dihua street

Dihua Street

History of Dihua Street 150 years ago, a river port was established at Dadaocheng Wharf, and Dadaocheng slowly developed as a wholesale distribution center. Dihua Street is the most famous street in Dadaocheng, brimming sellers of Chinese medicines, tea, rice, and fabrics. The old buildings of that era have been preserved and given new energy…

Dadaocheng Wharf

Dadaocheng Wharf (Pier 5)

The early development of Taipei city began Dadaocheng area because all the goods from China offload at Dadaocheng Wharf and send to Dihua street for sale. This neighborhood is the very first business district of Taipei and was once the most popular area of Taipei. However, Dadaocheng Wharf was inoperative and declined because of the…

Fuhang Soy Milk

Fuhang Soy Milk

There are a lot of breakfast options in Taipei, including chain breakfast restaurants selling western style breakfast like hamburgers, sandwiches, black tea and milk tea, and Chinese breakfast restaurants selling soy milk, rice syrup, and Taiwanese egg pancakes. Fuhang soy milk is definitely the best Chinese breakfast restaurant in Taipei. Location Fuhang soy milk locates…

MITSUI OUTLET PARK

Mitsui Outlet Park

If you have a couple of hours layover at Taoyuan airport or want to shop for souvenirs before taking your flight, Mitsui outlet park is a great destination for you. Here you can find great food from different countries, cheap outlet merchandise and books as well. You can go shopping or just relax here. Traffic…

Taoyuan Airport MRT

The fastest way to travel to Taipei downtown from Taoyuan airport is by Taoyuan Airport MRT. It takes as fast as 36 minutes from the airport to Taipei Main Station(A1) where you can transfer to Taipei Metro. It faster than shuttle bus and cheaper than Taxi. So I highly recommend you to take Taoyuan Airport MRT to Taipei city. For…

Free WiFi in Taipei

If you addicted to the internet and check facebook/twitter / Instagram as much as I do, you are lucky! Taipei city provides lots of free WiFi hotspots for the visitors. Let me tell you how to apply for it! iTaiwan Wifi Taiwan government has set up more than 5,000 WiFi hotspots in select indoor government offices, tourist…

The Guide to Taipei Metro (MRT) System

The Most Reliable MRT System in The World “Taipei Metro is hailed as the most reliable subway system in the world.” Channel News Asia on Nov. 17. Taipei Metro connects Taipei and New Taipei City with 117 stations and five routes (blue, brown, orange, green and red). If you want to travel around Taipei, it is…

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Introduction Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is one of the most popular attractions in Taipei.  This hall was built to memorize the controversial leader in the history of Taiwan, Chiang Kai-Shek. He inaugurated the president of the Republic of China from 1950 to 1975. During his term of office, he made Taiwan one of the most fast-growing…

Treasure Hill Artist Village

Treasure Hill located along the Xindian river. It is centered on Treasure Hill Temple and surrounded by illegal shanties built mainly in the 1960’s and 1970’s, meander up the natural slope, forming one of Taipei’s unique landmarks. In 2004, Treasure Hill Temple was formally registered as a historical building and preservation effort began as part of…

LePalais

The First Michelin 3 Stars Restaurant in Taipei!

Michelin Guide just announced the very first list of the restaurants in Taipei. There is a total of 110 restaurants made it into the Red Guide, including 20 restaurants awarded one or more stars and only one restaurant awarded 3 stars! ▲Pork roast The very first Michelin 3 stars restaurant in Taipei is Le Palais,…