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  • Luzhou Lee Family Historic Estate

    The Luzhou Lee Family Historic Estate

    Quiet Chinese family estate near to Taipei

    The Luzhou Lee Family Historic Estate (蘆洲李宅古蹟) is a historic house and estate dating back to the Qing dynasty. Located a little northwest of Taipei in New Taipei City, it’s […] More

  • Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence entrance

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    Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence

    Picturesque garden residence of Taiwan’s former leader

    The Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence (臺北士林官邸) is the former official dwellings of Chiang Kai-shek and Soong Mei-ling, the former leader of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and his wife. This […] More

  • Taipei Botanical Garden

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    Taipei Botanical Garden

    Taipei’s relatively unknown botanical paradise

    The Taipei Botanical Garden (台北植物園) is an 8 hectare garden in central Taipei that houses a collection of over 2000 species of plants. It was an important site of study […] More

  • Lin An Tai Historical House

    Lin An Tai Historical House

    Time warp back to old Taipei

    The Lin An Tai Historical House (林安泰古厝) offers a fascinating glimpse into Taipei of the past. This Fujian-style home, pond garden and courtyard is a bit of a mission to […] More

  • Xinbeitou Historic Station

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    Xinbeitou Historic Station

    Interesting historical spot for train fans

    Xinbeitou Historic Station (新北投車站) is the former station that connected the hot spring town of Beitou to Taipei. Reconstructed in its original wooden form, it’s a cool little representation of […] More

  • Treasure Hill Artist Village Wall

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    Treasure Hill Artist Village

    Taipei’s hipster hangout and art hotspot

    The Treasure Hill Artist Village (寶藏巖國際藝術村) was the first historical village designated by the Taipei government. It’s well known for its old-fashioned houses scattered up the hill and their revitalization […] More

  • Fort Zeelandia (Anping Old Fort)

    Anping Old Fort (Fort Zeelandia)

    Former Dutch fort, with much more to discover

    Anping Old Fort (安平古堡) is one of Tainan’s main tourist spots. Originally a Dutch fort, it was first built to defend their military and commercial interests after capturing the area […] More

  • The Lin Family Mansion and Garden

    The Lin Family Mansion and Garden

    Magnificently pretty Chinese-style estate

    The Lin Family Mansion and Garden (林本源園邸) is a lavish estate containing a three-courtyard house and a traditional Chinese garden. Construction started in 1847, and took over 40 years to […] More

  • Hobe Fort

    Hobe Fort

    Western style fort built after the Sino-French War

    Hobe Fort (滬尾礮臺) is one of the main historical sites in Tamsui. Built on a hill overlooking the mouth of Tamsui River, it was set up after the Sino-French War […] More

  • National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

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    National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

    Taipei’s premier tourist destination

    The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂) is Taipei’s most famous monument and tourist spot. Built in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, the former President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), […] More