Jul 08

Taiwan Free and Easy (Day 7)

Day 7 (14 Apr, Monday) ~ Taipei, 25°C Cloudy


0900hrs : Longshanshi temple 龙山峙

MRT Ximen station (西门站) to Longshan Temple (龙山峙站) – about 10mins journey, cost NTD$20

Longshan Temple is located in the district Manka of Taipei. It was founded in 1738 and dedicated to the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy (Kuan-in in Chinese 观音).

Longshan Temple 龙山峙 was rebuilt in 1919 and completed in 1924
Not only tourist, lot of Taiwanese came here to pray for protection, safe and health for themselves and their family…
We having this cold noodle 凉面 + miso soup for our breakfast at Xichang St 西昌街 - NTD$30

Click here for Longshan Temple 龙山峙 Website & Map of Longshan Temple Station 龙山峙站地图


1045hrs: C.K.S Memorial Hall 中正纪念堂 / Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall 国立台湾民主纪念馆

MRT Longshanshi (龙山峙站) to C.K.S memorial hall station (中正纪念堂站) – about 10mins journey, cost NTD$20

The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (國立中正紀念堂) is a monument erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China in Taipei, Taiwan. A new name for the structure, National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall (国立台湾民主纪念馆), was unilaterally announced by President Chen Shui-bian on 19 May 2007.

Two sets of white stairs, each with 89 steps to represent Chiang’s age at the time of his death, lead to the main entrance
The main vault of the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall contains a statue of Chiang Kai-shek. It was under guard during daytime. The guards were removed when reopened on January 1, 2008.
A main gate, the Gate of Great Centrality and Perfect Uprightnes (大中至正) has been changed to Liberty Square (自由廣場)
Walked from MRT station about 5mins to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. National Theater Hall 国家戏剧院 is located at the same area

Click here to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall 國立中正紀念堂 & Map of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall


1300hrs: Maokong Gondola 猫空缆车

MRT to Taipei Zoo Station (动物园站), exit MRT station turn left, walk about 5mins

There are two places of tea production in Taipei City that are famous for their history in tea plantation. One is Maokong, Muzha and the other is Jiuzhuang, Nangang. The teas grown there are mainly Tieguanyin Tea and Baozhong Tea. Tea plantation and manufacturing have already become the focus of life of local residents.

Maokong, Muzha is at an altitude of 300 meters with area size of 70 hectares.Tieguanyin is the major tea plant. The tea plantations were transformed into tea park in 1980. Maokong area has become the best to drink tea and watch night scenes.

We didn’t do enough research… Maokong Gondola (猫空缆车) CLOSED ON MONDAY!!!

Their operating hours: Tue – Fri 0900 – 2200hrs, weekends and public holidays 0830 – 2200hrs

Maokong staffs are doing some maintenance work on Monday
Even most of the shops near Maokong are closed as well
Walk around the Taipei Zoo Station area. Entrance to Taipei Zoo adult NTD$60 and children below 12 year old NTD$30, free for children belw 6 and senior citizen age 65 and above

Click here to Map of Taipei Zoo Station (Maokong Gondola 猫空缆车)



Revisit Shilin 士林夜市 then back to hotel… Plan for the next day – Wulai 乌来 and Bitan 碧潭

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