From the north to the south, there are many large shopping centers and chain department stores in Taiwan. Combining diverse leisure and entertainment facilities, these venues offer designer clothing, lifestyle products, food outlets, bookstores, movie theaters, wholesale warehouses, amusement centers, and other attractions, providing the ultimate shopping environment. Moreover, several theme streets have sprung up, exhibiting an exciting blend of history and style, including Taipei's Ximending and Kaohsiung's New Juejiang commercial area, attracting different consumer groups. Other venues, including the weekend jade markets and the computer market in Taipei's Guanghua Digital Plaza, are very good places to find unexpected bargains.
Aside from keeping up with the latest international trends, Taiwan offers local delicacies, each unique to its own area, that constitute another big reason to visit Taiwan; for example, old food companies and century-old pastry shops have retained the unique tastes produced by the local culture. And if you want to pick up some historic and finely crafted objects of art, then Taiwan is definitely the place to be. Shopping here will surely enrich your travel experience.
Taipei is the home of a variety of unique shopping centers.
The first metropolitan shopping center in Taipei includes an outdoor coffee area on the second floor facing the central courtyard, offering a very comfortable and relaxing ambiance.
CPCity Living Mall is committed to providing a full-service shopping center for visitors.
The Miramar Entertainment Park is a new-age complex built to offer enough shopping and entertainment options to keep visitors occupied for a full day. The most striking feature of this park, which was opened at the end of 2004, is a 95-meter-high, 70-meter-in-diameter Ferris wheel that lights up at night to add a strong touch of romance to the Taipei skyline.
Taipei 101 used to be the tallest building in the world, with a mass of shops on the lower floors, incorporating many top brands under the LVMH group, such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Celine, etc. The fourth floor houses the highest-roofed coffee house in Taipei and many fine restaurants.
Taipei's first international-standard shopping mall - filled with sunlight, trees, and flowing water - sits next to the Far Eastern Plaza Hotel.
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