TAIPEI CITY HIGHLIGHT
Cultural, Lunch not included
When we leave the port, we will drive to the Taipei 101 building where we will stop for photos before travelling to the National Palace Museum. Famous for its rich antique collection, which amounts to nearly 700,000 pieces covering almost the entire five-thousand-year-old Chinese history including pottery, porcelain, bronze & jade, sculptures, embroidery and calligraphy, as well as paintings with each piece truly unique.
Our next visit will be to the Martyrs' Shrine, which was built in 1969. Its grand and magnificent architectural style is similar to one of the halls in the Imperial Palace in Beijing on mainland China, and it symbolises the martyrs' brave spirits. Before the establishment of the Republic of China, 330,000 men sacrificed their lives for the revolution and fell during the Sino-Japanese war and the Chinese Civil war, and they are remembered here.
Our last visit will be the National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall. This is the former Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. This great building has become a landmark of Taipei City. There are places hosting international art performances such as the National Theatre and National Concert Hall. World famous musicians (such as the great cello performer Yo Yo Ma and the great violinist Shao Lian Lin) and renowned theatrical groups have performed here. The beauty of the traditional Chinese gardens makes this place even more enchanting.
Please note: This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems. The order of the itinerary may vary. A sun hat, sunglasses and bottled water are recommended. Suitable clothing is recommended in order to enter places of worship.
What you need to know
Please note. This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems. The order of the itinerary may vary. A sunhat, sunglasses and bottled water are recommended. Suitable clothing is recommended for entrance to places of worship.
There is limited availability of English-language guides.