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10 Things You Can Get For Free In Taipei

10 Things You Can Get For Free In Taipei

Taipei is fully packed of things to do and see. This little city is not only well-liked for marvelous sightseeing and joyful activities but also for its inexpensive cost.

Even though you are not a budget traveller, you should check out these 5 free activities in Taipei to make your trip memorable.

1. Elephant mountain

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It's always a good choice to start a where-to-go list with a natural spot. In Taipei, it's Elephant mountain.

Most well-known in the "Four Beast Mountains", Elephant is an enchanting place where you can fully enjoy yourself without racking up a huge bill.

Elephant mountain provides a fabulous view over the city where you can take rest, look for a great time and leave behind all daily worries.

Note that there are many steps involving in getting there. If you are not a good athlete, there are benches along the way to break for a while .

Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

Nangang Mountain is located at the eastern border of Taipei Basin; it is a popular mountain hiking route due to its connection to Sishou Mountains.

2. Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall is the commemorative place of the first president of the Republic China - Chiang Kai-shek.

It is a huge and fantastic architecture that covers an area of over 25 hectares with decisive colors are white and blue. It is said that these decisive colors are symbolic of freedom, compassion and equality. There are 89 footsteps leading to the main house of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall that symbolize for 89 years of Chiang Kai-Shek life.

The hall boasts a huge exhibition related to Chiang Kai-shek and his devotion to China.
There are also places for international art performances. They are National Theater and National Concert Hall which attracts some of the biggest names in world music, and with it, thousands of audience for each performance.

You also can make a beautiful stroll around the lush garden outside the memorial hall as it's beautifully decorated and brings to walkers a relaxing feeling.

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai‑shek Memorial Hall 100, Taiwan, 台北市 Zhongzheng District, 中山南路21號
Opening time: 09:00 AM - 18:00 PM

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is located in the heart of Taipei City. The area is 250,000 square meters and it is the attraction most visited by foreign tourists.

3. Beitou Geothermal valley

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Rated as one of the most beautiful valleys in Taipei, Beitou Geothermal is famous for its hot spring with the temperature over 80 celcus. It's why body contact is unsuitable in this stream.

However, it doen't lower the fame of Beitou. Every year, horders of tourists make their way to Beitou to admire the fairylike beauty of this valley.

So when you are in Taipei, follow your road trip to Beitou Geothermal valley. It's opened from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.


Beitou Thermal Valley

No. 30-1, Zhongshan Rd, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112
Opening time: 09:00 AM - 17:00 PM

The Beitou Thermal Valley or Geothermal Valley(地熱谷) is a volcanic crater filled with the steaming natural sulfuric hot spring water.

4. Longshan temple

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Taipei is a maze of temples and shrines.

This is why you may happen to see several temples on your way around the city. The most spectacular of all is Longshan temple. Built in 1738, Longshan has become a cultural and spiritual place for both local and tourists. Compared with other temples in the city, Longshan had been rebuilt for many times during the severe damage in the American war.

Longshan is dedicated to the bodhisattva of mercy, Guanyin, though in true Taiwanese style there are over 100 other gods and goddesses worshipped in the rear and side halls. Time flies, the temple stills maintains its original prettiness with the tranquil surrounding and peaceful atmosphere.

Longshan Temple

No. 211, Guangzhou St, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
Opening time: 06:00 AM - 22:00 PM

Longshan (lungshan) Temple is a famous old temple in Taiwan. It is for worshiping Guanshiyin Budda and other divine spirits. Longshan (lungshan) Temple is facing the South.


5. Shilin night market

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Every day, armies of young backpackers flock to Shilin night market to visually observe the local lives as well as seek for some of unique favorite food. The market is a heaven for all foodies and shopaholics. Even though you are not crazy in love with shopping, find yourself a chair at a coffee vendor for people watching.

The market is near MRT Jiantan Station between Dadong Rd, Danan Rd, Wenlin Rd, and Jihe Rd so you can get there easily.

  • Opening hours: Mon-Sun
  • 5 p.m to -11:00 pm

Have a walk in Shilin night market, and you will fully experience the liveliness of Taipei at night.

Shilin Night Market

No. 16, Dadong Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
Opening time: 17:00 PM - 23:55 PM

Shilin Night Market is Taipei’s largest and best-known night market in Shilin district with utmost in convenience having MRT Jiantan Station nearby.

Most of the pieces highlight Taipei's culture and nature don't cost you at any stage. It assists you to have a wonder journey without fee of charge.

It's time for you to pack stuff, print this writing out and lead a trip to Taipei right now!

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