15 Things To Do in TAIWAN for First-timers | Taiwan Travel Guide | #Taiwan2017
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Here are 15 things to do if it's your first time in Taiwan. I know we could have done a lot more things like ride the Maokong Gondola among other more exciting activities but we had my father with us who is 70 years old so we were kinda limited to doing easier and more convenient things. This trip was my birthday gift to him.
We will definitely go back and do my coffee crawl.
Enjoy and see you on the next video!
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PLACES WE VISITED:
1. Taipei 101
No. 7, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District
Taipei City, Taiwan 110
2. Din Tai Fung
No. 194, Section 2, Xinyi Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
3. Taipei 101 Food Court
4. Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei City, Taiwan 106
5. Shilin Night Market
No. 101, Jihe Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
6. YongKang Street
Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
7. 天津蔥抓餅 Tian Jin Onion Pancake
No. 1號, Lane 6, Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
8. Yongkang Daoxiao Noodle Restaurant
No.5, Lane10, Yongkang Street, Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 2322 2640
9. Smoothie House
No.15, Yongkang St., Da'an Dist., Taipei City 10650, Taiwan (R.O.C.).
10. 來好 LAI HAO Taiwan Gift Shop
No. 11, Lane 6, Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
11. Raohe Street Night Market
12. Yong He Soy Milk King 永和豆浆大王
No. 102, Section 2, Fuxing South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
13. Ximending Night Market
No. 127, Hanzhong Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
14. Jiufen Old Street
Jishan Street, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224
15. ATT 4 Fun
No. 12, Songshou Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
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Top 20 Things to Do in Taiwan!
Taiwan is the perfect place to visit in Asia if you’re a first-time traveler or traveling solo! I spent two weeks in Taiwan traveling all over the island, so I've put together this Taiwan vacation travel guide.
Top 20 Places To See in Taiwan and Things to Do!
1. Release a sky lantern in Pingxi outside of Taipei
2. Visit the many beautiful temples
3. Take a cooking class in Taipei
4. Visit Fo Guang Shan outside of Kaoihsung
5. The Dome of Light: A very beautiful MRT station in Kaoihsung
6. Taiwan's southernmost point
7. Kenting National Park
8. Mr. Brown's Road
9. Sansiantai footbridge
10. Take the MRT
11. Explore Ximending, Taipei
12. Visit the hot springs
13. Maokong Gondola Ride
14. Taiwanese Tea Ceremony
15. Pier 2, Kaohsiung
16. Dragon and Tiger Pagodas
17. Lotus Lake
18. Private Taipei 101 Luxury Tour
19. Dongmen Market
20. Thousand Island Lake
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Taipei, Taiwan is a super modern city with a deep-rooted culture that is becoming more and more popular as a gateway to East Asia and Southeast Asia.
It’s new express MRT service from Taoyuan International Airport, a 36 minute ride, will make it even more convenient for travellers, especially those on a short layover.
This short but important list of essential things you should know will help keep you on track with a smooth stay.
Although taxis are plentiful and relatively inexpensive compared with other big cities in East Asia the MRT is one of the best ways to get to most of the main sites and business centers of Taipei City.
The Nangang Exhibition Center where many conventions and shows are held is accessible by the blue and brown MRT lines. Neihou, where many tech industry businesses have their head office is also on the brown line, Xihu is one of the most convenient stops for quick and easy access.
Taipei 101 for the last 3.5 years has had it’s own MRT stop on the red line. This is where you’ll also find The International Convention Center next to the Taipei 101 Shopping Mall. It’s also in close proximity to Taipei City Hall and is apart of the Xinyi Shopping District, where you’ll find one of the largest selections of luxury goods stores in East Asia.
If you want to get more of a local perspective pick up an Easycard available at most MRT stations and register it online with Ubike, so you can have access to the city bikes that have stations across Taipei City and New Taipei City. Simply swipe your card next to the bike you want to rent and you’re ready to go. You can drop the bike off at any Ubike station. They’re almost always located near an MRT station.
In the video I mention briefly that the Taiwanese people are very friendly and helpful. It’s true! If you ever appear to be lost or confused while looking at a map you will in most cases immediately attract the attention of a local who will be pleased to help you find your way. That’s wny I said “get lost”, literally you can get lost while exploring this amazing city with it’s maze of alleyways, quiet cafes, food stalls and shops and not worry that you won’t have help getting back to your hotel.
Taipei and the rest of Taiwan is an extremely safe place to travel. There is literally no or very rare violent crime against tourists. Personal ownership of guns is banned. There has been reports of pick pocketing and petty theft, particularly in night markets and crowded places, but I think this is even rare now.
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It's always challenging when you visit any city for the first time to decide on where exactly you want to stay. This video highlights my 5 favorite districts to stay in Taipei. The characteristics of each district are highlighted to make it easier to decide which one suits you best.
Technically Taipei Main Station is not a district but falls in Zhongzheng but I think it's better to use Taipei Main Station when you're searching for hotels and other retail or services.
The districts fall in order of transportation convenience with number 1 Taipei Main Station being the best and Xinyi District the area furthest away. Taipei City is not that expansive so if you stay in Xinyi it will take you approximately 20 minutes to get to Taipei Main Station by MRT.
Zhongshan is convenient and has a some nice sites to visit including the Ningxia Night Market, Dihua Old Street, The Museum of Contemporary Art.
Daan is great for shoppers, foodies, bar hoppers, and some nice parks and neighborhoods to explore.
Ximending is the most energetic district with lots of choices for food, cafes, entertainment, street performers, and is completely safe even with the crowds that inhabit the place every night.
Xinyi is the most luxurious of all the districts with the best selection of 5 star hotels, international restaurants, Chinese/Taiwanese fine dining, and the best Japanese food. Bars, hot nightclubs and one of the best selections of luxury goods stores in East Asia.
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Taipei Nightlife in Taiwan: TOP 10 Bars & Clubs
This is my ultimate Taipei nightlife guide in Taiwan featuring the Top 10 best bars & nightclubs which I carefully selected including places such as OMNI, VIBE, Elektro, 1001 Nights, Babe18 & FRANK. Subscribe to my channel ► for weekly videos!
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Why: Most underrated party scene in East Asia
Last Call: Big nightclubs close at 4:30am
Accommodation: Near the ATT4Fun building across Taipei 101
Tips: ID control is very strict in some cases you will be required to show your passport
Taipei is a hidden nightlife gem in East Asia, I had no idea prior to visiting Taipei of its excellent bars and massive nightclubs. I recommend you start your evening with a few drinks, a game of jenga at ONTAP, a laid back pub where you can meet many expats and English speaking Taiwanese locals. Another great bar is FRANK Taipei on top of the ATT4Fun party building with mesmerizing views of Taipei 101.
ATT4Fun is the main location for most nightclubs and bars right across the Taipei 101 tower, so make sure to book yourself an AirBnB nearby if you do not like to move around a lot.
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One of the coolest events are all-you-can-drink parties at many nightclubs like Babe18, here you pay a fixed fee at the door, often around $25 USD and you'll be able to refill your cup until 4am closing time. Also, the music at many nightclubs is fantastic, lots of EDM and house DJ's.
Another great lounge is 1001 Nights where you can enjoy odd flavoured shishas and laid back atmosphere. I ordered the bizarre Banana-Gum flavour which was highly enjoyable. Make sure to check their events listings on their Facebook page.
OMNI is the largest nightclub in Taipei with a massive dancefloor, solid EDM and an incredible light system, OMNI is open until 4:30am and a great place to meet the locals. OMNI has a young crowd, bottle service, although the entrance can be expensive, this place is worth every penny.
Another great nightclub for halloween is Elektro, one of the most popular nightclubs at ATT4Fun. As you can tell from my photos, I visited Taipei during the halloween weekend. This is a compilation of my 2 trips to Taiwan, end of September and end of October.
VIBE and PONG are special nightclubs where you can play digital beer pong with friends, a date or the locals. It is a great way to socialize and interact, just download the App on your phone and have a fun beer pong match off in the middle of the nightclub.
KOR Taipei is located right next to OMNI, Kor is a great club if you are NOT into EDM. At KOR you can enjoy hiphop, R&B and rap music. Sadly, there isn't a dance floor but definitely a great place to socialize.
End your night in Taipei at Haidilao, a highend Chinese hot pot restaurant open until 4am, my Taiwanese friends took me here to experience delicious Chinese dishes, my favorite being the water lotus stems, I recommend going easy on the spicy level, it could be a painful aftermath. Alternatively, karaoke it up at Partyworld located right next to OMNI nightclub to continue your nightlife adventure and show off your singing skills in a large private karaoke room.
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TRAVEL TAIWAN VLOG | Kenting National Park 墾丁 #12
Located in the south of #Taiwan, #Kenting isn't a place where I visit often as it is approximately 3.5 hours away with both the high speed rail and the local bus. I decided that with Kevin in town, I'd have to take him once out of the city of Taipei. The semi-private beach at the hotel is definitely the most beautiful one I've seen on this island. Listening to the waves hitting the shore makes the long commute all worthwhile. Honestly, if I had a chance to live by the water, I'd jump on the opportunity without a doubt. A special appreciation to my friend Doris and her boyfriend Kelvin for the company.
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12 Districts of Taipei City (Part 1)丨Hack It Formosa 003 - Storyteller of Taiwan
How well do you know Taipei, the biggest metropolitan and also our most visited city in Taiwan?
In this video, we talk about the best known features of each district in Taipei city, from old to new, from fancy apartments to hot springs, and from temples to nightclub areas. As travelers, here are some places for you to visit, explore and at times, to avoid!
Stay tuned! Hack It Formosa sums up the perfect survival guide for your stay in Taipei, Taiwan. May the traveling odds be ever in your favor!
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Where to shop in Taipei? (Ximending & Old Streets)
I really enjoyed shopping in Taipei. My favorite place to shop is Ximending! Basically, everything is there, from clothes to accessories, shoes, cosmetics, and many moooooore. But other items are cheaper if you're shopping in a night market or an old street.
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