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Taipei

October 2011

  • Weekend Guide To...Taipei

    Weekend Guide To...Taipei

    October 06, 2011

    Get the low down with our Taipei weekend guide!

    Crowned “Ilha Formosa,” which means “beautiful island” by Portuguese sailors in the 16th century, Taipei is the capital city of Republic of China and the cultural centre of Taiwan. The National Palace Museum has one of the largest collections of Chinese artefacts and artworks in the world, including an immense collection of porcelain, jade, sculptures, paintings, and bronzes. Known for its night markets (the most famous of which is located in the Shilin District), Taipei provides the perfect backdrop for late night exploits for the daring After Hours Athlete in all of us!