Your tour guide will meet and greet with you at MRT Longshan Temple Station at 9 o'clock in the morning. Your first stop is Starbucks Coffee Store Mankah branch. The uniqueness of this branch is that the building itself is used to be Wanhua Lin House. The Lin family during Japanese colonial period was the richest family in Wanhua and the house is more than 80 years old. The creative design and the transformation make this old building feel live again.
Next, you will visit Longshan Temple. Longshan Temple was founded in 1738 by Han immigrants. It is dedicated to the Bodhisattva of mercy, Guanyin. The temple becomes one of the city's top religious sites, and a prime venue for exploring both Taiwan's vibrant folk faith and its unique temple arts and architecture.
Continue your tour to the last stop, you will first enroute to Grass Lane. It was a short and narrow lane that people used to buying herbs to heal the illness and disease. Pass the Grass Lane, you will at the Bopiliao. Bopiliao Ancient Street was developed in the early Qing Dynasty. The street retains the looks from two hundred years ago because it had been set as the location for a new school in 1945. During 1999 to 2009, the Taiwan Government has repaired the buildings, built a Heritage and Culture Center of Taipei City, and invited artists to decorate the street. Today, the Bopiliao Old Street is full of art crafts and creative wall paintings.
After visiting Bopiliao, you will have a chance to try traditional Taiwanese cuisine at Zhou Porridge. This store is more than 60 years old and still a popular restaurant to locals now. Your tour guide will walk you back to MRT Longshan Temple Station after the lunch and tour ends.
Suggested Lunch Menu
Main Course (choose one)
- Taiwanese Meatball
- Pork Thick Soup with noodles
- Pork Thick Soup with rice-flour noodles
Beverage: Iced Roselle Tea