36 Hours in Taipei

Edward WONG wrote a very nice article in New York Times, on March 2 (Travel section).

Just click on the above link to get the full details (including phone numbers of the places he went to 🙂 ).

It is worthy to notice since not so much articles on Taiwan are published in American newspapers.

Below, the public hot springs in Beitou, a Taipei suburb:


Photo from Christie Johnston for The New York Times

Here is an excerpt:

TAIPEI, the vibrant capital of Taiwan, distills the best of what Asian cities have to offer — great street food, crackling night life, arguably the world’s best collection of Chinese art, and hot springs and hiking trails reachable by public transport.

With interest in mainland China surging, Taipei — one of the most underrated tourist destinations in Asia — offers a look at a different side of China, one that escaped the deprivations of early Communist rule and the Cultural Revolution.

Here is a Chinese culture (some contend that it is uniquely Taiwanese) that practices bare-knuckled democracy and has preserved traditions thousands of years old in a way that was impossible to do on the mainland…

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