Taipei, a metropolitan area in Taiwan Island, consists of 3 main cities: Taipei City, New Taipei, and Keelung. Taipei is an interesting place for leisure. The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum, Taipei 101 (the tallest building in the world in 2004), shopping centers, and a lot of famous night markets are the must-visited spots in this city. Night markets are the unique traditional markets that open in the night. We can easily get there from Hotel Taipei, even by short walk. But however, do not ever miss the temples and festivals.
Besides the most famous night markets : Shilin Night Market, there are some remarkable oriental festivals such as Lantern Festival, Tomb-Sweeping Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Ghost Festival, and Garden Festival. Although Taipei is a modern and well maintained city, we can deeply explore its culture and citizens’ spiritual view by visiting the temples. Some of the temples are Buddhist, Taoist, and the rest are Chinese Folk deities’ temples like Taipei Confucius Temple. After all, Longshan Temple is the oldest temple in Taipei.
It is interesting enough to see Xinsheng South Road, or well known as “Road to Heaven”. It is because there are a lot of temples, mosques, churches concentrated on this road. But, firstly – before you book flight there – it is wise to see what Hotel in Taipei where you can stay. Good hotel is must to start your vacation. Here are some suggested hotels near Longshan Temple.
First, it is Hotel Les Suites Taipei. Located in 135 Da An Road Sec. 1, 106, Taipei, this four and a half star hotel is only 0.6 miles far away from Longshan Temple, just in the downtown of Taipei. This hotel is a good choice for business trip too, because of its strategic location near two main business areas in Taipei: Chung Hsiao E Road and Dun Hua S Road. In addition, the shopping and entertainment places are not far from this hotel. Its best price is about 179.88 USD for superior double room in the weekend.
The other 4’s star hotel near Longshan Temple is Royal Seasons Hotel. Located in 326 Nanjing W Road 103 Taipei, it is only 1.5 miles away from the temple. Offering neoclassic and modern elegance interior, we can see Taipei’s Dadaocheng from here. Some guests said that they loved its large bathrooms. The best offer of an executive double room is 137.37 USD in peak season.
City Suites Taipei is the 3 stars hotel, 1.5 miles from the temple. This hotel offers 155.78 USD for superior room with queen size bed. Its 3 star standard of service and facility is fair enough. The address of this hotel is 169 Nanjing West Road 103, Taipei. It is just another choice for business and temple’s tour.