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If You Only Had Two Hours in... Taipei
21 Mar 2018INSPIRATIONBY SweetEscape

One of these days you might just be stranded in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei, not knowing what to do in the the two hours that you have in your hands. We caught up with three local photographers in the city and asked for their advice on how to make the best use of your extended stay.

Relax At A Coffeeshop

Lovely coffeshops are everywhere in Taipei! Take in the street scene of the city - It's relaxing yet invigorating. You really get to learn about the city that way.

by Chen for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Chen for SweetEscape in Taipei

Visit A Bookstore

Eslite is a good one - the view from the top is stellar! Everything that you need to see in Taipei, you can see it from there.

Hit The Night Market

And discover the quintessential Taiwanese dishes! Chinese herb pork soup and Taiwan sausage are recommended.

by Chen for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Chen for SweetEscape in Taipei

"Taipei is also known for its buzzing nightlife. I would advise you to go out at night and enjoy the nighlife scene to its fullest!" - Mike Chen, SweetEscape Photographer in Taipei.

Have your SweetEscape moments captured by Mike Chen!

by Chen for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Chen for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Chen for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Chen for SweetEscape in Taipei

Enjoy The Nature

Taipei has a wild nature. Just go out and enjoy the environment at any moment, mostly in the big parks downtown.

by Olga A for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Olga A for SweetEscape in Taipei

Learn The History

Taiwanese are really proud of their history and their achievements. Go to Taipei 101 and Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, where you can learn more about the history of Taiwan.

by Olga A for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Olga A for SweetEscape in Taipei

Get Your Belly Full

Taiwanese food is an important part of the culture. There is a lot of yummy street foods to choose: tea eggs, seafood, stuffed dumplings, noodles... try them all!

by Olga A for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Olga A for SweetEscape in Taipei

"What I love the most about Taipei is the fact that it is one of the safest cities in the world! There are many places to go and many things to do in the city." - Olga Adamnova, SweetEscape Photographer in Taipei.

Let Olga Adamnova take your photos in Taipei!

by Olga A for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Olga A for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Olga A for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Olga A for SweetEscape in Taipei

Head Over To Xinyi District

The district has a great combination between commerce and creativity: there are lots of parks, such as Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, as well as malls. You will feel a lot of great energy here, especially on the weekend when street performances take place.

by Raphael for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Raphael for SweetEscape in Taipei

Marvet at Old Houses

There are plenty of old houses in Four Four Village, where you can learn more about Taiwan's traditional architecture.

by Raphael for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Raphael for SweetEscape in Taipei

Get Refreshed

Taiwan has many kinds of hand-shake cup tea! It's refreshing. As for the food, I would recommend Din Tai Fung and the spicy hotpot.

by Raphael for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Raphael for SweetEscape in Taipei

"I live in the Xinyi district and I like it here. My second choice would be the Ximending district, although it's a bit noisy. On the other hand, it has a lot of energy and filled with all kinds of shopping options - with cheaper prices too!" - Raphael Chen

Raphael is ready to capture your Taipei adventure!

by Raphael for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Raphael for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Raphael for SweetEscape in Taipei
by Raphael for SweetEscape in Taipei

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