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Free tour

Discovering and walking on old distric in Taipei

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin)
Guru: Irene
Registered on October 19, 2023

Hello! My name is Irene Chen. I was born in Taipei and I know my beautiful city well, which I will happily show you through its charming streets and corners to discover.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to Taipei, the dynamic capital of Taiwan!
Join me on an exciting journey through the old town.

Amid Taipei's modernity, my tour is your key to discovering the hidden historical gems waiting to be uncovered. We'll stroll through the charming streets and historic neighborhoods, where echoes of the past gracefully intertwine with the city's contemporary energy.

From the iconic Old Town to the bustling Ningxia Night Market, we'll peel back the layers of history that have contributed to Taipei's unique character.

During the tour, I'll be delighted to answer all your questions and curiosities. I'll also recommend some of the best places to savor local cuisine.

Don't miss out on this unique experience in Taipei!
NOTE FOR TRAVELERS: personal shopping and drinks are not included cost

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    No. 10, Tacheng St, Datong District, ...
    No. 10, Tacheng St, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103
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    Meet in Beimen Metro No. 1 exit I take a cute stick and wear a hat and black clothes and a backpack.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Dihua Old Street--Cultural and Commercial Area

    Dihua Street Section 1 . This street is part of the historic Dadaocheng area, an early commercial and trading center of the city as far back as the late Qing period. In addition to New Year's supplies, there are a number of stores here selling tea, Chinese medicinal herbs, and wholesale cloth. The street has also lovingly preserved its old world charms over the years. NOTE FOR TRAVELERS: personal shopping and eating and drinks are not included cost

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Taipei Xiahai City God Temple

    Taipei Xia-Hai City God Temple is not particularly large, but it is usually packed with worshippers; it has never been expanded and has retained its original appearance for more than 100 years. The birthday of the Xia-Hai City God is celebrated on the 13th day of the fifth lunar month. On this day, devotees organize all kinds of processions and ceremonies to greet visiting deities and to express their gratitude to the City God for his divine help. This is the biggest and most boisterous temple celebration.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Yongle Market

    Yongle Market is the largest of fabric kind in Taiwan. where you'll be dazzled with all types of beautifully made fabrics and experience the vibrant market scene. Nearby alleys are filled with shops selling accessories, laces, embroidery, all you will ever need. NOTE FOR TRAVELERS: personal shopping and eating and drinks are not included cost

  • 4
    Outside visit
    North Gate

    Also known as Cheng’en Gate, the North Gate in erstwhile Taipei City served as a major gateway to Dadaocheng. The two-story fortress of North Gate is enclosed by sturdy walls in the form of a highly guarded citadel. In light of the emerging trend of cultural heritage preservation in recent years, The North Gate is the only one that remains what it used to look like in the Qing Dynasty, as well as one of the most valuable state-designated historic sites in Taipei.

  • 5
    Free admission
    Dadaocheng Visitor Center

    The Visitor Center is located on Dihua Street, across the street from Yongle Market. The Visitor Center is on the 1st Floor, with exhibits and 5 retro sets on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Come and travel back through time for an amazing experience! NOTE FOR TRAVELERS: personal shopping and eating and drinks are not included cost

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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4.44
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4.22
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3.89
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4.22
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Carmen 21 Jan 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Irene was a very kind lady! She showed me places where I haven’t been before. I would only advise her to practice more with English, as it was sometimes hard to understand. Thank you !
Cristina 20 Jan 2024
Sant Gregori

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
Very fresh and easygoing tour. Irene is an excellent person very kind , friendly and uncomplicated willing to share her views about her country and neighborhood . If it is your first trip to Taipei and you want to understand how the locals live and think this is your tour .
Pini 20 Jan 2024
Megiddo

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Better than I expected. Come and see with Irene the daily life on old Taipei. Fascinating and exciting
Jose 13 Jan 2024
Pamplona

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
La actitud de Irene es inmejorable. Es una persona muy entusiasta pero debería prepararse el tour de una manera más profesional.
Vamsi 27 Dec 2023
Kuala Lumpur

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
We have an excellent 3 hours walking tour with Irene. She was quite informative about the history and stories about Taipei. Most importantly, she is very accommodating and can customise or change the tour in line with her clients' needs. She made the whole experience fun. Highly recommended.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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