Maokong – A Location for Tea-for-Two

The Taiwanese are fond of their tea and love to climb hills overlooking their hometowns to take in a “night view.” Put these two together, stipulate that you do not want to drive more than one hour, and Taipei residents still have a large number of choices. One of the most popular is the historic tea-growing area around Maokong in the southwestern part of the city.

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[Taiwan Insider] Reaching New Heights: A Guide to Taipei 101

“Taipei 101 is not just a landmark for people in Taipei and Taiwan. It’s also a spiritual symbol and guide”

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Everything Is Illuminated — Taipei During the Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival (元宵節), also known as “Little New Year,” is on the 15th day of the first month of the lunar calendar. On this first full moon of the year, every family decorates their house with lanterns and streamers.

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Rui-Cheng Embroidered Red Calabash Passed down Through Five Generations of Warm Winter

Rui-Cheng Handmade Cotton Quilt Shop is a 130-year-old shop localed in Shilin night market in Taipei. Check out their story behind the history.

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New Year Shopping in Taipei — Where the Locals Go, What They Buy, and Why

Ready for shopping for the Lunar New Year? Check out where the locals go, what they buy, and Why!

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Hoshing Pastry Shop: Unrolling over 70 Years of Delicious Treats

Shanghai Hoshing Pastry Shop (上海合興糕糰店) has been making traditional pastry in Nanmen market for more than 70 years, and it’s the traditional tastes like those offered at Hoshing that always remind people of home and a great memories of Lunar New Year.

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Welcome the New Year at the Chic and Trendy Hotels in Taipei

As the year’s end approaches, the streets of Taipei are filled with a festive atmosphere for the new year. Here are three trendy hotels that feature its own unique charm when it comes to celebration of new year!

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Handmade Tangyuan — Every One a Treasure unto Its Own

Eat tangyuan to celebrate the Winter Solstice Festival in Taipei! At the turn of the year, you should get a bowl of hot tangyuan to welcome the new year.

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