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  • PaulSiow
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
    We took the metro and walked here from the nearest station. The temple was rather quiet when we came, unlike the nearby Bao An temple which was crowded.
    Written 23 October 2020
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  • CJL
    5 contributions
    This is a great place for worship and I love the beautiful architecture! It isn't too crowded if you visit on a weekday.
    Written 4 July 2021
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  • Ooi Hong K
    24 contributions
    The temple may be small but it is a very important temple to the locals. When we dropped by, it was the fifteenth on the lunar calendar and the temple was teeming with temple goers. The temple also offered free blessed tea (wolfberries & red dates) for visitors on one side. Best time to visit is probably during May 13th (lunar calendar) which is the City God's Birthday.
    Written 19 November 2019
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  • Mrs Peh
    9 contributions
    It can be a maze here. You may miss the signage here and there, but thankfully, there are location maps every few meters. Taipei City Mall is divided into a few sections; M, R, K, Y and Z zones. We only managed to sweep Y zones because of the Japanese anime, games and lots of gachapon and claw machines. If you are not a fan of any of above, there are still some clothes, jewelries, souvenirs, bags shops along the way.
    Written 26 February 2020
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  • ianwyj
    Singapore, Singapore5,074 contributions
    Taipei's centrally-located main bus and train station is surrounded by a number of interconnected malls. Q Square Mall is one such mall, and we found it blessed with a range of tempting shopping options. But more intriguing for us were the range of restaurants/eateries (we counted at least twenty different outlets) spread over four floors, so much so that we ended up going back a number of times during our relatively short stay in the city.
    Written 12 May 2020
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  • George A
    Phoenix, AZ206 contributions
    This walled space across from the Bao'An Temple and the Confucius temple complex is well worth a stroll when you visit these other two sites. Inside the gates, there are about 4-5 little areas, each centered around a pond and landscaped with tranquil scenes: some have sculptures of miniature buildings, some have animal statues. The biggest pond has a giant dragon spewing water out, with a colourful mural behind it. Kids will love it to explore around the nooks, grottoes, and rocks. There are also areas where you can sit down and have a little bit of a picnic.
    Written 3 January 2020
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  • Heng How N
    Singapore, Singapore7,460 contributions
    This pier or wharf is along Tamsui river. It is now a connector along the river for many activities - walking, running, cyclying, tennis, exercise, etc.
    Written 8 May 2019
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  • TravelbugVietnam
    Vietnam1,667 contributions
    I had originally visited Yongle in December, but as it was a Sunday it was closed. This time I wanted a table runner made exactly the same as one I have on my dining table and had faded. I found a woman who sewed and she called a young man who turned out to be her son and spoke really good English. I showed them both the old runner and the mother suggested a particular fabric seller on the floor below. Sean, the son came with me and acted as interpreter. I couldn't believe it when I found the exact same fabric as the old runner which I had bought ready made in Shanghai years ago. We all consulted on yardage and the trimmings then we took it back to the mother to sew. I said I would pick it up a few days later. Sean offered to deliver it to my hotel and it arrived and looked perfect along with the old runner and the left over fabric. They had even included a little gift for me in the shape of a coin purse on a key ring. I loved this market and my new table runner. It was so convenient having the fabrics and the sewing people all in the one building. So if you want something copied or cushion covers or anything else you are sure to find it at Yongle market
    Written 18 May 2019
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  • Linda K
    Port Saint Lucie, FL2,358 contributions
    Just outside the subway station of the same name, this traditional market sells a bit of everything -- fresh produce and fruits, meats, fish, eggs and prepared foods. Try to avoid the scooters driving through the market and for a respite, duck into the Wenchang Temple for a bit of quiet. For a special treat, be sure to grab a Taiwanese Burrito from the vendor across the street to the south of the temple -- the best NT$35 you'll spend all day.
    Written 5 July 2019
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia12,149 contributions
    Datong Old Street is an intact building dating from the early days of settlement in Taiwan. The historical buildings are quite picturesque. There are also a variety of shops selling souvenirs and day-to-day necessities and oddities from days gone by.
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia12,149 contributions
    The East Gate ("Dong Men") is in a significant area of Taipei, near the Presidential Offices and other significant buildings and roadways. Taipei once had city walls, but they were demolished during the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). Several gates, including the East Gate, remain.
    Written 14 November 2020
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  • Soko37
    Prague, Czech Republic4,069 contributions
    Sometime there is ordinary feedback for ordinary things. Accidentally we have had accommodation on this street. Some street food 🥘 restaurants, some shops 🏬 nothing unusual
    Written 2 October 2018
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  • Laifong79
    Singapore, Singapore40 contributions
    A good place to go for a walk. Contains a market, shops housed in antique buildings and new buildings. While the street is mainly selling dried food, there are interesting shops selling Chinese new year decor, snacks, food and tea. If you are staying near Taipei Main Station, you can walk to Dihua Street from Taipei Main Station which is about a 30 mins walk from the station.
    Written 28 December 2019
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  • J&S_Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore4,258 contributions
    NIGHTS in Taipei is not complete w/o visiting their famous markets.! We been to the Shilin so we try out this equally famous. Take the red line to Shuanglian (雙連) Exit 1 and head west/left side for a 10 mins walk. Not bored as there are many shops still operating late at night. From Minsheng West Road (民生西路) the night market will be clearly visible. You just can’t miss the bustling寧夏觀光夜市.
    Actually not a very big night market that has over 20 food stands and restaurants at both sides. The market is a pioneer and is over 50 years old. Very packed as we have to wrestle our way a full U-turn when reaching one end. The eating areas are small and many are seen waiting for their turns. These stalls are fairly close together but there is good variety of food from stinky tofu, squid on skewers, rice dishes, noodles. There are also oyster omelette, taro cake, tofu pudding and many other traditional Taiwan style dish that will satisfied your palate. At some corners there are also Some night market games (old-school but missed them!)
    Indeed a nice place providing delicious snacks and more, definitely recommended for tourists whom want to immense themselves with the locals ..
    Written 25 February 2020
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  • kelly
    3 contributions
    There are a lot of tea shops in Taipei but one wonders about the quality of the teas. This shops specializes in organic tea and you can also taste the difference in teas. It’s expensive if you opt for ther 高山茶 brand but if you are a tea lover and enjoy Taiwanese tea, you will love it !
    Written 12 January 2019
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