A Culinary Journey to the Night Markets! From Morning until Night, eating Chinese and Western Food Makes You Happy
World Soy Milk King
Yonghe-made soy milk is known throughout the isles of Taiwan, with World Soy Milk King has the leading business plan and the mostfame.World Soy Milk King is open 24 hours a day, offering Chinese-style breakfast throughout Taiwan with a twist. It can be said that World Soy Milk King is responsible for mobilizing Taiwanese to get three square meals a day, and convincing Taiwanese that soy milk and oil sticks is not just for breakfast. In fact, breakfast has been expanded to mean north-China noodles, and includes Taiwanese-style and Cantonese favorites, making World Soy Milk a sanctuary of good eats.
Location and Address: No. 284 Yonghe Road Section 2, Yonghe City, Taipei County
Contact Phone Number: 886-2-89270000
Opening Hours: 24H
The traffic information from the Dingxi MRT Station to the World Soy Milk King
Get off at the Dingxi MRT Station. Go along Yonghe Road, and it takes about a 3-minute walk.
World Soy Milk King's information
823 Memorial Park
Formerly called No. 4 Park, the name of this expanse of green changed to 823 Memorial Park after a monument was erected in it to commemorate victory in the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis, which had begun with the 823 Artillery Bombardment. The park is located at the Zhonghe-Yonghe border and at 10 hectares is the largest park in either district. The National Taiwan Library is here, as is a spacious green area and forest path, plus basketball courts and playgrounds. Local residents come to exercise, whether it is walking or taking their dog for a stroll, and to enjoy a rare expanse of green in this dense urban zone.
Location and Address: No. 20, Lane 347, Anle Road, Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 235 (Between Zhongan Street and Anping Road)
Contact Phone Number: 886-2-22482688
Opening Hours: Open all year round
The traffic information from the World Soy Milk King to the 823 Memorial Park
Take the MRT Zhonghe-Xinlu Line and get off at the Yong'an Market MRT Station. It takes about a 3-minute walk to reach the destination.
823 Memorial Park's information
The Dlcservice Cafe
Located close to the Jing'an MRT Station, the "Dlcservice cafe," which has a country-style decoration at the gate. Once you open the wooden door, the interior decoration gives people a very relaxing feel. There're small objects hanging on the walls, such as postcards and leather accessories. Exactly, it sells Japanese groceries. The decoration setting and the menu are usually changed every half a year. Every place in the shop has its signature, people can feel the owner's considerate design in the different corners. The shop provides coffee and food, including pancakes, homemade yogurt, light meals and lunch boxes. You don't see anything wrong, the Japanese-style meal boxes are the same as the ones in the Japanese dramas. The food arrangement makes people want to take more photos, and the abundant contents taste very delicious! Having lunch or an afternoon tea here is a warm and comfortable enjoyment as if you're at home.
Photos are provided by the Dlcservice Cafe
Location and Address: No.6, Ln. 167, Jing'an Road, Zhonghe Dist., New Taipei City
Contact Phone Number: 886-2-89433173
Opening Hours: 12:00~21:00 (It closes on Mondays)
The traffic information from the 823 Memorial Park to the Dlcservice Cafe
Take the MRT Zhonghe-Xinlu Line and get off at the Jing'an MRT Station. It takes about a 3-minute walk.
The Dlcservice Cafe's information
Banqiao Railway Station
The peripheral area of Banqiao Station is a new shopping area in the city and its most prosperous business quarter. In addition to Taiwan Railway Station, Taipei Metro Station and bus stops, Banqiao Station has other public facilities, including a big shopping mall, food court and library, which have turned the area into a new commercial center. New Taipei City Hall is five minutes away on foot. Visitors can participate in events held on the big square of the station and enjoy the view in the 32-floor observatory free of charge. These features make Banqiao comparable with first-class cities in the world.
Location and Address: No.7, Sec. 2, Xianmin Blvd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan 220
Contact Phone Number: 886-2-89691036
Opening Hours: 06：00~24：00
The traffic information from the Dlcservice Cafe to the Banqiao Railway Station
At the Jing'an MRT Station, transfer to the Circular Line and get off at Banqiao Station, which is the destination.
Banqiao Railway Station's information
Nanya Night Market
As the street food paradise of Banqiao people, “Nanya Night Market” is located on “Nanya East Road”. Besides street foods, there are many fashion vendors and game stands. From the beginning to the end of the night market, there are many famous food stores you should never miss. From steamed pork buns (xiaolongbao), sesame oil chicken soup, stinky tofu, and small sausage in large sausage, after eating across the market, you will be full to the throat.
Location and Address: Nanya E. Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan 220
Contact Phone Number: 886-2-29686911
Opening Hours: 17:00-02:00
The traffic information from the Banqiao Station to the Nanya Night Market
Start from the Banqiao Station, walk along the Xianmin Boulevard. It takes about a 20-minute walk to reach the destination; or, take the MRT and get off at the Fuzhong Station, then, it takes about an 8-minute walk.
Nanya Night Market's information
Return Trip Traffic Information
Walk to the Fuzhong MRT Station, and transfer to either MRT Line that reaches your home.
Circular Line MAP
Route 2 Taiwan and summer on the sea
Summer is here! When the Meiyu-front gradually leaves Taiwan and the boundless blue sky appears, the blooming red phoenix flowers and the non-stop cicada chirping are announcing the arrival of summer. At Route 2 Taiwan of New Taipei City that goes from Bali all the way to Sandiaojiao (Cape Santiago) in Gongliao, the best season has also arrived. It is the perfect time for you to get close to the ocean at the North Coast that is rid of the northeast monsoon!Taiwan, which is surrounded by sea, has seen the development of various water sports in recent years with deregulations. Water sports have long been important leisure activities for humans, with boating, surfing, and more water sports being part of the Olympic Games! The beautiful and versatile coast of Route 2 Taiwan invites you to the best time on the sea!SUPSUP, short for Standup Paddleboarding, originated from the island paradise, Hawaii. It combines the concept of traditional paddling and surfing, using equipment of a board that is similar to large surfing boards, and a paddle that is longer than an adult's height. It is a water sport that can be quickly learned, suitable for calm waters. With a life jacket, people who can't swim can try it out too.Elephant Trunk Rock Scenic Area located at Shenao Fishing Port is a great place for trying out SUP on Route 2 Taiwan. Elephant Trunk Rock, which goes straight into the sea, was created by the carving of tidal waves and the northeast monsoon. Paddling on an SUP out to the sea at dawn, watch the dazzling sunrise on the sea, and then look back at Elephant Trunk Rock. The complete giant elephant will be right in front of your eyes. Smile to the camera and take a photo with the rising sun.Canoe&WindsurfingCanoes have been used by humans for more than 6,000 years as one of the earliest water transportation vehicles. Canoeing has been part of the Olympics since 1936. In calm waters, canoeing is a sport that is suitable for all ages and can be learned quickly. Friends and families with children can enjoy the activity together.(Photo credit: Fullon Hotel Fulong)Windsurfing, also known as sailboarding or boardsailing, was invented in the United States in the 1960s. Windsurfing is a combination of sailing and surfing, and it is a challenging sport that requires high level of control and physical coordination. Under the guidance of professional instructors, you can stand on the board, set sail, and make unforgettable memories. Combining the ocean with the unique inland river terrain, Fulong Beach is an excellent spot for windsuefing and canoeing. On Route 2 Taiwan which is mostly rocky shores, the golden, sandy beach here is rare. It is also the main venue for Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival, Northeast Fulong Life Festival, and Gongliao Hohaiyan Rock Festival. It is the most exciting scenic area on the North Coast. The Fulong Bento in front of the railway station is a delicacy not to be missed.SurfingYou can enjoy the swag of moving on waves with just one surfboard. This wave-powered extreme sport originated in the Polynesia. It is an activity that requires high level of skills and technique. But after you have conquered the wild waves, the sense of accomplishment and the deep coolness are said to be life changing. That is also the reason why this difficult sport is so fascinating to tens of thousands of people.Jhongjiao Bay Surf/SUP Center is the top choice for surfing in New Taipei City. This five-star surfing mecca has a visitor center, viewing platform, and surfing/SUP center. Together with the nearby Zhongjiao Elementary School Surfing Academy, they form the New Taipei City Surfing Education Center. In addition to professional surfing instructors, a land-based practice area is available. You can practice and build your balance and skills on the ground first. Children and those who can't swim can all have a go at surfing.GoShareGoShare is the trendiest low-carbon means of transportation on Route 2 Taiwan. You can rent an electric bike with just clicks on your phone. The bike is equipped with disposable helmet covers so that you can ride with peace of mind. GoShare has a total of 12 DOTs along the North Coast, connecting various major attractions. Put on a helmet and enjoy riding along the coastline.Shen'ao Rail BikeShen'ao Rail Bike was originally a coal-transporting railway. It has become a unique sea-viewing railway bicycle track in Taiwan. After three months of maintenance work on the tunnel structure, it reopened before the summer solstice this year. From June 18 to September 30, the "Magnificent Midsummer Romantic Night Ride" will be available from 18:00 to 20:30. With the beautiful lighting and atmosphere, visitors can enjoy an unforgettable journey under the summer starlight.
Once upon a time there was a walled city — Exploring Fangqiao City and the four temples
When it comes to walled cities in Taiwan, the first places most people think of are Tainan City, Taipei City, and Hengchun Township. The gates of these cities, which were built by officials, still have their gates and even some of their walls, and some of them have had MRT stops named after them (Beimen [north gate] Station, Ximen [west gate] Station or the Taipei MRT line), and are a shared memory among present-day Taiwanese people. But did you know that there is also a walled city in Banqiao, the prime district of New Taipei City?When going from the MRT Fuzhong Station to the Lin Family Mansion and Garden, perceptive travelers will notice that the streetlights in this area are particularly old fashioned, and that they are labelled “Fangqiao Walled City.” On top of that, when looking down, you can see the words “City Border” on the street tiles. The ancient Fangqiao Walled City had five city gates, just like Taipei; additionally, its history is even better known than that of Taipei, primarily due to two major factors that led to the establishment of the city: the Lin family of Banqiao and the Zhang-Quan fighting.Back in the Qing Dynasty, there were frequent fights between Zhangzhou and Quanzhou immigrants; in order to defend themselves from the Quanzhou immigrants, the Banqiao Lin family, who originally came from Zhangzhou, built the Fangqiao Walled City in 1855, stretching out to present-day Ximen [west gate] Street, Beimen [north gate] Street, Nanmen [south gate] Street, and Guanqian West Road. However, during the Japanese occupation, the city was demolished to make place for traffic. Nevertheless, the temples located in the area still show traces of the old city. Cihui Mazu templeLocated at the east side of the Fangqiao Walled City is the most popular Mazu temple in the Banqiao District. The temple is decorated on both the inside and the outside with fragmented ceramic art, sculptures, and color paintings, and the highly refined temple buildings are richly ornamented. In addition, the temple is a popular place for people to pray for prosperity, and local business magnates such as the Banqiao Lin family are all frequent visitors. If you look carefully, you can even find a dragon pillar bearing the business name of the Lin family.Banqiao Jieyun TempleThe Jieyun Temple and the Xinzhuang Dizang Temple, both located near the west gate of Fangqiao Walled City, are historically related to the Zhang-Quan fights; the Dizang Temple was built by the Banqiao gentry to commemorate the Zhangzhou people who died in the altercations. The Jieyun Temple, which is on the other side, was formerly known as the Zhonghe Ciyunyan Temple, but was destroyed during the armed struggles, and its remains were taken over by the Banqiao Jieyun Temple. Its collection contains many precious ancient plaques and scrolls, and there are many wood carvings of flying immortals wrapped in gold foil on both sides of the roof as well as in the main hall, which are very spectacular. The caisson ceiling has a special long oval design, and is of great historical and religious value.Banqiao Diyi TempleThe only one of the four temples to have been a city-designated temple, the Diyi Temple, was built by the Banqiao Lin family to commemorate the people who died fighting; it is also known as the Yuanshuai Temple. In 2021, after it was restored, the temple opened up for the public by appointment. The paintings of the Door Gods and the Qilin murals inside are all made by master painter Mr. Cai Longjin, the winner of the New Taipei Cultural Award. Next time you are in Banqiao, on your way to the Lin Family Mansion and Garden, slow down and closely follow the inscriptions on the ground to explore the former Walled City, and enter the temples to admire the exquisite paintings and craftmanship, and explore the past life of the city!