Like in many other Asian cities, cultures mix together in Taipei. And the results can be seen in its several landmarks and attractions. Here are some of the Instagrammable places in Taipei to share in your stories:
Previously called Taipei World Financial Center, this remarkable
skyscraper is one of the tallest in the planet. Its postmodern architecture
features Asian elements, modern structure and industrial materials. It is one
of the most recognizable icons of Taipei.
Zhongshan Park is one of those places within Taipei where
you can retreat in to some peace and quiet. The expansive National Dr. Sun
Yat-Sen Memorial Hall can be found within the park. This city park also has
gardens, lawns, trees and a lake.
Grand Hotel Taipei is one of the picturesque landmarks of
this Taiwanese city. Its vermilion columns and roof make give it a traditional
Chinese building look. Other traditional Chinese design elements can be found
all over the hotel, including art objects, paintings, wall panels and carvings.
Also of note are the are the dragon, plum flower and lion motifs that dominate
Resembling a traditional Chinese castle, the National
Revolution Martyrs’ Shrine is home to spirit tablets of those who died in the Republic
of China wars. The shrine also holds a changing of honor guards ceremony.
Also called 2/28 Peace Park, this historic municipal park is dedicated to those who perished in the 1947 February 28 Incident. One can also find the Taipei 228 Memorial and Taipei 228 Memorial Museum within the park.
The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in the Zhongzheng
District of Taipei City is a renowned national monument made of concrete and
marble. Designed by Yang Cho-cheng, the memorial hall features an octagonal
blue roof and white walls.
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