Explore with Meander – Let’s make pineapple cakes

By / 9th November, 2014 / Meander Journal / No Comments

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Pineapple cake is one of the famous Taiwanese dessert
that every visitor is crazy about.

As a result, Meander crew decides to take our guests to make our own pineapple cakes!!

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Beside that, there’s also a museum to explore more about Taiwanese culture.

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After the trip, we went to Beitou for the Jumbo noodles.
Look at the size!!!! Isn’t it extremely huge?

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Meander @ The Red House

By / 14th May, 2014 / Meander Journal / No Comments

The Red House / Red Play House

The Red Chamber Theater, often called the Red Theater or Red Play House in English, is a historic theater in the Ximending. Built in 1908 during Japanese rule and designed by Japanese architect Kondo Juro, it was originally a market building but was used as a theater from 1945 onwards.

Recommendation:

Ximending/Riverside/Nishi Honganji/Taipei Zhongshan Hall

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http://www.redhouse.org.tw/
http://www.riverside.com.tw/
http://www.zsh.taipei.gov.tw/

The red house is near Ximen Staion Exit 1.

來去西門町住一晚。
Enjoy Meandering!

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Meander @ The Lin Family Mansion

By / 5th May, 2014 / Meander Journal / No Comments

The Lin Family Mansion

The Lin Family Mansion is most complete private garden left in Taiwan nowadays. It has been renovated and maintained by specialists after being ruined during Taiwan’s restoration.  Now parts of the mansion and garden have restored as original. The Lin Family Mansion can be considered as a historical treasure left by the people from the past and also a place for people to truly understand the heritage and history of Taiwan.

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http://www.linfamily.ntpc.gov.tw/

From Meander to Mansion, take MRT (Blue line) to Fuzhong station, and walk among the direction. It takes about 10 minutes.

 

 

來去西門町住一晚。
Enjoy Meandering!

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Meander @ Mengjia Longshan Temple

By / 27th April, 2014 / Meander Journal / No Comments

Mengjia Longshan Temple

Mengjia Longshan Temple is so-called “Wanhua Longshan Temple” or just “Longshan Temple”. It built in 1738 and it exists for more than 200 years. It’s one of the most popular visiting spot of Taiwan, the other 3 are Taipei 101, National Palace Museum and Chang Kai Shek Memorial Hall.
The temple enshrines and worships Avalokiteshvara and it’s also one of the earliest worship center of Avalokiteshvara in Taiwan.

Recommendation:

Hwaxi Street Tourist Night market / Bo-pi Liao Historical Street

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http://www.lungshan.org.tw

 

來去西門町住一晚。
Enjoy Meandering!

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Meander @ PingXi Line

By / 16th April, 2014 / Meander Journal / No Comments

PingXi Line

The railroad was originally built to transport coal. It was completed in July 1921.
Now it runs for sightseeing. It’s time-honored and the most beautiful railway branch line in Taiwan.

Recommendation:

Jingtong Old Street / Xiaozi Shan (Little Mount. Huangshan) / Pingi old street / Shifen Old Street / Shifen Giant Waterfall

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From Meander to PingXi Line, you have to go to Taipei Main Station then take train to PingXi Line.
Because Ruifeng Station would be too crowded, we suggest you can buy “One day pass for PingXi Line” in Badu Station. You only need to pay NTD 15 for the local train from Badu to Ruifung.

 

來去西門町住一晚。
Enjoy Meandering!

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Meander @ Jiufen

By / 2nd April, 2014 / Meander Journal / No Comments

Jiufen

Jiufen, also spelled Jioufen or Chiufen, was only an isolated village until 1893, when gold was discovered in the area. In 1989, Hou Hsiao-hsien’s A City of Sadness, the first film to touch on the 228 Incident, then a taboo subject in Taiwan, became a big hit in the theatres. As a result Jiufen, where the film was set, revived due to the film’s popularity. The nostalgic scenery of Jiufen as seen in the film, as well as appearances in other media, charmed many people into visiting Jiufen.

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Historical street/Sheng Ping theater/Taro ball/Nightscape

From Meander to Jiufen, first need to take train to Ruifang Station, transfer the bus 825, 827, 1001(886), or Golden Fulong Line.

來去西門町住一晚。
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Meander @ Taipei Zoo

By / 18th March, 2014 / Meander Journal / No Comments

Taipei Zoo

The Taipei Zoo, sometimes referred to as the “Muzha Zoo” (木柵動物園).  It is the most famous zoological garden in Taiwan and a leader in conservation, research and education, and recreation. It is also the largest zoo in Asia.

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Taipei Zoo http://english.zoo.taipei.gov.tw/

 

來去西門町住一晚。
Enjoy Meandering!

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Meander @ Maokong

By / 11th March, 2014 / Meander Journal / No Comments

Maokong

The area used to be the biggest tea growing area of Taipei. There are many intertwining footpaths which have been used to transport tea. Now, it is a popular place for tea culture and viewing the night scenery of Taipei City.Maokong still produces some tea, most notably tieguanyin tea.
The Maokong Gondola was designed to make visiting Maokong more convenient for local residents and tourists.

Recommendation:

Gondola/Tea/Nightscape

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Maokong Gondola http://www.taipei-101.com.tw/en/index.aspx

From Meander to Maokong, you have to take MRT to Taipei Zoo Station then transfer to Maokong Gondola.

 

 

來去西門町住一晚。
Enjoy Meandering!

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Meander @ Taipei 101

By / 10th March, 2014 / Meander Journal / No Comments

Taipei 101

Taipei 101 is the forth tall building in the world, the highest eco building, the highest building in Circum-Pacific seismic zone, and also the highest building in Pacific Rim zone.
The firework show of new year countdown of Taipei 101 attracts several hundred thousands of tourist to visit and it also has become the most famous spot to celebrate the new year in Taiwan and international.

Recommendation:

Nightscape/Observation Deck in 88F and 91F/Firework show to celebrate new year

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Taipei 101 http://www.taipei-101.com.tw/en/index.aspx

From Meander to Taipei 101, you can take MRT(Red Line) to Taipei 101/World Trade Center station.

 

 

來去西門町住一晚。
Enjoy Meandering!

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Meander @ Wu Lai Hot Spring

By / 5th March, 2014 / Meander Journal / No Comments

Wulai Hot Spring

Wulai is famous by the hot spring and cherry blossom, and Wulai means “Hot water which is smoking” in Atayal Tribe, one of the Taiwanese aborigine. The hot spring water of Wulai is crystal-clear and drinkable. It’s sodium bicarbonate spring. That spring also called “Beauty Spring” because it can mend the skin.

Recommendation:

Ya Ke Aboriginal Boar Meat Sausage / Moon Aboriginal Boar Meat Sausage and Millet Sticky Rice / Hot Spring Egg with sorghum liquor flavor / Wulai Old Street / Wulai Miniature Train / Waterfall / Cherry blossom(In winter and spring)

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Full Moon Spa http://www.fullmoonspa.net/

Wulai Waterfall visitor center http://www.wulai-visitor.com.tw/

From Meander to Wulai, you need to take the MRT(Green Line) to Xindian station and transfer to bus #849. Only need 1 hour to get there.

 

來去西門町住一晚。
Enjoy Meandering!

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