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National Celebration Day

Taipei 1-day trip

rain 23 °C

10 Oct is Taiwan National Day and it always has big celebration nationwide. Dad suggested a day trip to Taipei, capital of Taiwan to see the big parade and visit the National Palace Museum (free entry today due to the celebration). We were dropped off early at the High speed train station which took us an hour to travel from Taichung to Taipei.

Once we arrived in Taipei, we swapped to metro and went to Taipei 101 and walked to National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Momorial Hall. He was the founder/pioneer of Republic of China and it was good to look through the exhibitions and learn the history of Taiwan (ROC). We then moved near to National Chiang Kai-Shek Momorial Hall where the parade was and held. Even as it started to rain a little, many people were still out on the street without their umbrellas.
As it was free entry today to National Palace Museum, a lot of people had the same idea of taking advantage of it. There were so many people there with various nationalities and also tourist groups from Korea and Japan. By the time we looked through half of it we were really tired; nonetheless we continued on and got back to memorial hall in time to see some of the Native Taiwanese Tribe performance.
By the time we looked around for dinner, it was really bucketing down. We had to get ourselves an umbrella because we weren’t fullly prepared for a wet day. After dinner we decided to call it a day and head home. It was again an hour on the train back to Taichung and fortunately we had seats on the Train to rest our sore feet.

Posted by Szufan 07:40 Archived in Taiwan Tagged museums raining parade taipei taipei_101 natioonal_day people_everywhere

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