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Taipei, Taiwan - 5 Things You Should Know Before You Visit

https://www.facebook.com/johnsaboeofficial/ Follow me on Facebook and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fareastadventuretravel/ https://www.patreon.com/FarEastAdventureTravel -Become a patron of Far East Adventure and get exclusive content! More about Taipei: https://youtu.be/0MCWOmnF8k8 https://youtu.be/lr9EviyRcGo Taipei, Taiwan is a super modern city with a deep-rooted culture that is becoming more and more popular as a gateway to East Asia and Southeast Asia. It’s new express MRT service from Taoyuan International Airport, a 36 minute ride, will make it even more convenient for travellers, especially those on a short layover. This short but important list of essential things you should know will help keep you on track with a smooth stay. Although taxis are plentiful and relatively inexpensive compared with other big cities in East Asia the MRT is one of the best ways to get to most of the main sites and business centers of Taipei City. The Nangang Exhibition Center where many conventions and shows are held is accessible by the blue and brown MRT lines. Neihou, where many tech industry businesses have their head office is also on the brown line, Xihu is one of the most convenient stops for quick and easy access. Taipei 101 for the last 3.5 years has had it’s own MRT stop on the red line. This is where you’ll also find The International Convention Center next to the Taipei 101 Shopping Mall. It’s also in close proximity to Taipei City Hall and is apart of the Xinyi Shopping District, where you’ll find one of the largest selections of luxury goods stores in East Asia. If you want to get more of a local perspective pick up an Easycard available at most MRT stations and register it online with Ubike, https://taipei.youbike.com.tw/en/index.php so you can have access to the city bikes that have stations across Taipei City and New Taipei City. Simply swipe your card next to the bike you want to rent and you’re ready to go. You can drop the bike off at any Ubike station. They’re almost always located near an MRT station. In the video I mention briefly that the Taiwanese people are very friendly and helpful. It’s true! If you ever appear to be lost or confused while looking at a map you will in most cases immediately attract the attention of a local who will be pleased to help you find your way. That’s wny I said “get lost”, literally you can get lost while exploring this amazing city with it’s maze of alleyways, quiet cafes, food stalls and shops and not worry that you won’t have help getting back to your hotel. Taipei and the rest of Taiwan is an extremely safe place to travel. There is literally no or very rare violent crime against tourists. Personal ownership of guns is banned. There has been reports of pick pocketing and petty theft, particularly in night markets and crowded places, but I think this is even rare now. EasyCard:https://www.easycard.com.tw/en/ Enjoy your stay in Taipei and please feel free to leave any comments or questions. You can also message me on the Far East Adventure Travel Facebook page! Become a sponsor of Far East Adventure Travel for as little as $1/month. Check my Patreon page for the latest sponsorship offers! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4035923 Watch more videos here: https://youtu.be/Xes4l6m25M8 https://youtu.be/oYVylGAvr_o https://youtu.be/Qka36lZX-GI https://youtu.be/v5t5AshR-uI https://youtu.be/GNN9GNrhgPU Thanks to Purple Planet! http://www.purple-planet.com

Taipei, Taiwan - 8+3 Awesome Things To See/Do

Taipei, Taiwan is a vibrant city that is rich in culture, history, street food, and religion. It’s safe, super-friendly, convenient and probably undervalued compared to the super Asian city destinations of Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul. Ironically many residents of those cities choose Taipei as a destination, enjoying some of those qualities that their city once had or simply lacks. Why the title 8+3 Awesome Sights To See/Do? Well most in Asia would be clued in to the significance of the number 8 and 3. In Chinese,(Mandarin), the word eight sounds similar to the word for prosper or wealth. It’s also similar sounding in Cantonese. The number 8 is an auspicious number. The number three sounds similar to the character for birth and is also considered a lucky number. There are three stages to a person’s life-birth, marriage, and death. So my wish is for prosperity and good luck for all those that visit Taipei, Taiwan and for the people of the city that have treated me with such great kindness and hospitality for the past 4 years. Would love to get your feedback on the video and ideas for future content. Also what other countries do you like to visit in Asia? Thanks again with many blessings to you! John Here is the list of the 8+3 sights with links for more details on transportation and extra background for your preparation. *Note-The National Palace Museum now allows non-flash photography and video inside the museum. 8.Dihua Street:http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/m1.aspx?sNo=0002090&id=418 7.Dongmen:https://guidetotaipei.com/visit/yongkang-street-永康街 6.National Palace Museum:https://www.npm.gov.tw/en/ 5.Ximending:https://guidetotaipei.com/visit/ximending-youth-shopping-district-西門町 4.C.K.S. Memorial Hall:http://www.cksmh.gov.tw/eng/index.php?code=list&ids=21 3.Longshan Temple:http://lungshan.org.tw/en/index.php 2.Shilin Night Market:http://www.shilin-night-market.com/how-to-get-to.html#.WWMSz1KB10s 1.Taipei 101:http://www.taipei-101.com.tw/en/index.aspx Din Tai Fung:http://www.dintaifung.com.tw/tw/default.htm Kao Chi:http://www.kao-chi.com King Mango:http://www.kingmango.com.tw/index.html +3 3.Beitou Hot Springs:https://guidetotaipei.com/visit/beitou-hot-springs-北投溫泉-xinbeitou 2.Songshan Cultural And Creative Park:http://www.songshanculturalpark.org/en/ 1.Elephant Mountain(Xiangshan):https://guidetotaipei.com/visit/elephant-mountain-象山-xiangshan Please check out my Patreon page for exclusive content and offers:https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4035923 Music:http://www.purple-planet.com

30 Secrets & Best Places in Taipei, Taiwan

This is my ultimate travel guide for Taipei, Taiwan including 30 secrets and best places to visit which I carefully selected, things to do in Taipei like enjoying a knife massage, prawn fishing, death star mall, Ximending shopping district, ice cream shop snow king and the epic Taipei nightlife. Subscribe to my channel ► https://bit.ly/2aeuh9b for weekly videos! I went to Taiwan with no major expectations but let me tell you, the country, people, food and nature truly blew me away and now I understand why people consider it a hidden gem in Asia. Complete Taipei Travel Guide: http://www.reformatt.com/30-secrets-best-places-taipei-taiwan (photos, maps, prices & my personal advice) I started my Taiwan adventure in Taipei, often called the food capital of Asia for its wide assortment of cuisines and unique themed restaurants including the prawn fishing restaurant where you'll be able to capture your own dinner but also the toilet restaurant where you can eat beef curry out of a toilet bowl. The best way to start your Taipei adventure is with an epic Taiwanese breakfast at Fu Hang Soy Milk, the most popular joint in town but do come early, lineups can grow very large. I ordered the deep-fried bread stick, egg pancake and a delicious cold soy milk soup. There is a good reason why locals wait hours in line to get this stuff. One of the most incredible experiences in Taipei was getting a knife massage by knife massage practitioners who require to be vegetarian and meditate daily but don't worry the cleavers used are blunt, it is quite satisfying getting hammered by blunt metal to a point where I fell asleep from relaxation. For ancient temples in Taipei, visit the breathtaking Longshan temple, also known as 'the meeting place of the gods' were you can witness daily rituals, offerings and many locals praying to the many deities. One of the strangest foods I tried were the fermented duck eggs which were traditionally made by a mixture of lime, salt and ash turning the egg white base into a gelatin texture and the egg yolk green from fermentation, to my surprise, this was a delicious snack. As a giant lover of seafood, the Addiction Aquatic Development fish market in Taipei is the ultimate destination. A high-end fish market with some of the best sashimi, grilled eel and other fish products I had ever tasted, a great spot for lunch! In conclusion, Taipei left a lasting impression on me to such an extent that I returned to Taipei a second time in less than a month time to record even more incredible footage of this mesmerizing city. If you are considering of visiting Asia, do NOT skip Taiwan. Watch my episodes from Taiwan! Episode 1: My Free Flight to Taiwan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYLHg_ytDlA Episode 2: Beautiful Mountain Village Jiufen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD72M6q4eF0 Episode 3: Drinking Snake Venom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O_ytJ_tloA Episode 4: Bizarre Toilet Restaurant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62gtBbS5bXw Episode 5: Eating Entire Duck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSxQtPDa6Yo Episode 6: Taipei 101 (Icon of Taiwan) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJJjbqRjZtM Episode 7: Taiwan Street Food at Taipei Night Markets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07a-wXGQCaA Episode 8: Ultimate Taipei Travel Guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzgjNvxyutM Episode 9: Taipei Nightlife (Best Bars & Nightclubs) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvA0pevF6bo Episode 10: Tainan Travel Guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05Z7Dqu1DNc Episode 11: Kaohsiung Travel Guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K61_NtR9QEM Support my channel and become a subscriber! Click Here To Subscribe! ► http://reformatt.com/subscribe Facebook ► http://facebook.com/reformatt Twitter ► https://twitter.com/reformatt Instagram ► https://instagram.com/reformatt

Raohe Night Market in Taipei: MUST-EAT Taiwan Street Food - Pepper Pork Buns & Bone Soup!

Raohe Night Market is one of the best Taiwanese street food night markets in Taipei: https://migrationology.com/raohe-night-market/ One of the best things to do when you visit Taipei is go around at night and visit the many night markets the city has to offer. While the biggest and grandest night market in Taipei is the famous Shilin Night Market, there are many others. One of the others that I really liked was Raohe Night Market, located on Raohe Street. The market was smaller and friendlier, and along the street they packed in some seriously delicious food. One evening during our visit to Taipei, we headed over to the market in the evening to explore, wander around, and eat some of the must eat things to try at the market. Here are the main things we tried. Fuzhou Pepper Buns (pork pepper buns) Without doubt, Fuzhou Pepper Buns (pork pepper buns) is the most famous street food to eat at the Raohe Night Markets - and it’s crazy busy at all times that it’s open. Located right at the entrance of the market, you won’t have any trouble finding it. They are so popular, they even have a line marked out so it may feel like you’re actually standing in line at immigration instead of waiting for food. I ordered the classic pepper pork bun, a circle of dough filled with a pepper marinated mixture of pork, filled with green onions, wrapped into a bun, and then cooked in a tandoor oven. The result was an incredibly delicious bun, topped with loads of sesame seeds. The pork inside was meaty and had a nice salty and slightly sweet flavor, with a good freshness from the green onions. But definitely the bread was the highlight with its crispy and gooey texture all in one. Although the Fuzhou Pepper Buns stall has a long line at all times, it really is worth the wait. It’s most definitely one of the must eat things at Raohe Street Night Market in Taipei. Grilled Squid Another one of my favorite Taiwanese street food snacks at night markets is grilled squid, which is typically available from multiple stands throughout any night market. Spotting a squid vendor, we moved in to order some. The squid was first boiled, then grilled, basted in some kind of dark looking teriyaki sauce, and then cut up into slices for eating. It was then topped in some pepper and chili powder. Squid is just an excellent street food night market snack. The squid was fresh and the texture was excellent. Fried dumplings Continuing on our tour of must eat food at Raohe Night Market, we continued with a cup of fried dumpling, which were freshly cooked, and golden brown on one side, and then gooey on the top and the middle and filled with a mixture of minced meat and green onions on the inside. The dumplings were then topped with sauce and chilies and served with a skewer for eating. Again, just like many of the dumplings in Taiwan, they were delicious. Pork bone herbal soup Another one of the most famous things to eat at Raohe Night Market is the herbal pork bone soup, and there area number of restaurants that sell the same thing, and all of them are extremely busy. We chose one, got a seat, and our bowls of pork bone soup came almost immediately and they were piping hot. There wasn’t a lot of meat on the bones, but the pork did taste pretty good, and especially when it was dipped in the sauce. The soup was also flavorful, mild in flavor, but with a good Chinese medicinal flavor to it. After finishing the pork bone soup, I was feeling pretty happy and satisfied, and so we decided to call it a night at Raohe Night Market and head back to our hotel. I really enjoyed the mix of food and the overall friendly environment at Raohe Night Market, and I think it’s a great place to spend some time exploring when you’re in Taipei. The music in this video is from Audio Network This food travel video was produced by Mark Wiens and Ying Wiens. For more information about us, check out our blogs: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ & http://www.travelbyying.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology SNAPCHAT: migrationology Resources I use: http://migrationology.com/travel-resources/ Premium Travel Guides: http://migrationology.com/travel-guides/ Make a donation: http://migrationology.com/donate/ More information about what I ate at Raohe Night Market: http://migrationology.com/2015/08/raohe-night-market/

Top 10 Foods of TAIWAN YOU MUST EAT

SUBSCRIBE to our channel for more travel & food adventures! BEST OF: Top 10 Foods of Taiwan We went to Taiwan in December 2016, and visited 6 different night markets in a span of 10 days. Here is our Top 10 Foods of Taiwan from least favorite to most favorite: **Honorable Mentions** Chun Shui Tang, Taichung Din Tai Fung, Taipei 101 Location 10. Traditional Taiwanese Breakfast; Si Hai Soy Milk King, Taipei 9. Night Market Fried Chicken; Hot Star Fried Chicken, Shilin Night Market 8. Milk Teas Galore! 7. Beef Noodle Soup; Yong Kang Beef Noodles, Taipei 6. Pork Gua Bao; Zhiqiang Night Market, Hualien 5. Pork Lu Rou Fan; Jin Feng, Taipei 4. Green Onion Pancakes; all of Taiwan 3. Mango Snow Ice; all of Taiwan 2. Fresh Grilled Prawns; Liouhe Night Market, Kaohsiung 1. Cheese Bread; Le’ Old Time Flavor Stall, Shilin Night Market These are our own personal opinions, but if there are any foods that YOU love & think should be included in this list, let us know in the comment section below! Like & Comment if you want to see more! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/rwtravelers/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RWTravelers WEBSITE: http://realworldtravelers.com/ MUSIC: “Ukelele” by Ben Sound, www.bensound.com

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Here are 15 things to do if it's your first time in Taiwan. I know we could have done a lot more things like ride the Maokong Gondola among other more exciting activities but we had my father with us who is 70 years old so we were kinda limited to doing easier and more convenient things. This trip was my birthday gift to him.

We will definitely go back and do my coffee crawl.

Enjoy and see you on the next video!

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PLACES WE VISITED:

1. Taipei 101
No. 7, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District
Taipei City, Taiwan 110

2. Din Tai Fung
No. 194, Section 2, Xinyi Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

3. Taipei 101 Food Court

4. Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
Da’an District
Taipei City, Taiwan 106

5. Shilin Night Market
No. 101, Jihe Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111

6. YongKang Street
Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

7. 天津蔥抓餅 Tian Jin Onion Pancake
No. 1號, Lane 6, Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

8. Yongkang Daoxiao Noodle Restaurant
No.5, Lane10, Yongkang Street, Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 2322 2640

9. Smoothie House
No.15, Yongkang St., Da'an Dist., Taipei City 10650, Taiwan (R.O.C.).

10. 來好 LAI HAO Taiwan Gift Shop
No. 11, Lane 6, Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

11. Raohe Street Night Market
饒河街觀光夜市

12. Yong He Soy Milk King 永和豆浆大王
永和豆漿大王
No. 102, Section 2, Fuxing South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

13. Ximending Night Market
No. 127, Hanzhong Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108

14. Jiufen Old Street
Jishan Street, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224

15. ATT 4 Fun
No. 12, Songshou Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110


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