Could someone please give a little more information on this area? What section of Taipei is this located? What would the easiest mode of transportation be to get there? I will be staying in the Da'an area. Also, is there any fireworks display in Taipei on New Years Eve?
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Dec 14, 11, 2:07 am
A cheap and efficient way to get from Da'an area to Beitou is to use the MRT. If I remember correctly, take a connecting red line all the way north. There are fireworks at Taipei 101 on New Years Eve as well as performances by popular Taiwanese performers. Enjoy! :D
Dec 22, 11, 4:07 am
Could someone please give a little more information on this area? What section of Taipei is this located? What would the easiest mode of transportation be to get there?
Gichin Xmas Alley was mentioned in some of my old posts here (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/10961649-post119.html) & here (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/17567933-post142.html). If you decide to pay Xmas Alley a visit, please snap some good shots and/or videos and share with us, so our FT community can have more recent visuals of this Gichin annual celebration for Xmas.
It will be very wet and chilly in Taipei this Xmas and throughout New Year. So have your rain gears handy and bundle up if you have plans for outdoor activities in Northern Taiwan. Folks are getting Influenza B viruses in Taiwan this year. No fun to go sightseeing with a running nose.
Also, is there any fireworks display in Taipei on New Years Eve?
On top of my head, here in Taipei, fireworks are routinely displayed at Taipei 101 and Miramar (美麗華). I talked about Miramar Entertainment Park previously (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/10788443-post106.html). I just heard from the local news that Taipei 101 Fireworks will be a 202-second show this year. Since it will coincide with the 101th Year for ROC (Republic of China), Taipei 101 may throw in something special. We just have to wait and see.
Rain, wind and fog are enemies to fireworks display and they are frequent visitors during this time of year in Taipei. So if you want to find a good spot to catch a good show, other than good luck, you may want to follow the suggestions from one of the local news station here (http://www.tvbs.com.tw/project/tvbs_g/activity/2012_taipei_en/News_1.aspx?code=20111213094852&p=1). Be warned though, it will be extremely crowded wherever you go to catch this sort of "firebugs" at close range. Enthusiasts normally arrive at their chosen spots hours ahead for the best "seats." As for me, I usually stay home and/or watch live TV for better viewing pleasure when I am in Taipei. :D
ETA: Tianmu Commercial District Fireworks (天母商圈煙火秀)
Just found out today there's also another smaller scaled fireworks in Tianmu. This year will be the 20th anniversary of Tianmu Commercial District Fireworks, which started out as a pet project of a local restaurant owner (pay her a visit at Red Lantern (女娘的店) (http://redlantern.eatingout.com.tw/) @ #97 Tianmu E. RD, for a house full of rural Taiwan surprises). The fireworks is a well-known event among Tianmu locals.
The 30-minute show will kick off at midnight on December 31st, along the block of #100 Tianmu East RD (http://maps.google.com.tw/maps?q=%E5%A4%A9%E6%AF%8D%E6%9D%B1%E8%B7%AF100%E8% 99%9F&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x3442ae7ffdca9c53:0xe39554e3cf2fb150,No.+10 0,+Tianmu+East+Rd,+Shihlin+District,+Taipei+City,+ 111&gl=tw&ei=3yj-TorqKumDmQXPp9CDAg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CCQQ8gEwAA). Tianmu E. RD will lightened up as it were in broad daylight.