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…

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…

If you've ever been to Taiwan for hiking, you must heard that there is a list of " 100 mountains in Taiwan". For hikers and climbers, this list can be seen as their life goal. The mountains are divided into different levels of challenge. Among these mountains, there are 2 mountains suitable for those who never hike before, Mountain Hehuan Main Peak(合歡主峰) & Mountain Shimen(石門山). Not only for beginners, Mt. Hehuan Main Peak(合歡主峰) & Mt. Shimen(石門山) are suitable for any age. You don't need to prepare heavy and professional gears when climbing these 2 mountains, they can be seen as the easiest…

As people know, Taiwan is surrounding by ocean and mountains. There are many famous mountains in Taiwan. Not only Taiwanese but also friends all over the world come to Taiwan just for visiting these astonishing mountains and their beautiful alpine scenery. There is a list of "100 mountains in Taiwan". For hikers and climbers, this list can be seen as their life goal. Though climbing is not an easy challenge, among these 100 mountains, there is a mountain that suitable for beginners, Mountain Hehuan. Here are some tips and introduction of Mt. Hehuan! Give yourself a chance to challenge yourself…

Hiking is a popular pastime in Taiwan. There are several hiking trails in Taiwan, some of them are really difficult to challenge while some of them are easy to go. Exercise, beautiful views, a getaway from city dust and dirt – no matter what the reason an increasing number of people choose to go forest hiking. With the amazing sea/lake view, there are 5 easy-to-go sea/lake view hiking trails of Taiwan we want to recommend you. Enjoy your next holiday! Alanyi historic Trail(阿朗壹古道) Alanyi historic Trail in Kenting has one of the two of the beautiful natural coastline of Taiwan,…

The annual Shilin Official Residence will hold its opening events for the chrysanthemums on November thirtieth of 2018! Taipei mayor Ko Wen-ji will open the Chrysanthemum Exhibition at an open air concert at Shilin Official Residence. This year the “worldly” theme of the Chrysanthemum Exhibition combines landscapes from all over the world to created the global floral paradise. The exhibition is inspired by well known attractions from all over the world, bringing you a new visual experience so that you can travel the world without ever leaving the country! This year the interior and exterior exhibitions are combined. Besides attractions…

The bikeway runs along Hanxi East Road. As it passes through several intersections, there are bike designated traffic lights along the bikeway. The first half section of the bikeway runs under bridge. Public facilities along the way include resting seats, bike racks, guiding signs, guard fence, milestone signs, rest area, reflective signs, street lights and bike designated traffic lights. Plantings include giant crepe myrtle, Taiwanese rain tree, Madagascar almond, common lantana and common jasmine orange. Flood season is between the beginning of May and the end of November. The bikeway might be closed if the trail is damp and slippery.…

2018 Taoyuan Flower Festival is going to be held from November 25th to December 23rd. This is the fourth time that Taoyuan Flower Festival has been held. There are 7 exhibition areas of Taoyuan Flower Festival, Daxi, Yangmei, Zhongli, Longtan, Pingzhen, Luzhu and Fuxing. The overall theme of the festival this year is " LOVE" and the 7 areas are meant to be the 7 parts of the way that lovers get along with each other, meeting, missing, understanding, loving each other, treasuring, falling in love and togetherness. Tourists can learn different stories from the flowers. To understand the meaning of the stories, and to…

 | Taipei Biennial 2018:Post-Nature(後自然)  Curated by Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda, the Taipei Biennial 2018 officially announces its title: Post-Nature—A Museum as an Ecosystem. Taking this title as their starting point, the curators will approach the ever-changing nature of an ecosystem and how this is reflected in artistic and institutional practice. This exhibition will investigate how systemic theory can be reflected in artistic and institutional practice, underlining the reciprocal dependency which every system relies upon to survive. Post-Nature—A Museum as an Ecosystem combines the notion of ecosystemic survival and the structure of interdependency in its very form. Here, the museum and the…