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This is the place to be when you come to Taipei! 7 recommended sightseeing spots in Taipei

Taipei City, where "SOTETSU GRAND FRESA TAIPEI XIMEN" is located, is the capital and largest city in Taiwan, and is a vibrant center of politics, economy, and Taiwanese culture.
In this issue, we will introduce some of the standard tourist spots that you should definitely visit when you come to Taipei, as well as some spots carefully selected and recommended by our local staff.

For sightseeing in Taipei, we recommend using "SOTETSU GRAND FRESA TAIPEI XIMEN (Opening on February 2nd, 2024)" and "HOTEL SUNROUTE TAIPEI "!

SOTETSU GRAND FRESA TAIPEI XIMEN is conveniently located just a one minute’s walk from Exit 3 of Ximen Station on the subway (MRT) Bannan Line (Blue Line) and Songshan Xindian Line (Green Line), facing the center of Ximending Town. HOTEL SUNROUTE TAIPEI " is also located on Zhongshan North Road, a main street running north-south almost in the center of downtown Taipei, and is a 3 minute walk from Zhongshan Guoxiao Station on the Zhonghe Xinluo Line(MRT)

Access to Taipei City

The MRT is a convenient way to get around Taipei. The MRT is easy to understand and has a large number of trains, making it an easy way to get around, even for first-time visitors. Combined with cabs, it is a "fast, cheap, and easy" way to get almost anywhere in the city.

Taipei classic tourist attractions

・ Lungshan Temple
Address: No. 211, Guangzhou St., Wanhua District, Taipei City
Access: A 3 minute walk from "Longshan Temple station," on MRT Bannan Line
Founded in 1738, it is the oldest temple in Taipei and is known as the strongest power spot in Taiwan. It is easily accessible, only a one minute’s walk from the Longshan Temple station, and is a popular tourist spot in Taipei, visited by tourists from all over the world as well as local people. The main hall is a work of art, with the dragon decoration on the roof being one of the highlights, and various other details are decorated in delicate vermilion tones, giving it a powerful appearance.
More than 100 deities, both large and small, are enshrined at the temple, offering a wide range of benefits for work, study, love, and health. As you visit each of the seven incense burners enshrining various deities in turn, you can worship each of the deities. Cute amulets and prayer beads are sold near the exit of Yongsan Temple, and Japanese-language information is available, so why not purchase the amulet that suits you best?
The temple is also illuminated at night, so it looks like a good place for nighttime sightseeing.

・ Shilin Night Market
Address: Around Dadaon Road, Danaan Road, Wenlin Road, and Kehe Road, Shilin District, Taipei City
Access: A 2 minute walk from Exit 1 of “Jiantan Station” on MRT Tamsui-Xinyi Line
Shilin Night Market is one of the largest night markets in Taipei, located near Jiantan MRT Station. Centered around the Yangming Theater and Cixian Temple, the market consists of several streets including Wenlin Road, Dadong Road and Danan Road, with Shilin Market having a 100-year history. The market is characterized by the fact that it attracts students due to the construction of a school nearby, and the prices are lower than those of regular stores. The "Gourmet Street," where gourmet food stalls are gathered, is very crowded with tourists who visit here to enjoy inexpensive and delicious Taiwanese small snacks "B-grade gourmet". The "Gastronomy Street" is a huge market that boasts the strongest concentration of game stalls and shopping, and is a great place to enjoy Taipei nights to the fullest.

・ Jiufen
Address: Ruifang District, New Taipei City
Access:Approximately 90 minutes by bus from Taipei Bus No. 965 bus stop.
* Ximen Station bus stop is just a short walk from the SOTETSU GRAND FRESA TAIPEI XIMEN.
Although outside of Taipei City, " Jiufen", a well-known tourist destination in Taiwan, is easily accessible from the "SOTETSU GRAND FRESA TAIPEI XIMEN" so why not take a short trip?
The nostalgic townscape resembles the world of the Ghibli movie "Spirited Away" and was the setting for the Taiwanese movie "A City of Sadness," making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Taiwan in recent years. Located in the mountains of northern Taiwan, it overlooks the sea, and at night the red lanterns are lit, creating a fantastic night scene.
Experience authentic Taiwanese tea, rent a Chinese dress and take pictures with the red lanterns and tea ceremony pavilion in the background, and fully enjoy what you can only experience in the area. We recommend visiting in the morning if you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy a leisurely stroll, or around sunset if you want to experience the fantastic atmosphere.

Sightseeing spots carefully selected by local staff

・ Dadaocheng Area
Address: Dadaocheng, Datong District, Taipei City
Access: A10 minute walk from “Beimen Station” on the MRT Songshan Xindian Line

Dadaocheng Wharf Container Market
Address: No. 5 Water Gate, Dadaocheng Wharf, Datong District, Taipei City
Access: A 20 minute walk from “Daqiaotou Station” on the MRT Zhonghe Xinluo Line
A 16 minute walk from “Beimen Station” on the MRT Songshan Xindian Line

“Dadaocheng" is one of the oldest urban areas in Taipei City, facing the Tamsui River that flows through the city. In the past, it was a prosperous trading town that thrived on water transportation, and its most famous street, Dihua Street, was the center of commerce. The red-brick buildings of merchant houses still line Dihua Street, and many long-established wholesale stores selling dried foods, Chinese herbal medicines, and fabrics can still be found here. It is also an important street for citizens, especially for New Year's goods. Today, the area is attracting attention as a fashionable area, making the most of its retro streetscape.

The nearby "Dadaocheng Wharf" is a wharf where ferries arrive and depart, and a bicycle path has been set up along the river. The " Dadaocheng Wharf Container Market," where seven food stalls and restaurants using containers are gathered, offers a variety of foods and is crowded with people of all ages. In the evening, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset while eating gourmet food. It is only a few minutes' walk from Dihua Street, so why not stop by and spend a relaxing time while strolling along Dihua Street?
・ Nanmen Market
Address: No. 8, Section 1, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
Access: One minute’s walk from MRT “Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station”, Exit 2
Opened in 1909 during the Japanese colonial period, Nanmen Market is one of the oldest traditional markets in Taipei, and was rebuilt in 1979 to become one of the best markets in Taipei with over 250 stores on three floors from the first basement to the second floor. The products include dry goods, foodstuffs such as noodles, sauces and sauces, miscellaneous goods, medicine, stationery, and more. Most of the ingredients are from the north and south of China, including Cantonese, Sichuan, and Zhejiang cuisines, and the market is crowded with people shopping for New Year's goods during the Chinese New Year. In this way, the South Gate Market has supported the lives of many citizens,
In the fall of 2023, a new building will be completed while retaining the atmosphere of a traditional market, and the market will be reborn with an innovative glass-walled design. Expectations for the "department store level food market" are growing even higher.

・ Fujin Street
Address: Fujin Street., Songshan District, Taipei City
Access: A 15 minute walk from " Songshan Airport Station" on MRT Wenhu Line
Fugin Street near Songshan Airport is an area that was developed more than half a century ago on the model of American cities. The atmosphere of the area is slightly different from the rest of the city, with spacious streets lined with trees on both sides.
Most of the alleyways are old four-story houses, but many fashion-conscious young people are attracted to the unique furniture stores, concept stores, and retro cafes.
The area is filled with parks and green trees, so you can enjoy a variety of atmospheres as the seasons and time change. The area also offers a variety of popular cafes, restaurants, and local food stores, making it a great place to enjoy gourmet food. This is the perfect place for those who want to experience a different Taipei from the standard tourist spots and for those who want to take a leisurely stroll.

・ Huashan1914 Creative Park
Address: 100, No. 1, Section 1, Bade Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City
Access: A 3 minute walk from Exit 1 of “Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station” on MRT Bannan Line and Zhonghe-Xinlu Line
The Huashan1914 Creative Park is an art and shopping complex on the site of a former Japanese colonial-era liquor factory, which was abandoned for nearly a decade after the factory ceased operations in 1987, but has since been reused as an art space by an arts and culture organization. In 2009, restaurants, cafes, live music venues, theaters, and other stores began to move in, creating a fashionable entertainment space that promotes Taiwanese culture. Huashan 1914 Cultural and Creative Park" has become a stage for new cultural creativity. If you want to encounter new ideas, why not visit?

How was your visit to Taipei?
In this article, we have introduced some of the recommended sightseeing spots in Taipei, where tradition and modernity are beautifully blended and people are full of vitality and smiles. We hope you will find them useful when you travel to Taipei.

For sightseeing in Taipei, we recommend using the "SOTETSU GRAND FRESA TAIPEI XIMEN (Opening on February 2nd, 2024)" and "HOTEL SUNROUTE TAIPEI !

*Information as of October 2023.

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