#8 best destination in the world

National Palace Museum

  • Museum with a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks
  • The collection encompasses 8,000 years of Chinese History from the Neolithic age to the modern
  • Most of the collection are collected by China’s emperors

Taipei 101

  • Building officially classified as the world’s tallest from its opening in 2004 until the 2009 completion of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE
  • The elevators that transport passengers from the 5th to the 89th floor in 37 seconds set speed records
  • Taipei 101 has postmodernist architectural style fused with traditional Asian aesthetics in a modern structure

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Taipei)

  • Memorial to the Republic of China’s National Father, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, and completed in 1972
  • Contains displays of Sun’s life and the revolution he led

Rainbow Village

  • The artwork of the military dependents’ village, was created by former soldier, Huang Yung-Fu, who began painting houses in his settlement, now known as Rainbow village, to save them from demolition
  • Over the years his artwork, which includes birds, animals and people, has spread over the remaining houses in the village

Costs

Number of Days: 11 days

Best Time To Fly: October-April

Airline tickets: $1,178

Seattle -> Taipei City (round trip) $1,178

Food: $11/day x 11 days = $121

Entertainment: $13

Lodging: $67/night x 9 nights = $726

TOTAL: $2,038