I traveled to Taipei with my law school buddy, Lara, after our finals exams on December, 2016. It was winter time then, with temperature at around 12C.
Sharing with you our 3-day itinerary:
Old Ceramics Street at Yingge District for pottery and ceramics shopping.
Yingge is the largest center for ceramics production in Taiwan. From Taipei, we hopped on a train from Taipei Main Station to Yinggee and traveled for 30 minutes.
Couple of blocks away form the train station, you’ll find this attractive of the town. And off to go for the pottery making class! This was recommended by my godmother, ate Hydra.
It was a unique travel experience and an unconventional part of travel itineraries.
Not to mention, the store owner and our pottery teacher were very accommodating.
Plus, the Old Ceramics Street itself boasts instagrammable corners everywhere!
Taipei Artist Village
We headed back to Taipei and went to Taipei Artist Village established by their government for cultural pursuits.
Seems like it’s where the cool kids go.
Shilin Night Market
I think many will agree to me that Taipei has the best street food!
Situated in a gold mining mountain town, Jiufen is popular for its narrow alleys packed with tea houses, souvenir shops, and street food.
It is also known to inspire the movie Spirited Away’s iconic stairs. See above photo.
In our bus ride to Shifen, we bumped into Bem, a churchmate from Victory LB! We three traveled together to Shifen.
The town is known for flying lanterns.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial
National Taiwan Museum
Raohe Night Market
We survived the entire trip with street food because, hey! It’s Taipei! It’s the most legitimate Taiwan experience!