The Heart of Asia

During the day, explore a culture that is rich in history and tradition. Then, at night experience some of the most unique adventures Asia has to offer. East meets West in this city that blends the western world’s modern way of thinking with strong, traditional Chinese customs and philosophies.


Taipei 101

The world’s tallest green building is Taipei 101. It has two, indoor observatories and an outside observation deck on the 91st floor that provide 360-degree views of Taipei.
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Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, completed in 1972, is dedicated to China’s national founding father. In addition to a large seated statue of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, whose military guard is changed hourly,... See more

Urban Shrimp Fishing

This is such a popular form of entertainment and dining for city dwellers that there are hundreds of these urban fishing ponds in Taiwan. You can catch and cook your own shrimp from a shallow pool in... See more

National Palace Museum

This museum reflects the rich Chinese culture spanning thousands of years, with over 700,000 items being rotated on display. The remaining artifacts are stored in the mountain behind the museum. Thi... See more

Hike to the Eternal Spring Shrine in Taroko Gorge

Also known as the Grand Canyon of Taiwan, Taroko Gorge is a nature lovers’ paradise with its majestic, marble cliffs and plunging waterfalls. It’s one of the most visited attractions in Taiwan. A hik... See more

Snake Alley on Huaxi Street

An impressive feature of Taiwan’s culture is the night markets. The streets are packed with shops, roadside stalls and vendors of food, fashion and fun. If you are looking for a more exotic, night ma... See more

Rock Climb an Ocean Cliff in Long Dong

The epicenter of technical rock climbing in Taiwan is the stunning collection of ocean cliffs at Long Dong on Taiwan’s Northeast coast. Long Dong is one of the world’s premier, coastal climbing areas... See more

Stay Overnight at The Grand Hotel Taipei

The Grand Hotel is one of Taipei’s most iconic hotels. Supported by red columns and with golden roof tiling, the Grand Hotel stands midway up Yuanshan, much like a majestic 14 story palace. Facing Ke... See more

Visit a Traditional Chinese Medicine Shop

Get a Chinese Knife Massage

More than 2,000 years ago, Buddhist monks gave knife massages as an alternative form of medicine. Blunt knives, instead of hands, are used during this ancient art of healing and relaxation to redire... See more

Long Shan Temple in Taipei

Founded in 1738 by Han immigrants from Fujian, this temple has served as a municipal, guild and self-defence center, as well as a house of worship. These days it is one of the city’s top religious si... See more

Shihlin Night Market

This is the largest and most famous night market in Taiwan. The Shihlin Night Market showcases traditional and classic foods along with more unusual fare such as stinky tofu (fermented bean curds), ... See more

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