Taipei is the heart of Taiwan, featuring convenient transportation and a number of attractions that make it a first stop for visitors to Taiwan. Taipei 101 and Taipei National Palace Museum are two of Taipei’s landmark attractions. From the top of 101, visitors get a gorgeous night view of the entire city, while a visit to the National Palace Museum offers a profound experience of Chinese traditional culture. Taipei is also famous for the gourmet snacks available in its dazzling night markets, each with their own special characteristics. Among them, Yongkang Street is a veritable paradise for foodies. Literary enthusiasts come to Taiwan for the variety of independent bookstores in the area surrounding National Taiwan University and Taiwan Normal University. Huashan and Songshan Cultural and Creative Parks are also popular destinations for tourists of all tastes.