On our last day in Taipei, we went searching for silvergrass at Yangminshan National Park, waded into a sea of flowers at the Guandu Flower Festival, and had a wonderful soak in Taipei’s famous hot springs.
Various legends surround the origin of sky lanterns in Taiwan. One says that a well-known general, surrounded by foes in a desperate battle, once used sky lanterns to call for help from allies beyond the enemy’s perimeter.
Our Edison Tours “Taipei Night Tour” started at the infamous snake alley & ended with an enormous delicious dinner at the Taipei 101 branch of Din Tai Fung.
Our Edison Tours “Chiufen Village & Northeast Coast Tour” included a stop at Jiufen, an old gold mining town famous for lantern-lined streets & tea houses.
Our Edison Tours “Chiufen Village & Northeast Coast Tour” included stops at the Bay of Two Colors, Bitou Cape, and the Nanya Rock Formations.
This P10,000 budget for Taipei covers airfare, travel tax, accommodations, meals, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses.