|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$3.99|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$1 442.43|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$0.67|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.22|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$9.99|
|Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult||$52.42|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$75.56|
|Pack of cigarettes||$2.91|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$79.42|
Never forget to put Taipei in your itinerary. Although small, this city offers more than what you can ask for especially when it comes to lush greens and state-of-the-art technology. From lines of stores selling different kind of things like electronics and other modern gadgets to several parks and hot springs to its very tall skyscraper, Taipei is surely a city worth visiting for.
If you’re a first time travelers to this beautiful city don’t forget to check out the magnificent Taipei 101, this second (2nd) tallest architecture in the world is standing proud at more than 1700 feet. Brace yourself when you step in the elevator because it will take you to the 90th floor in less than a minute. This glorious building also gives you a full-view of the whole Taipei when you visit the observatory at the 91st-floor. Still have enough adrenaline? Then check out the Ferris wheel at the Miramar Entertainment Center. Like the Taipei 101, the Ferris wheel also gives visitors the best view of the city from morning till night.
The Museums in Taipei are also great spots to learn more about the aboriginal culture. The National Palace Museum for example has around 700,000 relics that date back to the ancient Chinese history. You can also visit the Presidential Building for a more in-depth learning experience about Taiwan’s government history. Taipei is also bustling with beaches and hot springs to your utmost pleasure.
Of course you’ll never see enough of Taipei if you haven’t been hopping from one shopping stalls to another. The city has an overflowing line of stalls that sell different kinds of electronics. If you’re shopping for souvenirs and exquisite items to bring home to, then the Old Dihua Street is your best bet. Exotic local flowers can be found at the Chienkou Flower Market and the Shilin Night Market is the best place for authentic Chinese snacks.
Taipei is not an expensive city but if you want to get the best out of your money then check out several hostel selections and get a place to stay for as low as 13 USD a day. The night market also offers great selection of affordable authentic noodles to satisfy your palate.
The most popular spot in the Wenshan District of Taipei is Maokong (??). The name is from the special full of kettle holes terrain formed by water erosion. Take metro to Taipei zoo and transfer to Maokong Gondola, it will bring you into an unknown area inside the green. Get off in middle way, Chih Nan Gong (Chih Nan Temple) is built in 1890 where you can know about the god and goddess worshipped by Daoists. Enjoy the nature of tea farms by walking along Zhanghu Trail and Feilong Trail. Go to Three Stone Teapot Museum, Chang Nai-miao Memorial Hall and Taipei Tea Promotion Center for Tieguanyin and Baozhong can help you to know the tea history in Maokong, demonstrate how to make and taste tea. You can find some good tea houses for meal and desserts made with tea leaves and tasty tea, Muzha Tieguanyin and Wenshan Baozhong tea are most famous here. Local people like to spend evening with tea and chat to relax after work and appreciate the view of starry Taipei.
Taipei 101 (?? 101) now takes the 3rd place of world's top building but it has been at the 1st place during 2004 -2010. It is also known by its green design and construction techniques which make itself a tallest Green building in the world. You are highly suggested to go to the observatory at 89th floor by taking the 2nd speedy elevator to have a magnificent bird's-eye view of Taipei City. You can have both daytime and nighttime view if you go nearly the time when sky turns dark, and you have another option to go 91st floor to experience outdoor height with your courage. Never miss the massive steel damper which balances the tower when encountering typhoon and earthquake.
The Zhinan Temple (or Chih Nan Gong) is part of the attractions within Maokong.Source