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Taipei perfect for three-day trip: UA inflight magazine

TOP DESTINATION:Taipei has a lot to offer, from popular sites such as the National Palace Museum to tech designs and inexpensive fares

Staff writer, with CNA

Taipei has been selected as one of the cities for a trip of “three perfect days” by United Airlines’ (UA) in-flight magazine, Hemispheres.

The magazine, which has a monthly circulation of 7 million, said that “Taipei has emerged as a global incubator for technology, design and cuisine,” and that it “still has plenty of surprises for those willing to explore.”

The magazine chooses a best destination every month. Taipei was featured in the cover story for this month.

In addition to famed attractions such as the skyscraper Taipei 101, the National Palace Museum and the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, there are many other places that are worth visiting, it said, citing as an example the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, a neo-industrial complex on the grounds of an abandoned tobacco factory.

Particularly compelling is the Red Dot Design Museum, where all sorts of objects, from elephant-inspired fire extinguishers to twisted steel table lamps, are displayed in chrome-walled halls, it said.

The article also mentioned Yongkang Business Circle and the Flower and Jade Market.

Visitors can also sample the famous Din Tai Fung Dumpling House, snacks at Shilin Night Market and popular local treats at a soya milk shop, the magazine said.

The eatery, Fu Hang Dou Jiang, on the second floor of Huashan Market, is known to attract lines that snake all the way around the block, it said.

“The wait is a small price to pay for a foot-long savory cruller, a spring onion omelet and hearty sesame bread, washed down with sweet, warm soya milk, all of which combine to help tame your still-boogieing belly,” it said.

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