Soothing the Summer Heat with Herbal Dietary Therapies

The old wisdom to cool down in summer.

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Summer Roaming with the Taipei City God

Taipei Xia-Hai City God Cultural Festival (台北霞海城隍文化節), a one-month celebration is kicking off from June!

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Blue Ribbons: A Riverside Guide to Taipei

Taipei is a city on the water, and the city would have never been the same if not for its two main arteries, the Tamsui and Keelung Rivers

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Innovative Tea for A New Generation with Wangtea Lab

Enjoy fresh Taiwanese tea in a new way.

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Celebrating Taipei City’s History & Evolution in Architecture

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Taipei City. Follow the steps of Taipei’s premier architectural historian Cheng Sheng-ji and learn more about architecture in Taiwan

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The City of Taipei: A Museum without Walls

Five Living Museums — Old and New, Modern and Traditional, Coexisting in Harmony.

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The Faithful Gourmand: Enjoying Taiwanese Brunch at Dadaocheng Cisheng Temple

Following in the footsteps of the faithful, you’ll find the best local delicacies in Taiwan. Here at Dadaocheng Cisheng Temple, a whole row of authentic snack stalls along the fence surrounding the temple entrance is serving the best brunch that beyond your imagination.

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Autumn in Taipei: Calendar of Good Times

There’s never a bad time to visit Taipei, but when the weather cools and the culture flows, autumn might just be the best season of all to see what the city has to offer.

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Why Dadaocheng should be your first stop in Taipei

Why Dadaocheng should be your first stop in Taipei? This charming neighborhood, sometimes referred to as Old Taipei, is smaller, quieter, and way more manageable. Filled with tea shops, traditional apothecaries, artist’s boutiques, temples big and small, and of course, the area’s most pronounced feature of Japanese colonial-era buildings (and a few homes and shops dating back to the Qing dynasty), you’ll find no more charming a neighborhood in which to base yourself in Taipei than the Dadaocheng neighborhood.
Though there are plenty of hotels in the Dadaocheng neighborhood, if it’s history and local charm you’re after, you can’t do better than the DG, a quirky boutique hotel on the northern end of Dihua Street in a restored Japanese-era Colonial building.
What’s more, there are no shortage of places to eat, drink and be merry in Dadaocheng, with the majority of these being along the main drag (Dihua Street). From traditional Taiwanese noodle and rice dishes to fried chicken and thick squid soup, Dadaocheng is definitely a spot where locals come for comfort food.

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Customized Souvenir Tips from Taiwan Scene

Why return from a trip to Taiwan with generic gifts for friends, family and colleagues back home when you can customize your gift to fit the person? Who gets what? Let Taiwan Scene break it down for you!

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