The West side of Taipei was once the hub for economic and political activities back when Taiwan's modern development was at its peak. With this tour, you will walk back in time through Taiwan's rich history and culture - learn about traditional beliefs during the Qing dynasty, the cultural change when it was under Japanese ruling, to the political landscape during the arrival of the Nationalist government in the 1950's. The 3 hour guided tour will take you to all the essential attractions in West Taipei such as the Longshan Temple, Bopiliao Historical Block, Ximen Red House, and more! It's a great way to get a glimpse of how Taipei was shaped by multiple cultures and historic events. It's perfect for those who want to leisurely explore the best of Taipei with fellow travellers around the world.
Taipei truly comes alive at night. With bustling street markets, nighttime shopping and a lively bar scene, you won't be short of sights to see after dark. Your tour begins as it only should when in Taipei, with a delicious meal at the famous Ding Tai Fung before heading on to the cultural stops. Roam through Huaxi Street Night Market where people flock for Taiwanese noodles, snake soups, squid stews and iced desserts, enter amongst the gentle glow of temple lanterns at tranquil Lungshan, then gaze upon the city lights of buzzing Xinyi District beneath 509-meter high Taipei 101.
Experience a different side of Taipei with this 3-hour pub crawl, where you will discover the city's unique nightlife! Visit a few of the city's hotspots at night, including three different pubs and one nightclub, where you'll get to try local drinks such as Taiwanese beer, Gaoliang liquor famed in Kinmen island, and Taiwanese Jager. Enjoy various drinks, including four welcome drinks from the bars you visit, and make new friends as you exchange stories with your fellow travelers from all over the world! Learn all about the famed party culture in Taipei from your English speaking tour guide as you travel between locations. With this flexible tour, no two pub crawls are completely the same as the guide varies the locations from one day to another, giving each one a special and personalized feel!
Experience Taipei's lively and unique food culture on this 2 hour night tour, which gives you a chance to explore a neighborhood night market hidden to most travelers! The foodie guide will lead your right into the heart of the night market with your fellow travelers. Stroll along the numerous stalls as you feast your eyes on the various foods. Taste 12 different Taiwanese delicacies and experience a literal hunger game with local specialties like pork blood cake and stinky tofu! Learn interesting facts and fun trivia about the local food scene from your bilingual guide, and feel free to ask any questions that pop up into your head. The best parting of this tour? This isn't just your ordinary food tour - with the knowledge and passion of the guides, you're in for a night of crazy cuisine, culture, and conversation at this night market.
Discover Keelung after midnight with this one of a kind Midnight Fish Night Market tour. The midnight tour is by local Keelungers who are passionate about their hometown, and designed to allow you to experience Keelung in a completely different way. Travel with a small and intimate group and get a glimpse of Keelung at midnight. Follow your knowledgeable local guide through lively Yier Road, visit hidden lantern spots, discover Keelung's famous Miaokou night market for some midnight snacks and end with a live auction at Keelung Fish Market in the early hours! Witness the old traditions of the Keelung people that you would have never known without this tour and your passionate local tour guide. Taste the fantastic local delicacies and discover Keelung's secrets after dark - the perfect way to get to know a city better!
With a history as rich as Taiwan's, it's no wonder that their cuisine comes with a lot of flavor. Sample variations of traditional kitchen fare in this food tour of Keelung's night markets! Immerse yourself in the local culture as your foodie guide takes you to the craziest night markets in the city. See full spreads of specialties and delicacies, laid out for visitors to consume. Bite into dumplings, noodles, and steamed buns, or savor the broth of a classic beef noodle soup. Munch the night away as more and more visitors crowd the streets just for a taste of authentic Taiwanese grub. Relish the distinct rich flavor of the local cuisine - a perfect blend of sweet and savory that floods your tastebuds with undeniable deliciousness. Let your guide do the complicated menu scanning and help out with the ordering - a shouting match that will give you culture shock for days to come. Chaotic, fun, and lively - these are just the few things you'll remember Keelung's night markets by. Get your fill now through Klook!
Itching to try something new? Join this food tour in Taipei for a taste of unique local dishes! Introduce your palate to delicious food options at Ningxia Night Market, one of Taipei's most frequented night markets, with hawkers included in the Michelin Guide Taipei 2018 Bib Gourmand Selection. Learn more about this outdoor food night market through your English-speaking local guide as he takes you around the most notable hawkers in the area. Sample 5 local dishes of your choice within the market for a flexible dining experience. Kickstart your appetite with a classic Taro Ball, the most versatile food in Taipei cuisine. Eat it with an egg for a suitable starter meal or dip in a soup for your early dessert - mildly weird combinations but totally delicious both ways! Next up is the Karasumi, or more commonly known as the Mullet Roe. This Taiwanese delicacy is baked until rosy red, a color you'll definitely dream of once you're craving for more. For other options, a variety of rice bowls and vegetable meal are available in every stall. Mix and match dishes to get the perfect combination for your taste. For an even more exciting experience, join the tour's Bizzare Food Challenge! Let your local guide do the choosing and try your best to eat three unusual delicacies. Win the challenge and get the "Certificate of Real Local People" award! Immerse yourself in Taipei's food culture through this tour!
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What people are saying about Night Tours in Taipei
Absolutely loved this tour! We were running on caffeine as my friends and I went straight into this tour landing from a red eye flight, but the young guides' enthusiasm and knowledge more than made up for our lack of sleep and
the relentless Taipei heat. Pack a bottle of water and put your caps, sunglasses, and sunblock on — it's extremely hot and humid as the tour could stretch to around an hour after noontime when the sun is scorching.
TAIPEI Historical Walking Tour
It's always a wonder seeing architectural attractions, moreso when you get to see them for the first time. It's a visual feast! But knowing the history - the story behind those great buildings takes the admiration to a different level. You get to know a city and how it is shaped by multiple cultures through architectural designs.
For our second day, we embarked on a walking tour together with other nationalities under the scorching, summer heat of Taipei. Our guide is Lo, a young Taiwanese local, who generously shared his knowledge of Taiwan's history.
First stop: LONGSHAN TEMPLE
A famous temple in Taipei built during the Qing Dynasty. If I remember it right, the temple houses four Gods. One is the God of Love, which our guide identified as the Old Man from the Moon. Travellers all over the world pray infront of this Love God and seek answers to their love questions. Two moon blocks (crescent shape) are thrown into the floor - one flat and one round side means yes. Of course I tried this tradition, and I got a yes! For a yes, I got a red string I have to keep. Our guide told us that this string in theory will bind you with your loved one forever.
Second stop: Bopilao Historical Block
Once the busiest and most successful commercial block, it was relegated to a back alley during Japanese occupation.
The streets are quite curvy, our guide says it was designed that way because people back then believed that blind curves can slow down hordes of zombies.
Third stop: Ximen Red House
Built by the Japanese, it now houses a theater, teahouses and exhibits. Beside this landmark is a line of bars and restos which is the LGBT spot in Taipei. Our guide reminded us that Taiwan is the first ever country in Asia where same-sex marriage has been legalized. It is also the same country to grant same-sex divorce a little over three weeks after the resolution.
Fourth Stop: Presidential Building
It is here I got a little sad and affected. This landmark currently houses the President of Taiwan, a small lady who bravely opposes China's aggression and stands up for their country's sovereignty and democracy. All I can do is sigh and wishfully hope that my own President to regain back his own balls (which I presumes he already sold to China).
Fifth Stop: Peace Memorial Park
Our guide continued his history lesson to us with a more detailed account between the struggle of People's Republic China (PRC) and Republic of China (ROC). He discussed the separation between PRC and ROC and Chiang Kai Shek's rise to power. He added the brutality under the time of Chiang Kai Shek and how local Taiwanese were mass slaughtered. ROC soldiers identify if you're a local if 1. You don't know Mandarin 2. You know Japanese.
And all of those dead people? They are commemorated in this Memorial Park.
Last Stop: Chiang Kai Shek Memorial
So, why is there a grand palace built as CKS' memorial after all the killings? Our guide says this lavish memorial was built during CKS' son regime in the country. Moreover, as much as there are lots of anti-CKS in Taiwan, there are also those who love and rever him and also treat him as a God.
I can compare him to Marcos in our country. Either you despise him or love him like a fanatic does.
Well, it was a hot day for all of us in the tour but we didn't mind. Taiwan is beautiful, and having scratched a little bit of it's history, the country has become alive right before me.
"To know nothing of what happened before you were born, is to forever remain a child." - Cicero
Me, my friend and my sister had a wonderful stay in Taipei, Taiwan because of this historic route tour by walk. It was good to walk during early at night, we visited some important and historic places and our tour guide was so great even they are still your and I think they were still students that time, I will probably go back in Taipei with other sets of friends or family and other related companions. This was good experience to all of us.
I would recommend that all visitors to Taipei take this tour if you like to walk around a lot. The tour guide was young but very knowledgeable about the history of Taipei in general and the sites that we visited during the tour. What I like most is that the tour guide connected the historical facts to the current social, political, and economic status of Taipei. It was a very nice glimpse into how the past affected the future. I will recommend to all my friends who are visiting Taipei soon!
This is a great tour which provided us with lots of insight of Taiwan which I never knew before even though I have visited Taipei quite a few times in the past. I would recommend visitors visiting Taiwan to go for this tour. if possible, go for this walking tour first before your actual trip. this will provide you with much more time to explore all the areas of interest mentioned. Also, u will better understand the culture of Taiwan and appreciate why the government or locals carry out their tasks and activities.
Boan was a very knowledgeable guide, both in the places and also in the detail politics of the country which he shared willingly. Highly recommended!
Really interesting tour as we visited the significant and historic buildings in Taipei. Expect the tour to end around 15 minutes later than the original 3 hours but that’s okay because you get to experience more! Tour guides Claudia and Joyce were super friendly and easily approachable to ask any questions.