Do you like desserts? Then don’t miss all the trendiest and the most popular dessert shops in Taipei. Exquisite sweets from all over the world are hidden right within Taipei’s streets and alleys. For anyone who loves to treasure-hunt in a city and enjoy a relaxing afternoon break, don’t forget to take a look around.
It’s New. And It’s Old
Nostalgic retro is leading today’s trends! Over the recent years, Taiwan’s popular cultural and creative industry has stimulated Taiwan’s young designers to bring forth plenty of innovative ideas. Let’s explore the many unique and creative boutiques in Chifeng Street and Yongkang Shopping District! In addition to objects of interesting designs, you will most likely discover everyday goodies that incorporate Taiwanese and Japanese cultural elements, which will be amazing for both gift giving and personal use.
Please allow Taiwan’s coffee masters to serve you a cup of coffee with the richest aroma and flavor! Whether it’s single-origin pour over, house special, or house roasted coffee beans, there are all kinds of great cafes waiting for you coffee lovers to explore.
Herbal Fragrance. Seafood Aroma
"Would you like some refreshing and cooling Taiwanese traditional cold drinks? If so, don’t forget to head to the historic “Herb Alley” by Lungshan Temple! Besides having some herbal teas and liver-nourishing teas brewed in the ancient ways, you can also select some herbal tea bags that you find suitable. After looking around the herbal shops, you can also visit the once most bustling trading port in northern Taiwan – Twatutia(Dadaocheng). Traveling back in time while mingling amidst the old streets, getting to know the various traditional dried foods of the land or the sea, and visiting the nostalgic Chinese herbal shops, it will definitely bring you the most special souvenirs for you to take back home!
*When making purchases, please first pay attention to your country’s regulations related to prohibited items to import."
Rising Smoke. Paying Tribute to Heaven and Earth
"Would you like to explore the diverse and rich aesthetics of Taiwan’s religions and temples? Then don’t forget to visit Lungshan Temple in Wanhua, Taipei Grand Mosque, or Linji Huguo Chan Temple, and take some memorable photos with the beautiful and magnificent temples and architecture.
*Regulations at the religious sites may vary; please follow the requirements set forth by your destination venues."
Tea Language of Taiwan
Taiwanese teas are widely popular around the world – Baozhong, Oriental Beauty, Oolong, and Tie Guan Yin are especially classic teas that are highly recognized around the globe. If you would like to savor the rich aroma of tea, you can visit the many historic tea shops or the classically and elegantly decorated tea salons in Taipei City, letting the great teas and delectable treats accompany your leisurely afternoon break. You can also select tea leaves to bring home and make your own cups of tea, as you relive your wonderful trip through traces of tea aroma.
Soothing Your Body and Mind
Hot springs are a precious gift that mother nature has given to us, which can help us relax our body and mind, as well as nourish our skin with beauty spa results! If you would like to experience the fun of having a hot spring bath in Taipei, you can visit Yangmingshan, Beitou, or Wulai nearby, where you will enjoy a natural hot spring bath amidst the everchanging and charming mountainous sceneries of the four seasons. After your bath, you can also savor all the local gourmet food or even better – a mini tour that incorporates nature with humanities, culture, and history.
Relaxing Your Muscles
Would you like to experience Taiwanese tui-na or Thai massage? It should definitely be on your sightseeing list in Taiwan! You will be able to find massage places near all major tourist attractions or nearby the Hotel, which will help you to relieve your muscle fatigue and stiffness. It will be your recharge stop after long hours of travel! Remember to tell the massage therapist which part of your body you want to emphasize!
Night Still Young
Getting thirsty or hungry in the middle of the night? Don’t worry, one of the experiences you absolutely cannot miss while traveling in Taiwan is its night life! Besides the bustling night market culture, proper meals, snacks, and all kinds of drinks are also available for you to choose from. If you want to taste all the various night market street foods and visit all the interesting stalls, then don’t forget to head to Liaoning Night Market, Raohe Night Market, or other famous night markets all in easily accessible locations, which offer a wide selection of gourmet food!