A visit to Taipei Recapped
Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan, sitting by the island's northernmost tip. The global city is also the cultural, economic, and politic center of the country. Numerous high speed railways, buses, and airports intersect in the city, connecting the remote parts of the island to its very core. Formed in the 18th century, Taipei is still a relatively young capital. This juvenile appeal helped the city restore its ancient roadways perfectly. The Sanxia Old Street has 260 meters of red bricks, completing the country's longest paths. The corridor is surrounded by century-old houses and Baroque-style buildings. Formerly known as the Triangular Surge, Sanxia is one of Taipei's major tourist attractions. The Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is one of the most formidable symbols of Taipei. Tourists can visit the memorials and Chinese style ponds that are worth the trip - there's no need to worry about getting there, as the memorial has its own Xindian line, part of the MRT Station. Tourists often skip Taipei in favor of Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Those who do get into the city soon discover the Taipei has a different flavor, but with the same great places for shopping, dining, and sightseeing.