Asian Destinations: Taipei

Enduring history and a booming megalopolis co-exist in Taipei as cultural landmarks stand several minutes away from enormous cosmopolitan structures. At night, experience the backstage view of the Chinese opera at Taipei Eye in Zhongshan, or catch the latest Hollywood flicks at Taiwan’s largest cinema, Warner Village. Experience Taiwan and immerse in its culture!

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a mega-city that is a magnet for all generations and snatches tourists’ imaginations. The city’s spectacular monuments and awe-inspiring architecture are a testimony of its rich history. Many museums also draw tourists into the city’s colorful past.

Tian Fu Pagoda is the largest of the Chinese Pagodas and is one of the most beautiful of all Pagodas. The pagoda’s legend dates back to 89 AD. Built as a tomb for the sixteen young virgins who died in a fire, the pagoda is now a moving spectacle that is a work of art. The pagoda is so large that it takes up almost the entire plaza of the Hung Mansion Temple. The pagoda is illuminated in various hues that add to the beauty of the sight.

Hanging on the Chang Memorial Library and Memorial Palace are the remains of the presidential carriages of the Republic of China founder, President Chiang Kai-shek. A moving display that captivates the eye, these former presidential carriages are awe-inspiring in their immaculate condition.

The biggest amusement park in Taiwan, Xindian village, is well-liked by families. The town is situated in Taitung County, western Taiwan. The village features many attractions like the rock-sculpture garden, three-ring stage, waterfall, and five-story pagoda, and the list is endless. The entire park’s biggest attraction is a rock garden that is carved in a mountain and has a breathtaking setting. It is a beautiful attraction that will leave you spellbound.

Xinhai lake is one of the best attractions of the city. You can find it at a distance from the city and is a crystal-clear lake with an imposing skyline of Taipei.

The city is an architectural delight made up of many magnificent buildings that tell the story of Taiwan’s history. The city’s architecture is also an example of the Chinese cultural influence dominant over the city. The buildings in the city are well-made and are well-preserved from the years of use.

If you are visiting Taiwan, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the National Palace Museum. The museum is a famous repository of Taiwan’s history and houses its rich treasures like silver chalices, exquisite ivory statues, and beautiful wooden sculptures. These are precious finds that tell the fascinating tale of the country’s history and culture.