National Palace Museum
221 Chihshan Rd Section 2
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 365 days a year. .
Take bus 213, 255, or 304. Each bus passes the museum.
National Palace Museum is home to the largest collection of Chinese artifacts, approximately 720,000 in total. Only 15,000 can be displayed at a given time due to space limitations; however, the exhibits are rotated every three months. The collection was previously exhibited in Beijing's Forbidden City before being shipped to Keelong, Taiwan by the KMT in 1949. At that time, the KMT were being defeated in China, and they feared the collection would be destroyed. The collection was stored in hillside caves for protection.
Built in 1740, Lungshan Temple serves as both a religious and community center for local residents. Several different deities are worshipped at the Temple, and there are many festivals held there during the course of the year which are particularly lively occasions.
The Peace Park commemorates the anti- Kuomintang protesters and innocent bystanders killed in 1947. The park is now a tranquil spot for relaxation with a lake, a pagoda, a pavilion, and shady trees.
21-1 Zhong-shan South Road, Chung Cheng District, Taipei
Tel: +886 2 3393 9888
The National Theatre is one of two buildings that compose the National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Centre. Demonstrating the artistic concepts of classical Chinese architecture, the National Theatre is based on the beautiful Ta-ho Hall. The dazzling theatre offers celebrated opera and theatre performances year-round.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
21 Zhong-shan South Road, Chung Cheng District, Taipei
Tel: +886 2 2343 1100 | Fax: +886 2 2393 2740
The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is constructed of white marble, with a red cypress ceiling, light red granite floor and a large, blue-tiled roof. The memorial is surrounded by an extensive, 25-hectare garden.
National Museum of History
49 Nan-hai Road, Taipei
Tel: +886 2 2361 0270 | Fax: +886 2 2331 1086
A fine collection of artefacts and art is displayed in this museum, which is within the splendid Botanical Gardens of Taipei. The museum offers a variety of exhibits that provide an understanding of the culture and history of China.
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
505 Jen-ai Road, Section 4, Taipei
Tel: +886 2 2758 8008 | Fax: +886 2 2758 4847
The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is an interesting place for history buffs as it is stocked with many photographs taken during the early part of the 20th century in mainland China.
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
181 Zhong-shan North Road, Section 3, Taipei
Tel: +886 2 2595 7656 | Fax: Fax: +886 2 2594 4104
The museum specialises in Taiwanese works of art, along with works by overseas Chinese and those who represent important trends in 20th- and 21st-century art. It also mounts exhibitions of modern and contemporary art from Taiwan and abroad.
45 Chongqing S Rd, Sec 2
Tel: 03 2394 5185 (info)
Hours: Tue-Sun 9:00am-5:00pm
This museum showcases around 80,000 stamps from over 120 countries, postal uniforms, hardware and signage from 30 countries, along with models of Taiwanese mail-delivery methods (such as a buffalo-skin raft). There are six floors.
Shihlin Night Market
Chung Shan North Road, Section 4
Nearest Train Station Chientan & Shihlin Stations
Neighborhood Shih Lin District
Opening Hours Afternoon to early morning daily. Credit Cards not Accepted
This lively night market is just minutes away from the downtown area. The market is the largest and oldest in Taipei.
It has carnival games and a great selection of shops selling clothing, shoes, jewelry, tourist gifts, tools, pets, and much more.
Taipei Municipal Stadium
Downtown sports facility
10, Nan Jing East Road, Section 4
+886 (0)2 2570 2330
Nearest Train Station Nanking Fuhsing Station
Neighborhood Chung Shan District
Opening Hours 6am-11pm daily (main stadium); times for other facilities vary
Taipei's biggest stadium is located in the vast sporting complex that also houses Taipei Baseball Stadium, indoor and outdoor basketball facilities, flood-lit tennis courts, a swimming pool and the Taipei Physical Education Institute.
The main stadium offers a recently refitted athletic track, which is open to the public seven days a week. Call ahead for information.
The Martyrs' Shrine
139 Bei-An Road
This Ming Dynasty style shrine honors Taiwan's fallen heroes, and attracts crowds hourly for the changing of the guard.
50 Zhongxiao Road, Section 1
Recreation of a typical small Taiwanese town circa 1965 is displayed in the basement of the technology-focused K Mall. This is the "Made in Taiwan" era of yesteryear, with a doctor's office, a classroom, a camera store, a general store, a cinema, a Black Cat bar, and several restaurants.
7 Xinyi Road, Section 5
This is currently the world's tallest building, a 1,671-foot giant. A trip to the 89th floor costs a little less than one to the 91st-floor observation deck. There is an upscale mall on the lower deck.