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Taipei off the beaten path

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Taipei off the beaten path
Whether it's trying fermented stinky tofu for the first time or learning more than you could ever imagine there was to know about jade, these attractions will give you an insider's glimpse into Taiwanese culture.
Good for: Families
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Dihua Street
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Dihua Street

For adventurous eaters, this is the premiere spot to buy dried delicacies like longyan fruits, scallops, mushrooms and abalone. Before Chinese New Year is when this street is at its busiest, when Taiwanese flock to the market to stock up for Lunar New Year's feasts.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Museum of Jade Art
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Museum of Jade Art

The first museum in the world dedicated to jade art. Expand your horizons with this comprehensive display of jade art from fashion accessories to collectors' items. Open 10 am – 6 pm, closed Tuesdays.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Shenkeng Tofu Street
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Shenkeng Tofu Street

From fermented stinky tofu to tofu ice cream, this street has it all. Don't worry if you don't recognize any of the foods. Vendors are generous with samples so you can try before you buy.

     Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Shida Night Market
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Shida Night Market
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Daan Forest Park
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Daan Forest Park

Taipei's version of New York City's Central Park, this park is 26 hectares, the size of three major league baseball fields. Take a walk around the ecological pond, enjoy a meal

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