- The Wonders of Jiufen Old Street
Thinking about going to Taiwan this year? Or are you listing down the places to visit in Taiwan? If that’s the case begin your list with the “Jiufen Old Street”, a place full of delights.
Hillside Teahouses in Jiufen
It’s a place very different from the modern city of Taipei. A must-see site to visit with lots of wonders awaiting your visit. Jiufen Old Street is stone paved alley from one side and descend from the other, where there are restaurants and shops along the narrow pavements. Located in norther Taiwan, the street is full of delicious snacks and has shops vending the most renowned country snacks of Jiufen including rice cakes, Hongzao (Oxo Cubes) and meatballs etc. Among all these, one of the local’s favorite includes taro balls in a sweet red bean soup. Moreover, the love for Chinese tea at the City of Sadness Restaurant attracts people from all around the world.
Want to see how the street looks like before making your visit? The Japanese animated film Spirited Away will show you the amazing unique architecture of Jiufen’s downtown area. Apart from food, Jiufen attracts tourist towards its beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean including ocean view of Keelung outer sea, the Gold Museum and the neighboring Jinguashi (a place notable for its historic gold and copper mines). The Jiufen has a long fascinating history of gold mining. Furthermore, hiking on the mountain Keelung combines the magnificent view of ocean and sky.
Jiufen Old Street is also known as “Dark Alley” this is because the place experience frequent rainfall thus every store on the street built a rain canopy outside it, giving it a look of faint alley.
The Beautiful Jiufen Old Street
Are you a food lover? Or an adventurous person?
Including many treats and souvenirs to be enjoyed, Jiufen is absolutely worth a visit for you!
- Breathtakingly Beautiful Kenting; A Small Tropical Paradise on Earth
Kenting is a beautiful city in southern Taiwan, which is not less than a paradise for fun. It is located in the Hengchun Peninsula of Pingtung County in Taiwan. This alluring city is a home to tropical forest, beaches, seaside cliffs, meadows and the beauty of nature. With the most pleasant weather year-round it is Taiwan’s holiday getaway all year round for locals as well as tourists.
Some of the parts that makes Kenting an enchanting holiday destination popular among travelers includes:
Kenting National Park
The stupendous Kenting national park a must-visit place of Kenting. With interesting rock formations and breathtakingly alluring sunsets, Kenting National Park is among the top eight national parks in Taiwan. Its captivating geographical sceneries, precious ecosystems and tropical climate attract tourists throughout the year.
Beautiful sunset at Kenting National Park
Kenting National Forest Recreation Area
With astounding flora and fauna, Kenting National Forest Recreation Area is the only one tropical botanical garden in Taiwan. This garden is one of the top 10 tropical botanical gardens of the world. Comprising of large number of tropical plants and many species of butterflies, birds, insects and reptiles, it is a place full of nature and its beauty. During the autumn and winter season, plenty of birds such as Chinese goshawks are seen migrating and roosting in this place.
Kenting Forest Recreation Area
Kenting is most about beach and ocean. It has become the most attracting place for tropical beach in Taiwan. The largest beach of is Dawan, other includes Nanwan and Kenting beach etc. But the hidden gem of Kenting is Baisha Beach (White Sands) which is isolated unlike the others and is lined with casuarina trees and coconut palms. It could be a best place to spend a whole day in peace.
Beautiful Baisha Beach (White Sands)
So, whether is about lying on the beach, swimming in the ocean, walking on the sand or even scuba diving, Kenting offers you the prefect environment and beautiful weather to enjoy every part of the beach. Having a unique underwater ecosystem with more than 60% of the worlds coral species, Kenting is indeed the best place for scuba divers. Moreover, Kenting has one of the largest and most modern aquarium in Asia that is located in The National Museum of Marine Biology.
If you are a person with keen interest in nature or if you like to spend your time away from hustle and bustle of your daily routine, then Kenting is the place that deserves to be on the top of your travelling list.
- Taipei 101-An Astonishing Piece of Architecture
If you are thinking about why you should pay a visit to Taipei 101, then let me tell you that Taipei 101 is the tallest green building in the world while it’s a 5th tallest building in Asia, making it a must experience when visiting Taipei.
Originally known as the Taipei International Financial Center the building is located in the newest area of urban Taipei, at the southern end of the Xinyi Shopping District. Taipei 101 is the only of its kind and is a 508 m high building. It’s indeed a wonder of engineers. Taipei “101” is named so because of the presence of 101 stories comprising this beauty.
Amazing Beautiful Taipei 101
The design is based on the combination of Asian tradition with the evolution of technology featuring many pan-Chinese and Asian elements mixed with a postmodern style. The best part of the design includes the ability to withstand earthquakes and typhoons that are common in Taiwan. For this purpose, there is a massive gold-colored iron wind damper that keeps this skyscraper stable.
If you want to shop around, eat delicious food, enjoy the view of city and surprise yourself with the beauty of architecture, then you absolutely need Taipei 101 in your travelling list. Not only the tower, but the building also comprises of a shopping mall, international grocery store, food court, restaurants etc. Moreover, the elevator ride itself is pretty amazing as it takes you to the observation deck on the 89th floor in merely 37 seconds.
Taipei 101 Shopping Mall
Regardless of the weather, the view from the top of this building is absolutely stunning. Whether it’s a sunny day or a cloudy day it is just fun to ride the second fastest elevator in the world, roam around and enjoy the scenic beauty from the top of the building.
Your best chance to observe the 360-degree view of the city of Taipei!