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Excursion 'BEST OF TAIPEI'

Description

Leaving the port you will stop to Taipei 101 Building where a photo stop will be performed before arriving to the Martyr's Shrine, which was built in 1969. Its grand and magnificent architectural style is similar to one of the hall of the Imperial Palace in Beijing on Mainland China, which symbolizes the martyrs' brave spirit. Before the establishment of the Republic of China, 330,000 men sacrificed their lives to the revolution, which fell during the Sino-Japanese war and the Chinese Civil war and they are worshipped here. Next visit will be the National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall. This is the FORMER Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. The great building has become a landmark of Taipei City. There are places for international art performances such as the National Theatre and National Concert Hall. World famous musicians (such as the great cello performer Yo Yo Ma and the great violinist Shao Lian Lin) and renowned playgroups have conducted performance here. The place is enriched with the beauty of traditional Chinese gardens. After the visit you will drive to the National Palace Museum. Famous for it's rich antique collection, which amounts to nearly 700,000 pieces and has an age range covering almost the entire five thousand year old history of China; including pottery, porcelain, bronze & jade ware; sculpture, embroidery, calligraphy as well as paintings with each piece a true curio. Then your final stop will be at the Lungshan Temple; a famous old temple in Taiwan. It is renowned for worshiping the Guanshiyin Buddha and other divine spirits. Its architecture is a three-section design with a front hall, a rear hall and right/left dragons protecting the middle hall. There is a pair of bronze dragon poles in the front hall and four pairs of dragon poles in the middle hall. All these sculptures are delicate, exquisite wood sculptures. The temple has many Chinese poems, verses and lyrics. These add a touch of literature in addition to the religious and sightseeing value. You will then drive to the restaurant for lunch before returning to the port.

When would you like to leave?
Adult US$ 169.00
Child (3-13 old) US$ 126.75
Length 6 hours approximately
Level Easy Easy
Type Cultural Cultural
Most wanted Most wanted
Meal included Meal included
 
What you need to know

Please note. This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems. When visiting the temple shoes should be removed and socks should be worn. The order of the itinerary may vary. A sunhat, sunglasses and bottled water are recommended. Space is limited, so please reserve early. Suitable clothing is recommended for entrance to places of worship