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Top 7 Things to Do in Taipei, Taiwan

Being considered as a global city, Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan. You will be surprised by a variety range of things you can do in this city. Do you want to experience what the home of world-famous cultural landmarks look like? Do you want to know the culture of a little city which is the result of the mix between Chinese culture with a curious fusion of Japanese, Southeast Asian and American influences? Do you want to visit one of the major hubs in East Asia where has several bustling night markets? And many other things you can experience all by yourself! Taipei shore excursionsIn your Asia shore excursions, you will not want to miss the Taiwan day tours especially the Taipei day trips – the must-visit city in Taiwan. Some top should-do activities will be listed below as the suggestions for tourists to tailor-make their own Taipei day tours or to choose the most suitable Taipei shore excursions from Keelung port to follow your own interest.

Shop till You Drop at Shilin Night Market

Your Taipei shore excursions will not fulfill without going shopping in the Shilin – the island’s most famous night market. It is the shopping heaven for bargain hunters! You almost can find everything here from souvenirs to shoes to bags to clothes. Going here not only offer you a cheaper price than in shopping malls, of course, and it will be even cheaper if you are excellent at bargaining. Moreover, it will be much more fun and more exalted when you become a part of it.Shilin Night Market in Taipei shore excursions

Enjoy Taipei Street Food

As mentioned above, Taipei’s culture is influenced by several cultures which can be recognized in Taipei’s cuisine especially from China which can be found easily on the side of the street. So, just need to visit a small city, you will have the chance to try various traditional and incredible cuisine from different cultures. It is suggested that you should try the food on the side of the street rather than in the restaurants because some of the tastiest and the most authentic food can only be found out there. Taipei Street Food shore excursionsYou just need to simply walk down any street or if you do not want anything but fill in your stomach the local night market is a better choice for you. From infamous stinky tofu, pig’s blood cake to fried chicken on a stick, a pancake stuffed with beef, you will definitely lose yourself in these cuisines. After trying all the food in the Taipei shore excursions, you will want to lengthen your time in the Taiwan day tours if food is always your priority; there are a wide range of specialty cuisines in other regions as well that you may interest.

Go Shrimp Fishing in Taipei

If you think that it is too easy to get food, you want to challenge yourself, the indoor shrimp fishing is certainly the thing you are looking for. Transforming food into the sport, indoor shrimp fishing is a popular form of entertainment in Taiwan. You can practice your patience as well while painful waiting for your next meal. But you will feel that dish is the most delicious one that you ever have eaten because it is your achievement that you have tried for so long to get it. If you want to try a brand new experience and enjoy the shrimps, remember to add it in your Taipei shore excursions.Shrimp Fishing in Taipei shore excursions

Hike through Yangmingshan National Park

Being located in northern Taipei City, Yangmingshan National Park is one of Taiwan’s most beautiful parks. Thanks to the modern transportation in Taipei, you just need to quickly take the MRT to Beitou and then one local bus to the park is enough. Not taking a long time but you can immerse yourself in the fresh air of nature, hike to the top of the mountain not only to do exercises but to slowly lose yourself in the panoramic views of the city also. What a great deal! It will be even more extraordinary if you can observe the sunrise and sunset to see how majesty nature is especially when you have to hike through a long way to gain it. It is assuredly a worth-place to come in your Taipei shore excursions principally for those sport-lovers.Yangmingshan National Park in Taipei shore excursions

Enjoy the Hot Springs at Wulai

Being a small village in New Taipei City, Wulai is a must-go place that you do not want to remove it in your Taipei shore excursions. It is such a worthy trip to visit this peaceful village to dig yourself into the spring water baths. Besides the hot springs in many hotels that visitors can relax in privacy, there is also a public one which is located on the riverside for those who want to immerse yourself in nature. Moreover, tourists can also walk along the Wulai Old Street to enjoy the various local cuisine, to visit a wonderful waterfall as well as to buy some handicrafts and souvenirs.Hot Springs at Wulai

Visit the Iconic Longshan Temple

Coming to the home of world-famous architectural landscapes, you’d better do not miss the most famous temple in Taiwan in your Taiwan day tours – the Longshan Temple. After the Taikohu Air Raid – the largest allied air raid on this city, the temple was badly damaged by American bombers during the WWII. Luckily, the temple has been rebuilt and maintained by Taipei residents through several natural disasters and wars. Truly being the icon of Taiwan, the Longshan temple is an ideal destination for tourists to explore a mixture worship house of Buddhist, Taoist, and deities.Longshan Temple in Taipei shore excursions

Take the Maokong Gondola Scenic Cable Car

A must-visit place for tea lovers when they travel in Taiwan shore excursions is Maokong – a tea-growing peaceful village at the top of a mountain. Drinking quality, locally grown tea, enjoying the breathtaking views of Taipei city, what you need more on your Taipei day tours to escape from the exuberant noisy city? Just easily take an MRT to Taipei zoo and ride a cable car up to the mountain to this quaint village then all the fresh and peaceful atmosphere is totally your. Maokong Gondola Scenic Cable CarIn the daytime the view in here is that marvelous, can you imagine how you completely become speechless in the impressive sunset? No words and photos can exactly express that breathtaking moment, only experience it by yourself that you can understand it thoroughly!