Fu hang dou jiang

Things to do in Taipei – Day 1 by Ginette Wang

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Taiwan is where you can slow down your daily pace and enjoy the local culture, natural scenery, food and interaction with the most friendly people you will ever meet!


Fu Hang Dou Jiang

Start the day with hot sweet or savory soy milk, “hou shao bing”, “tian shao bing “and “you tiao” (Chinese traditional breakfasts). These dishes are freshly made every morning at the famous Fu Hang Dou Jiang (soy milk breakfast shop). Fu Hang Dou Jiang is open 5:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. but closed on Mondays, so plan ahead if you visit this restaurant.

108 Zhongxiao East Road, 2nd floor of Hua Shan Market


Head to Yang Ming Shan National Park by taking the shuttle bus Red 5 at MRT Jian Tan station, and get off at the last stop. Take a stroll towards Grass mountain chateau while enjoying the different kind of seasonal flowers with colorful butterflies and birds.


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Grass Mountain Chateau

Grass Mountain chateau was built in 1920, and was Chiang Kei-Shek’s first official residence in Taiwan in 1949, before it became his summer villa in 1950. Now the public can enjoy this Japanese Western fusion-style architecture with regular exhibitions hosted there.

You can also overlook the changing mountain view while tasting Chiang Kei-Shek’s favorite dishes!


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Calla Lilies at Zhu Zi Hu

Walk to Flower Clock where you can take a close look at different types of cherry and plum blossoms. Take the shuttle bus to Zhu Zi Hu to see the endless seas of calla lilies (especially during February through April). You may even enter one of the flower farms and enjoy picking a few of your own!


With the richness of wild vegetables and free range chicken in the Yang Ming Shan area, you can dine at the restaurants in Zhu Zi Hu area or enjoy some fresh grown guava and seasonal fruits from the road side stands.


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Lin Jiang Jie night market

End a day with a nice long massage in Lane 38 on Tong Hua Street . Nearby, there is the famous Lin Jiang Jie night market which opened till midnight.

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