Over the past few years, we have worked really hard in starting our web and graphic design business, and making it grow. The CryoDragon Team finally took some time off of our usual busy schedules from April 19th – 29th to go on our first overseas trip to Taipei, Taiwan!
We have broken up our adventure into day-by-day posts.
Day 6: National Palace Museum and The Grand Hotel
On our sixth day in Taiwan, we visited the National Palace Museum, located in the Chiayi County of Taiwan. This museum boasts a collection of around 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks, one of the largest of its type in the world. It encompasses 8,000 years of Chinese art history.
After buying quite a few souvenirs from the museum, we worked out way back to Taipei City, and stopped at the Grand Hotel Taipei, a landmark hotel located in the Zhongshan District of Taipei. This hotel has played host to many foreign dignitaries that have visited Taipei (US Presidents Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower, and Richard Nixon; Nelson Mandela, and more). This hotel is one of the world’s tallest Chinese classical buildings at 285 ft in height. We had a lovely buffet in the hotel, and were able to grab pictures before and after sunset.
After our visit to the Grand Hotel Taipei, we visited the Shilin Night Market, which is considered the largest and most famous night market in Taiwan. It is famous for its stinky tofu, oyster omelet, bubble tea, and more.