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Wude Martial Arts Center

Wude Martial Arts Center (36 Dengshan Street, Gushan District, Kaohsiung City) — is a tall and magnificent Japanese-design brick building located across from Gushan Elementary School in Kaohsiung. During Taiwan’s Japanese occupation era, martial arts halls were built in major cities to promote traditional Japanese martial arts. They were used as places for training and […]

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Thermal Valley

Thermal Valley (Zhingshan Road, Beitou District, Taipei) — Located beside Beitou Hot Spring Park, Thermal Valley is one of the sources supplying the area’s hot springs. The sulfuric steam that blankets the valley year-round gives the valley a frightening quality, giving rise to nicknames like “Ghost Lake.” The springs here have the highest temperatures of […]

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Taipei Zoo

Taipei Zoo (Section 2, Xinguang Road, Taipei) — the Taipei Zoo is one of the ten largest municipal zoos in the world and the largest in Southeast Asia. As the zoo is home to more than 400 animal species, rest assured there’s plenty to see! The zoo includes 7 indoor exhibits, each with different themes. […]

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Taipei Eye

Taipei Eye (No. 113, Section 2, Zhongshan N. Rd., Taipei) — Taipei Eye is a performing troupe showcasing traditional theater. Various performances in Chinese, English and Japanese are scheduled every week. Theater goers can watch the actors put on makeup before each show. The approximately ninety minutes of performances will provide the foreigners in Taiwan […]

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Taipei Children’s Amusement Park

Taipei Children’s Amusement Park (No. 55, Section 5, Chengde Rd, Shilin District, Taipei) — built by the Taipei City Government, this is a family theme amusement park in the Taipei metropolitan area — with 13 rides, including the brand new Ferris Wheel, Bumper Cars, Ocean Carousel (musical carriage), Dancing Fly (dragon boat), Wave Swinger, Monorail […]

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Taipei 101

Taipei 101 — considered as the world’s tallest building from 2004 to 2010, Taipei 101 is a must-see site in Taiwan. The tower has served as an icon of modern Taiwan ever since its opening. It is composed of 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. A multi-level shopping mall adjoining the tower houses […]

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Puppetry Art Center of Taipei

Puppetry Art Center of Taipei (2F, No. 99, Sec. 5, Civic Blvd., Songshan District, Taipei) – this place was born from a passion with puppetry. In 1998, Paul Lin, chairman of the Taiyuan Arts and Culture Foundation, donated space to house the center. After careful planning by the Taipei City Department of Cultural Affairs, the […]

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Penghu (beaches)

Penghu (beaches) – this is one of a chain of islands (of the same name) located off the coast of Taiwan. Four of the 64 Penghu Islands are connected by bridges, forming a horseshoe in the Taiwan Strait. Unlike the Taiwanese mainland, Penghu’s geography has lent itself to the development of flourishing beaches, thanks to […]

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National Radio Museum

National Radio Museum (74, Minquan Rd., Liaoding Village, Minxiong Township, Chiayi County) – located one hour (76 km) north of Tainan City, this unique museum immerses visitors in the world of radio broadcasting. Built during the Japanese occupation period in 1938, this site originally existed to inhibit Taiwanese from receiving radio broadcasts from Nanjing. In […]

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Lion Head Mountain

Lion Head Mountain – located 80 km. southwest of Taipei, Lion Head Mountain (a.k.a. Shitoushan or Shishan) has been a sacred spot for Buddhists since the Ching Dynasty, and is a favorite countryside escape for thousands, who flock during the weekends from Taipei and beyond. During the week, however, it retains much more of its […]