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What To Do in Taiwan for 3 Days: Fun, Food and More!

If you haven’t made the trip, the recent approval of visa-free entry for Filipinos should finally get you going. From the moment you arrive in Taiwan, you’ll be greeted by noise, colors, a mix of historic and modern, traditional and fusion. If you’re there for a short while though, here’s what to do in Taiwan for 3 days:

Where to eat:

1. Yong He Soy Milk King

Yong He Soy Milk King
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Yong He Soy Milk King serves traditional Taiwanese breakfast which consists of steaming savory soy milk, their own funky version of the boring old pancake, or fried crullers. If you don’t think breakfast is the best time of the day, then maybe this will change your mind.

2. Hot Star Large Fried Chicken

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken Taiwan
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Who doesn’t enjoy eating crispy fried chicken bigger than your face? The chain may be available in other countries, but there’s nothing like the original.

3. Modern Toilet Restaurant

Modern Toilet Restaurant
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It’s never a good sign when your food resembles fecal matter, not unless you’re in Taiwan. Modern Toilet Restaurant is a (no-surprises here) toilet-themed restaurant where dishes, chairs, and serving plates resemble all things toilet-related.

4. Chun Shui Tang Milk Tea

Chun Shui Tang Milk Tea
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You’ll find every kind of flavor, size and variation of milk tea in Taiwan. But if your love for milk tea is real, you can’t leave the city without visiting the place of its birth.

5. Hangzhou Xiao Long Bao

Hangzhou Xiao Long Bao
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Many consider Hangzhou’s Xiao Long Bao as the best in the city. Their paper-thin, beautifully wrapped soup dumplings are easier on the pocket than Din Tai Fung’s, so if you’re low on funds but up to feast, this is the place.
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What to see:

1. Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

This national monument was built in honor of Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek. Notable features of the popular landmark include: its octagonal shape for good-fortune, two sets of 89 steps to represent the age of CKS upon death, and a bronze statue of the former leader complete with 2 guards.

2. Taipei 101

Taipei 101

Visiting Taipei without seeing Taipei 101 is like going to Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. Appreciate the city from a different angle at the skyscraper’s viewing deck — it’s a must.

3. Dalongdong Bao’an Temple

Dalongdong Baoan Temple
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The UNESCO heritage award winner is a beautiful Taoist temple dedicated to the saint, Baosheng Dadi. If you visit during the months of April and May, you can catch the annual festival which features parades, lion dancers, opera singers, and more.

4. Jiufen Old Street

Jiufen Old Street

This centuries-old town up in the hills of Keelung, Taiwan, is a picturesque village famous for its similarity to the one in Spirited Away. Whether true or not, the quaint little shops and secret alley ways will transport you to a world far from ordinary.
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What to do:

1. Check out Ximending

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Ximending is possibly one of the most colorful parts of the city. Often referred to as the Shibuya Crossing of Taiwan, the busy street has a sea of shops, street performers, art, random knick-knacks, and bars all alive up to the wee hours of the morning. 

 2. Eat stinky tofu at Shilin Night Market

Shilin Night Market

This is one of the most famous markets in Taiwan. Here you’ll find famous local street food like the stinky tofu (fermented tofu), oyster omelet, friend pork buns, and more.

3. Explore the Yangmingshan National Park

Yangmingshan National Park

Whether or not you’re up to bathing naked in the one of public hot-springs, Yangmingshan is worth the visit. The National Park is home to a range of flowers, unique birds, and even Cherry Blossoms during season.
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What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head over to Taiwan. Book your flight and hotel with Traveloka.  

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