Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Taiwan Trip Day 13 - Taipei (台北) | Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (國立中正紀念堂)

13 December 2018

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (國立中正紀念堂) is a famous tourist attraction in Taipei. Located in the Zhongzheng District, the national monument is erected in memory and honour of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, former President of the Republic of China.

After our morning walk at Wulai, we decided to make an impromptu trip to C.K.S Memorial Hall before going for our climb at Elephant Mountain later that evening.

How to get here?

Take MRT (Red or Green line) to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station. Take Exit 5 and C.K.S Memorial Hall is next to the exit.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Taiwan Trip Day 13 - Taipei (台北) | Day Trip to Wulai (乌来半日游)

13 December 2018

Wulai (烏來) is located at the southern suburbs of Taipei where the settlement of the Atayal Aboriginal people (泰雅族) resides. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, the area is scenic and it is a lovely place to spend a day or half day trip.

According to legend, warriors of the Atayal tribe came to Wulai two to three hundreds years ago to hunt. They found white smoke rising from the river and shouted "Wulai" which means 'smoky hot water' in Atayal and this is how the place got its name.

Hence, one of the main attraction is to experience the hot spring!