Taipei 7D/6N Full Trip Itinerary

December’s here! My blog is snowing once again and my next Taiwan trip is in another one and a half month! My itinerary and hotel bookings have yet to be finalised, I am so screwed. *hyperventilates*

Anyway, I have finally gotten around to consolidating all my Taipei posts into one compact post which makes it much easier to navigate and find the things you want to. Also, the long-awaited downloadable itinerary is finally here! To all the people emailing me for it, here’s the finalised version. Sorry, I’m really very good at procrastinating.

Taipei Itinerary 2012 – CherrieLuv

If you downloaded the itinerary or found my posts helpful, do drop me a comment to let me know!

Here are the links which will bring you directly to each day’s post.

Day 1
Taipei Main Station 台北火車站 – CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch III 新驛旅店台北車站三館 – Shihlin night market 士林夜市
Day 2
Fu Hang Dou Jiang 阜杭豆漿 – Taipei 101 台北101 – Wu Fen Pu 五分埔 – Raohe night market 饶河夜市 – Hu Xu Zhang Lu Rou Fan 胡须张滷肉飯 – Ximending 西門町 – Ay-Chung Mee Sua 阿宗面线

Day 3
Taiwan Railway Bento 台铁便当 – Xin Ben Tou 新北投 – Beitou Thermal Valley 地热谷 – Danshui 淡水 – Lover’s Bridge 淡水情人橋 & Fisherman’s Wharf 淡水漁人碼頭

Day 4
Taipei Main Station’s underground malls (Taipei City Mall, Station Front Metro Mall, Taipei New World Mall, Zhongshan Metro Mall and Shin Kong Mitsukoshi) – Shida night market  師大夜市 – Shihlin night market 士林夜市

Day 5
Chow’s Porridge 周记肉粥 – Longshan Temple 龙山寺 – Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall 国立中正纪念堂 – Yong Kang Beef Noodle 永康牛肉麵 – Ningxia night market 宁夏夜市 – 西門町 Ximending Saizeriya 義式餐飲薩莉亞

Day 6
Shifen十分 – Jiufen 九份 – Keelung 基隆 – Miramar Ferris Wheel 美麗華摩天輪

Day 7
Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐 – Danshui 淡水 – 7-11 Oden 关东煮 – Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake 澈思叔叔烘培工房 – Taoyuan Airport 臺灣桃園國際機場 – Hello Kitty Terminal

Without further ado, allow me to present to you the executive summary of my Taipei 7 Days/6 Nights trip.

Day 1 – Taipei Main Station 台北火車站 – CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch III 新驛旅店台北車站三館 – Shihlin night market 士林夜市 


Stationary train at the Taipei Main Station.


The gigantic Christmas tree was gorgeous!


Mum checking in at our hotel – CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch III 新驛旅店台北車站三館.


Our home for the next 6 days!


First stop at Shihlin night market 士林夜市 . One of our favourite night markets in Taipei!


And thus began 7 days of nonstop eating. See those collar bones there? Yeah, they’re about to disappear from the sheer amount of food ingested throughout our whole trip. No regrets!

Day 2 – Fu Hang Dou Jiang 阜杭豆漿 – Taipei 101 台北101 – Wu Fen Pu 五分埔 – Raohe night market 饶河夜市 – Hu Xu Zhang Lu Rou Fan 胡须张滷肉飯 – Ximending 西門町 – Ay-Chung Mee Sua 阿宗面线


Bright and early for breakfast at the famous Fu Hang Dou Jiang 阜杭豆漿!

Directions: Take the Blue Line to Shandao Temple Station. At exit 5, the Huashan Market Building is on your right. 阜杭豆漿 is on the second floor.


Salted soy milk 咸豆浆 (30NTD), dan bing蛋饼 (28NTD). We didn’t like it. Maybe you will?


Taipei 101 台北101.

Directions: Take train to Taipei City Hall, take Exit 2, board free shuttle to Taipei 101. Hours of operation are 1100-2100, with buses coming every 15 minutes  on weekends and every 20 minutes on weekdays.


Touristy shot. ♥


Wu Fen Pu 五分埔 was a pretty fruitless trip.

Directions: Take train to Houshanpi station and go out Exit 4. The Wu Fen Pu market is a five-minute walk from the station along YongJi Road. (Shopping place opens from noon until midnight)


Dinner was at Raohe night market 饶河夜市. 10 minutes walk away from Wu Fen Pu 五分埔.


Ri Chuan Takoyaki 日船章鱼烧(40NTD)! This was goooood.


The famous Chen Dong Medicinal Spareribs 陈董药炖排骨 (70NTD) is another must try.


Hu Xu Zhang Lu Rou Fan 胡须张滷肉飯. One of my favourite Taiwanese food is lu rou fan!


西门红楼 at Ximending!


If you visit Taipei, this place is a must go.


The very yummy Ay-Chung Mee Sua 阿宗面线. Can’t wait to go back there again!

Day  3 – Taiwan Railway Bento 台铁便当 – Xin Ben Tou 新北投 – Beitou Thermal Valley 地热谷 – Danshui 淡水 – Lover’s Bridge 淡水情人橋 & Fisherman’s Wharf 淡水漁人碼頭


Taiwan Railway Bento 台铁便当 is very famous in Taiwan as well. Here’s the branch in Taipei Main Station.


Top: Vegetarian bento, Bottom: Pork chop bento. 80NTD each.


Xin Bei Tou is famous for their sulphur hot springs.


Me at the Beitou Hot Spring Museum. Free admission so if it’s your first time to Xin Bei Tou, give this place a shot.


Beitou Thermal Valley.


So hot it’s not even funny. Just our luck to visit Taipei on their hottest Autumn ever.


Danshui 淡水 has a lot of families picnicking.

Directions: Turn left as you exit the Tamsui station and then turn right along the river to get the DanShui Old Street.


The famous jumbo ice-cream at Danshui Old Street.


We missed the sunset at Lover’s Bridge 淡水情人橋 & Fisherman’s Wharf 淡水漁人碼頭. 😦


Directions: Take the Red Line to DanShui station, and then transfer to Bus Red-26, 836, or 837. Alternatively, take a ferry ride from DanShui Ferry Pier to fisherman’s wharf (Ferry option is slightly more expensive).

Day 4 – Taipei Main Station’s underground malls (Taipei City Mall, Station Front Metro Mall, Taipei New World Mall, Zhongshan Metro Mall and Shin Kong Mitsukoshi) – Shida night market  師大夜市 – Shihlin night market 士林夜市


平安钟 at Taipei Main Station’s underground malls.


They have Liz Lisa!


Lantern lu wei 燈籠滷味 at Shida night market  師大夜市 was good! We definitely over-ordered though.

Directions: Take exit No. 3 of the Taipower Building (台電大樓) MRT Station (Green Line).


Overpriced strawberries drizzled with condensed milk at Shihlin night market 士林夜市.


The underground food court at Shihlin night market 士林夜市 has so many things for sale! We were too full to have anything from there. Ah well. Maybe next time.

Day 5 – Chow’s Porridge 周记肉粥 – Longshan Temple 龙山寺 – Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall 国立中正纪念堂 – Yong Kang Beef Noodle 永康牛肉麵 – Ningxia night market 宁夏夜市 – 西門町 Ximending Saizeriya 義式餐飲薩莉亞


Day 5 began with breakfast at Chow’s Porridge 周记肉粥. It was ok, but definitely not as good as people say it is.

Directions: Alight at Longshan Temple Station (Banqiao Line), turn right to Guangzhou Street as you see Longshan Temple right in front of you. Walk for 5 minutes and you’ll see Chow’s Porridge 周记肉粥.


Paid a visit to Longshan Temple 龙山寺!


It was really crowded when we were there.


Memorial Hall Square 自由广场 near the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall 国立中正纪念堂…

Directions: Take MRT to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station (Just 2 stations from Taipei Main Station/3 stations from Longshan Temple) and head to Exit 5.


…which was under construction.


Yong Kang Beef Noodle 永康牛肉麵. Take a taxi from Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Trust me, you wouldn’t want to walk there. This place is not exactly easy to find.


Clear soup noodles with beef tendons and beef 清炖半筋半肉面 (200NTD).


Ningxia night market 宁夏夜市 is one of the smallest night markets we’ve visited in Taipei. It is highly popular with locals though!

Directions: Ningxia night market. Alight at either Tamsui Line (Red Line) Shuanglian MRT Station or Zhongshan MRT Station of Tamsui Line, walk towards west (Chengde Rd.) from Exit No.1 for approximately 10 minutes (We took a taxi from the station instead).


Mua chee ice 麻糍冰 was awesome! Another must try is the hot mua chee 烧麻糍!


Dinner (?) at 西門町 Ximending Saizeriya 義式餐飲薩莉亞.


I really liked their escargot.

Day 6 – Shifen十分 – Jiufen 九份 – Keelung 基隆 – Miramar Ferris Wheel 美麗華摩天輪


Shifen十分!

From Taipei Main Station to Ruifang and then from Ruifang, change train to the Pingxi Line 平溪线 to get to Shifen十分. Train tickets from Taipei Main Station to Ruifang cost 59NTD each and 20NTD each from Ruifang to Shifen.


Mummy & I!

Cute mailbox!


From Ruifang, we took the Keelung Transit bus from the bus stops in front of the train station to Jiufen.


Mum at the entrance of Jiufen Old Street 九份旧道.


The iconic red lanterns lining the winding streets of Jiufen. Did you know that the spirit world in Spirited Away was inspired by the town of Jiufen?


We’re here at Keelung Miaokou night market 基隆庙口夜市!


The Keelung Miaokou night market is famous for their seafood as it’s a seaside town. Pretty meh though.


Last stop for the night at Miramar Ferris Wheel 美麗華摩天輪.

Directions: From Taipei Main Station, take train to Jiannan Road Station 劍南路站 (Neihu Line).

Day 7 – Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐 – Danshui 淡水 – 7-11 Oden 关东煮 – Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake 澈思叔叔烘培工房 – Taoyuan Airport 臺灣桃園國際機場 – Hello Kitty Terminal


Last breakfast in Taipei was at Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐 at SOGO Fuxing.

Directions: Take MRT and get off at Zhongxiao Fuxing Exit 2. The station is adjacent to SOGO Fuxing Department Store. Din Tai Fung is at Basement 2.


Their world famous xiao long bao 小笼包 at 198NTD for 6 pieces.


Danshui 淡水 again.

Directions: Turn left as you exit the Tamsui station and then turn right along the river to get the DanShui Old Street.


I wasn’t pleased with my ice-cream.


The awesome 7-11’s with their awesome oden 关东煮.


*salivates*


Freshly baked Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake for 199NTD each.


ふわふわのチーズケーキ~


Taoyuan Airport 臺灣桃園國際機場!


One last photo in the Hello Kitty Terminal before we bid adieu to Taipei. I’ll be back!

3 thoughts on “Taipei 7D/6N Full Trip Itinerary

  1. Hi,
    I hope you don’t mind, I’ve a few questions regarding Danshui.
    Do you have any idea what time the lover’s bridge light up? As it gets dark easily during Winter, will the lover’s bridge light up into colours at an earlier timing?
    Second question is, did you notice roughly what are the time frequency for the ferry piers & if one has to get the round trip ticket at once, or to purchase to and fro tickets from fisherman’s wharf separately?
    I know this is a little overwhelming, but I would like more details. Thanks!

    • Taipei gets dark at about 5-ish in winter so I’d recommend getting there around 4.30+ to be safe. I didn’t take the ferry so I’m not sure about the timing. I think it’s pretty frequent so shouldn’t be any problems getting on them. You can buy round trip tickets if I’m not mistaken.

  2. Nice write up and detail one too. Will be going to Taiwan again end of the year with family and will be stopping at Keelung as I have not been there before.

    Oh yes… I would agree with you that the Malaysian fried oyster is much nicer than the Taiwanese style fired oyster. Too much starch and too little egg. Dun really like them pouring so much tomato sauce on it as it makes is so watery.

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