This 2-day tour of Taipei offers you the possibility to visit the city in a more relaxed way and alternate the main monuments with more local places, which imbue Taipei with its unique, cosmopolitan yet traditional, fun and culturally rich character at the same time. During 2 days, stroll the streets of Taipei and discover the history and culture of the city with explanations from a local guide. If you want, you can also enjoy the comfort of moving with a private transport.
In addition, enjoy a unique experience like the fortune telling with a professional Master and its little sparrows (optional visit).
During the first day, we will ascend to the heights of Taipei. First, we will visit a temple on top of Maokong Mountain, from where we will enjoy the unique blend of nature and spirituality that this temple offers. Then, we will go to the Taipei 101 skyscraper. The observation deck on the top floors of the building offers 360º views of the city and the surrounding mountains.
Taipei 101 standing at 508 meters (1,666 foot) tall is one of the highest buildings in the world despite being completed more than 15 years ago (in 2004).
From there, we will do a brief review of the history of Taiwan, visiting the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial, the imposing mausoleum located in the Liberty Square. Finally, we will get lost in the corridors of an old liquor factory, recycled into a vibrant cultural center, which now houses concerts, artisan shops and cozy cafes and restaurants.
We will start the second day visiting one of the most important temples in Taipei and in all of Taiwan, the Longshan Temple.
In the underground shopping mall directly below this temple is where we can find many fortune telling booths, connected by the divine influence of the temple. If we want to, we will be able to discover one’s fate through the help of little fate reading sparrows. Under the guidance of their Master, they will resolve any personal issues or conflicts like love, health and wealth.
Fortune telling is a tradition practiced regularly in Taiwan and usually found around temples and night markets.
Then we will walk through the narrow streets of one of the most traditional neighborhoods. In this place steeped in history, we will be able to contemplate what life was like in Taiwan at the beginning of the last century, and get lost in the traditional shops and crafts that occupy its streets. The visit will take us to the imposing National Palace Museum, the museum with the largest collection of Chinese art in the world, located on the side of a mountain on the outskirts of the city.
Back in the city, we will surround ourselves with the tranquility and silence that the Confucius Temple offers. With renovated energy, we will end the day in one of the most vibrant areas of Taipei, the Ximen entertainment district, one of the most popular among young Taiwanese and where neon and music are kings.
Visit very modern Taipei 101 skyscraper, and also get a peek at the past through a collection of old buildings still remaining, known as 44 South Village, Taipei’s very first military dependents village.
Stroll through a traditional market, select the ingredients, and learn how to prepare typical food in a Taiwanese cooking class.
Taiwan Xotours Inc 新聯華國際旅行社
6F, No. 18, Section 1, Chang’an E. Rd., Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
Mon - Fri 9.00 - 18.00
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