A Tale of Cocktails: Five of Taipei’s Freshest Bars

Taipei is a particularly easy place to party, with loose alcohol regulations making it possible to enjoy a drink pretty much anywhere in the city.

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Glamping for Kids in the Heart of Taipei

MyTaiwanTour and Grand Hyatt Taipei are teaming up to offer a free voucher good for a Family Adventure Package at the Grand Hyatt Taipei! Details at the end of article!

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Just Passing Through: 5 Taiwan Urban Layovers

Taiwan Scene examines 5 Taiwanese cities that are commonly used as layovers for travelers on their way to somewhere else, and what these cities offer for those who take a few hours to explore.

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Giving “High Tea” a Whole New Meaning

Tea has been the favorite drink of Taiwanese for hundreds of years, but previous generations would be amazed to see the innovative use being made of it by Taipei’s creative bartenders.

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The Living History of Dadaocheng

Modern Taipei is a massive city overlaid by a spider web of intercrossing metro lines on which you can spend 90 minutes getting from one end of town to the other. But Old Taipei, which sprang alongside the eastern bank of the Danshui river, was a smaller place, and much of it fit neatly inside the confines of a city wall, among the last built in the waning days of the Qing dynasty.

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Henry Rollins is in Taipei

Earlier today I was having a conversation with my colleague, April, Social Media Manager for MyTaiwanTour. She’d noticed that there had been a sharp uptick in recent weeks to people searching for the term DaDaoCheng, and was curious about why. She also noted that the area’s been increasingly packed with foreign travelers.

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Four Taipei Hot Spring Getaways

When summer ends in Northern Taiwan, air conditioners turn off and windows are opened. And though this year has been unusually balmy – not just in Taiwan but around the world – we’re all pretty sure that we can settle in for at least a few months of cool to cold weather here on the Beautiful Island before the plum rains of spring again give way to another blistering summer (air conditioners on, windows closed).

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Seven Star Mountain, a Hike You Cannot Miss While in Taipei

Though I’ve lived in Taipei over 20 years, I’d never made it to the top of the city’s iconic Mt. Qixing, or Seven Star Mountain, known for its riveting views of Taipei, the mountains beyond, and of the rugged, whitecap-washed north coast. Today was the day, the scenic Mt. Qixing Trail my path into the north Taiwan sky.  

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