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Travel in Taiwan | Nanjichang Night Market

Everybody knows Shilin, or Raohe, or even Ningxia, but few know of this night market, Nanjichang. Actually, if you ask any native and they’re sure to recognize it, but it’s remained obscure to many tourists. If for some reason this post blows up, I’m sorry for exposing your hidden gem,… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Nanjichang Night Market

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Everybody knows Shilin, or Raohe, or even Ningxia, but few know of this night market, Nanjichang. Actually, if you ask any native and they’re sure to recognize it, but it’s remained obscure to many tourists. If for some reason this post blows up, I’m sorry for exposing your hidden gem,… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Nanjichang Night Market

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Travel in Taiwan | Yinhedong Waterfall

We often have busy days that don’t leave too much for fun or exploration. That’s why sometimes the best spots are those that are convenient to get to and offer a really nice view with little effort. Yinhedong 銀河洞 is a short hike that offers decent views and the perfect… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Yinhedong Waterfall

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We often have busy days that don’t leave too much for fun or exploration. That’s why sometimes the best spots are those that are convenient to get to and offer a really nice view with little effort. Yinhedong 銀河洞 is a short hike that offers decent views and the perfect… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Yinhedong Waterfall

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Raohe Main Entrance

Travel in Taiwan | Raohe Night Market

THE best place to visit in the Songshan district is the Raohe Night Market. The Raohe Night Market is one of the oldest night markets in Taipei (and Taiwan) and my personal favorite. Video linked at the bottom! Raohe has your typical night market finds, Michelin-starred stalls, and unique eats.… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Raohe Night Market

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THE best place to visit in the Songshan district is the Raohe Night Market. The Raohe Night Market is one of the oldest night markets in Taipei (and Taiwan) and my personal favorite. Video linked at the bottom! Raohe has your typical night market finds, Michelin-starred stalls, and unique eats.… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Raohe Night Market

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Close-up of Elephant Trunk

Travel in Taiwan | Shenao Elephant Trunk

If you’re based around Taipei or Northern Taiwan, or even if you’re just passing through, Shenao Elephant Trunk is a cool place to visit! Shenao is a fishing harbor located in Ruifang, New Taipei. The Elephant Trunk is a geologic formation and you can visit it from the port. Before… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Shenao Elephant Trunk

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If you’re based around Taipei or Northern Taiwan, or even if you’re just passing through, Shenao Elephant Trunk is a cool place to visit! Shenao is a fishing harbor located in Ruifang, New Taipei. The Elephant Trunk is a geologic formation and you can visit it from the port. Before… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Shenao Elephant Trunk

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Taipei 101 and Skyline

Taipei Hidden Gem | Zhong Pu Shan

If you’re in Taipei and want a chance to view the Taipei skyline and Taipei 101, where do you go? Most people, both locals, and tourists, will probably answer Elephant Mountain (Xiangshan). Admittedly, the views of Taipei 101 ARE spectacular and the hike up is relatively easy. What’s not spectacular,… Read More »Taipei Hidden Gem | Zhong Pu Shan

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If you’re in Taipei and want a chance to view the Taipei skyline and Taipei 101, where do you go? Most people, both locals, and tourists, will probably answer Elephant Mountain (Xiangshan). Admittedly, the views of Taipei 101 ARE spectacular and the hike up is relatively easy. What’s not spectacular,… Read More »Taipei Hidden Gem | Zhong Pu Shan

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Entrance to Ningxia Night Market

Travel in Taiwan | Ningxia Night Market

Located in the Datong District 大同區 of Taipei, Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市 is considered a “smaller-scale” market when compared to Raohe or Shilin. But don’t be mistaken, what it lacks in the clothing/souvenir department it makes up for in the food it offers. Of course, Ningxia has all the regular… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Ningxia Night Market

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Located in the Datong District 大同區 of Taipei, Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市 is considered a “smaller-scale” market when compared to Raohe or Shilin. But don’t be mistaken, what it lacks in the clothing/souvenir department it makes up for in the food it offers. Of course, Ningxia has all the regular… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Ningxia Night Market

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View of Wuliaojian peak from the ridge

N. Taiwan Hike | Wu Liao Jian 五寮尖

WuLiaoJian in SanXia, along with Huangdidian in ShiDing and LiZiShan in PingXi, is known as one of the three great northern climbs spots or 北臺三大岩場.  Wu Liao Jian is not for novice climbers as it is relatively intense and requires climbing up and down steep cliffs, climbing ropes, and climbing… Read More »N. Taiwan Hike | Wu Liao Jian 五寮尖

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WuLiaoJian in SanXia, along with Huangdidian in ShiDing and LiZiShan in PingXi, is known as one of the three great northern climbs spots or 北臺三大岩場.  Wu Liao Jian is not for novice climbers as it is relatively intense and requires climbing up and down steep cliffs, climbing ropes, and climbing… Read More »N. Taiwan Hike | Wu Liao Jian 五寮尖

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Kings of Siam Residence | Grand Palace

The grand palace sits right along the Chao Phraya River in Phra Nakon, Bangkok. The palace complex, rather than a single structure, is an assortment of buildings, temples, halls, etc. That is owed to the complex’s additions and rebuilding over its almost 300-year history. King Rama I ordered the start… Read More »Kings of Siam Residence | Grand Palace

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The grand palace sits right along the Chao Phraya River in Phra Nakon, Bangkok. The palace complex, rather than a single structure, is an assortment of buildings, temples, halls, etc. That is owed to the complex’s additions and rebuilding over its almost 300-year history. King Rama I ordered the start… Read More »Kings of Siam Residence | Grand Palace

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Reclining Buddha

Temple of the Reclining Buddha | Wat Pho

The Wat Pho is one of six temples in Thailand holding the highest distinction of First-class Royal Temple. The temple sits in the Phra Nakhon District, a boat ride across the Wat Arun. The Wat Pho existed long before Bangkok became the capital of Thailand. However, it did not reach… Read More »Temple of the Reclining Buddha | Wat Pho

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The Wat Pho is one of six temples in Thailand holding the highest distinction of First-class Royal Temple. The temple sits in the Phra Nakhon District, a boat ride across the Wat Arun. The Wat Pho existed long before Bangkok became the capital of Thailand. However, it did not reach… Read More »Temple of the Reclining Buddha | Wat Pho

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Central Prang - Wat Arun

Hindu God Aruna | Wat Arun

The Wat Arun is one of Thailand’s most recognized and visited landmarks. Known for its distinct spirals, or “prangs,” the Wat Arun has existed since the 17th century. However, the temple has undergone several changes since its creation. The temple where the Wat Arun now lies was called the Wat… Read More »Hindu God Aruna | Wat Arun

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The Wat Arun is one of Thailand’s most recognized and visited landmarks. Known for its distinct spirals, or “prangs,” the Wat Arun has existed since the 17th century. However, the temple has undergone several changes since its creation. The temple where the Wat Arun now lies was called the Wat… Read More »Hindu God Aruna | Wat Arun

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