48 Hours in Taipei

In Taipei, Anthony Bourdain visits the second-tallest building in the world. There he discovers pork carved out of jade, learns he can't have a plan in a bar scuffle and sees why scantily-clad women attend ...

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Modern Toilet

At Modern Toilet, the tile-covered walls are adorned with showerheads, while plungers and feces-shaped lights hang from the ceiling. The chairs are (non-functional) toilets, food is served in miniature toilet bowls and drinks in mini urinals.

2F, No.50-7 Xining South Rd
Taipei, Taiwan‬‬‬

 
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MRT Taipei Zoo Station

One of the best places to visit in Taipei is Maokong -- accessible by a small mountain road or gondola. Maokong has some great hiking trails and teahouses overlooking forested valleys and tea plantations.

Wenshan District Taipei City, Taiwan 116

 
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National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall

The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a famous monument, landmark and attraction erected in memory of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China.

No. 21 Zhongzheng District
Taipei City, Taiwan 100

 
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Ningxia Night Market

Ningxia Night Market is famous for gourmet snacks. Try the mouthbreeder soup, stirred satay beef, pork liver soup, Tainan savory rice pudding, braised pork rice, oyster omelet, chicken rice and oyster noodles.

Níngxià Rd, Datong District
Taipei City, Taiwan 103

 
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Shi Jie Doujiang

Tony and his sidekick, Kent, meet for breakfast at Shi Jie Doujiang. They try a variety of amazing dishes like niu rou shao bing -- flat bread stuffed with thinly sliced pork.

No. 284, Section 2, Yǒnghé Rd, Yonghe District
New Taipei City, Taiwan 234

 
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Shilin Night Market

People come from all over to try their special Hu Jiao Bing, a fried-pepper bun filled with peppered pork and spring onion filling. The bread is freshly cooked in a tandoori oven and stays crispy while the filling is light and fluffy.

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Taipei 101

Tony rides the fastest elevator in the world to the observation deck of Taipei 101. The top of Taipei 101 has a breathtaking and unobstructed view of the city and its surrounding mountains.

45 Shifu Rd, Xinyi District
Taipei City, Taiwan 110

 
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Tea House

A wonderful outdoor teahouse serving up fantastic tea and incredible views of Taipei.

No. 6, Lane 40, Section 3, Zhǐnán Rd, Wenshan District
Taipei City, Taiwan 116

 

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