Essence of Taipei

TWN07: 4 Days Taipei
Day 1 Arrival in Taipei
The President Office in Taipei
Our guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Our first visit will be the famous old Lungshan Temple, which is for worshiping Goddess Kwan - yin and other divine spirits. The temple was built in 1738 during Chianlung period of Ching Dynasty. In the following years, the temple has been destroyed by numerous earthquakes. In the Second World War, it was damaged by American bombers during the Raid on Taipei after an accusation that the Japanese were hiding armaments inside the temple. Subsequently, it has been restored several times. The temple's architecture is a three-section design in shape. It has many Chinese poems, verses and lyrics on signs. Wanhua District where the temple is located has been Taipei's first district to undergo economic development. After the tour to the temple, we will visit the bustling Huashi Street Night Market which is located nearby. The night markets have many good local foods and snacks. We can also find antique shops, Buddhist article shops, and Chinese medicine shops in the market.
Day 2 Taipei
Today's tour will begin with a visit to the National Palace Museum which houses more than 696,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks that spans many dynasties, including ancient bronze castings, calligraphy, scroll paintings, porcelain, jade, and rare books. It has the same root with the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing. They have been divided into two museums as a result of the Chinese Civil War. Afterwards, we will transfer you to visit the Martyr's Shrine seeing Taiwan's changing of guards. Then continue to visit Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall which is an important landmark of Taiwan. Following the morning visit, we will have lunch at the famous Taipei 101 Building. This most iconic building in Taipei has been the tallest building in the world from 2004 to 2010. Afternoon sightseeing includes the Wufenpu fashion district & Xinyi commercial district. In the evening, our guide will take you to the Raohe Night Market which is the very first night market in Taipei.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Taipei
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
After breakfast we will have the second full day private tour starting from Yingge Ceramics Museum which is the first pottery museum in Taiwan. The structure of the museum features 200 years of ceramic techniques and folk culture in Taiwan. Afterwards, we will come to the Sansia Old Street. It includes the neighboring towns of Yingge and Sanhsia. Yingge is Taiwan's pottery capital, known as the "Jingde Township of Taiwan". You will have free time to walk around Yingge town. Sanhsia is about 22 kilometers southwest to Taipei and the main attraction there is the artistic Tsushih Temple, which is called "the most characteristic architecture of the mid-Qing temples". Sanhsia Old Street is the best preserved old street in the Northern part of Taiwan - a traditional street with historical value. Walking along Sansia Old Street we will see the unique arched red brick hallways and the traditional architecture.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Departure from Taipei
After breakfast, our guide will transfer you to the airport to board your flight and say farewell to you. Or if your flight is late in the afternoon, you may have some free time before departure. 

Meal: Breakfast
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