Taipei – A Truly Unforgettable Experience
Which destination are you planning to visit this vacation? I suggest you to visit Taipei if you have not yet visited this lovely capital of Taiwan. Taiwan itself is a beautiful island in the Taiwan Strait in the South China Sea, and Taipei located on the northern end of this island, ashore River Danshui, is like a jewel in the crown! It has so much to offer that you won’t feel like leaving it soon after you get in there. I suggest you to choose a good hotel in Taipei, which it has in plenty, and enjoy the city as much as you can, with your own pace, if you want to take its true charm.
Taipei hardly lacks in interesting types of tourist spots! It has enormous and amazing monuments, countless museums, lush green parks, majestic mountains, jungles full of astounding range of flora and fauna, hot springs, hiking trails, and what not!
Taipei 101- How will you feel if you are high above the world and taking its breathtaking views? Amazing? Astounding? Enchanting? You are going to feel all that from the top of Taipei 101! This wonderful structure ranked world’s highest till 2004 and is still one of world’s highest. Go to its 89th or 91st floor and take an amazing look at the city spread below you!
Taipei Zoo and Enchanting Gondola Ride towards Maokong – Taipei Zoo is another lovely experience with its range of animals. It is Asia’s largest zoo and has a remarkable collection of 12,000 birds, along with interesting sections, like insectarium, koala habitat, penguin habitat, and more! After you meet these beautiful creatures, it’s time to head towards Maokong, through an enchanting gondola ride which starts from the zoo. Maokong was the largest tea-producing area of Taipei and now it is a popular weekend destination for its tea culture and the magnificent views of the city it offers. It has a number of hiking trails and restaurants where you can relish tea and snacks.
Liberty Square – If you want to take a look at the wonderful architecture of Taipei, visit Liberty Square and you will get many superb buildings there, like Presidential Office Building, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and National Theatre and Concert Hall (NTCH). The square is a major venue to public events and is adorned with shady trees, ponds full of colorful Koi fish, sprawling lawns and jogging tracks.
Parks – Taipei contains a number of pleasant parks, some of them being Dajja Riverside Park, Daan Forest Park, Taipei Botanical Garden, and many more.
Hot Springs – If you enjoy the natural ambience of hot springs, Taipei is a perfect destination for you, because it has two lovely hot spring centers at Jinshan and Beitou.
Museums – Taipei has innumerable museums through which you can come to know about various interesting facets of this charming city. Some of them are National Palace Museum, Taipei Story House, Taipei Astronomical Museum, MoCA, Taipei Fine Arts Museum and many more.
Temples – While in Taipei, you must visit its beautiful Buddhist and Taoist temples to take an indescribable experience. Mengja Longshan Temple, Hsiahai City God Temple, Tien Ho Temple, Dalongdon Baoan Temple, Taipei Confucius Temple and many others offer you a true mental peace.
Taipei is a shoppers’ paradise. It has an interesting Shilin Night Market where you can enjoy eating out and can visit movie theaters, video arcades and karaoke stores. The market abounds with goodies like clothes, jewelry, etc. Plus the city has the famous Ximending where you will get a chance to watch a range of superb historic buildings, like Red House Theatre, a concert hall and a cinema. The Xinyi District around Taipei 101 is also famous for shopping. A variety of goods like jades, handicrafts, flowers, feng-shui items and religious objects are some must-buy items in Taipei markets.
Taipei offers a range of hotels to suit all types of budgets. These hotels offer premium amenities like internet, Wi-Fi, FAX, airport shuttle and other business facilities along with good food, spotlessly clean and spacious rooms, luxuries like spa and massage, gardens, restaurants and bars. The Ambassador Hotel, PALAIS de Chine Hotel, Fullon Hotel, Hotel Eclat Taipei, Regent Hotel, Sherwood Hotel, Howard Plaza Hotel and Caesar Park Hotel are only a few names. All these hotels offer you a comfortable stay, which makes your Taipei trip truly unforgettable. You can choose according to the location, architectural style and ambience or food served, and you will get some or the other to suit your liking. The best way is to visit a hotel-review website and study the many reviews there. This will help you make a wise decision while choosing a Taipei hotel and that will make your Taipei vacation extremely enjoyable.