Travel Diary: Taipei, Taiwan Part 2

29 October 2016



15TH-21ST AUG

Warning: image heavy.

Now here's part 2 to my Taipei trip, 19th - 21st August. We had visited the following (shopping and cafes excluded):
Longshan Temple
Taipei 101
Xiangshan (Elephant Mountain)
Guangzhou Street Night Market
Wuzhou Street Night Market
Huaxi Night Market
Shilin Night Market
Ningxia Night Market
Taipei 101 and Elephant Mountain was probably the highlight of my trip. Seeing breathtaking, spectacular views of the city, both during the day and night, is always favourite of mine. Climbing a rock at the top of Elephant Mountain was interesting! I didn't think that I would actually climb a rock to get the best view of the city in the evening so had decided to wear a t-shirt dress. That didn't stop me though. I'd do whatever it takes to get the best view! Not one of best moments but it was worth it.

So, 5 markets? We had visited 3 of them, one after another and we didn't realised. Guangzhuo Street, Wuzhou Street and Huaxi Night Markets are within the same area, literally walking distance from one another. Shilin Night Market again? Why not! It is the largest and most famous night market in Taipei. This time, we had tried a lot more food. We had even queued up for the well known black pepper pork bun.

One of of the days, we had dedicated it to go eat at cafes we each wanted to go and to explore the surround area these were located at. My sister, bestie and myself each picked a place we wanted to go eat and had spread it over the course of the day. Unfortunately, my bestie didn't feel well so she headed back to the hotel whilst my sister and I decided to properly look at the shops and eat.

Enough babbling, more photos!
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We did constantly walk all day everyday and didn't stop much to rest. This was my doing as I'm the type who likes to make the most out of my days and go explore. I'm not sure if my sister and bestie deep down regretted coming on holiday with me now!

There is so much to do, see and eat and one week wasn't enough, well technically 5 days because of the our flight times. I need to go again but maybe not in August as it was over 33 degrees C everyday. April - June would be ideal for me and definitely would go for longer to explore the ins and outs and the hidden treasures. Here are more places that I need to go and visit:
Tamsui
Beitou Hot Spring and Geothermal Valley
Jiufen
Pingxi
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Bopiliao Old Street
National Palace Museum
All the night markets
Taipei Expo Park
The Grand Hotel
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park
Core Pacific City
Maokong Gondola
Golden Waterfall
Yangmingshan National Park
Zishan Cultural and Ecological Park
and many more!
You can read part 1 here.

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27 comments

  1. Elephant mountain sounds fantastic. Love part 2 as much as I did part 1 x

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  2. Looks like a lovely place, I've never thought to visit!

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  3. I would love to visit this place. Looks amazing.

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  4. Beautiful place :)

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  5. Looks like such a lovely place to visit! I need to do some more travelling

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  6. What a great trip to take! Love reading about your adventures.

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  7. Your photographs look incredible, I really want to go to Taiwan.

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  8. Oh wow, Taiwan looks absolutely incredible! Definitely felt like I was there with you by your photos! xxx

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  9. Sounds like an amazing trip, I do want to visit Taipei and the elephant mountain would be nice to climb.

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  10. I just didn't expect Taiwan to look like that - the architecture and skyline are stunningly beautiful x

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  11. I would love to visit the markets in Taiwan, they sound fantastic! :)
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  12. A friend of mine lives in Taiwan and she says that she can not live anywhere else now! The skyline is gorgeous!

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  13. This is so stunning! I'd love to visit Taiwan one day!

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  14. I was able to visit most of this list including the remote parks. I'm usually in Taiwan once or twice a year.

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  15. Wow! What an amazing looking place! The buildings are so ornate, and I would love to visit them! The cakes are super cute too, it is somewhere I have now added to my bucket list to visit!

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  16. Amazing photos! We love the store fronts! They look awesome - what colours!

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  17. These photos really sparked my wanderlust. I am in love with all things Asia at the moment and I would love to go to Taiwan.

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  18. How amazing are these photos. I would love to visit!

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  19. The place looks spectacular. The view from atop is definitely worth the climb!!!

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  20. It looks fantastic there I love the various types of food in the photos they look great.

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  21. Again thank you for this itinerary we can follow when we visit Taipei in December. I am not a market person, but my wife and daughter will definitely not miss those. I will look for that black pepper pork bun.

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  22. Wow! Night markets in Taiwan are pretty amazing. I would want to revisit Taipei next time just for shopping. One week isn't really enough.

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  23. Nice list of places to travel. I was surprised by the number of night markets you are visiting in such a short time too because they mostly open in the evening.

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  24. Taipei really is a walking city! Love the photos! I would love to come back too. I was there on a July and it was already getting a bit hot. I'll try April-June next time. :)

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  25. I've never been to Taiwan or Taipei before. There's so much to see there, which my daughter will most likely enjoy. Amazing photos! You make me want to travel!

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  26. Wow. Great pictures say alot about a place even if you are afar of it. This is wonderful part of the Asia region. Thanks for sharing

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  27. I want that watermelon ice cream! Taiwan really looks awesome on your pictures!

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