IRRESISTIBLE CHARM OF TAIPEI BETWEEN THE PAST AND THE PRESENT
A lively modern metropolis that perfectly incarnates the spirit of a population who looks towards the future without forgetting its ancient historical and cultural roots: in this extraordinary journey to discover Taipei, the present and the past intertwine giving life to a combination with a timeless charm.
What we will see
- The fascinating city of Taipei
- Spectacular Taipei 101 skyscraper
- National Democracy Memorial Hall
- National Palace Museum
- The largest collection of Chinese art in the world
- National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine
What we will do
- We leave the port behind us and head inland towards the fascinating city of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan as well as the country’s political, economic and cultural hub that will surprise us with its liveable sophisticated atmosphere.
- Our tour of the city starts with a stop for photos at Taipei 101, one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world measuring 508 metres and clearly inspired by traditional architecture. Despite being extremely modern, in fact, the tower resembles a bamboo cane and is made up of eight sections as eight is a lucky number in Chinese culture.
- We then move on to the National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall dedicated to Chiang Kai-Shek and a symbol of Taipei. The white marble building has a bright blue roof and is surrounded by gardens and lakes in the typical Chinese style. It is home to the National Theatre and a concert hall where many international artists have performed.
- Afterwards, we visit the National Palace Museum, home to the largest collection of Chinese artwork in the world boasting almost 700,000 items spanning over approximately 5,000 years of history and including ceramic, porcelain, bronze and jade objects, interesting sculptures, embroideries, ancient ideogram texts and paintings.
- We end our excursion with a stop at the National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, built in 1969 as a homage to the 330,000 men who sacrificed their lives during the revolution before the Republic of China was established and to those killed during the Sino-Japanese and the Chinese Civil Wars.
- The magnificent imposing architecture is reminiscent of the Beijing Imperial Palace in continental China and represents the martyrdom of brave spirits.
What you need to know
- This excursion is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.
- Do not forget to bring a hat, sunglasses and bottled water.
- Dress code that is appropriate for the places of worship to be visited is recommended.
- There is limited availability of English speaking guides.