A Guide to All Things Taiwan: Ximending

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Taiwan is a small island nation 180km east of China with contemporary cities, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. Taipei, the country’s capital in the north, is known for its busy night markets and street-food vendors, Chinese Imperial art at the National Palace Museum and Taipei 101, a 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped skyscraper with an observation deck.

The island of Taiwan was mainly inhabited by Taiwanese aborigines before Han Chinese began immigrating to the island in the 17th century.

Taiwan today maintains a stable industrial economy as a result of rapid economic growth and industrialization, and is a destination of choice among tourists and travelers.

While the country enjoys healthy amount of tourists among Chinese dialects speaking travelers, Taiwan has becoming increasingly popular among non-Chinese speaking tourists.

In the past, it is rather daunting for non-Chinese speakers to to travel in Taiwan as the language used nationwide is pretty much just Mandarin and the food are mostly exotic and strange, but luckily for us non-natives, there are plenty of websites around that can guide you on what to do, what’s nice to eat and where to stay without putting a hole in your pocket.

One of the website is this, http://ximendinghotel.com/

This website offers information about Ximending, a bustling neighborhood and shopping district in the Wanhua District ofTaipei, Taiwan. It is the first pedestrian zone in Taiwan. Ximending is a great place to visit if you are a shopaholic but is traveling on a shoestring.

Ximending has been called the “Harajuku of Taipei” and the “Shibuya of Taipei” and is the source of Taiwan’s fashion, subculture, and Japanese culture and is a recommended attraction by Tripadvisor.

If you are a non-Chinese speaker and has fear of the unknown in Taiwan, worry and doubt no more as Taiwan is now a destination of choice among non native speakers and if you are worried about being too adventurous, try to refer to Ximending hotels first and start exploring Taiwan with Ximending before exploring other touristy place.

There’s everything that you need to know about Ximending in this website and it is basically a guide to where to go, what to do, what’s nice to eat, where to stay in and many more. Plan a trip to Ximending and experience it soon, okay? I promise you, you’ll love it there and would want to be back for more.