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One of the major hubs of Greater China, the city of Taipei is located on the northern tip of Taiwan Island. Taipei takes great pride in its greater regional history, as can be seen in the 5,000 year old treasures found in the spectacular National Palace Museum or the restored mansions from its Japanese era.
Taipei respects its religious roots, as can be seen in the famous Confucius Temple in 1920s Minnan style architecture, or the UNESCO Heritage Award recipient Baoan Temple where traditional performances can be enjoyed by visitors. As a nod to Taipei’s blend of nationalities and religions, a visit to the Museum of World Religions is a must. Taipei is also home to many excellent entertainment venues. An early 20th century wine factory, for example, was turned into the 1914 Creative Park where visitors get to enjoy live music performances, buzzing bars and cafes and award-winning restaurant experiences. For more retail therapy, Dihua Street offers a fascinating blend of old-world Chinese medicine shops, art studios, fabric markets and antique shops. To experience the best view of Taipei, head to the 508 meter tall Taipei 101 building, built to resemble a giant bamboo stalk.