This extraordinary collection of historic art treasures, fascinating for its depth and breadth, has miraculously escaped destruction over hundreds of years. Some pieces date back to the tenth century.
What to see: a permanent collection of more than 696,000 pieces ancient Chinese artefacts and artworks, very famous must-see items are the Jadeite Cabbage, The Carved Olive-stone Boat, Concentric Ivory Balls among other amazing artefacts.
How to get there: There is no direct bus from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TTIA) to National Palace Museum. You have to travel by Board Kuo Kuang (国光客运) buses from TTIA to Taipei city. Taking a short cab ride from there to National Palace Museum.
Have a slight meal in the 4th floor of the museum
You can rent one guided audio to get more detailed information
Avoid visiting on weekends.
There are a large number of people around. Try to be there early to avoid crowds.
here are shops vending the most famous country snack of Jiufen, such as Glutinous Rice Cake, Taro Glutinous Rice Cake, Hongzao (Oxo Cubes) Meatball, and cold or hot Taro Rice Balls…etc. The street is filled with delicious snacks.
If you are in Taipei, get a ticket to Rueifang station at Taipei Main Station. It is about 40 mins ride. From the station, cross the road and head left til you see the bus stop. The directions are pretty clear.
Don’t forget to visit: Lai Ah Po Yu Yuan and Ah Gan Yi Yu Yuan (阿柑姨芋圆) is another stall that sells taro balls
A couple bus stops past the village is the Gold Museum which is fun and free to explore for an hour
Be careful with your children for this place is always crowded.
Like most "old streets" there's tons of good food, desserts, and drinks. Simply snack your way up the old street.
Ximending Night Market is about 7 kilometers west of the Taipei 101 on MRT Line (Bannan Line).
What to do: shopping, eating and entertainment
In somehow, it functions as Shinbuya, Taipei.
Do not miss the chance to sample famous dishes of Ximending such as “Ya Rou Bian” for tasty duck meat, “Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle” for an unique experience appreciating delicious rice noodles in long line, “Simonfood Tempura” for mouth-watering Taiwanese style tempura,