Articles with tag "taiwan-places-to-visit"

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Taipei Lantern Festival 2015

It’s time for Lantern Festival! Held on the first full-moon night of the lunar year, Lantern Festival is the first most happening thing in Taiwan after Chinese New Year as everyone celebrates this event with making lantern going to lantern festivals all over the country. Therefore, we decided to join the crowd on the first day of this almost two-week celebration.

Nanzhuang post(wo)men

Escape to Miaoli – Nanzhuang Old Street

If you live in Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, or Taichung area and happen to be bored hanging around in your city, try to escape to a small county called Miaoli, the home for Hakka culture in Taiwan. There are five major tourist destinations in Miaoli: Sanyi (三義), Dahu (大湖), Taian (泰安), Mingde (明德), and (of course) Nanzhuang (南庄), the one that we will talk about in this post. Miaoli can be reached easily by bus or train from four cities mentioned earlier.

Sam 咖啡

Anyone an avid fan of LINE characters? Brown? Connie? about “one-eyed” Mike in Monsters, inc.? Would you be keen to have a latte art with their faces? Please, somebody say yes! Else, what would it make me look as I went crazy (literally with some screaming sound effects) upon my partner showing me the pictures of this cafe’s creations.

Alishan Railway

Chiayi and Alishan

Having been curious about visiting the famous Alishan, we frantically made a call to go there..during winter! Yes, winter! Knowing for sure there won’t be any snow even in the highest point in Taiwan, we thought what will be unbearable about it. So there we went finding information. Personally, I was not aware that Alishan is located in county of Chiayi (worst, I did not know at all about Chiayi).

Yilan Visitor Center

Yilan: A Weekend Getaway

Taipei offers you many great things to be enjoyed. Yet, sometimes we need to take a distance from it because of its hectic dynamic environment. On the other hand, it is hard to get a long holiday here. Our best option is by capitalizing our weekends. We started looking for a close city to visit and Yilan caught our eyes. It has many bus/train services available and can be reached within an hour from Taipei. So, it is surely a good option for a short vacation.

Rubber duck Christmas decorations

Keelung: Last Stop for The Giant Rubber Duck

If you come to Taiwan these couple months, you can see a lot of yellow duck merchandises: dolls, T-shirts, hats, slippers, soaps, you name it. Well, if you don’t know the reason and still wonder why, we will let you know. The reason is Taiwanese most people in Taiwan are in joy (if we cannot say it’s an euphoria) because The Giant Rubber Duck, the joy spreader itself, has arrived in Taiwan! The Giant Ruber Duck was created by Florentijn Hofman for the purpose of entertaining the world by a tour named “Spreading joy around the world”. Currently, it has come to not only 1 but 3 cities in Taiwan, from south to the north. *hooray*

Taichung: An intellectual journey

Located in central of Taiwan, Taichung is a perfect weekend escape place for you who are bored with the expensiveness of Taipei. Being the third largest city in Taiwan after New Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taichung offers a lot of wonderful places to be visited. Yes, one of our favorites is Feng Chia Night Market, which offers abundant affordable stylish clothings and delicrazious food. Unfortunately, in this article, we will not talk about that place (if you are in Taichung, you really should go to Feng Chia Night Market, though :)).

Starbucks @ Taipei 101 35F

Anybody up for coffee time in Starbucks? We bet some of you would say “yes”.. Hmmm, how about coffee time with an extra Taipei 101’s 35th floor view, then (underline the phrase: without additional charge)? Maybe a lot of you guys have heard about this.. but are you unsure how to actually get there? You’ve come to the right source (I hope :))!

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