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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.
The National Palace Museum in Taipei is a must-see museum in Taiwan. It houses a collection of Chinese cultural relics, such as bronzes, paintings, ceramics, books, and handicrafts. It covers almost 5,000 years of Chinese history and is known as “the treasure house of Chinese culture”. The gift shop in the National Palace Museum in Taipei is also very popular where you can buy souvenirs.
The Taipei 101 Building, which integrates offices, an observation deck, and a shopping mall, is a landmark in Taipei and one of the must-see in Taipei. Every year, the New Year’s Eve party in Taipei is centered on the fireworks show of Taipei 101. The New Year's fireworks and the surrounding New Year's activities attract hundreds of thousands of people every year, making it a world famous New Year's event.
Ximending is known as the “Harajuku” in Taipei and is a paradise for the “Japanophiles” in Taipei. Ximending is Taipei's first pedestrian commercial street that sells various popular Japanese books, records, and costumes. It has become a representative of a youth subculture and a place for international tourists to visit. Ximending is also a famous movie street that is a good place for watching major movie premiers. Almost every weekend, there are small concerts, autograph signing events, albums release events, as well as various movie promotions and street performances.
Located in the center of the city of Taipei lies the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. This hall was originally intended to display items portraying the cultural history of Sun Yat-sen. Major relics related to its historical sites were exhibited. This has since evolved over time to function as a hall for award ceremonies as well as for various events involving the performing arts. This major venue in Taiwan is divided into five districts. These include the Memorial Hall, Green Lake, Zhongshan Park, Zhongshan Forest of Stone Tablets, and Zhongshan Park Square. The building contains three stories, each being responsible for a different function.