First visit: March 2014 Photography: Arthur Jeciel & Michael Pannagel
Originally posted in April 2014
In March 2014, I was able to visit Taipei for the first time thus making Taiwan my forty-second visited country. Here are some of the tourist attractions we have visited during our stay and which I would recommend to my fellow travelers:
Taipei 101: This is currently the 3rd highest building in the world although it actually held the top position for many years. Entrance fee to the observatory is NTD 450.
The Red House: Built in 1908, this is Taiwan's first public market and the most well preserved class III historical site. Lots of small shops inside featuring their own works.
The World's fastest passenger elevator: This is the same elevator you take to Taipei 101 observatory 👍
Taipei City Hall
Taipei Main Station: This station handles over half a million passengers daily 😉
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall: Dedicated to the Republic of China's National Father
National Concert Hall
Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
Bangka Longshan Temple: Founded in 1738, this temple is dedicated to the Buddha Goddess of Mercy.
2/28 Peace Memorial Park: It was the first European-style urban park in Taiwan.
Taipei Dome: The construction started in 2011 and was scheduled to open in 2015 but up to now, it is still under construction.
A visit to a local market: You can just visit whichever market you want and see for yourself the exotic products they have 😍
Enjoying the local food: The food is fairly cheap in Taiwan that I had eaten a lot of their Japanese-inspired meals during our stay.
Taking public transportation: The subway stations are clean and very efficient system 👍