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THINGS TO DO IN TAIPEI





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  1. Hello Sir,

    My Name is Angelica and we will travel to Taiwan for 4 days in March. I would like to ask for your help on arranging our itinerary for a one day DIY tour in Taipei City. We plan to go to CSK Memorial Hall, Maokong Gondola, 1914 Huashan Creative Park and Taipei 101. If we will start at around 9 AM and end at 6 or 7 pm, can we go to all of those spots or can we add more? Also, where is the best night market to go after? Thank you in advance and I would be grateful for your help.

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    1. Hi Angelica!

      I will assume that you will be staying in Ximending.

      9:00 am [CKS Memorial Hall]: MRT Green Line Ximending Station -> CKS Memorial Hall Station Exit 5 -> take photos at the park grounds -> walk to CKS Memorial Hall Building, see the museum or watch the hourly changing guard of ceremony, time to be spent here maybe 1.5 hours to 2 hours

      11:00 am [Taipei 101]: From MRT CKS Memorial Hall Station, transfer to the MRT Red Line and get off at MRT Taipei 101 Station then go to Exit 4, go to 5th floor of Taipei 101 Building to enter the Observatory -> you can spend 1.5 hours to 2 hours here

      1:00 pm [Maokong Gondola + Taipei Zoo]: MRT Taipei 101 Station (Red Line) -> go to MRT Daan Station (Red Line and Brown Line) -> transfer to Brown Line at Daan Station -> ride MRT to Taipei Zoo Station (Brown Line) -> walk to the Maokong Gondola station. You might spend 1.5 hours to 2 hours in Maokong Gondola which includes joining the queue and waiting for the glass cabin. A Maokong Gondola should be bundled with a visit Taipei Zoo, the pandas are awake at around 4:00 pm. If you plan to see Taipei Zoo, you can explore the zoo until 5:00 pm.

      5:00 pm [Huashan Creative Park]: MRT Taipei Zoo Station (Brown Line) -> MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing Station (Brown Line) -> transfer to Blue Line at Zhongxiao Fuxing Station -> MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (Blue Line) -> Exit 1 -> walk to Huashan Creative Park, I don't know if there is an interesting exhibit here as of this writing.

      6:00 pm or 7:00 pm: go to Raohe Night Market [MRT Songshan Station (Green Line)] or Shilin Night Market [MRT Jiantan Station (Red Line)], Raohe Night Market is nearer, there is a also a shop there which offers Buy 8 for NTD 500 pineapple cakes. In Shilin Night Market, there are more choices for shopping for clothes and ref magnets (avoid shops that don't have price tags on the magnets)

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    2. Thank you so much Sir! This is very helpful. Yes, we are actually staying in Ximending and for the other days, we will have the Taichung and North coast tour. Thank you again =)

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  2. Hello Sir,

    It's me again. I would like to thank you again for the help on my itinerary a few days ago. I would like to ask again for your suggestion because our trip to Taiwan is now longer (Our first booking was cancelled because of the ban and we were so brokenhearted. When it was lifted, we rebooked it and decided to stay longer).

    Our arrival is on March 10(Tuesday, 9:25 AM ETA) and our departure is on March 15(Sunday, 10:45 ETD). My incomplete itinerary is below:

    March 10 - Arrival in the morning, no itinerary yet in the afternoon
    March 11 - Taichung Tour
    March 12 - North coast Tour
    March 13 - ???
    March 14 - Taipei City (CSK, Taipei 101, Maokong, Taipei Zoo, Huashan 1914 -- thank you again for this suggestion)
    March 15 - flight back to Manila

    1. I was just wondering, what we can do in the afternoon of March 10? Is it recommended to avail the Double Decker bus? Or would there be other nice place to go just within the city?
    2. For March 13, I was thinking of going to Yangmingshan National Park (I read your blog about cherry blossom between late Feb and early March) or Beitou or can we do both? If we can do both, which of the two is best done in the morning and in the afternoon?
    3. I am not sure if what we plan on that specific day is actually best for that day. (e.g, If we push through with Yangminshan, is it best not to go there on a Friday or a Saturday because of the number of people)

    Thank you so much sir in advance and have a nice day.

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    1. 1. No need for the double-decker bus.

      Your alternative:
      a. You can try dining at Modern Toilet at the Ximending branch then go shopping.
      b. Visit the Miniatures Museum of Taiwan then go to Miramar Mall to ride the ferris wheel on a glass cabin.
      c. You can also visit Sun-yat Sen Memorial Hall and Longshan Temple, places that are not part of your Mar. 14 itinerary.
      d. National Palace Museum then Shilin Night Market

      2. Beitou in the morning then Yangminshan Park (the park with the flower clock). You can do DIY in Beitou by visiting the Hell Valley, Beitou Museum and eat some ramen. I suggest going there early in the morning at 8 am so you will have enough time to explore Yangmingshan Park for the cherry blossoms. For tour packages, check Klook's half-day tour on Beitou and Yangmingshan or the whole-day tour.

      3. It is best to go to Yangmingshan during weekends, because there is a bus going directly to the Flower Clock area. If you go on a weekday, you will get frustrated hiking to Flower Clock from the Second Parking Lot bus stop.

      To make it easy for you if you want to do DIY:
      weekday: Yangmingshan bus stop -> ride bus to Second Parking Lot -> hike to Flower Clock area
      weekend: Yangmingshan bus stop -> ride bus directly to Yangmingshan Park (Flower Clock)

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  3. Thank you Sir for answering all my questions in detail. I will recommend your blog site to all my friends because you have been so helpful. God bless you.

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