Last Day in Taiwan
I have an entire day to spend in Taiwan so I decided to go to places which can be accessed by MRT. I spent an hour or two researching places i visit for my last full day in Taiwan. After I checked out at the hotel, I left my luggage at the train station so that I can easily pick it up for my midnight flight back to Manila.
Traditional Wet Market (Xinyi Area)
Taiwan loves their market so to start my day i decided to check Yongchun market. Explore the busiest wet market in Taipei. Walk around the area and try local street food and check fresh and local ingredients. It is surprising to see traditional market nestled in the heart of a modern and busy district.
How to get there: Ride Blue line and stpo at Yongchun Station. the market is located next to MRT blue line.
If you lave tea then going to Mokong is a must. The village is located at the top of a mountain providing a scenic views of Taipei City. The best way to reach the village is by riding Maokong Gondola From MRT Taipei Zoo Station. You can also ride a Crystal Cabins.
How to get there: Take the Brown Line 1 to the Taipei Zoo Station then transfer to Maokong Gondola cable-car.
I’m not sure how to feel about zoos, I know that they play a big part in conservation but I have mixed feeling when I see animals on cage. If you are travelling with Kids then they will definitely love the exotic animals. I personally love seeing the African animals and the very cute Pandas.
How to get there: Take the Brown Line 1 to the Taipei Zoo Station. If your coming from Maokong peak you can take the gondola and stop at Taipei Zoo or take a taxi.
Xiamendeng Night Market
I have few hours left before going to back home so I went to Xiamendeng for some last minuet shopping and have dinner at the famous Modern Toilet restaurant. Ximending Pedestrian Area is famous for its restaurants, shops and street performances. The area reminds me Harajuku in Japan or Myeongdong Shopping Street in South Korea.
The Modern Toilet Restaurant is a unique dining experience in Taipei. The theme might be weird for some but it is actually fun just don’t think about actual poop.
How to get there: Ride the Blue Line 5 or Green Line 3 to Ximen
My last day Taiwan was a little hectic but I was able to truly enjoy my visit in Taiwan. As of writing Filipinos area allowed visa free entry (temporary), hopefully this would be made permanent.
If you enjoyed my Last Day in Taiwan post, pleas check my entire Taiwan trip.
Click: DIY Solo Travel In Taiwan Series for more information on the different places to visit in Taiwan.