Monday, October 22, 2012

Taiwan Guide : Taipei (V.1) - 5 Days 4 Nights 【台湾游】 台北之五天四夜

Guide to Taipei - My version of 5 days 4 nights in Taipei.

The compilation for 5 days 4 nights in Taipei with WHERE to GO and WHAT to EAT during Summer, August 2011.

All the following places and foods can be found in Taipei itself and every destinations we visited. For your information, ten of us stayed at Taipei Room, 中山 (ZhongShan) which located just few minutes away from the main entrance of ZhongShan MRT Station), a convenient district for high street shopping and fashion seekers during the night! Part of experiencing Taipei nightlife with shopping!

Upon arrival at Taipei Room on our first day trip in Taipei, we proceeded to 九份 (Jiu Fen) an hour after we left our luggage at our rest house at 10.00am.

RuiFang District ( 瑞芳區)
* Place to visit :
   - Ji Shan Street (基山街) - 九份旧道 (Jiu Fen Old Street)

 * Foods to eat :

   - Ji Shan Street (基山街) - 九份旧道 (Jiu Fen Old Street)

Say goodbye to the magnificent historical 九份 (Jiu Fen) in the evening and we visited 士林  (Shilin) during the night!

 Shilin District (士林區)
* Place to visit and Food to eat :

The second day, we went to the largest Pedestrian area at 西门町 (Xi Men Ding)! It is also known as Shibuya (Japan) of Taiwan, an interesting place during the day and during the night as well. I love that place and I might revisit the place again and staying at that area if possible. 
 Wanhua District ( 萬華區)
* Place to visit : 
* Food to eat :
   - 西门町 (Xi Men Ding) - 便所餐厅 (Modern Toilet) 

* Souvenirs to buy 
  - 西门町 (Xi Men Ding) - Sophisca - Condoms Treats (Choc)

During the night, a Taiwanese friend of ours brought us for a walk (by foot) at 中山 (ZhongShan) and other reachable area by foot and experiencing the local lifestyle and small eateries that the local love to eat.

Da Tong District (大同區)
* Place to visit :
  ** Ning Xia Road (宁夏)
       - 宁夏观光夜市 (Ning Xia Night Market)
       - 大稻埕码头 (Da Dao Cheng Wharf)

* Food to eat :

  ** Ning Xia Road (宁夏)
       - 宁夏观光夜市 (Ning Xia Night Market)
  ** Ming Shen Xi Road (民生西路口)
       - 豆花 (Since1965) (Dou Hua Zhuang) 

They often tell us that it is a must visit to the landmark skyscraper of Taiwan - Taipei 101 (台北101) and we were there the day before we left Taiwan. :)

Sin Yi District (信義區)
* Place to visit :
  - Taipei 101 (台北101)

Overall, it was quite an experience visiting Taiwan. The massive crowds that we could see from every corner. In fact, there are some recommended destination such as 淡水 (DanShui), themed cafes such as Hello Kitty (most of them said the food quality were bad, but I still wanna be there) and we are yet to visit in the future. :)

By the way, 7 Eleven of Taiwan is a must visit place! And everyday I visited 7 Eleven to buy something. If one day you visit Taiwan, remember to have a look at that awesome convenient store.

My Daily Dose of Taiwan (My Favorite Place)
- 7 Eleven Convenient Store

We left Taiwan and back to Malaysia on the fifth day afternoon. We reached Tao Yuan Airport earlier and did some last minute shopping before we say goodbye to this lovely place. :)

Okay! That's the complete compilation of my trip in Taipei.

Have a nice trip for those who are going Taipei for holiday! :)


- Taipei 101 -

- Grilled Mushrooms at JiuFen Old Street -

- The Largest Pedestrian area of Taipei - Xi Men Ding -


  1. Will refer to this next time I go Taiwan! : )

  2. bad timing dropping by here....makes me wanna eat the mushroom

  3. I wish we can the same great public service over here, with that I don't have to drive with all the other mad drivers out there. Grilled mushroom??? yummy and look so good and tempting.

    1. haha :D Yea! I had the same opinion like yours. :)

  4. a lovely blog you have... thks for sharing your Taiwan trip.. I would love to visit one day.. :)

    btw.. those mushrooms looked really big! must be super yummy....

    1. YES! It is yummy!!! If i knew my friends gonna finish them, i should buy 2 bowls earlier.

  5. I am also curious of that mushroom. What does that taste like? Taste like meat? Does it taste like the button or the shiitake mushrooms? Hmmm...

    Thank you for posting this. This will be useful if I got the chance to visit Taipei in the future.

    Thank you for visiting my blog. :-)

  6. amazing photos! iwant to visit it too :)
    anyway, i hope you could join my giveaway! it's open internationally :))
    xoxo. :3

  7. hoho! im going taiwan next year! wait till i start planning for it, then i will keep reading ur posts ad! =DD

  8. shall jot this down! mom and bro going in two weeks time! thanks for sharing! :D