Taipei attractions... There are so many and every time I am in Taipei I don't want to miss any of them. Try and visit these places yourself and you will feel the wonderful culture of Taiwan.
One of the main Taipei attractions - Chiang Kai Shek MemorialTaipei, the capital and largest city in the country, is divided into twelve districts. Its most famous landmark is the Taipei 101, otherwise known as the Taipei International Financial Center. It is the second tallest building in the world. This building is known for its fast elevators, and the view from the top is outstanding.
But there are more Taipei attractions besides the obvious...
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park
One of the most beloved sights in Taipei is the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park. Built in memory of the former President of Taiwan, this walled park has a white pyramid monument to Chiang Kai-shek that is topped with blue tiles.
The park also is home to the National Theatre and the National Concert Hall. Public performances are often held in the plaza in the park. This is also the location for the Lantern Festival.
If you want to see a wonderful example of traditional Chinese architecture, visit the Longshan Temple, one of the most beautiful of the Taipei attractions. This temple is dedicated to Kuanyin, the Goddess of Mercy. Built originally in 1738, the temple has been rebuilt many times after being damaged by fire, earthquakes and bombers in World War II.
The National Palace Museum contains the largest collection of ancient Chinese artifacts in the world. This collection used to be housed in Beijing, but was moved to Taipei due to the Chinese Civil War. The museum is home to some very famous items, including the Jade Cabbage.
Martyrs Shrine TaipeiDon't miss the Beitou Hot Spring Museum. This museum was built in 1913 by the Japanese as the first public bathhouse in Taiwan. It was once the largest hot spring bathhouse in East Asia.
Also, don't forget the Martyrs Shrine, a magnificent construction overseeing the Keelung River and dedicated to the Taiwanese men who sacrificed their lives in war.
The shrine rests on the slopes of the mountains, surrounded by enormous grass fields and makes a lasting impression on every visitor.
The Shi Lin Night Market is the best one in Taipei. As soon as the sun goes down, the shops open up, offering everything from pets to clothing to tools. There are lots of restaurants, famous casinos and fun to be had as well. Don't miss it while you're in Taipei.
Animals and Plants
Founded in 1914, the Taipei Zoo is a wonderful place to spend the day. You'll get to see all sorts of animals, including local fauna like the flying fox, the Chinese Pangolin and the Asiatic Black Bear.
There are several habitats for the animals, such as the African savannah, the Asian Tropical Rainforest and the desert area. This is one of the most popular Taipei attractions.
The Taipei Botanical Garden is a wonderful Taipei tourist attraction, delighting many visitors every year. It features beautiful lotus ponds that are especially magical in the summer when the lotus are in bloom. The garden has been captivating tourists and locals alike for over a hundred years.