Turn back in time to Taipei's Old Town

Taipei, Taiwan  

Live video call on your phone or computer

With Taiwanese tour guide Daphne

1 hour

English

$10/person

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (13 reviews)

What you will do

We will walk through a charming old town area of Taipei and go back in time of the old bustling Taipei days . We visit the Xia-Hai City God Temple and the surrounding area with old shops at Dihua street, the Dadaocheng old pier along the Tamsui river and local markets along the way. The 60-min itinerary is designed to give you a sense of being in Taipei and understand the origin of its culture:

  • Start at Dihua Street – Explore the traditional Chinese groceries street mix with cultural and creative.

  • ​Local street food – Show you all the must try Taiwanese street food in the area.

  • ​Fabric market – Where Kingsmen used to get their suits

  • ​Xia-Hai City God Temple – Learn about the Tao religion

  • ​Taipei Old pier – Beautiful river walk view just few minutes away from the city.

Ask any questions you have around Taipei and Taiwanese culture want to Daphne. She will be happy to explain more.

 

Happy travels!

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Why this trip is great

Learn about Taipei and Taiwanese culture

Directly ask questions to the guide

In-depth session at ancient temple

Experience old town markets and shops

Your remote guide

Daphne the Explorer

Hello, I am a Taiwanese native and have been living in Taipei and giving tours of this charming city for many years.

When I travel and visit a new city, I like to go to less crowded areas maybe in the suburbs and get lost in it. It's a good way to see a different view of a city. I like exploring a city through talking with the local people and ask for their recommendations, so that's how I love to guide my guests around as well.

I am quite an active traveler. I like to bungee jumping, diving, hiking, skydiving in different countries. And I believe in the old saying that the world is like a book, if you don't travel, you just read one page. So I want to explore and experience as many places as possible.

Hope to see you on my remote tours!

You can follow Daphne's own travels on her personal Instagram @Daphne194

Meeting point

This is a video call livestream from the guide in Taipei.

You will receive a link to join after your booking.

Cancellations

Free cancellations up to 24h before the trip starts

For questions about this tour or special livestream requests for Taipei: 

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What others say

Pia from London, UK

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ August 2020

It was an amazing experience - we saw so much of Taipei in just an hour. Our tour guide was so lovely and even introduced us to locals and the culture. The internet connection was fantastic so we felt like actually walking through the city with Daphne. We will do it again!

Nevin from London, UK

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ July 2020

The guide is very interactive it is not a passive experience it is very much like you are there! It gives you an idea and taste of being in Taipei. Such a great idea!! Loved the experience, being able to see the markets, the food, learning about the culture , the religion and seeing the offering to the god was a fabulous experience! The port was beautiful and now I just can’t wait to go Taiwan!!! Daphne was amazing fantastic tour guide!

My from London, UK

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ June 2020

Daphne was such a lovely, chatty and knowledge tour guide, I really enjoyed all her history and interesting facts that she told us and the fact that it was a live video stream showing us all of the different streets and places. My favourites places on the tour were the fabric shopping cente that used to be a theatre, the temple and the pier to take in the gorgeous sunset views!

Carl from London, UK

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ June 2020

Very interesting tour with Daphne around Taipei Old Town, fabric and food markets, temples and wharf/pier.

Peter from London, UK

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ June 2020

If you would like a brief & entertaining sneak peak of Taiwan, I'd highly recommend spending an hour with a cup of tea at home while exploring the other side of the world - great idea and nice execution

Mike from UK

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ June 2020

Daphne was an excellent guide, cheery and enthusiastic despite the terrible weather, and gave us an excellent tour of the old quarter. The visit to the temple was particularly fascinating. I can heartily recommend.

Liz from UK

⭐⭐⭐⭐ June 2020

Daphne was lively, interesting and enthusiastic - she engaged very well with our questions, and told us so much about the culture - particularly Taoist Gongs (Guas?) and practices, and the food to be found in Taipei markets

Maria from Highland Park, USA

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ June 2020

This is a wonderful tour and Daphne is very knowledgeable and fun to talk to. She really showed me around Taiwan virtually and I absolutely love it

Maggie from New York, USA

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ May 2020

Daphne is an outstanding guide. She is smart, very knowledgeable and has a contagious high energy. She explained so much in a short amount of time, about the temple and Tao religion, the neighborhood and its history of trading and markets. Our one hour tour flew by and now I want to do others tours with Daphne.

Oguzhan from Antalya, Turkey. 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ May 2020

It was good! I learned about Taiwan religion and the peculiar customs they do. Very interesting.

Aakrati from India. 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ May 2020

Great experience to do during the lockdown. Learned a lot but only 60 minutes so could only see 2-3 places. I wish I could see even more.

Gilbert from Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ April 2020

I learn a a lot and it was fun to see Taipei even though through a video call, for an hour it really felt I was walking around there with a tour guide and learn about the culture. The thing is that I  wish I could eat the food.

Annabelle from Vienna, Austria.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ April 2020

It was a valuable experience and Daphne took us to little-known local places and spots in the old town area around Dihua. Daphne is a very nice person with good energy, and she had many stories to share. Thanks so much for everything Daphne!

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