I traveled to Taiwan for four days and three nights. This time, I visited Taipei and its surrounding areas. In this article, I will write about 228 Peace Memorial Park, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple and Ximending as part of Day 4.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Flying to Taipei & Xiao Long Bao at Din Tai Fung
* Day 1: Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, National Taiwan Museum and National Museum of History
* Day 1: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (Light-up)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Jingtong)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Shifen)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Houtong)
* Day 2: Jiufen
* Day 3: National Palace Museum
* Day 3: National Martyrs’ Shrine
* Day 3: Xinyi District
* Day 3: Taipei 101
* Day 4: 228 Peace Memorial Park, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple and Ximending [This article]
* Day 4: Huashan 1914 Creative Park & Return to Home
CAESAR PARK TAIPEI
It was the 4th day (the final day) of my Taipei trip. To begin with, here is my breakfast at CAESAR PARK TAIPEI where I stayed for the trip.
While I had some of my luggage kept, I checked out the hotel.
To sum up CAESAR PARK TAIPEI, the biggest selling point of the hotel is its good location, as it is located near Taipei station. I think Taipei station is the best base point for tourists in terms of all aspects including transportation from the airport, Taipei city travel and excursion to suburbs such as Jiufen and Pingxi Line. In addition, the hotel rate was reasonable, considering its location. There is Cosmos Hotel Taipei near CAESAR PARK TAIPEI whose rate is almost the same level with CAESAR PARK TAIPEI and I chose CAESAR PARK TAIPEI this time, as the rate was slightly less expensive. If I have another chance to visit Taipei again, I think I will book either CAESAR PARK TAIPEI or Cosmos Hotel Taipei.
228 Peace Memorial Park
I had free time only in the morning, as I will be returning to Japan in the afternoon, but I will try to go around Taipei city as much as possible.
First, I visited 228 Peace Memorial Park.
There were several beautiful Chinese architectures in the park.
Monuments to commemorate victims of February 28 Incident (FYI: Wikipedia).
A group doing Tai Chi.
National Taiwan Museum, which I visited on the first day’s afternoon (see the related article), was also located in the 228 Peace Memorial Park.
Presidential Office Building
I left 228 Peace Memorial Park and then passed by Presidential Office Building.
Other snaps around Presidential Office Building.
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
I visited Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall again, which I went to on the first day’s evening (see the related article).
It seems an event will be held.
Let’s go to the main hall of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.
Although it was about 20 minutes ago before its opening, lots of people were already waiting.
View against backdrop of the main hall. The left side is the National Theater, the center side is the archway and the right side is the National Concert Hall.
Photos of the National Theater with different angles.
The final photos at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall was the archway.
Then, I rode on an MRT to move to the next destination.
I arrived at Longshan Temple, the oldest temple in Taipei city.
Longshan Temple was built in Taipei in 1738 by settlers from Fujian during Qing rule in honor of Guanyin. It is one of the best known tourists spots in Taipei along with Taipei 101, National Palace Museum and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.
Let’s go into the temple.
In addition to foreign tourists, there were lots of local religious people.
Here are some snap photos.
I also dropped by Bopiliao Historical Block near Longshan Temple.
Then, I visited Ximending.
Ximending is often referred to as being “town for younger people” and “Harajuku in Taiwan”.
It seems a new NIKE shop will open soon.
The Red House is the landmark building in Ximending, but unfortunately it was under construction.
I took several photos around it and then move to the next destination.
That’s it for the article about 228 Peace Memorial Park, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple and Ximending as part of Day 4.
I visited these spots quickly due to my tight schedule, but I wish I had had more time so that I could have stayed longer 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Huashan 1914 Creative Park and returning to home, as the final article of the Taipei trip series.