The National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂) is a national monument, landmark, and tourist attraction erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. On our last trip to Taipei, we visited Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (CKS Memorial Hall) that is located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan.
Taipei is inarguably one of the top street food cities in the world. Taiwan is known as the land of snacks: they have literally invented and re-invented genre after genre of snack food over the years. From pearl tea to fried chicken, the Taiwanese are all about inventing and perfecting the ultimate snack foods. The catch with Taipei street food, though, is that almost all of it is nocturnal. You can find some stalls during the day but 99% of the street food options don’t come out until late afternoon and evening when the night markets begin to spring to life. We visited Taiwan in January 2016 and visited one of the must-visit night markets in Taipei, Shilin Night Market (士林夜市)
One of our favorite places in Taipei in our Taiwan trip last winter is Xi Men Ding. Xi Men Ding is a neighborhood and shopping district in the Wanhua District of Taipei, Taiwan. It was the first pedestrian zone in Taiwan. Located in west Taipei, Xi Men Ding is one of the most popular tourist spots among both local and international travelers. Xi Men Ding features a wide selection of fashionable clothing and accessories in many styles include Japanese, Chinese, and Western.
Time to continue our travel diary in Taiwan. In this post, we’re going to share a special place, one of our favorite places to visit on our Taiwan Winter Trip last year, Alishan National Scenic Area, a mountain indigenous township in Chiayi County, Taiwan.
Taiwanese Brickkiln Chicken or Clay Oven Roasted Chicken is the most memorable dish of our Taiwan trip. We drop to this restaurant after our stay in Alishan, and on the way to Kaohsiung. This Weng Yao Ji Restaurant is recommended by our family in Taiwan since their Clay Oven Roasted Chicken has become popular around Taiwan. I found out later, they have 4 branches there is in Yilan, Hsinchu, Pingtung, and Chiayi that we had visited. The entrance of the restaurant is decorated with a giant mascot so you should have guessed that chicken is the main dish that we are here for!
In this post, we’ll be sharing our travel experience in Taiwan when we go to Sun Moon Lake. We go to Sun Moon Lake after our stay in Alishan. Nestled at 760 meters, Sun Moon Lake (日月潭; pinyin: Rìyuè tán) is famous for its clear, sparkling blue water set against a picturesque mountain backdrop. This is the largest lake in Taiwan as well as a tourist attraction. It has also been a center of aboriginal life for thousands of years, with aboriginal people involved in its tourist industry since the 1930s.
Who doesn’t love fried chicken? I think almost every people love fried chicken. In past few years, there are many stores that sell Taiwanese fried chicken in Indonesia. They are very popular in a short time and highly favored by the customers. So, when we go to Taiwan, crispy fried chicken is the top priority in our “must-eat” food list because it’s the most popular street snack in Taiwan… 😀 Continue reading [TAIWAN] Famous Taiwanese Crispy Fried Chicken