Marriott Taipei guest relations manager Joshua Kirkland narrows down some of the places to check out in Taiwan’s busyÂ capital, from live music venues to the best running route for those looking to stay fit.
Whatâ€™s the best place to go to enjoy live music gigs?
It really depends what genre of music your into but Sappho has always brought me and my friends to our feet!Â It isÂ a cool, friendly, laid back music venue with the finest in jazz/blues/world music and all-night jam sessions.â€‹
Whatâ€™s a local dish visitors should not miss when in town and where Â is the best place to find it?
My favorite Taiwanese dish isÂ â€‹Shinyeh marinated pork and one of the best places to get it, along with some other fantastic Taiwanese dishes, is at the Shin Yeh Â â€‹original restaurant located atÂ No. 34-1, Shuangcheng St., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei Cityâ€‹. Other than that, beef noodle soup is a must-try whenÂ visitingÂ Taipei and King BeefÂ is the oldest beef noodle restaurants in Taiwan, founded in 1897. They serve a wide variety of beef dishes that you definitely can’t miss!
When feeling adventurous, one shouldâ€¦
Definitely explore the beautiful mountains surrounding Taipei.Â These areas are home toÂ severalÂ national parks (Yanmingshan, Beitou, Xiang Shan) and once your ready to cool offâ€”or get a little warmâ€”you’ll have no trouble finding naturalÂ hot springs close by.â€‹
Whatâ€™s the best place or route for a morning run?
Just next to the hotel is aÂ beautifulâ€‹ Dajia riverside parkâ€‹Â pathway built alongside the Keelung River that goes on for miles both to the east and to the west.
Any nice rooftop bars or cafe in town?
Very shortly,Â â€‹Taipei MarriottÂ will be opening the mostÂ fantasticÂ venueâ€‹ on the 20th floor of the hotel, with a beautifulâ€‹ panoramicâ€‹Â view ofÂ Songshan airport and the Taipei 101, overlooking the Keelung Riverâ€‹â€‹.â€‹