Taipei city is surrounded by greenery; you can easily take a gondola with glass bottom up the mountains and visit the MaoKong Tea Farm overlooking the city. Local tea houses serve up the famous Bouzhong tea and Taiguan Ing, country cuisine with seasonal ingredients as well as tea flavour specialty. By nightfall, the tea farm is lit up by colourful lights and truly become an enchanting experience.
The eclectic Old Town Central is a perfect blend of history, food, arts and hidden treasure amidst modern skyscrapers. Come explore the heart of Hong Kong’s financial district that retained so much of its history and culture, yet is a modern economic powerhouse. You can stroll along Hollywood Road - one of the first roads that were built during the colonial era - for an urban exploration of heritage, street art and quaint shops and cafes.
This largest natural lake in Taiwan is partly shaped like a Sun and another shaped like a Moon. CNN praised that the biking trail around the lake is one of the 10 most breathtaking in the world; biking leisurely by the calming turquoise water is the best way to enjoy this nature’s gem, the tranquility, and to catch the cherry blossom during early Spring.
If you are looking to experience Hong Kong like a local, you have to visit Sham Shui Po. Here, you can enjoy a classic Hong Kong breakfast of pineapple bun with Hong Kong-style milk tea in a family-run eatery and make friends with the locals. You will find a fascinating district that is an amalgamation of a historic and revitalized neighborhood that houses a garment and fabric industry, a blooming art district, a well-known electronic/gadget shopping paradise on Ap Liu Street, as well as local handicraft stores, century-old Chinese medicine practices and numerous popular restaurants frequented by the locals.
Pingxi is a charismatic old town where its shops and marketplace are built into a hill with a train track through the middle. It is also one of the most popular spots where sky lanterns with wishes and prayers are set into the sky. The night sky of this mountain town being lit up and covered by sky lanterns is one magical moment to be experienced and treasured.
During daytime, it is all about the chic boutiques, galleries and antique stores. When night falls, the Lan Kwai Fong/Soho area will truly sparkle and shine. A home to over 90 restaurants and bars, this is the most popular nightlife hot spot where you can sip on your favourite beverage by the street side perch or on the hidden rooftops; whether to dance your night off at a dive bar or a swanky nightclub is entirely up to you.
Now you can visit these two complementary destinations in one fabulous trip!