The Taipei travel during festival periods is an excellent idea, for you will get a true feel of long cultural traditions and reveal the most delightful beauty of the city when lion and dragon dancers, colorful parades, traditional music and plenty of special effects rend the air.
Among all the festivals, the Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in Taiwan. This is a very colorful event, accompanied by bright street performances, a thunder of exploding firecrackers and screaming rockets. According to the tradition, the Taiwanese organize sumptuous family feasts, prepare food for gods and give friends and relatives red envelopes, filled with "lucky money'. However, festival periods are busy and it is recommended to book your accommodation in advance.
The Taipei travel is, perhaps, a visit to the most scenic and spectacular city in the world. Taipei places of interest are countless and include many interesting monuments, buildings and places of worship, wildlife reserves and beaches, parks and gardens, museums and multiple art galleries.
The Chang Foundation Five galleries and a bonsai garden are the main attractions in Taipei that celebrate Chinese art. The Miniatures Museum of Taiwan is one of the largest miniature museums in Asia. The exhibition is really wonderful and shows a great mastery in creation miniature hand-carved people, figures and sceneries.The National Palace Museum contains one of the world's largest collections of Chinese art covering five thousand years of Chinese history. The exhibits include jade, porcelain, paintings, bronzes and more. The Taipei City Zoo, located in suburban Mucha, is one of the largest zoos in Asia. Its Butterfly House and Garden display exotic native species.
A Very exotic and extraordinary place in Taipei is Snake Alley at the Huahsi Night Market. Here you can see snake handlers, playing with live cobras as well as eat something prepared from a snake.
When Taipei becomes too much fussy and bustling, there are several places for a natural retreat. The Peitou Hot Springs Park is located in suburban Taipei and has several hot springs as well as the Hot Springs Museum with the exhibits, highlighting the nature of this phenomenon. The Botanical Gardens is a pleasant spot with a beautiful lotus pond and lush vegetation. The Sungshan Nature Reserve is a mountainous and densely forested area, perfect for hikers. Along with numerous trails, there are several beautiful temples.
In fine, Taipei offers wonderful family beaches and hot spring resorts, and opportunities for cycling, ferry riding, fishing, golf, hiking, horse riding, para gliding, surfing and many activities for kids. Thus, the Taipei travel may be as diverse and many-sided as you want.
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