My 2nd Day Itinerary in Taipei
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei Zoo, & Night Market At Ningxia
March 27, 2017
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Without any breakfast, I headed straight to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, since there are alot of vending machines along the way, where I can pick up some food while on the go…
The first time I’ve ever heard about this name was when my grandmother, when I was still a child, used to call me Chiang Kai-shek or Mao Zedong. And then we studied them in our history books back in college, and finally being at his very own memorial hall! This memorial is grand and majestic; it is very well honored that it is even guarded by two (2) soldiers that is changed every hour through a ceremony. You may also want to witness the instatement of the soldiers at opening time at 9:00AM.
HOW TO GET HERE
Just Go DOWN at his very own station, CKS or Chiang Kai-shek Station, and follow the arrow overhead, for the exit.
This animal conservatory is another attraction in Taipei that is very easy to find since it’s just located at the end, where the Wenhu (Brown Line) terminates. However, this may involve transferring to different lines, and climbing up and going down the stairs/escalators (don’t forget, “Stand on the right. Walk on the left”).
HOW MUCH TIME WOULD YOU NEED
This zoo is huge; it is the largest one in Asia, so if you’re good at walking, you’d probably need about 5-7 hours to completely check the attendance of all that there is to see. And by the way, the insectarium is closed every Monday, hence the variance of 2 hours.
FREE/FOR RENT ZOO SERVICES (at the Tourist Information Center)
- English version of the Brochures, nursery, hot water, wheelchair & baby stroller for rent
- Application form for booking a tour, etc.
- There is a ride available, but it’s limited to bringing you from point A to point B. It doesn’t stop along the way. The fare was just around $5. It is located just before the Koalas, and towards the end of the zoo.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
Just at the entrance, to the left side is the restaurant, where it also housed McDonald’s as one of its vendors. There are a lot of vending machines along the way that serves, both hot and cold drinks. There was a store, that appeared to be at the middle of somewhere, that sells ice cream, other cold stuff, coffee, sandwiches, etc.
The Ningxia Night Market
The Ningxia Night Market is located at Datong District. This is another food haven that is flooded by both, locals and tourist alike. To be honest, I had a little difficulty finding this market based on the directions provided by some bloggers online. Thanks to my pocket 4G Wi-Fi that I got through KLOOK (Check how I got this for only PhP273.00), I got that problem solved!
HOW TO GET HERE
This night market is just between Minsheng West Road, and the Taipei Circle at Nanjing West Road. Taking the MRT, Go Down at Shuanglian Station, and take Exit 1 ➔ take a left onto Minsheng West Road ➔ And, go west. Take a walk for about 8-10 minutes, and you should see the market to your left. It is very easy to identify it, since you’ll see a lot of people queuing at different stalls.