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.…

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…

Sometimes, travel as a hipster is kind of a different experience. You can well understand about the story and history of one place without wasting extra energy but just strolling alone the street and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the place you stay. I like to call this kind of tour as a "quiet and releasing tour". There's no other extra noise of cars or motorcycles but only some sounds from vendors or other visitors. This kind of tour always make me ease. There are some places should be on your list if you want to try on an one-day…

It's kind of a harassment that you want to go on a one-day trip on a budget, but you don't want to spend times on transportation or go to somewhere far away home. You always need to think of where to go but that is exactly a bothering thing because you have really no idea. Well, this time you don't need to worry about the destination. There is a place called Beitou in Taiwan will satisfy all your wishes.Beitou is a district that is full of Japanese style in Taiwan. You can easily reach to Beitou by taking MRT. It's…

If you have once been here, you'll find that there is always some people gathering, holding the camera and looking up to the sky. They are waiting for a moment, a moment that can let them take a wonderful photo. It's the place that near the airport. Variety kinds of planes take off and land everyday. People who like airplanes will come here and take photos. They will wait for the planes taking off, so that the photos give people a sense of shock. These kinds of pictures always catch people eyes on the internet or Instagram with beautiful words.…

An oasis in the city, this 8-hectare park has well-stocked greenhouses, literature- and Chinese-zodiac-themed gardens, a lotus pond and myriad lanes where you can lose yourself in quiet contemplation. The gardens were established by the Japanese in 1921 and are part of a larger neighbourhood that maintains an old Taipei feel. Taipei Botanical Garden, with an area of about eight hectares, was an important site for studying plants during the Japanese rule. Many different plant species were introduced into the site from Taiwan, Japan, China and Southeast Asia for the purposes of experimentation and research. So far, the buildings and…

What will come up first in your mind when you think of Taiwan? Heat? Sun? Humidity? or Cool? Mountainous ranges? and Drizzly weather? If you come to Taiwan in summer, between the months of June and Septembers, you'll find that Taiwan is a place where sunshine and humidity are at their maximum. Once you leave your house, the heat beats you all the time. Since the summer vacation is so long that you won't want to be cowed by the weather, ReadyGo found 12 places that you can beat the heat and have a lot of fun! ▸LONGDONG ReadyGo(@taiwantravelmap)分享的貼文 於…

As it was once also called "Sian Shi Shemg Temple" (literally, it suggests that the temple pays homage to the greated teacher in the world), Tainan Confucius Temple is the first in Taiwan memorizes Confucius. In the Ming Dynasty, Yong-hua Chen, Koxinga's chief counselor, advised to build the temple. Confucian temples usually exude the calm, grace and dignified beauty of the best of Chinese traditional culture and this, the first such temple in Taiwan, does not disappoint.The Temple, run by the governments, was also the first and highest academy in Taiwan teaching Confucianism during the Ming and Cing dynasties. One…

Guandu Natural Park is located at the confluence of the Tamsui and Keelung rivers; this park consists mainly of wetlands, marshes, and hills. The facilities here include a nature center, trains, and bird watching areas. Various educational activities are also organized to introduce visitors to the ecology of wetlands. |Information |Origin The area is located to the north-west of Taipei and south-west of Guang-du plain , at the convergence of Keelung River and Danshui River , and is a typical river-mouth wetland. Local scenery has withstood tremendous changes in the last thirty years. Earlier vegetations found growing in mud beaches…