, . City, which often stays a little out of sight of western tourists, but attracting crowds of Chinese, Japanese and other Asians. A place with still controversial international status, but of great economic importance to the whole of the East Asian region. And although Bulgaria does not officially recognize Taiwan as a country, and maybe that's why, Taipei is one of the most interesting destinations in Asia, which you can visit.
Strict rules, adherence to discipline and orderly life are inherent in the peoples of East Asia, but they always impress Balkan tourists like us. Buses in Taipei run in the middle of eight-lane boulevards and follow exactly their schedule, and no one thought to enter their lane, to save congestion. In the subway, everyone is lined up on the right of the escalator and patiently waiting in line at the trains. The messages in the trains for the upcoming stops are constantly going on, as well as warnings to give way to pregnant women, old or elderly people. Talking on the phone is not desirable, so as not to disturb others. You are not allowed to eat or drink anything on the subway, even water. Street trash cans are extremely rare, but so is the garbage. And the recipe for compliance with all the rules are high and uncompromising fines, which naturally or forcibly make Taiwanese and Taipei residents live in excellent order, .
, , , but the feeling is somehow quite different. Typhoons and devastating storms are a common sight, but the locals are apparently so used to it, that even after the strongest hurricane it takes no more than a few days, so that no trace of him remains. And life in Taipei continues to boil - from the crowds on the high floors of Taipei Tower 101 Japanese and Chinese tourists, through ancient temples and rich museums, art neighborhoods and night markets, which are a favorite place of young people.
101 it is no longer the tallest building in the world, but as there are no former presidents, and such remarkable buildings will always have a place in history and culture. 509-the meter-tall skyscraper held the first place in between 2004 and 2010 year, but even today, although displaced in height, . , 90 floors for 39 seconds, without causing you terrible nausea. Another attraction inside the building itself is the 730-ton stabilizing ball, . , . , 101 7 . 88 and 91, as on the 91st there is even a zone, in which you can go outdoors. The truth is, that because of the many safety barriers, the view from there is not always the best. , .
, in which you can spend a fortune, but to get the collections of luxury world brands. Or dine in one of the fine restaurants, who, , , .
. 1980 g., 5 , ruled China first, and then the state, which we now call Taiwan, . For these, , , that the building is one of the biggest attractions in the city, extremely impressive in appearance, decorated with parks and streams, and inside is a small museum and a bronze statue of the leader. For Taiwanese, it is one of the most historically significant places.
The memorial is located on Freedom Square, and around it are the traditional Chinese-style buildings of the National Theater and the National Concert Hall.
Taipei is an attractive place and a paradise for art lovers. With its rich museums and artistic districts, it attracts lovers of beauty from all over the world. Collects both manifestations of contemporary art, and works with a thousand-year history.
is considered one of the most important in the Chinese-speaking world. In it can be found over 700 000 in the artifact, created for over 8000 years of Chinese history. The roots of this museum go back to the Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing, from where many of the artifacts were transferred during the last years of the Chinese Civil War.
Another artistic place in the city is "Treasure Hill" (Treasure hill) - artistic district, a former settlement of civil war veterans. . , , without anyone in them.
Huashan Art Park is another attractive place in the city, built on the site of an old winery, and today a base of artists and NGOs. , , . . 44 , 101. , , .
They enchant with their remarkable architecture and decoration, with attention and deep devotion, with which they are created. This feeling persists over the years and centuries and millions of tourists visit temples around the world, just to enjoy their beauty.
Longshan Temple is one of those places of attraction. 1738 r. , colors.
Mengchia Chingshui is another remarkable temple with smaller dimensions, but no less beauty, famous for its carved roof and facade.
One different, but an equally spiritual place is the Fagushan Nongchan Temple, in which you can find unearthly peace. The building was built in 1975 r. for a monastery and is surrounded on all sides by water.
The night street market can be exotic in Europe, but one of the very typical things about Taiwan and Taipei in particular. Open from sunset to sunrise, some of them are located in locations, built specifically for markets. But others are simply occupying streets and pedestrian areas, which are loaded during the day, but in the evening they subside. Almost everything is sold there - clothes, food, all kinds of household utensils and everything, . , where you can feel the spirit of the locals in Taipei.
Night markets are also one of the places, where you can have a late dinner or a second dinner, . You will find many stalls with street food or small shops - snack bars.
One of the most popular places to gather Taiwanese with friends are the places, known as Quick Fry or Hot Fry (kuai chao, Quick fry).These are something like makeshift fast food eateries, which, however, sometimes expand and cover space as for several stores. , they drink beer and eat fried seafood.
Taipei is one of the best places outside of Japan, in which you can enjoy the cherry blossoms. . . , . , , .
() . , 1120 meters. , erupted for the last time before 700 000 years. Because of the volcano, the region is very rich in hot springs.
The climate in Taipei is tropical and the best seasons to visit are spring, . , and the rain can rain and stop several times a day. Autumn and winter are calmer and you will avoid the crowds of tourists. During these less popular seasons you can also find great prices on hotels and plane tickets, and Taipei will welcome you with warm and pleasant weather.
This article was written with the assistance of BulTravel and Agent Express EOOD.
Author : Ivan Rashkov
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