Day Trip In Taipei: Featuring Taipei’s Top Destinations

Have you been in Taiwan? Maybe not, and most likely it isn’t one of the places in your list in East Asia that you plan to visit. Well, you might want to reconsider and add it up in your bucket list.
Aside from being the second safest country in the world, Taiwan has a lot to offer to its visitors.

Taipei is just one of its beautiful cities that you’ll surely love. With its very convenient and fast MRT system, going from one place to another is never a problem. Here are the top most visited destinations where I take a day tour.

MODERN TOILET RESTAURANT

Simending Store, Taipei

Address: 2F., No.7, Lane 50, Sining S. Rd., Wanhua District, Taipei City
Direction: From Taipei Main Station take the Bannan Line (blue line) going to Ximen Station. The store is just a few blocks away from the Ximen station, and is just accross in front of 7-11 convenience store.
Business Hours: Weekdays 11:30AM – 10:00PM, Holidays 11:00AM – 10:00PM
Map: 

The Simending store is just one if its 3 branches in Taiwan. They’re usually full during peak season like holidays. If you don’t have reservations, you will have to wait 30 minutes or more to have a seat. 

It’s a great place for people who wants to see weird stuff. From its seats, tables and food, everything is designed like what you normally see in a toilet. Nice ambiance, and the food are not so bad as well.


THE RED HOUSE THEATER


Address: No. 10, Chengdu Rd, Wanhua District, Taipei City
Direction: Just a walking distance away in front of Ximen MRT Station and beside NET store.

After having our lunch in a weird restaurant, we took a quick tour at The Red House. It is a very historic theater built in 1908 that houses exhibits, tea houses and displays some historical facts about the building. 

Inside the The Red House Theater

CHIANG KAI-SHEK MEMORIAL HALL

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Address: No. 21, Zhongshan S Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City
Direction: From the Taipei Main Station ride at Tamsui-Xinyi Line (red line) then drop off at C.K.S Memorial Station.

Upon exiting the C.K.S. Memorial Station we were greeted with a majestic structure of the National Theater. It was mesmerizing to see such beautiful architectural design. The photos doesn’t do justice with how amazing those buildings looks.
National Theater

National Concert Hall

 TAIPEI 101


Address: Taipei 101, No. 7, Section 5, Xinyi Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City
Direction: You will see this landmark upon exiting the Taipei 101 MRT station

Your visit in Taiwan wouldn’t be complete without taking a tour in this famous landmark. Taipei 101 was hailed as the first tallest building in the world, but now only in the 8th spot.

I was surprised to see this enormously tall skyscraper when I exited from the subway because I didn’t know that it was exactly at the top of Taipei 101 Station. It was hard to take pictures from the bottom of this huge building, so I had to walk a few distance away from the building to get a good view.

TAIPEI ZOO


Address: No. 30, Section 2, Xinguang Rd, Wenshan District, Taipei City

Direction: From the Taipei Main Station, you can take either Bannan Line or Tamsui-Xinyi Line then  drop off to transfer station and then take Wenhu Line going to Taipei Zoo.

Orangutan shyly hiding behind the dried tree branches


It is known as the largest zoo in Asia. It houses variety of animals like Panda, Giraffe, Camel, Koala, Penguins and many more. This huge zoological garden is not just a recreational area but is also use for research and education. It’s a great place for both kids and adults to enjoy and learn. For tickets, zoo hours and other information, visit Taipei Zoo website.

These are just few of the many tourist attractions and landmarks in Taipei. There’s a lot to see and enjoy in this dazzling and busy city. 


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