Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tamsui Lover Bridge & Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan


If you are looking for more romantic attraction with your partner in Taipei then, you should make a short trip to Lover Bridge at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf. It is situated at Tamsui District, New Taipei City which takes about an hour and a half by public transportation from Taipei 101 Tower.

The Lover Bridge is a popular attraction for an evening stroll with your partner and family members while watching beautiful sunset and Tamsui river at Taipei, Taiwan. After the evening walk at Lover Bridge, you can try the fresh seafood at the nearby Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf. Tamsui is the fishing port in the Northern of Taiwan but bear in mind, fresh seafood served at restaurants aren't cheap. If you are looking for a budget meal then, take a ride to Shilin Night Market in the heart of Taipei city.

Shilin Night Market is the largest and most famous night market in Taipei city. Most of the night markets in Taiwan open their stalls in the evening and close by midnight every day. You will be shocked at the huge crowds during dinner hours between 6pm to 10pm every day. At the night market, you can find all kinds of snacks, cheap food, all kinds of merchandise products including souvenirs and fashionable clothing from small vendors along the streets and in small stores. 

As soon as you step out from the MRT subway station, you will find dozens of snacks, food and all kinds of merchandise stalls set up along the streets before reaching the Shilin Night Market food court. You will be amazed by various kinds of mini arcades at the vendor stalls as well as at the food court. You can find more fashionable clothing, shoes and handbags located behind the Shilin Night Market food court. It is a long narrow street with stores on both sides selling fashionable clothing, shoes and bags.

How to get there?
1) Lover Bridget at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf:
Take Taipei Metro Tamsui Line (red MRT subway line) to Tamsui Station and then transfer to Red Bus no. 26, 836, or 837. 

2) Shilin Night Market:
Take Taipei Metro Tamsui Line (red MRT subway line) to Jiantan Station and leave the station by Exit 1.


A popular attraction not to miss for photography at Lover Bridge at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf in Taipei, Taiwan
A popular attraction not to miss for photography at Lover Bridge at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf in Taipei, Taiwan



Watching Sunset at Lover Bridge at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf in Taipei, Taiwan
Watching Sunset at Lover Bridge at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf in Taipei, Taiwan


Shopping for food, clothing, souvenirs, decorative items and anything that you can find from these vendors at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
Shopping for food, clothing, souvenirs, decorative items and anything that you can find from these vendors at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan

Aim and Shoot for the prizes at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
Aim and Shoot for the prizes at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan

Another mini arcade to shoot for points at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
Another mini arcade to shoot for points at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan


Chasing flies and bugs away from your food by swinging automatically with ribbons around the food at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
Chasing flies and bugs away from your food by swinging automatically with ribbons around the food at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan


Our dinner costs TWD450 for fried crab, sausage, braised pork rice, fried oyster, stinky tofu and beer at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
Our total dinner costs at TWD450 for fried crab, sausage, braised pork rice, fried oyster, stinky tofu and beer at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Taipei 101 Observatory & Shopping in Taipei, Taiwan


    A trip to Taipei city in Taiwan will not be completed without a tour to observation deck at Taipei 101, a famous landmark skyscraper at Xinyi District. Taipei 101 was officially ranked as the world's tallest skyscraper from 2004 until the opening of Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010.

    Taipei 101 comprises 101 floors on the ground and 5 floors underground which is occupied by Taipei 101 mall (an upscale shopping mall from basement up to 5th floor) and offices. Taipei 101 tower is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes.

    The entrance and ticket booth for Taipei 101 Observatory are located on the 5th floor of the Taipei 101 Shopping Mall. The admission fees is at NTD$500 per person. For more information, please visit the official website of Taipei 101: http://www.taipei-101.com.tw/en/index.aspx

    Taiwan promotes the awareness of green environmentally friendly thus, the Taipei City Department of Transportation collaborates with Giant Bicycles to provide a self-service public bicycle rental system called YouBike at reasonable fees and at convenient locations in Taipei city. There is a YouBike rental kiosk nearby Taipei 101 thus, you may try to experience riding around Taipei 101 and to nearby shopping malls. Currently, the YouBike stops are located at stations along the MRT's Bannan, Wenhu and Luzhou lines. For more information, please visit http://www.youbike.com.tw/home.php?eng=1

    There are other major shopping malls located nearby Taipei 101 which require 10 minutes (700 metre) short walking distance to some popular shopping malls such as Vie Show Cinemas, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store and BELLAVITA situated between Songgao Road and Songshou Road at Xinyi District in Taipei city. 

    How to get there?
    By MRT subway train:
    Take the Red line (Xinyi Line) to Taipei 101/World Trade Center station and walk for about 5 minutes (400 metre) to Taipei 101.


    The side view of Taipei 101 of different distance in Taiwan
    The side view of Taipei 101 of different distance in Taiwan. Taipei 101 Shopping Mall is situated next to Taipei 101 Tower.
    The main entrance of Taipei 101 in Taiwan
    The main entrance of Taipei 101 in Taiwan

    Creative Sculptures nearby Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan
    Creative Sculptures nearby Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan

    Taipei 101 Observatory Entrance at 5th floor of the Taipei 101 Shopping Mall in Taipei, Taiwan
    Taipei 101 Observatory Entrance at 5th floor of the Taipei 101 Shopping Mall in Taipei, Taiwan

    Taipei 101 Shopping Mall in Taipei, Taiwan
    Taipei 101 Shopping Mall in Taipei, Taiwan

    Bicycles rental in the capital city of Taipei in Taiwan to reduce air pollution and promote green environment
    Bicycles rental under YouBike in the capital city of Taipei in Taiwan to reduce air pollution and promote green environment

    The busy upmarket shopping malls in Xinyi District in Taipei, Taiwan
    The busy upmarket shopping malls in Xinyi District in Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Monday, March 31, 2014

    Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan


    The Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is a famous monument landmark in memory of Chiang Kai-Shek, the former President of the Republic of China (Taiwan). It is the most visited attraction by foreign tourists as Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is situated in Zhongzheng District, in the heart of Taipei city of Taiwan.

    The architecture of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is inspired by Tiantan in Beijing. The roofs are decorated with deep-blue glass representing the sky and sun. It is a great place to enjoy the stroll and beautiful scenery at the memorial which is surrounded by a beautiful Chinese-style garden (planted with flowers, pond, various plants etc.), National Theater and National Concert Hall. As such, the overall colour concept of blue, white and red represents the National Flag and the spirit of freedom, equality and brotherhood. 

    A tour at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall will not be completed without watching the ceremony of changing guards at the memorial hall, which takes place every hour from 9am to 6pm every day.

    How to get there?
    By MRT subway train:
    Take the Red line (Tamsui Line) or Green line (Xindian Line) to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall station, sometimes labeled as C.K.S. Memorial Hall station.


    The main entrance gate to Ching Kai Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan
    The main entrance gate to Ching Kai Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan

    The Concert Hall (top) and The Theatre Hall (bottom) at Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan
    The Concert Hall (top) and The Theatre Hall (bottom) at Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan

    Clockwise from top left, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Kuomintang (KMT) symbol on the ceiling and the bronze statue of Chiang Kai Shek at CSK Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan
    Clockwise from top left, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Kuomintang (KMT) symbol on the ceiling and the bronze statue of Chiang Kai Shek at CSK Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan

    From the top view of Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan
    From the top view of Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan


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