Praised as a hub of modern and traditional Chinese features, Taipei is always a great stop for both tourists at different types. This little gem embraces many stories, poetic raised and cherished Chinese traditional parts which is much valued and loved by all tourists coming to Taipei.
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Maokong is known as the biggest growing green tea area in Wenshan district. It’s a fantastic treat for you and your little explorers to spend a day and learn about Chinese tea planation. When you are in Maokong, be sure to sample Tie Kuan Yin – the world most country renowned tea.
In Maokong, there is no shortage for tea-inspired dishes in Wenshang. There are over 50 restaurants serving foods and drinks related to tea with the high top quality.
If you are wondering where to take a short break in Taipei without being stuck in touristy places, Maokong is a good deal.
2. Beitou Geothermal valley
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Located in Xinbeitou park and famous for the hot spring which has the temperature occasionally up to 100 celsius, Beitou Geothermal valley is a favorite stop for both locals and foreigners.
Let’s imagine… you are tired of walking around and around wishing to have time for relaxation, and dipping yourself in hot streams is truly a heartwarming treat. In the past, the local even bring eggs to boil them in the spring but now it’s not allowed anymore.
The opening time is from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
3. Yehliu Geo park
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YehliuGeo park is widely known for an extraordinary variety of spectacular rocks and fossil vestage fairy’s shoe stone. If you plan a trip to YehliuGeo, expect to be impressed by the Queen’s head rock which has been here for more than 4,000 years. Such an impressive number!
Most of the time this place is empty so those who come often have it to themselves. Not only painters and lovers, kids also enjoy visiting this place.
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Wulai is a mountainous village surrounded by two main rivers as Nanshi and Tonghou river. The water is clear enough to see fishes swimming around even in the deepest sections. A huge number of underwater creatures call this place home, which is why so many visitors call it perfect. Recently, Wulai has been picked up among expat tourists for its iconic surrounding.
Once arriving at Wulai, you will instantly be in love with the fresh air and postcard-perfect beauty. The place is as much as fascinating and surprising to set your body in the hot bath service. If you are just a bit curious about the Taiwanese culture, head to the ethnic museum to learn more about the customs and habits in Taiwan.
It seems that Wulai has more than one thing to offer, a delightful walk up to Wulai waterfall is so much captivating. Imagine you are in front of the marvelous waterfall, listening to the stream of waters and the whisper of wind. How phenomenal it is!
If you have a little interest in shopping, there are many souvenir shops along the way.
5. Danshui old streets
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Danshui is the most impressive ancient town that keeps people pleasantly wander around for hours. Photographers especially love the charming prettiness of Danshui. Walking along the street, you can see flocks of the old building which are the mixture of Japanese, Chinese and Western architecture.
It's more enjoyable to rent a bike, stroll around the old streets and observe the life of locals. Make sure to hop on San Domigo bastion - a historical monument in Danshui. You also shouldn't miss the unique cuisine in Danshui as there are a number of foods from the sit down restaurants to street vendors waiting to serve. A Ge, a distinctive dish made by soya bean curd, vermicelli, iron eggs which are boiled for a week or Jay Choy, a special soup named after a superstar in Taiwan are some of the sneak peaks of what to order.
6. Fugui cape
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Fugui cape is the North pole of Taiwan offering gorgeous scene over the ocean. Most of the tourists traveling to Fugui cape are interested in the lighthouse which was built under the Japanese imperialism. There is a long historic story behind this lighthouse. When you finish a quite long trek to the lighthouse, you will be rewarded with a heartbreaking view to admire how stunning the nature land is.
Also, there is no shortage of seafood in Fugui as you can find a wide range of seafood in the market nearby. Look for the fresh seafood in the market, take it to the restaurant located on the edge of hill roads and ask them to make foods for you. Is there anything greater than nestling up in a cozy restaurant, tasting mouth-watering foods and admiring the extraordinary landscape.
Do not forget to visit these peerless destinations if you are going to travel to Taipei. Taipei is not all about entertainment and shopping, make your trip awesome with this remote destination.
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