First Visit to Taiwan: the City of Taipei


This is my first visit to Taiwan and I'm glad that I'm in good company with my Diana F+ and Smena 8M. :D As an avid lomographer, I made sure that I would be able to find the local Lomography store in Taipei. Read on for more of my Taiwan adventures and of course, photos!

My hotel was located in the city of Taipei, near the Ximending shopping district and the “movie street”. It’s a shopping paradise full of city vibes.

Credits: awesomesther

You can find boutique stores such as Levi’s, Nike, Vans and many more if you are into brands. If you’re on a budget, you can also indulge in some street-style shopping where you can get more bang for your buck as well as check out the handmade souvenirs and gifts that you can take home to your family and friends!

Credits: awesomesther

You can also visit the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall or the Martyrs’ Shrine where you can observe the changing of the guards every hour, the whole process is quite an elaborate one, which takes about 25 minutes. Expect to have a throng of tourists around who are all scrambling to get a shot of the whole routine.

Credits: awesomesther
Credits: awesomesther

Of course, there’s also the famous Taiwanese street food, Shilin Night Market, and the Taipei 101, which are all considered as can’t-miss activities if you’re planning a trip here. As for me, I am definitely going back to Taipei again and next time I’ll surely take more photos!

For this trip, I was happy that I managed to find my way to the Lomography Gallery Store in Taipei. Yay!

Credits: awesomesther

written by awesomesther on 2011-01-10 in #world #locations #travel-destination #historic-site #shopping #diana #35mm #taipei #taiwan #lomography #smena


  1. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    nice, im going to taipei at the end of the year!

  2. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    Nice! :D Free & easy or on a tour??

  3. weihsuan
    weihsuan ·

    Nice +) I'm currently flyinig back from Taipei too. Check out my album here…

  4. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    Woo.. Going back there now?? The only thing for my trip was it rained so often that it was a bit hard to take more photos... :/ But I will go back again!

  5. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    Oops I read ur msg wrongly. Welcome back to Singapore :p

  6. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    Free and easy, i have no love for tours! ha

  7. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    Yea! Free & easy FTW! :D Btw, I think Shihlin Night Market is worth a go, but kinda over-rated? I think there is another one, "Raohe night market" I believe that one seems better. It's open-air :) But sadly, no photos :(

  8. blowpufferfish
    blowpufferfish ·

    Nice article on taipei! I am from Taiwan, and I really don't recommend Shihlin Night Market .. too many tourists and too "chaotic"!

  9. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @blowpufferfish THANKS!!!! I don't really like Shihlin either, I think Raohe is better, and I wanna see the Shi-Da Night Market too :p

  10. jeansman
    jeansman ·

    welcome to Taiwan and Taipei :)

  11. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    Thanks @jeansman :D I went down to Taichung too.. Pretty nice place. :D

  12. blowpufferfish
    blowpufferfish ·

    Raohe and Shida night markets are better! You should go check out Shida night market first when you visit Taipei next time!!

  13. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @blowpufferfish I only had 1 week that time, and it felt too short. I should save up more and go for a longer trip. There are still too much I wanna see! I wanna go to 故宫 too! But I was lucky I made it to the Flora Expo! but it was raining :(

  14. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Ahhh I miss Taiwan!!

  15. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @natalieerachel me too!!! I wanna go back there soon!

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