Celebrate The Birthday Of Taiwan’s Sea Goddess

The Birthday Of Matsu, The Goddess Of The Sea, Is Celebrated Throughout Taiwan. More than 1000 years ago, a girl named Lin Mu was born in a port town in Fujian Province in south-eastern China. (This Chinese province is located directly across the Straits from Taiwan.) From an early age the girl exhibited the unusual … Read more

Ping Hsi Branch Railway

This is an interesting day out if you want to see rural Taiwan and experience something off the beaten-track. The train takes you on a wonderfully scenic 13km journey from Ruifeng to Shi Fen, passing rural villages and farms on a railway, which, in the past, was important in the transportation of coal. The train … Read more


A stroll around in the densely packed streets and experience the Eastern mysticism, side by side with pulsating business is an experience in itself. Otherwise, the city offers most of an exciting contrast between urban and rural areas. Would you like to go on a city trip to Taipei, then you have come to the … Read more

Taipei 101: Reach for the sky

The Taipei 101 skyscraper was completed in 2004 and remained the world’s highest building, at a height of 508 metres, until it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. It offers visitors magnificent views over Taipei and the surrounding area. It has 101 floors, hence its name, with both an indoor and … Read more

Taipei Zoo

Taipei Zoo, sometimes known as Muzhi Zoo, is situated to the southeast of the city and is reputed to be the largest zoo in Asia, covering an area of 165 hectares, over half of which is open to the public. The zoo was founded in 1914 under Japanese sovereignty and was taken over by the … Read more

The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

This great building was built in honour of the Chinese military and political leader, Chiang Kai-shek, who moved his office to Taiwan where he resumed his duties as the President of the Republic of China after China fell to the communists in 1950. Following his death in 1975, the Memorial Hall was erected as a … Read more

The National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum features both permanent and temporary exhibitions displaying amazing collections of paintings, calligraphy, rare books, historical documents and Chinese bronzes. The permanent collection features carvings from the Ming and Ding dynasties, a history of Chinese calligraphy, plus themed exhibitions on religion, furniture and exquisitely carved jade. The Special Exhibitions have recently featured … Read more

Yangmingshan National Park

The Yangmingshan National Park is within easy reach of Taipei and is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Set amongst the hills to the south of Taipei, it covers an area of 11,455 hectares and is 1,200 metres above sea level at its highest point. It features wonderful natural scenery … Read more

Taipei Longshan Temple

Dedicated to the Guanshiyan Buddha and 166 other deities, the Longshan Templein the district of Wanhua is one of the most popular and largest temples in Taipei. The temple was originally built during the Ching Dynasty around 1738, but has been rebuilt and restored on several occasions since then due to earthquake, fire and bomb … Read more