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The Tips For Travellers podcast helps you make the most of your precious vacation time and money with first-hand travel inspiration, advice and tips from travel expert, author, blogger and YouTuber Gary Bembridge.

Jul 4, 2016


In this episode Gary Bembridge of, provides a historical overview, need-to-know facts as well as inspiration, advice and tips for visiting Taipei Taiwan. This is a revisit to Taipei and has all new information and suggestions.

On my recent visit I came to appreciate the city more and found new and exciting areas and sights to explore. I was struck by its modernity and energy. Although there are not many western tourists, it is a big tourist destination for Asian visitors, but was welcoming and easy for English-speakers to explore. It has a fascinating and dramatic history when the government of China fled here with around 2 million refugees after losing the fight against the Communist uprising in 1949.

In the podcast hear about the must-see sights including:

  • Taipei 101.
  • Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, with the National Concert Hall and National Theatre in same park complex.
  • Presidential Office Building.
  • National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.
  • Longshan Temple, Xingtian Temple and Dalongdong Baoan Temple.
  • National Palace Museum.
  • Taipei Zoo.
  • Shinlin Night Market.
  • Din Tai Fung Restaurant (my notes)


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