Taiwan Travel Guide

Avant-garde styles by Japanese designer Jun Takahashi. There’s also a café serving cocktails by Barcode.

Shida Night Market is less crowded and offers everything from Cantonese dim sum to Yunnanese lamb noodles.

An art house movie theater, café, and cinephile bookstore in the old U.S. ambassador’s residence.

The flagship store for a local book chain also sells gourmet chocolates, French fashion, music, funky stationery, electronic goods and Japanese knickknacks.

With jade-green tiled roofs and yellow walls that loom dramatically out of a mountain valley north of downtown Taipei, the museum holds one of the largest collections of Chinese artifacts and artwork in the world, including the famous Jade Cabbage—a piece of jade carved to resemble a head of cabb

Bird’s eye views, and inviting teahouses at the end of the line.

One of the more famous night markets, where snakes are sold as food.

Tucked in the fish market at Keelung’s Bisha port, Dr. Ice—also known as Shia Bing Hsieh Chiang—offers a menu of ice cream and shaved-ice treats that sound perhaps more like the makings of nice salad entrées: pineapple shrimp, cuttlefish, peanut and wine ice, or mango ‘n’ seaweed.


A café/gallery/restaurant/design store, the Museum of Tomorrow stocks ingenious Japanese home wares and furniture.

Built by the Japanese in 1908, the red-brick octagonal building was recently renovated, like many old structures in Taipei. Stylishly dressed young people fill the café on the first floor and the theater on the second.