Arts, Culture & Scenic Sites

AMPM Gallery 4F, 24, Alley 55, Neijiang St. Alley, Ximending, Taipei 台北市西門町內江街55巷24號4樓 Telephone: 2389-2896 Opening Hours: Saturday from 19:30 until 23:00 AAMPM Gallery opened in March 2005 as a venue to showcase street art, free from the glare of authorities. Through exhibiting work by local and foreign artists, AMPM aims to reconnect street art to unconformity, even if it is displayed in a gallery. N/A
National Center for Traditional Arts - 國立傳統藝術中心 201, Bin Hai Road, Wujie Township, Ilan County 宜蘭縣五結鄉季新村五濱路二段201號 Telephone: (03) 960-5230, extension 164 Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 ~ 21:00 The NCTA is a place of culture, arts, knowledge, and sensibility. The buildings, green paths and waterside stage bring the nostalgic atmosphere which takes the visitors back in time and into the world of traditional arts. N/A
CKS Memorial Hall - 中正紀念堂 21, Jhongshan South Road, Taipei 台北市中山南路21號 Telephone: 2343-1100 ext. 3 Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 TO 18:30 The CKS Memorial Hall is dedicated to the late president Chiang-Kai Shek. It shares the grounds of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park with the National Concert Hall and National Theater and is one of the city's defining landmarks. N/A
TaipeiEYE - 台北戲棚 113 Zhongshan North Road Sec. 2 (enter from Jin Zhou Road) 台北市中山北路二段113號(錦州街入口) Telephone: 2568-2677 Please check website for show times TaipeiEYE was launched in 2002 as the home for authentic traditional performing arts in Taipei. It is situated in a grand building of gray marble facing the busy Chung-shan North Road. Traditional performing arts every Friday and Saturday evenings provide a taste of the mythical and exotic China. All are welcomed to take part in the encounters of a traditional Taiwan---making peace in performing arts and goodwill. Taipei Eye Taipei Eye is designed as a show window of Taiwan traditional performing arts especially for international friends. N/A
National Theatre & National Concert Hall - 國家戲劇院 & 國家音樂廳 21, Jhongshan South Road, Taipei 台北市中山南路21號 Telephone: 3393-9889 3393-9888 Please check website for show times. Situated in the heart of Taipei, the National Theater and the National Concert Hall are professional venues promoting a wide variety of arts performances and events. The names of these glamorous buildings speak for themselves: The National Theater mainly offers the performances of drama, ballet, musicals, operas, etc. In addition, an Experimental Theater is available for the performances of small-scale dramas or dances. The National Concert Hall, meanwhile, is a spiritual haven for appreciating symphonies, other instrumental musical performances and choral presentations. Also available is the Recital Hall, the ideal venue for performances of chamber music, as well as recitals for vocalists or instrumentalists alike. N/A
Hua Shan Culture Park - 華山文化園區 No. 1 Bade Road Section 1, Taipei 台北市八德路1段1號 Telephone: 2392-6180 09:00-22:00 Opening Hours: Tuesday ~ Sunday (closed on Mondays and national holidays) Huashan covers the areas of the former winery and the Huashan railway station. In 1997, after the Taipei Winery has been deserted for ten years, a movement began to grow amongst the arts and culture sector for the site to be reclaimed as a performance space for the arts. After more than a year of renovation, Hua Shan was reborn in 2005. It is now home to art, music, cultural exhibitions and events of all corners and dimensions. N/A
Lin Family Gardens - 林家花園 No. 42-65 Liu Fen Li HsiMen St., Ban Chiao City, Taipei County 台北縣板橋市西門街42-65號 Telephone: 2965-3061 Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 The Lin Family Garden is an architectural gem in Taiwan. The garden was built during 1888 to 1893. Classified as a second degree historic site, the well-kept compound exhibits characteristics of gardens and residences of Qing Dynasty. The many pavilions, arches and ponds in the compound reflect the quiet life style of traditional Chinese scholars and intellectuals. N/A
Jiu Fen - 九份 From Taipei, take the train north to Ruifang Station. From Ruifang take the Keelung Transit bus from the bus stops in front of the train station to Jiufen. The bus trip is roughly 15 minutes. Please view website for details on various locations. Until the 50s, Jiufen was a prosperous gold mining town, Even with a decline in mining, the quaint streets, tea houses and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean saved it from becoming yet another anonymous mining ghost town. Now it is a popular tourist destination, especially with many eager to relive scenes of the past. Jiufen has provided the setting for several period movies. N/A
Northeast Coast - 東北角海岸 No. 36, Singlong St., Fulong Village, Gongliao Township, Taipei County 台北縣228貢寮鄉福隆村興隆街36號 Telephone: 2499-1115 The Northeast Coast National Scenic Area hugs the narrow corridor between Taiwan's eastern mountain range and the ocean. The Northeast Coast terrain features both mountainous and coastal landscapes. The upper terrain is divided into two characteristic sections – the Ahnienslate Heights and Sandiao Summit. Within this area are located major ridges including Hemei, Fulong, Laolan, and Toucheng. N/A
Tamsui Historical Sites - 淡水古蹟園區 No.1, Lane 28, Jhongjheng Rd., Tamshui Town, Tipei County, Taiwan 台北縣淡水鎮中正路28巷1號 Telephone: 2623-1001 Nicknamed as "Eastern Venice", Tamsui not only embraces beautiful views, but also plays an important role in history of Taiwanese culture. Hence, Tamsui always provides nostalgia for people along with its historical buildings. A must see is the Fort San Domingo, a relic of the Spanish and Dutch occupations of Taiwan in the early seventeenth century. N/A
Tamshui Old Street - 淡水老街 No. 65 Jhongjheng Rd. 台北縣淡水鎮中正路65號 Telephone: 2622-1020 Opening Hours: 11:00 ~ 23:00 Located along the Tamshui River, this pedestrian shopping area offers tourists a wide selection of restaurants, arcades, and stores specializing in traditional handicrafts. Visitors can sample Tamshui's local specialties: Ah-ghey (crystal noodles stuffed in fried bean curd, served with a mild hot sauce), fish ball soup, and "iron eggs" (eggs which have been stewed in a mix of herbs and spices until pickled). The area is located right outside the north side of the MRT Tamshui Station and stretches north to the ferry docks. N/A
Ye Liu - 野柳 Taking Second Freeway (North bound): Off at KeeKin (WanLi) interchange, turn left onto Provincial Road No.2, then go for YeLiu in the direction of KinShan 屬台北縣萬里鄉,行北部濱海公路〈2號省道》可達 Yeliu is a 1.7-kilometer-long cape that juts into the sea - where wave erosion, weathering, and the action of the earth's crust have combined to create sea-eroded trenches, candlestick rocks, mushroom rocks, bean curd rocks, beehive rocks, potholes, dissolved basins, and all sorts of other fantastic rock formations. Among the most spectacular and famous results of erosion here are those named Queen's Head Rock, Fairy Shoe, and Candlestick Rock. N/A
Martyr’s Shine - 忠烈祠 No. 139, Beian Rd. Taipei 台北市北安路139號 Opening Hours: Daily (except Saturday) 09:00~ 17:00 The Martyrs Shrine is located on a slope right next to the Grand Hotel. Its grand and magnificent architectural style is similar to that of the Taihe Dian Imperial Palace in Beijing, Mainland China, and symbolizes the martyrs' brave spirit. The 330,000 men and women who sacrificed their lives to the revolution and who fell during the Sino-Japanese war and the Chinese Civil war are worshipped here. N/A
Wu Lai Hot Springs - 烏來溫泉 MRT to Xindian Station (Xindian line). Directly in front of station, take bus with destination name: 烏來 Sindian-Taipei Main Station. The bus journey takes about forty minutes (much longer at weekends) and costs NT$45. Wulai is the last stop, so you can enjoy the journey without worrying when to get off. A seat on the right side of the bus allows views over the river. Wulai is a famous mountain village in northern Taiwan and is located in a water reservation area. Residents are mostly aboriginal people from Tai Ya Tribe. It is said that Wulai is a term used by the Tai Ya Tribe meaning hot spring. Thus, the hot springs here are acclaimed. Beautiful scenery is formed by the high mountains and running rivers. With natural hot water springs & an 80m high waterfall like a white silk cloth in the sky, Wulai is the place to be to soak away the winter cold and damp in Taipei. N/A