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Bellini Caffe

Bellini Caffe (No. 228, FuXing North Road, ZhongShan District, Taipei) – this bright, open space restaurant serves thin-crust pizzas and various Italian meals – ranging from half-roasted free-range chicken (stuffed with truffles & mascarpone cheese – served with red wine sauce), to grilled lamb chops with yuzu pepper, roasted red snapper with dried scallop sauce, […]

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Car rental

Car rental agencies operating in Taipei: Avis: +886 2 6620 6620 Car Plus: +886 2 2502 1389 Chailease: +886 2 2788 2868 Formosa Car: +886 919 828 159 Gharry Car Rental +886 3 323 9637  

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TAXIS

TAXIS (Taipei) – Taxis in Taipei are numerous, and they are a very flexible way to get around. Fares starts at NT$70 (more in smaller cities), and a short trip to or from the nearest MRT stop is unlikely to cost much more than NT$100. Especially if you have a few people, or are just […]

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Autobuses

Buses — Taipei City has an efficient bus service. All buses display information (destinations and the names of stops) in English. Prices are low. An average ticket costs NT$ 15 (US$ .46 cents). Some buses serving long distance routes have a 2 time payment system. If you use the bus for nearly the whole route, […]

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Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Taipei Fine Arts Museum (No.181, Sec. 3, Zhongshan N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei) – this museum first opened on December 1983 at the former site of the United States Taiwan Defense Command (USTDC, dissolved in 1979). It was the first purpose built museum in Taiwan to host modern and contemporary art exhibitions. Starting from 1998, […]

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Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines

Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines (282, Section 2, Chih-shan Rd., Shih-lin, Taipei) — this establishment was launched in 1994 as a specialist museum founded on the collection and display of artefacts originally coming from Taiwan’s indigenous peoples. It is dedicated to promoting mutual understanding between different ethnic groups, through careful research, preservation and explanation […]

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Republic of China Armed Forces Museum

Republic of China Armed Forces Museum (No. 243, Section 1, Guiyang Street, Zhongzheng District, Taipei) – the Armed Forces Museum (AFM) is located in Poai District, close to the Presidential Office and MRT Ximen Station. AFM was founded on October 1961. After the modern construction project in 2004, the exhibit planning of AFM enabled the […]

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National Taiwan Museum

National Taiwan Museum (No. 2, Xiangyang Road, Taipei City) – located within Peace Memorial Park in Taipei, this is the oldest museum in Taiwan (opened in 1908 with support from the Japanese colonial authorities). A Matsu temple was originally at this site (a place of worship during the late Qing dynasty). The current Greek-inspired structure […]

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National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (No. 505, Section 4, Ren-ai Rd., Xinyi District, Taipei) — designed by local architect Wang Da-hung, this memorial hall was established in memory of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the father of the Republic of China. The hall also serves an educational and research role, hosting various cultural and art events throughout […]

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National Science and Technology Museum

National Science and Technology Museum (No. 720, Jiouru 1st Rd., Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City) – located nearly four hours (354 km) south of Taipei (in Kaohsiung City), this museum, opened in 1997, aims to enrich citizens’ knowledge of science and technology, inspire them to push back the frontiers in these fields, and record and present […]