Sightseeing



Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
A majestic marble monument surrounded by gardens and ponds, the Memorial contains a statue of late President Chiang Kai-shek. A ground-level library displays photos and mementos of the late president's life. Adjoining the Memorial are the National theater and National Concert Hall, both built in a traditional Chinese palace style.
Changing of the Guards: every hour.
Hours: 09:00-17:00 daily.
Buses: 18, 20, 22, 48, 70, 204, 209, 236, 237, 248, 249, 251, 252, 253, 263, 274, 275, 294.

Confucius Temple
In contrast to many other temples, the Confucius Temple is a tranquil place which comes to life only at dawn on September 28. On this day every year rites are perforned, some of which date back nearly 3,000 years, by school children in ancient costume to honor Confucius on his birthday.
Buses:2, 24, 41, 201, 246, 288.

Pao An Temple
A short walk from the Confucius Temple is the 230-year-old Taoist Pao An Temple. The three main deities worshipped here are Pao Sheng, God of Medicine; Ju Lai Fo, God of Luck; and Chu Sheng Niang Niang, Goddess of Birth and Fertility
Buses: 2, 24, 41, 201, 246, 288.

Hsing Tien Temple
Home to the God of War and other deities, an interesting place to see people worship and intricate temple architecture.
Buses: 0, 41, 49, 54, 63, 72, 214, 222, 225, 226, 277, 283, 286, 502, 505.
Lin An-tai House
This Ching dynasty family home was built in 1783 and reconstructed on the present site in 1978. Intricate stone and wood carvings complement the graceful, classical Chinese architecture.
Hours: 09:00-16:00. Closed Mondays.
Buses: 21, 33, 35. 72, 222, 283, 286.

Lung Shan Temple
Built in 1738, this is one of the best temples to see in Taipei.. Examine the intricately carved stone dragon pillars, roof and caves. Watch the devout worship a variety of ancient gods. Visit the nearby Huahsi Street Night Market.
Buses: O West, 9, 24, 25, 38, 49, 62,65, 231, 234, 264, 310, 503, 601.

Martyrs Shrine
An excellent example of classical Ming dynasty architecture, dedicated to the fallen heroes of China's wars. A majestic archway, tranquil paths, and a ceremonial changing of the guards. Changing of the Guards: every hour, 10 minutes to the hour.
Buses: 21, 42, 208, 213, 247, 267, 287.

National Palace Museum
The world's largest collection of Chinese art spanning China's 5,000-year history. Treasures from the ancient imperial collection include jade, porcelain, paintings, bronzes, and more. Pieces on display change regularly. Tea room, Gift shop, gardens, and pavilions. Free English guided tours are available at 10:00 and 15:00 daily.
Hours: 09:00-17:00 daily.
Buses: 213, 255, 304.

Presidential Office Building
The large plaza is where huge annual parades are held to celebrate the Oct. 10 National Day. The Presidential Office Building faces the massive East Gate, one of five built as part of Taipei's original city wall.
Buses: O East, 0 West, 3, 5, 18 204, 209, 236, 238, 239, 241 243, 244, 245, 251, 270, 295, 604.

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
The memorial to the father of the Republic of China houses an impressive bronze statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and photos from his life and times. See the half-hour English multimedia show about his life. Popular gathering place with a fountain, and a man-made pond with pagoda.
Changing of the Guards: every hour.
Hours: 09:00-17:00 daily.
Buses: 31, 33, 212, 240, 259. 263, 266, 270, 281, 288, 299 504.

Taipei City Zoo Mucha
Taipei's huge new zoo, in the rolling hills of suburban Mucha, is one of the largest in Asia. Its Butterfly House and Garden show exotic native species.
Hours: 09:00-17:00 daily.
Buses: 236, 237, 258, 282, 294, 295.

Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Modern art fills the 24 galleries of the museum.
Hours:10:00-18:00. Closed on Mondays.
Buses: 21, 40, 42, 203, 208, 213, 216, 217, 218, 220, 224, 240, 247, 260, 269, 277, 287, 304, 308, 310, 603.

World Trade Center
The heart of Taiwan's international business world which comprises an exhibition hall, international convention center, office tower, and a 5-star hotel. The ground floor of the exhibition hall hosts domestic and international trade shows while upper floors have permanent showrooms for both exporters and importers .
Hours: 09:00-17:00 daily
Buses: 22, 32, 226,258, 288,503.

World of Yesterday.
Re-created traditional village. Displays of ancient lifestyles offer fascinating glimpses of Chinese history and culture. Folk art demonstrations on Sundays and holidays.
Hours: 09:00-17:00. Closed on Mondays.
Buses: Across from the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.

Yangmingshan National Park
This massive mountainous park on the outskirts of Taipei has waterfalls, volcanic craters, hot springs, and abundant wildlife. Cherry and azalea blossom in spring, and cool, fresh air in the summer are added attractions. Hiking trails, picnic and recreation facilities available.
Buses: 230, 260.

National Fu Hsing Dramatic Arts Academy
Offers tours for those interested in Chinese opera. Available every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday the tours offer an audio-visual introduction on costumes, movements, and make-up, followed by a 20-minute performance, and avisit to the academy's museum; then an optional make-up and costume photo session. For more information, or to book, please call (02) 796-2666 ext.711
Hours: 11:00- 12:30 every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Buses: 247, 287.

National Museum of History & Botanical Garden
The National Museum of History, in a corner of the beautiful Botanical Garden, hosts a collection of priceless treasures
Hours: 10:00-18:00 Closed Mondays.
Buses: o West, 1, 204, 242, 259.

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