Puppetry Art Center of Taipei was born from a passion for the art of puppetry. In 1998, Lin Ching-fu, chairman of the Taiyuan Arts and Culture Foundation, donated his personal collection of puppets, which he had gathered over several decades, to the Taipei City Government, in the hope of establishing a venue where these puppets could be preserved and exhibited in perpetuity. On August 7, 2004, the brand new Puppetry Art Center of Taipei, dedicated exclusively to the display, performance, teaching, and collection of puppets and puppetry, was opened next to the CPCity Living Mall, the biggest shopping mall in…

Taipei Expo Park is composed of the Yuanshan Park, the Arts Park and the Xinsheng Park in the four major exhibition areas of the 2010 Taipei International Flower Expo. Taipei Expo Park is used as a general park on weekdays and the original Taipei Expo Exhibition Hall is used as a venue for various events. Yuanshan Park has a lively outdoor food court (Maji Square) and the Eco Ark (a giant structure made of recycled bottles, which frequently hosts free exhibitions).The park also known as Zhongshan No. 1 Park.It is planned as a children's amusement park. Its main uses and…

Built in 1965 to commemorate the centennial birthday of Sun Yat-sen, this hall a very ornate building and the interior is lavish. It's about a three-minute walk back down the road from the 7-11 by Yangmingshan Bus Station. Entrance is on a Chinese-language tour at fixed times (9am, 10am, 1.30pm and 3pm). Chungshan Hall which is located in sulfur area. The heat of Geothermal was really intense. Besides, the soil was with unevenly hardness. It was mixed with soft soil and hard stones. At the time, the construction machinery was simple and rude.It multiplied the difficulties of the construction work. The duration…

Built in 1913 as the Beitou Public Baths, this handsome building is a copy of the bathhouses in Shizuokaken Idouyama in Japan. Beitou Public Baths, which was the largest bathhouse in East Asia at that time, was built by Daikichi Imura, the magistrate of Taipei Prefecture under Japanese Colonial Government. After World War II, the Beitou Public Bathhouse was abandoned due to constantly changing institutions in charge. The design of the bathhouse was based on the Mount Izu Hot Spring Bathhouse in Japan. It is also a good example of the turn-of-the century fascination among Japanese architects for blending Eastern and Western…

Songshan Culture & Creative Park is one of Taipei's largest creative arts spaces. his location has transformed through history since 1937 as the “Taiwan Sōtokufu Tobacco Monopoly Bureau” during the Japanese colonial time, and after restoration, it was taken over by the Taiwan Monopoly Bureau and renamed the “Taiwanese Provincial Tobacco and Alcohol Monopoly Bureau Songshan Plant”. Its architectural style belongs to the genre of “Japanese Early Modernism”, with emphasis placed on horizontal lines, simple classic shapes, and refined workmanship. The buildings were considered to be an exceptional model for industrial plants in that era.  Set in a former tobacco…

"The Museum of World Religions belongs to all faiths. Its founding is inspiring and encouraging interfaith dialogue so that we all work together to create peace and understanding in the world we share." Though founded by a Buddhist order, this museum aims not to promote Buddhism, but to build harmony by showing the communality of all religions. Highlights include detailed scale models of the world's great religious holy sites such as Islam's Dome of the Rock, Sikhism's Golden Temple and Christianity's Chartres Cathedral; remarkably, the insides of these models can be viewed via tiny cameras. The museum also features riveting…

Taipingshan used to be a forest farm and the indispensable equipment, such as cableway, cabin, forest railway and steam-skidder etc., are still well preserved. Among them, Bong Bong Train(蹦蹦車) played an important role in transporting timber between different locations in the early days. One of the most popular tourist attractions of ecotourism in Taipingshan, the Maosing Line was restored in 1985 and re-operated in 1991. The Bong Bong train station is on the left side of central stairway at Taipingshan Villa. The Maosing Line is 3 km long and it takes 20 minutes to arrive at the terminal- Maosing Station.…

Established by  Changchun Paper Co. founder Chen Su-ho, Su Ho Paper Museum is a museum for people to remember the profile of Chinese paper-making traditions of China. Chen began planning the Su Ho Memorial Paper Museum, which opened five years later in October 1995. Since then, Suho Memorial Paper Museum became the one and only paper museum in Taiwan. Understanding that the vitality of a museum depends on it’s inter- action with visitors, Chen has created lively exhibitions and activities that encourage visitor’s participation all with the aim of fully realizing the Museum’s mission to educate and enlighten. By collecting and classifying Taiwanese…

Tamsui is a vivid township with an enriched historical background. With beautiful ocean and mountain sceneries, Tamsui is the favorite visiting attraction closest to Taipei City. Just behind Tamsui MRT on the riverside, Tamsui Cultural Park(淡水文化園區) was once the Shell Tamsui Warehouse: as in Royal Dutch Shell, that is.  It was the warehouse to store tea related products by the British tea merchants. Later, bought by the Shell Oil Company, was expanded into four large warehouse and oil tanks. The warehouse once played a role in the global oil business. After the bombing by U.S. in 1944, the warehouse burned for three days…

Stretching far out into the East China Sea, this limestone cape has long attracted people to its delightfully odd rock formations. Yehliu Geopark(野柳地質公園) is a geologist's dreamland but also a fascinating place for the day tripper. Home to a number of unique geological formations including the iconic "Queen's Head" (女王頭), it's one of the premier destinations in northern Taiwan. The total distance measured from the entrance of the Yehliu Geopark to the end of the cape is about 1.7 km; the widest area in between is shorter than 300 m. The distance measured from Yehliu Stop at Jijin Highway to…