According to my google research Shifen Old street was built to transport but now it became a popular tourist destination in Taiwan, it is far from Taipei City and since commuting is quite a hassle, me and a friend of mine opted to booked again via Klook for a money/time saving, we booked a half-day guided tour with sky Llantern experience, reserving a spot via this travel app is very efficient one, you can even book a schedule a day before your desired date.
What to expect?
-Explore the rich heritage and natural scenery of northern Taiwan and capture great memories.
-Make your own sky lantern and write your wishes on it before launching it into the sky.
-Experience the nostalgic ambience of Shifen Old Street and the refreshing feel of Shifen Waterfall.
-Grab some local 'xiaochi' snacks (amust try) and souvenirs from the many restaurants and shops in town.
For more info visit: www.klook.com
Binondo ⛩️ is known as the PH's chinatown, which offers a huge selection of cheap finds from apparel, bags, shoes, and of course, some of the best dish selections 👌
Some of my favorite bites here are:
🏮 Lord Stow's Bakery (superb egg tarts!!)
🏮 President Tea House (yum hakaw 🍤)
🏮 Chuan Kee (oldest fast food here! fav fried chicken 🍗)
scattered all-over you'll find small-whole buildings dedicated to thrift shops! but be warned that there might be some sketchy people near. its fun looking for hidden gems and some ukay buildings section their products from children wear to vintage furniture by floor.