Attractions of Culture, Art and Religion

1.    Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (MOCA) was built in 1921, called Jian Cheng Elementary School where Japanese students were only allowed to study. Now MOCA holds regular exhibitions demonstrate creations of culture and art. Exhibits in MOCA bring more cultural and art inspirations were promoted by the government organization and local art industrials.

2.    228 Peace Memorial Park is a historic site, was called Taihoku Park (Japanese) during Japanese colonial period. It was the first European-style urban park in Taiwan. The Park is named after 228 Incident and is for remind the history. Taipei 228 Memorial Museum explains history in the center of the park.

3.    National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall to commemorate the national founding father Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s morality, revolutionary conducts.

Dr. Sun had been here in 1913, had political meeting here.

4.    Presidential Office Building (POB) was completed 1919 and The Governor General of Taiwan set up temporary headquarters here. The architectural design blend of traditional European elements. The building was the tallest and was the landmark during Japanese colonial period.

5.    Taipei City God Temple (TCGT) was built in 1881 and is very close to Cheng Zhong Market. Various religious events you can’t miss it. Besides, the temple has a plaque written ‘God’s prestige’ from left to the right, which is a unique writing style.

6.    Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (CMH) is to commemorate the President Chiang and CMH is the largest landmark in Taipei. The National Theater and the Concert Hall are on the south and north sides respectively. CMH is a good idea for recreation, holds cultural performance, operas and orchestra performance. International meetings are also run here.

7.    The red house (TRH) was constructed in 1908 next to Ximending. The architectural design is very western-style and it lists of grade 3 historic house. TRH runs regular culture events and attracts gays and lesbians hanging out.

8.    Qingshui Temple (QT) is also called Tsushih temple worships the god Qingshzu Zushi. The temple is located in the Wanhua District and lists of grade 3 historic heritage. QT is the most temple altogether with Lungshan Temple and Dalongdong Baoan Temple. Some business such as, bikes, groceries and clothing business are around the temple.

9.    Longshan Temple lists of grade 2 historic heritage, which is across between Guangahou Street and Xiyuan Street.  Longshan Temple is the most popular temple worships more than a hundred gods. God of marriage is the god draws the most attention to couples. The temple holds lantern expo during Chinese New Year and other traditional events every year.