Top 5 Taipei Attractions

January 27, 2015 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Top 5 Taipei Attractions

City: Taipei
State: Taipei-Keelung Metropolitan Area / Greater Taipei Region
Country: Taiwan / Republic of China

As the economic, industrial, and cultural center of Taiwan / Republic of China, Taipei has held significant roles throughout its long history. This has contributed to a vast number of attractions throughout the Taipei-Keelung Metropolitan Area / Greater Taipei Region, including many museums, parks, festivals, and shopping malls.

Here are the Top 5 Tourist Attractions to visit in Taipei, all of which hold important cultural or historical significance. All these are permanent locations which can be visited and viewed at any time throughout the year.


1. National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
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The premier national monument in downtown Taipei, the National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall was built in memory of Chiang Kai-Shek, former President of the Republic of China. Exhibits detail his life and career, as well as the development and history of Taiwan. Located next to the National Concert Hall and National Theater in Memorial Hall Square, the landmark area was an important hub for events that led to democracy.



2. Taipei 101
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Considered a super tall skyscraper, the tallest in Taiwan, and formerly the tallest in the world in 2004, Taipei 101 is also the largest green energy building. Standing at 508 metres above ground, with 101 floors above ground and 5 floors below ground, it features 2 observation decks with 360 degree views of the city.



3. National Palace Museum
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Housing over 1 million pieces of Imperial Chinese antiquities, books, artwork, treasures, and more, the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan, has the largest collection of ancient Chinese artifacts in the entire world. Among the collection are several priceless and rare exhibits, including the Zong Zhou Zhong / Bell Of Zhou, the Jadeite Cabbage, the Meat-Shaped Stone, the Mao Gong Ding / Cauldron Of Duke Of Mao, the painting Along The River During The Qingming Festival by artist Zhang Zeduan, and the painting calligraphy Dwelling In The Fuchun Mountains by Huang Gongwang.



4. Shilin Night Market
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Taiwan is famous for its snacking culture, best exemplified in their reowned night markets. The biggest and most well known night market in Taipei is Shilin Night Market, spanning several streets, and lined with numerous street stalls and shophouses, selling food, clothing, electronics, fashion accessories, decorations, shoes, toys, and more.



5. Miniatures Museum Of Taiwan
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Founded in 1997, the Miniatures Museum Of Taiwan makes you feel like a giant. Located in downtown Taipei, the museum features an elaborate and extensive collection of fine miniatures, including miniature houses, vehicles, people, landmarks, paintings, and more. The miniatures are scaled at 1:12 or 1:24, and the most famous piece here is the Rose Mansion.





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