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Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

Advantages: It's free, its quite spectacular to look at
Disadvantages: The historical displays are quite one-sided ...

Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall Taipei, Taiwan. Opened in 1980, this huge, blue-domed hall stands in honour of Taiwan’s first independent leader. Vicious dictator he might have been, but here he is remembered in all his democratic glory. Approach= ...

headofwords 12.08.2011 · Read full review
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2-28 Peace Memorial Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Advantages: A museum that lives up to its name
Disadvantages: Not an essential visit

2-28 Memorial Museum, 2-28 Peace Park, Taipei, Taiwan The 2-28 in the title refers to the 28th of February 1947, the start of a dark period in Taiwan’s history. With the economy in terrible trouble, the government decided to crack down on blackmarket go ...

headofwords 16.09.2011 · Read full review
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Shilin Night Market

Advantages: Lots of shops
Disadvantages: Not particularly cheap

Shilin Night Market, Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan is an interesting country when it comes to eating and shopping. At one end of the spectrum you have the posh, Western-style malls and restaurants, at the other the night markets with their knocked-off products ...

headofwords 15.09.2011 · Read full review
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Taipei 101

Advantages: A must see in Taipei, although you can't really miss it
Disadvantages: Expensive for Taipei, parts of it are a shameless tourist trap

Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan Opened in 2004, this bamboo-shaped marvel of modern engineering stands 506m tall in the centre of Taipei, Taiwan. Until the Burj Khalifa in Dubai opened in 2009, Taipei was the tallest building in the world. Today it is still ...

headofwords 09.09.2011 · Read full review
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Accessible nightmarket shopping spree

Advantages: Accessible and everything cheap
Disadvantages: More of CD class

After having a day-long tour around Taiwan, we had fun shopping at night time. We went to Huashi Night Market, just near the Longshan Templen MRT station. Gratifying our urge for the midnight snack, we indulged ourselves in roasted cobs with teryaki sauce ...

cubix8 26.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Huahsi Night Market, Taipei