Beitou is not only famous for hot springs but also for some cultural monuments. There is a place that is worth-visiting when traveling to Beitou. Plum Garden(梅庭) is a place with a two-storey residence which combines Japanese and Western architectural styles. The wooden building has been remained since 1930s. Full of comfortable atmosphere, it's a nice choice to stroll here after a meal.  Plum Garden is a Japanese-style wooden building that was listed as a historical building by the Taipei City Government and was once the summer gateway home of former Control Yuan president and famous Chinese calligrapher master Yu You-Ren.…

Hsinchu is famous for its Hakka culture. To learn a culture well, we must make a experience of their living. There are two places I will recommend you to visit in Hsinchu. Today, we are going to talk about Beipu Old Street, a street where is historical and full of a reminiscent atmosphere. Beipu Old Street was Beipu’s most thriving commercial district in the Qing period. Today, it boasts Taiwan’s highest concentration of historic sites , with seven such locations along a short 200-meter stretch. Grade one historic sites Jinguangfu House, the Chiang family’s Tianshui Hall, and the former residence of…

Hsinchu County is home to the largest Hakka community in Taiwan. Most of the early Hakka immigrants to this region landed at Hongmao Harbor and Nanliao Harbor, the majority coming from Haifeng and Lufeng in China. The Hakka residents in Hsinchu have unique dialects, customs and religious practices that reflect differences of environment. If you want to take a look of Hakka's world, come and visit Neiwan old street and Beipu old street, the TOP 2 worth-visiting old streets of Hsinchu. Neiwan Old Street Neiwan Branch line is among the three infamous train branches in Taiwan. Visitors can take the Neiwan Branch…

As we all know that Hsinchu is a county with abundant Hakka culture. They are known for their diligence, respect for the teachings of their ancestors, and commitment to education. Many Hakka communities have preserved their traditional dialects, culture and customs. It's said that if you want to understand a culture well, join into their life is the best way. There is a old street that is full of Hakka culture, it might be the best destination if you want to learn more about Hakka, Neiwan old street. Neiwan Scenic Area is encircled by tall hills and run through with Youluo…

It was quite difficult to write an appealing name for this noodle store in English, as it doesn’t have one from what I can gather. So, please stay with me as I say century egg… I mean, the Facebook page calls itself Tsunami Gogo, but I couldn’t bring myself to call it that on my post. So, this store specializes in noodles, specifically those lathered with minced meat and chopped up century egg. Still interested? Good! Because, really, it’s quite tasty. In addition, people line up for this most days, so it’s gotta have something about it, right? House special…

If you are wonder where to visit in Taipei, here is a one-day itinerary for you. No matter you want to visit the fantastic scenic spots or stroll along the historical streets. This schedule might satisfy you. You don’t need to run too far to see the beauty of the mountains and the sea. Come to the North Coast of Taiwan, then you can discover the original beauty of Taiwan, the beauty of scenery and the beauty of humanity.  Juming Museum(朱銘美術館) Juming(1938-), born in Miaoli, is one of the most famous sculptor and artist in Taiwan. He was a talented sculptor and he…

Tamsui(淡水) is a town full of history. Opened in 1858, Tamsui was the port which was first developed in northern Taiwan. Tamsui used to be called Huwei. It is a derivation from the ancient tongue "Hoba." It means the river outlet. Surrounded by mountains and rivers, the scenery in Tamsui is beautiful. It's said that when travel in a city or a town, you must understand the history first. There is a list that show you the museums in Tamsui. Hope you can understand Tamsui well then enjoy the leisure atmosphere in Tamsui.  Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology(十三行博物館) To save northern Taiwan's artifacts…

Yilan looks out to the sea on Taiwan's Northeast Coast, with mountains on the three other sides forming a unique geography that has nurtured an equally distinctive cultural landscape and human warmth. The county is home to Asia's second longest highway tunnel, the Hsuehshan Tunnel, which has reduced the driving time between Yilan and Taipei to less than 50 minutes. From natural environments and cold and hot springs to a wealth of ocean recreation resources and verdant country scenes, Yilan offers the perfect setting to slow down and enjoy nature at its best. Yilan is said a natural paradise with…

This isn’t a fully-comprehensive guide to every single budget-friendly eatery in the capital. Nope. This is a small selection of just some of my favourite cheap eats, without skimping on quality. 圓環邊蚵仔煎 NingXia Oyster Omelet If you’re in the area around Ningxia nightmarket, then look no further than this delicious oyster omelet. Portioned up off this gigantic one, the oyster omelet is a staple favourite for many, me included. At $50, you can’t go wrong! CiSheng Temple 慈聖宮天上聖母 Or, maybe you want a filling breakfast? This will definitely get you through the day, and you’ll still get change out of $300.…

Turkish director, Kürşat Kızbaz once said about Dadaocheng "It made me feel that were I to walk randomly down any street in Taipei I would be able to outline a moving story." Japan's Naoki Prize-Winning writer Akira Higashiyama described that Dadaocheng has a color like the sun. For me, Dadaocheng is a place for us experience the traditional lifestyle of Taipei. There are lots of stories about Dadaocheng. If you want to learn more about here, there is a Taiwan movie I recommend, "Twa-Tiu-Tiann". It is a movie that talks about the history of Dadaocheng in 1920. At that time, Dadaocheng…