In order to preserve its elegant shape and provide tourists with another good attraction for appreciation, photo-taking as well as a model for educational teaching. 




Yeliou, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Jinshan Shuiwei Port - Mysterious Coast
You can come here to enjoy some good ocean views. It’s such a surprise because the village beside was uneventful but all of a sudden you go through a Little Rock cave and you’re greeted by nature. 



208, Taiwan, New Taipei City, Jinshan District

Xiao You Keng





A post-volcanic geological park which is probably one of the best places to feel the pulsation of the volcano under your feet.

No. 69 Zhuzihu Road, Beitou District, Taipei City 112, Taiwan (R.O.C)



Qing Cai Yuan 
A must-visit if you're up in the mountains. The signature chicken is outstanding. You can't go wrong with any of their vegetables as they grow their own vegetables.


112, Taiwan, Taipei City, Beitou District


Zhu Zi Hu 



Gorgeous white calla lilies! 










112, Taiwan, Taipei City, Beitou District


Wulao Hotpot






The ambience and the service is great. Soup base is delicious and the special ice cream tofu is a must-try. Great selection of meat and small dishes. Definitely will come back again!

No. 36-1, Section 2, Zhongshan N Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104


Wen Hua Da Xue at YangMingShan 

A hidden spot to enjoy the Taipei night scenery. It is at the back of Chinese Culture University. The location is relatively high.

 No. 55, Huagang Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111



JLD Dragon 

The pearl is more chewy.


No. 19, Section 2, Minquan East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491


Niao Shao Ri Shi Jiu Wu 


A variety of food in small portions to try at an izakaya, a Japanese style casual bar. 

No.24, Lane 30, Wenquan Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112 

DAY 4



Hexing Station Landscape Park 




Trains come and go frequently and often used by students or backpackers. 

NO. 17 Zhongshan St., Sec. 1 | Lixing Vil., Hengshan Township, 31243, Taiwan



Neiwan Old Street 


It's famous for its old street, an old local movie theater, a suspension bridge, a train station and Hakka culture. 












This street is lined with all kind of shops and vendors that sell items ranging from food to jewelry. 

Guangfu Road, Hengshan Township, Hsinchu County, Taiwan 312


Jin Bang Mian Guan
Simply wonderful big bowl of noodles that will leave you wanting for more.

No. 170-7, Zhongzheng Road, Sanyi Township, Miaoli County, Taiwan 367


Sheng Hsing Train Station







 Another popular attraction for mountaineering and sightseeing.





Fried Mantau with condensed milk

Sanyi Township, Miaoli County, Taiwan.


Longteng Broken Bridge
A historic roadside attraction in the hills of Sanyi. Due to a major earthquake, this bridge by a mountain railway was almost entirely destructed, except its arch-shaped pillars. Further damage was caused when it was hit by another earthquake. 

Longteng, Sanyi Township, Miaoli County 367, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Neihu Strawberry Farm 


December through May is strawberry season. Each plum, sweetening piece of fruit hangs like a bright red lantern. It's time to enjoy flowers and pick berries. Most Neihu strawberries are grown originally in greenhouses, using no insecticides or pesticides. 

Neihu District, area along Dahu St. and Bishan Rd.


Hairei Metaballs


Their rice vermicelli are made of Indica rice and known for their fine, smooth and elastic texture. Entirely handmade using fresh pork hindquarter meat, the resultant meatballs gave a very difficult mouth feel from average ones. 

No.98, Simen St., East District, Hsinchu City 300, Taiwan ( R.O.C.)



 Raohe Night Market

Right next to the entrance of the night market there's a Buddhist temple which makes it an interesting experience by burning incense and pray there. 








 


 Raohe Street Night Market is one of the oldest night markets in Songshan District of Taipei.

Raohe Street, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105

Hu Xu Zhang Lu Rou Fan
Another local chain restaurant for braised pork rice! 

No. 54, Fuguo Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111


DAY 5

Er Si Chuan Tong Xiao Chi

A good place to savour some authentic Taiwan delicacies especially when you’re hungry at night! 

No. 213, Guangming Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112


A Zhong Oyster 

Crispy Omelette skin with lots of oyster. A great traditional Taiwan dish.

No. 20, Huanggang Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112

A Hong Popiah 
The wraps are cheap, big and good. It’s a feast on the go. 

No. 63, Xinshi Street, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112

Kavalan Distillery 







The home of a great family of whiskies. Here you’ll see how the whiskey is made starting from when they select the ingredients to mashing, fermenting, filtering and aging. You get one small taste of their bottom end whisky and you can smell the others.

No. 326, Section 2, Yuanshan Road, Yuanshan Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 264

Jin Fu Ji Cui Pi Kao Ya 



 Easily one of the best roast duck restaurant in Taipei. It’s a treat to watch how the duck was prepared.

No. 395, Zhongzheng Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111


Lin Chang Rou Geng


This is a 40-year-old local eatery that is known for their chewy pork meat. Great combination of meat, noodles and thick soup. 

No. 109, Zhongzheng North Road, Luodong Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 265


Luodong Forestry Culture Park



Very well designed art and cultural wooden park.


No. 118, Zhongzheng North Road, Luodong Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 265

Wang Long Bi







Great place to drop by especially when you're a scenic lover! 

No. 54, Pocheng Rd., Yuanshan Township, Taiwan


 Ho Feng Resort

Located in the hot spring town of Beitou, Ho Feng Resort is a traditional Chinese-style building with an art collection and private rooms with free Wi-Fi and hot spring tubs. 


 Beitou District is a great choice for travellers interested in hot springs, relaxation and gourmet food.