Congress Tour
Taipei City Tour
TOUR A (10/14) : Pick up from TICC → National Palace Museum → Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence → Return to TICC .
Time: 13:00 - 18:00
National Palace Museum
The National Palace Museum houses the world's largest collection of priceless Chinese art treasures, one which spans China's nearly 5,000-year history. Most of the museum's over 600,000 art objects were part of the Chinese imperial collection, which began over 1,000 years ago in the early Song dynasty.
Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence
The former residence of Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Soong Mei-ling, the Shilin Official Residence is a designated historical site open to the public as a museum celebrating their accomplishments as well as their contributions to the growth of Taiwan in the modern era.
Besides the main residence, other buildings within the compound include the guesthouse, Victory Chapel, Ciyun Pavilion, and numerous gardens open to the public.
TOUR B (10/15) : Itinerary of Tour B: Pick up from TICC → Long Shan Temple → Chiang-Kai-Shek Memorial Hall → Taipei 101→Return to TICC .
Time: 13:00 - 18:00
Long Shan Temple
Longshan Temples, located at the Longshan MRT station, was originally built in 1738 and today is Taipei's best-known temple. Its host deity is Guanyin, the Buddhist Goddess of the Sea. They are accompanied by a host of other divine personages. The structure includes unique dragon columns cast from bronze. Despite World War II bombing and several reconstructions, the temple remains one of the city's best examples of traditional temple architecture.
Chiang-Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
The Memorial Hall is built upon three stories of broad and solid foundations that symbolize "Jhung Jheng" (impartial and righteous). The octagonal roof design creates many "ren" (Man), motifs on the very top, symbolizing the "unification of Man and Heaven." The roof is fashioned in the form of the Altar to Heaven and covered with blue glazed tiles, reflecting the sunlight. The apex of the roof is gold in color and culminates the upsurge glory None of the other materials, such as the white marble, red cypress ceiling, and light red granite floor, have been tainted with artificial colors, thereby imparting a feeling of sacredness, solemnity, hospitality, and peace.
Taipei 101
TAIPEI 101 is the world's first skyscraper to remain the tallest building in the world for 5 consecutive years. The rarest and the most proud achievements of TAIPEI 101 are not the multiple "first" records created during construction and for its height, but also the cutting-edge technology and architectural concepts that are able to withstand the major forces of nature such as earthquakes and typhoons. After conquering all obstacles and challenging the impossible, TAIPEI 101 is finally complete; since official opening, it is gradually being transformed into the best office building, best shopping mall and the best scenic spot.
TOUR C (10/16) : Pick up from TICC →Yangmingshan National Park →Xiaoyoukeng →Grass Mountain Chateau →Return to TICC .
Time: 13:00 - 18:00
Yangmingshan National Park
Yangmingshan National Park is the only park in Taiwan that has volcanic geography and hot springs. The magnificent mountainous scenery and comfortable weather have made Yangmingshan National Park a perfect summer resort. Total area of the park is 125 hectares, designed in traditional Chinese style. The natural beauty of the part has won it the reputation as urban forest and the Taipei garden. _content&view=featured&gp=0&Itemid=104
Xiaoyoukeng is a post-volcanic geological landscape area and is located on Mt. Qixing's northwestern foot. It is approximately 805 meters above sea level and is famed for the fumaroles, sulfur crystals, hot springs and spectacular 'landslide terrain' formed by post-volcanic activity. Visitors who enjoy flora are encouraged to spend a few minutes taking a pleasant walk on the Arrow Bamboo Trail and take in the sights of the arrow bamboo, awn and other plants that flourish in volcanic areas. _tourmap&view=tourmap&id=21&gp=0&Itemid=511
Grass Mountain Chateau
The house was originally built as a guesthouse for Taiwan Sugar Corporation during Japanese Occupation era. It was also used as a residence for Japanese Emperor Showa while visiting Taiwan. In 1949, the former President Chiang Kai-shek used as a guesthouse. Thus, it became the first president residence in Taiwan. In 2002, Taipei city government appointed the house as a historical building and made it to become an art and cultural salon.
TOUR D (10/17) : Pick up from TICC →Yeliou Scenic Area →Keelung Miaokow →Zhongzheng Park (Keelung) →Return to TICC .
Time: 13:00 - 18:00
Yeliou Scenic Area
The total distance measured from the entrance of the Yehliu Geopark to the end of the cape is about 1.7 km; the widest area in between is shorter than 300 m. The distance measured from Yehliu Stop at Jijin Highway to the end of the cape is about 2.4km. The rock landscape of Yehliu Geopark is one of most famous wonders in the world. The costal line is stretching in a direction vertical to the layer and the structure line; besides, the influences caused by wave attack, rock weathering, earth movement and crustal movement all contribute to the formation of such a rare and stunning geological landscape.
Keelung Miaokow
There are many kinds of eatery here and more than 200 food stands gather in the area of 400 meters. Good materials are used for the dishes and prices are modest. The market attracts huge crowd each day. The famous dishes include soup mix, fried fish pastry, meat soup, fried oysters and meat on rice, etc. There are seafood, fried chicken, cold desserts, and more. Visiting the food market will give you a chance to taste all of the famous dishes in Taiwan.
Zhongzheng Park (Keelung)
Zhongzheng Park is situated on the side of Dashawan Mountain, which is at the east of Keelung City. There is a white statue of Goddess of Mercy in the park. This 25-meter high statue has become one of the characteristics of Keelung. Inside the statue is a stairway leading to the top. The park overlooks Keelung City and the harbor. There are three levels in the park. On the first level is a historic canon fort. On the second level is a Buddhist library, Martyrs' Shrine and Zhuputan Temple. The temple attracts many worshipers on July 15 of the lunar calendar (Zhongyuan Festival). On the third level is Guanhai Pavilion. Sitting in the pavilion, visitors can see the entire Keelung and the ocean.