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  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, PA2,111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is huge with a number of different buildings and various altars. All of the structures have detailed, artistic woodwork and there is a lot of variety. The temple is also very active as a lot of people were praying and burning incense when we were there.

    We saw this and the nearby Confucius temple that is less than a block away. The two temples are quite different and we were glad that we went to both.
    Written March 16, 2024
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  • T-SGlobetrotters
    Preston, UK2,954 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located near to the Baoan Temple, this non-religious temple is a haven of tranquillity. It focuses on the teachings of Confucius and there are several rooms which explains in detail the principles involved. Unless this is a particular interest the main attraction is the architecture and general peace the surroundings exude. Unlike other temples it was very quiet with relatively few visitors. It is worth picking up the free brochure from the visitor centre which explains the highlights of the temple.
    Written November 23, 2023
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  • armani123sg
    Singapore, Singapore308 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Meant for tourists to buy dried goods. Lots of dried or freeze fried fruits and seafood. Lots of tea shops and tea houses as well. Its clean and not bad to walk around but if you are not buying dried goods, you can skip this place.
    Written January 27, 2024
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,328 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei (MOCA) is housed in a building dating from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). It was later the headquarters of the Taipei City Government. Contemporary art often involves installations and paintings that may seem odd.
    Written December 28, 2020
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  • LEE J
    Singapore, Singapore49 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A mall very near to our hotel. The place where all the HSR, TRA, Metro and bus station is. The shops are not exactly interesting and sufficient. There's Hai di Lao and some nice dining places here.
    Written December 16, 2023
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  • WorldTravellerSoon
    Canada385 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We arrived at Taipei Main Station and found out the underground shopping streets. It covers several city blocks and the shops are very different between zones.

    The one near the Main Station is the busiest. There are shops and restaurants on both sides of the walking alley. They sell souvenirs, clothing, electronic products and accessories. Price is reasonable. Food is also quite cheap in this area.

    The shopping area further away from the Main Station is of a different vibe. There are more book stores and cafes. It has a more relaxing environment.
    Written March 26, 2024
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  • Heng How N
    Singapore, Singapore7,464 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This pier or wharf is along Tamsui river. It is now a connector along the river for many activities - walking, running, cyclying, tennis, exercise, etc.
    Written May 8, 2019
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  • CYL L
    New York City, NY51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    2 for 1 visit: this small temple is targeted towards people looking for a Love, blessing or matchmaking luck. It’s a small temple, but very interesting inside, and full of local flavor. The best part is that it’s on the dihua Street, which is the oldest Street in Taipei, and once you walk down, you can see all the traditional markets and shops such as herb shops, tea shops, pottery, and traditional items like bamboo cutlery and baskets. There are a ton of tourists here, but it has never lost its local charm and flavor. There are also upcoming signs of gentrification and coolness, as there is a lot of indie coffee, shops, clothing boutiques, vintage shops, and even Le Labo perfumery has chosen to open up a shop here. Signs that it is more than up and coming.

    Visit to this temple will yield an incredible walk on dihua street with street vendors, selling food snacks, and closed off to cars on the weekends so that you can freely walk .
    Written April 6, 2024
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  • TravelbugVietnam
    Vietnam1,697 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had originally visited Yongle in December, but as it was a Sunday it was closed. This time I wanted a table runner made exactly the same as one I have on my dining table and had faded. I found a woman who sewed and she called a young man who turned out to be her son and spoke really good English. I showed them both the old runner and the mother suggested a particular fabric seller on the floor below. Sean, the son came with me and acted as interpreter. I couldn't believe it when I found the exact same fabric as the old runner which I had bought ready made in Shanghai years ago. We all consulted on yardage and the trimmings then we took it back to the mother to sew. I said I would pick it up a few days later. Sean offered to deliver it to my hotel and it arrived and looked perfect along with the old runner and the left over fabric. They had even included a little gift for me in the shape of a coin purse on a key ring. I loved this market and my new table runner. It was so convenient having the fabrics and the sewing people all in the one building. So if you want something copied or cushion covers or anything else you are sure to find it at Yongle market
    Written May 18, 2019
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  • JessVoyage
    British Columbia, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The AMA Museum was a moving, must-do experience when visiting Taipei. The staff have done an amazing job at collecting and commemorating Taiwanese comfort women. Be prepared for an emotional experience and heavy material. The staff were very welcoming and shared a lot of information with us and answered all of our questions eloquently, in English. They ensured we had enough time to appreciate the entire museum, and provided helpful recommendations for other local learning opportunities. Would highly recommend.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • MizuhoK
    Hino, Japan3,303 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lane just outside of Shuanglian station is a morning market. They sell vegetables, fruits, sweets, clothes and so on. Cooked food stands are limited. We bought roasted chicken and rice and ate in a small park in front of the temple. This is a compact market so it is easy to see all.
    Written April 16, 2023
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  • Eric G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    a very good museum! both for puppet theater fans and for Taiwan culture lovers. the theames of the shows are original and thoughtful. the design is great. and there is a great puppets workshop for kids.
    Written September 6, 2018
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