Grand Victoria Hotel,the Epitome of Modern Luxury The latest addition to the ever-changing landscape of Taipei City, Grand Victoria Hotel is the quintessential masterpiece of modern luxury, representing a fusion of classic Victorian architecture of the 19th century with contemporary elements of the 21st century.
While classic Victorian architecture, an English-styled bell tower, customized LED lighting, and an elegant wedding garden reminiscent of distant lands comprise the grand exterior of the Grand Victoria Hotel, elegant white granites, lavish decorations, and international caliber boutique stores make up an exceptional interior like none others.
The Grand Hotel was established in 1952. Supported by red columns and with golden roof tiling, the Grand Hotel stands midway up Yuanshan, much like a majestic 14-storey palace. Facing Keelung River, with Yangming Mountain to its, the hotel offers an amazing view of Songshan District to the East and Danshui to the West. The Grand Hotel, structured through western construction methods, is decorated with elegant classical Chinese details. This fusion ofEast and West makes the hotel a fine expression of Chinese art upon a foundation of modern western architecture. No matter if visitors are tourists or business men, all those who stop by and marvel at the architectural beauty of the hotel would no doubt want to reserve for themselves a wonderful stay.
The hotel is equipped with 487 rooms which offer a birds-eye-view of bustling Taipei in the day and a serene city in the night. The timeless joy of observing a modern city in a classic Chinese guest room is simply amazing. The Grand Hotel offers a variety of dining choices, including Chinese, Western and Japanese restaurants serving cuisine of supreme quality. With our utmost sincerity, we welcome our honorable guests to enjoy a unique, pleasant stay at the Grand Hotel.
The National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is located in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). It is a memorial to the Republic of China's National Father, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, and was completed on 1972. The total building area covers 29,464 square metres (7.3 acres) in an open space of 115,000 square metres (28.4 acres). It contains displays of Sun's life and the revolution he led, and is also a multi-purpose social, educational and cultural center for the public.
On the roof of Miramar Entertainment Park is a 70-metre (230 ft) tall Ferris wheel, second tallest in Taiwan after the 88-metre (289 ft) Sky Wheel at Janfusun Fancyworld. The building and wheel have a total overall height of 100 metres (330 ft), previously the highest overall in Taiwan, but now superseded by the Dream Mall Ferris wheel (Kaoshiung Eye) in Kaoshiung, a smaller 50-metre (160 ft) diameter wheel on a taller building, which opened in May 2007.
Taipei Arena is an indoor sporting arena located in Taipei, Taiwan. Built in 2005, the large multi-purpose stadium can accommodate major international sport events such as ice skating, ice hockey, gymnastics, handball, basketball, tennis, badminton, table tennis, indoor soccer, boxing, judo, karate, taekwondo and wrestling. It is currently operated by the Eastern Media Group, which won the bid to operate the arena for nine years. However, the Eastern Media Group is involved in the bid scandals. Taipei City Government has cancelled the right of operation.
The Zhongshan Soccer Stadium is Taipei's football-specific stadium that hosts the Chinese Taipei national football team.
Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market is a night market in the Shilin District of Taipei, Taiwan, and is often considered to be the largest and most famous night market in the city.
The Maokong Gondola is a gondola lift transportation system in Taipei, Taiwan. Opened on July 4, 2007, the Maokong Gondola runs between Taipei Zoo and Maokong. The 4.3 km (2.7 mi) line has four stations. The facilities of the gondola were contracted to the French company Poma.
Founder Yang Bingyi was born in Shanxi, China, but moved to Taiwan in 1948 as a result of the Chinese Civil War. After working 10 years at Heng Tai Fung, a cooking oil retailer, he found himself unemployed due the store's closing. Thus, he and his wife, Lai Penmei, founded Din Tai Fung (also a cooking oil retailer) in 1958. Around 1980, tinned cooking oil became prevalent, and business diminished drastically. In order to survive, Yang and his wife began making and selling steamed buns (xiaolongbao) on the side. The buns were so popular that the store stopped selling oil altogether and became a full-fledged restaurant in the 1980s. The original restaurant is located on Xinyi Road in Taipei.
Jiufen, also known as Jioufen or Chiufen, is a mountain area in the Ruifang District of New Taipei City near Keelung, Taiwan.
Tamsui District and Tamshui Township) is a sea-side district in New Taipei City in northern Taiwan (ROC). It is named after the Tamsui River; the name means "fresh water". The town is popular as a site for viewing the sun setting into the Taiwan Strait. Though modest in size (population 130,105), the district is home to three universities (Aletheia University, Tamkang University, and St. John's University) and has a large role in Taiwanese culture.
Shenkeng Tofu is undisputedly the most well known specialty product of Shenkeng District. There are many reasons why Shenkeng Tofu is so popular in Taiwan: the bean curd is handmade without adding calcium sulfate (as a coagulant). In addition, the local water quality is known for its sweetness and free of iron content, which explains why the tofu produced in Shenkeng District is so exquisite and does not turn yellow like normal tofu does. Not only that, tofu manufacturers in Shenkeng also follow the traditional method of preparation (the “soy sauce preparation technique”) by making the tofu over charcoal heat. The result is a tender but slightly charred tofu with a hint of soy sauce.
The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a monument erected between 1976 and 1980 to honor of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, leader of the Kuomintang and President of the Republic of China. The landmark is located in Taipei, Taiwan (ROC).
The monument, surrounded by a park, stands at the east end of Liberty Square . The structure is framed on the north and south by the National Theater and National Concert Hall.
Last updated by Chorus on 09 Jan 2015
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