Spend the afternoon in the crafty districts of Taiwan visiting the country's cultural centers and watching talented artisans at work. Begin in Sansia, a traditional district known for its well preserved Japanese colonial architecture and famed Tsushih Temple, an exquisite example of intricate Chinese temple art and sculpture. Next, head to the famous pottery town of Yingge, boasting several hundred pottery studios and shops. Even today, the village square displays a coal-fire kiln for a landmark! Roam the old pottery street, watch potters at work and shop for your very own unique ceramics.
‘Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Homophobia’s got to go, go!’ Raise your rainbow flags and stand up loud and proud on a tour that celebrates the LGBT community of Taipei City! Discover the vibrant and colorful gay scenes of the number 1 LGBT friendly country in Asia. Explore the city’s historical landmarks that paved the way to Taiwan's LGBT movement and have served as critical symbols for the community’s fight for equal rights. Start your liberating tour with a visit to the place where the first Pride March in Taiwan was held, the 228 Peace Memorial Park, and relive the country’s most iconic principal step towards equality. Make your way to the Red House Theater and take a stroll around the unofficial LGBT district of Taipei to see some of the Taiwanese LGBT community’s popular hang out spots and creative spaces. Get to your next destination like a true local by riding an MRT to the notable GinGin Store. Being one of the first culture shops that focuses on LGBT materials, the GinGin Store features literature, magazines, DVDs/CDs, apparels, adult toys, and even art exhibitions from LGBT artists and allies - basically everything you need for the rainbow life. Book a walking tour in Taipei and celebrate pride where the biggest LGBT parade in Asia is held yearly!
Peter was an excellent guide! We found him very relatable and engaging on the topic. He also was happy to cater the tour to exactly our desires - we were asking lots of questions about politics, and we even made an unscheduled stop in one of the temples that caught our eye. It was lovely to chat with him and hear the stories that he shared with us. Highly recommended.
6 STAR RATING!!! Shirley is the absolute best tour guide I ever had in my life!!! She really listened and connected with us during our tour. There is an amazing amount of history in this city, and everyone who participated learned something new. Shirley also sent me a follow up email after the tour with suggestions and tips. 11/10 would recommend!!!