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Bellavita

Bellavita (No. 28 Song Ren Road, Xinyi District, Taipei) – the founders of this nine-level mall were inspired by architectural designs seen during their visit to Milan – which explains both its striking exterior and elaborate interiors. Geared toward deep-pocketed shoppers, retailers found here include: Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Frette, Giorgio Armani, Hermes, Lamborghini (apparel), […]

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1001 Nights

1001 Nights (2nd Floor, East Nanjing East Road, Sec. 5, Songshan District, Taipei) – this is likely the most famous and popular shisha (hookah pipe) bar in Taipei. 1001 Nights offers a unique atmosphere to sit down and spend a night with friends. The music goes from EDM to Persian songs, with occasional appearance from […]

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Addiction Aquatic Development

Addiction Aquatic Development (No. 18, Alley 2, Ln 410, Minzu East Road, Taipei) – this is a Sushi restaurant located within a popular fish market, which makes this a popular spot for lunch. Since diners can also buy sushi (and other fish to go), this restaurant is reminiscent of similar places at Chelsea Market in […]

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Metro

Metro (MRT) — Greater Taipei has an extended Metro-System, called the MRT. There are currently 5 lines. The trains run from 6:00 a.m. to about midnight. A one-way trip costs about NT$ 20 to NT$ 65. The MRT-Stations are well monitored. Stations and trains are clearly identified in English. All stations are announced in four […]

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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (21 Zhongshan South Road 21, Taipei) – this shrine was built for the former ruler of modern-day Taiwan – who ran the country from 1928 to 1975 (when he passed away). Before World War II, he headed Chinese Nationalist Party, the KMT (in mainland China) and contended with Japanese aggression against […]

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About Taiwán

Taiwan, an island nation located off the coast of mainland China, has a history that goes back to the 17th century, when it was divided between settlements established by the Dutch, the Spanish, and the local Kingdom of Middag. In 1683, the mainland’s Qing Dynasty took possession of Taiwan (then known as the time as […]