Where to Shop around The Westin Taipei
Collected by Westin AFAR
Home to more than 23 million people, Taipei was influenced by many countries, from China to Japan, until Taiwan started ruling itself. Today, Taipei is one of the great dragons of Asia—extremely modern, always changing, and infinitely interesting.
Jilin Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491
Do you enjoy drinking tea but really don’t know that much about it? Then be sure to stop by Ten Shang’s, which is so much more than a simple tea shop. The excellent staff here will take the time to chat with you about the differences between the...
Section 1, Jianguo South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Every weekend thousands descend on this normally boring stretch of Taipei for one of the most impressive markets in town: the Jianguo Flower Market. Vendors from around the city and region display amazing examples of flowers and plants, many of...
Section 3, Zhongxiao East Road, Taipei City, Taiwan
The top souvenir from Taipei isn’t jade, electronics, or even clothing. No, it’s the king of Taiwanese desserts—the pineapple cake. In Taiwanese culture, pineapple cakes have come to symbolize wealth and even the island itself. The cakes have a...
No. 8號, Section 3, Civic Blvd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
If you are looking for the latest electronic gadgets and gizmos at affordable prices, then be sure to stop by the Guang Hua Market. This six-story testament to high-tech worship has everything you could want, or even imagine you could want, all...
No. 39號, Section 1, Fuxing South Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
One of my favorite activities when I travel is to visit grocery stores and even malls for a better look at the pop culture of a new country. Sure, the traditional sites are great, but there is no better way to quickly learn about the habits of a...
No. 46, Xuzhou Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
It seems like there’s a market on every street in Taipei, and that’s almost true. But it’s also true that most have their own, unique focus as a way to provide shoppers with great products in an easy-to-find way. For unique, handcrafted gifts and...
No. 98, Section 3, Xinsheng South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
A favorite cultural activity of mine is to visit bookstores wherever I go. Even if I can’t understand the language, I can usually get a sense for the themes of the most popular books. Luckily, the massive bookstore Eslite has a great...
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