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Regardless of whether you are visiting Taipei for business, shopping, playing or sightseeing, staying at Gala Hotel with its superior geographic location and convenient transportation network, enables you to travel around beautiful and vibrant Taipei City and its suburbs quickly and conveniently. If you want a cultural trip to learn more about the Taiwanese culture, history and beautiful temples, then you should not miss the following places:

Exploring Taipei

National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum in suburban Taipei, fully reopened in December 2006 after extensive renovations to most of the museum complex, is home to the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of Chinese art, with most of the pieces originating from mainland China. Tapestries, paintings, calligraphy, jade carvings, Ming porcelain and much more are displayed on a rotation basis, due to the size of the collection. Check with the concierge for current exhibitions and ticket information.

Taipei Financial Centre Observatory 101

The Taipei Financial Centre has become the landmark of Taipei City. The observatory of the building offers glimpses not just of the busy Taipei streets, but also of the green mountains surrounding Taipei. The Tamsui River gracefully winding its way out to the sea is also a sight which greets the visitors taking in a bird's eye-view of the world down below.

Shilin Night Market

To the north of the city proper, this vast and rambling night market is lined with stalls that sell clothing, footwear, souvenirs, as well as delicious snacks and fruits. Here you will experience the sights, sounds and smells of Chinese culture. This is the best-known Taipei night market.

Yang Ming Shan National Park

Experience natural Yang Ming Shan National Park, located on the outskirts of Taipei. Waterfalls, lakes, hot springs, and hiking trails make a visit worthwhile. Hikes are best on the cooler days from February to April, when cherry blossoms and azaleas add colour to the landscape.