Taipei: Xingtian Temple

Our final temple during this trip to Taipei was the Xingtian temple, which is a relatively young temple, built in 1967. It's dedicated to the god Guan Yu, the patron god of businessmen. People believe that worshiping him would be good for their business and prosperity. Inside the temple, the courtyard was very busy, with… Continue reading Taipei: Xingtian Temple


Taipei: National Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

On our final day we decided to visit the National Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, which is close to Taipei 101. It was a very hot and sunny day, so we spent more time inside than actually outside the huge building. The memorial hall was built in honour of Sun Yat Sen, the Father… Continue reading Taipei: National Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall


Taipei: Din Tai Fung (101 branch)

After our visit to Taipei 101 it was already quite late, so we quickly went downstairs into the shopping mall and to Din Tai Fung. I know it's not the original place of the restaurant, but we decided to give it a try. Din Tai Fung is a big restaurant chain, it has branches in… Continue reading Taipei: Din Tai Fung (101 branch)


Taipei: Street market food

Taipei is famous for its night markets - but they actually already start in the late afternoon. So after we visited the Bao-an temple it was still early, but a street close by was already setting up the stalls for the street food vendors. They were already selling the first dishes to some locals, who… Continue reading Taipei: Street market food


Taipei: Confucius and Bao-an Temple

Two of the temples I was looking forward to visit were the Confucius Temple and Dalongdong Bao-an Temple, both located at Dalong Street, Datong District. Both temples are seldom visited by tourists in comparison to the Longshan Temple of Wanhua District, but they are also very beautiful. The Confucius temple honors a philosopher, who valued… Continue reading Taipei: Confucius and Bao-an Temple

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Taiwan

Taipei: National Palace Museum

Of course, we also visited the famous National Palace Museum in Taipei - which is probably one of the top two sightseeing destinations (together with Taipei 101) in the city. Everyone goes there to see the largest collection of priceless Chinese artefacts and artwork in the world, including ancient bronze castings, calligraphy, scroll paintings, porcelain,… Continue reading Taipei: National Palace Museum