Busan has become a popular vacation destination for Koreans and international travelers. And the city’s fantastic food scene allures food aficionados from all over the world. Curious about what to eat in Busan and where the locals really go? This Ultimate Busan Food Guide has your answers according to Korean.
Ananti Cove is a perfect weekend getaway destination from Busan. The luxury resort nestles in 600 acres of forest along the Northeast coast of Busan. Any travelers who dream of surrounding themselves in pristine nature away from the crowds in the city center will find their paradise here. This unsponsored review of Hilton Busan at Ananti Cove reveals what it’s like to have the ultimate seaside escape in Korea.
If you are looking for the best hotels in Kaohsiung for your upcoming visit, you’ve come to the right place! I have lived in the city for 3+ years and know the areas very well. I’ll introduce seven best areas to stay in Kaohsiung with things to do in each neighborhood. Also, see my recommendations for Kaohsiung hotels in a diverse range of budgets. I handpicked these recommendations based on the location, amenities, and reputation, as well as my direct/indirect experiences.
One of the must-buy souvenirs in Taiwan is a pineapple tart. With surging demand, more than a dozen pineapple cake makers have flooded in the market. Too many choices of Taiwan’s must-buy snack might overwhelm you! No worries, if you are in search of the best pineapple cake in Taipei, you’ve come to the right place. I have had my fair share of the popular confectionary in my quest to find the best pineapple cake in Taiwan. In this article, I will mainly discuss the top three pineapple tart brands in Taipei and compare them side by side. The three most-reputable brands I selected here are Chia Te Taipei, Sunny Hills Taipei, and Taipei LeeChi.
Taipei is one of my favorite cities in Asia since my first visit ten years ago. The bustling city is full of so many fun things to do that three days in Taipei will never be enough. After having been living in Taiwan for a few years, my bucket list has not been thoroughly checked off. (In fact, it’s still growing!) Nevertheless, you can experience the best of Taipei with my 3-day Taipei itinerary and get a taste of the lively capital city of Taiwan. I tried my best to include what to do in Taipei for 3 days, insider’s tips, and local restaurants you must try.
This is the first article of my Day Trip from Taipei Series. When it comes to Taipei day trips, many travelers often choose to visit Jiufen, Shifen or Yehliu Geopark. While the Juming Museum is a relatively lesser-known destination, I decided to write about it first. This sculpture park with a mountain view is worth the visit, especially for those who appreciate arts and nature. Find out why I recommend the Juming Museum as a day trip destination to include in your Taipei itinerary.
“Play Design Hotel is less a hotel but more of a small curated experience of an inhabitable design gallery.”
Play Design Hotel is a boutique hotel in Taipei with the unique concept: Let everyone use, touch, feel and live in a space showcasing innovative Taiwan designs beyond the showroom. This novel concept gave birth to an inhabitable design gallery carefully curated by Taiwanese artists with everything designed and made in Taiwan.
The design hotel is nothing like any other hotels I ever stayed. Quite frankly, it transforms the paradigm of traditional lodging. It is rather an innovative design lab than a conventional hotel. And that’s what makes Play Design Hotel special and stand out from the rest.
Many popular tourist attractions in Taipei are historical landmarks. This guide introduces six historical places to visit in Taipei – including Longshan Temple, Bopiliao Old Street, Ximending Red House, Taiwan Presidential Palace, 228 Peace Memorial Park, and National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall – with bits of Taiwan history through a storytelling, and explains why you should not miss these places when visiting Taipei, Taiwan.
Although my intention is not to go over the details of Taiwan’s long history or discuss politics, I think it is essential to understand some critical moments of Taiwan’s history and cultural significances as a traveler. That’s how I like to travel, anyway. Since you are reading this, I assume you do, too.
Dadaocheng (大稻埕) is a fascinating neighborhood in Taipei to experience how Taipei Old Town meets modern innovation. It is the first urban area to develop in Taipei and still is the culturally significant place for locals to upkeep with the tradition. A juxtaposition of red-brick western buildings from the Japanese colonial era and ancient houses from the Qing Dynasty exudes the nostalgic vibe. The main artery of Dadaocheng, Dihua Street (迪化街), is filled with artsy boutiques, tea houses, fabric stores, souvenir shops, traditional market, trendy coffee shops, art galleries and Taiwanese cuisine.
Taiwan is perhaps the most underrated destination in Asia. I dare to say this after living and exploring Taiwan for three years. In this article, I will explain why you should visit Taiwan now and share everything I learned that you need to know. As you will be most likely to visit Taipei on your first travel to Taiwan, I wrote this article with your visit to the capital city in mind. However, the majority of tips shared here apply to other parts of Taiwan. Before you book your next trip to Taipei, continue reading my essential Taiwan travel tips.