Talk:Taipei

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This is Spam so please revert it immediately[edit]

A spambot really likes to edit 1st sections of certain pages on our wiki including this one.

Chinese names[edit]

Hi; this article is looking great already! Could I ask that someone who is knowledgeable please add the correct Chinese names for both place and street names in parentheses? I've never had much success pronouncing the romanisations, and it was always easier just to point a local at the page containing the relevant location in Chinese, and it'd be easy to get directions. Thanks! ((WT-en) Dewet 05:52, 23 Dec 2004 (EST))

No rough areas[edit]

"Furthermore, despite its size, Taipei does not have any rough areas that are considered unsafe, even at night - which in itself is attractive."

Wow, that's amazing! Every town I've ever been to has some rough areas. Cool article! Thanks.

Taipei County/Taipei City[edit]

Taipei City is not in Taipei County. They are totally independant political entities. No one in Taiwan will say Taipei City, Taipei County. Even the admistrative headquaters for the county are not located in Taipei City, but in Banciao.

Me too. See Wikipedia's entry, complete with informative map. (WT-en) Jpatokal 23:33, 3 Jan 2006 (EST)
My error! Thanks for the correction. --(WT-en) Evan 23:38, 3 Jan 2006 (EST)
I don't care how this is organized, as long as the you stop making Taipei isIn Taipei (note the lack of disambiguation). -- (WT-en) The Commitee to Remove isIn Loops

Jing Hua City[edit]

I'd wager a fairly large amount that "京華城" is a shopping mall somewhere in Taipei, not an actual city, because that's what 城 usually means these days. No idea where it is though... (WT-en) Jpatokal 23:06, 4 July 2007 (EDT)

Yep, you are correct. In English it is called Core Pacific Living Mall and it is on 八德路四段138號. (WT-en) WindHorse 23:24, 4 July 2007 (EDT)

printing[edit]

I have Firefox 2.0.0.2 and I can't get this article to print. I tried making it shorter and it still didn't print. 02:39, 13 December 2007 (EST)

It does print in Internet Explorer. Except for the Chinese characters. If somebody knows how to load those fonts... (WT-en) DeepPurple 09:10, 15 December 2007 (EST) I found it : look for "language pack chinese" on Microsoft.com and download the 'Simplified Chinese Language Pack'... (WT-en) DeepPurple 15:49, 21 December 2007 (EST)

  • For Taiwan you need the Traditional Chinese Language Pack, not Simplified. 123.193.196.194 09:10, 5 January 2008 (EST)

no gushing?[edit]

What does "No gushing needed" mean? (WT-en) Gbleem 23:30, 29 December 2007 (EST)

Out of curiosity, why do you ask? --(WT-en) Peter Talk 15:33, 30 December 2007 (EST)

Food pictures[edit]

I added pictures of Taiwanese night market food from the food list. But I don't have them all, so if someone else is living near a Taiwanese night market, please go there, have a good snack and take a picture of it for our fellow travelers. (WT-en) SuperMidget 11:07, 28 August 2008 (EDT)

Hi SuperMidget. The pictures are great but I've noticed that the amount of pictures has caused the Taipei article to be formatted funny, its too large for the page. Also noticed that a lot of images aren't appearing in the article. Is someone able to fix them? Or let me know how I can assist? Thanks. --(WT-en) MarinaK 19:14, 22 October 2008 (EDT)MarinaK.

I've fixed the broken images (that was an embarrassing quantity!) and I agree that there may be a few too many food images. We tend to avoid galleries in Wikivoyage articles, so we should remove the gallery and pick just a couple images from there to illustrate the eat section. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 19:27, 22 October 2008 (EDT)
Thanks for that Peter! --(WT-en) MarinaK 20:19, 27 October 2008 (EDT)MarinaK.

Deletion on hotels[edit]

Hi, I deleted this hotel- The Peninsula Hotel Taipei as I could not find any information on it to write a review. --(WT-en) MarinaK 20:54, 30 October 2008 (EDT)MarinaK.

Good Idea,. keep smiling, (WT-en) Edmontonenthusiast 21:49, 30 October 2008 (EDT)

Deleted- not opened yet[edit]

Hi, I deleted this- * Le Meridien Taipei as it is not opening unitl 2011. Thanks --(WT-en) MarinaK 18:48, 31 October 2008 (EDT)MarinaK.

Deletion- could not find info[edit]

I deleted this hotel- * The St. Regis Hotel Taipei as I could not find any info on it to garner a review. --(WT-en) MarinaK 19:16, 31 October 2008 (EDT)MarinaK.

Duplicate Listing - Request Deletion[edit]

In the Hostels secion of Sleep, Amigo Hostel is listed twice. Could someone clean it up by deleting the shorter, less informative of the two listings? I would do it myself, but I work for one of the other hostels, so I'm not supposed to ever edit or delete listings for competitors.

Districts[edit]

"Taipei City administers twelve districts (區). This article covers the downtown districts only. For other areas please see their specific articles". Thisn is a bit of a strange set-up for a city. Anyone has an idea how to better manage the districts? --(WT-en) globe-trotter 22:19, 24 November 2010 (EST)

I made a start by turning downtown's official districts into Wikivoyage districts. It's a good start, but changes are necessary, I think. Large swathes of Xinyi, Daan and Songshan could be merged to become the Eastern District [1] (east of Fuxing Road). I'm not sure what to do with the other districts though — if we merge them as Old Taipei (or West Taipei), we'd have only two downtown districts which seems a bit scanty. --(WT-en) globe-trotter 11:56, 14 October 2011 (EDT)
Anything new on districts? I just recreated a district article, because we need to get all the listings out of this article. Since the last talk of redistricting was 3 years ago, why don't we create articles for every district and move all listings into them, and then if anyone wants to renew talk of changing district boundaries, they can go ahead. I've never been to Taipei, so I won't be able to help in any such discussion. Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:38, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
I agree Ikan Kekek. I'm going there soon and it looks like that the district names are widely used in the addresses. So these district are likely commonly used here, plus their description seems clear (basic informations with a good map). I just re-created the article Taipei/Zhongzheng. I'll try to identify missing addresses in listing and move them to the appropriate articles, but I'll need help :) Freayd (talk) 08:43, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
I'll try to help when I have a chance. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:23, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
I took a long time but I eventually moved all sleep listings to their corresponding articles. It's a lot of work to move all the remaining See/Eat/Drink. I'm not sure what should remain in the Taipei Sleep section, I just added a brief sentence. Freayd (talk) 11:50, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Super! I think that what you could add to the "Sleep" section is a few remarks about what kinds of accommodations are in the different neighborhoods. For example, perhaps one is known for luxury hotels, another contains the youth hostels and inexpensive accommodations, and a third specializes in hotels for traveling businessmen. I don't know, because I haven't been to Taipei, but I think these kinds of remarks without specific names of hotels can be good. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:58, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Bugs below Eat section[edit]

Can someone fix the bugs below the Eat Section "Sleep" "Contact", seems like there are some problems there.

Done. There was an unclosed drink tag. Thanks for pointing it out - (WT-en) Ravikiran 01:50, 31 December 2010 (EST)

Grand Hotel image[edit]

Is this truly an iconic building in Taipei? It looks at most of passing interest to me, but it's not so obviously of no architectural interest that I would summarily delete it. So, what do you all think? Keep or remove the image in the article? (WT-en) Ikan Kekek 21:45, 31 October 2011 (EDT)

Well, the hotel is described in the See section as a sight, so on the premise of that it should stay. --(WT-en) globe-trotter 22:09, 31 October 2011 (EDT)
You're right. I wasn't thinking about the fact that it was in "See," not just "Sleep." (WT-en) Ikan Kekek 00:33, 1 November 2011 (EDT)

Another banner[edit]

#1
#2

Would #2 be an improvement? --Danapit (talk) 13:19, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

@Danapit: IMO, #2 is better than #1.--TianyinLee (talk) 15:59, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
I like the second banner better, too. Ikan Kekek (talk) 16:04, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Outline districts[edit]

I don't know anything about the city, so I won't be able to help much, but I've noticed that there are a couple of bare outline districts that may indeed contain a couple of listings but nothing else. Maybe it is time to think about re-drawing district boundaries (after all there is a tag that says so on the page), but maybe the districts are fine in and of themselves and just need more content... Best wishes Hobbitschuster (talk) 10:25, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Most of the districts might actually be able to stand on their own, but since all is quiet on the eastern front, I would suggest merging of Taipei/Daan with Taipei/Xinyi since it's the general East Taipei area and hard to separate out except for the student areas near the universities; Taipei/Zhongshan and Taipei/Songshan as the bits of area north of East Taipei with more cultural stuff; and Taipei/Neihu with Taipei/Nangang as the outer suburbs with technology companies. -- torty3 (talk) 12:10, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
After working a bit more on figuring out where everything is, I'll say make it four central districts:
and then four suburban districts. -- torty3 (talk) 10:50, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
I went ahead and made the changes. While I did debate about making fairly large districts and going against the standard definitions, these are a little different in that the average visitor would indeed visit each and every district, all of which have pretty unique attractions, unlike *cough* some cities where the suburbs are really drab. In addition to the eight district pages, the ease of public transport makes day trips extremely easy, and the average visitor would also probably look at Yangmingshan, Danshui, Jiufen and Keelung among loads of other places in Northern Taiwan, so it's more convenient and useful to combine neighborhoods with similar attributes. -- torty3 (talk) 10:08, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Universities[edit]

Adding list of universities for potential reference. -- torty3 (talk) 12:07, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Public universities[edit]

  • National Taipei University of Technology (國立臺北科技大學) [2]
  • National Chengchi University (國立政治大學), [3]
  • Taipei National University of the Arts (國立臺北藝術大學) [4] – Established in 1979, this university focuses on the arts and includes the colleges of music, theatre arts, dance and Cultural Resources.
  • Taipei Municipal University of Education (臺北市立教育大學) [5] – Established in 1895 and later renamed, the Taipei Municipal University of Education has three colleges – education, humanities and art, and science.

Private Universities and Schools[edit]

  • Soochow University (東吳大學) [6]. Soochow University has been a private university since 1900, making the oldest private university in the nation. The university provides high quality education that prepares students to make significant contributions to the nation. There are now 5 schools and 23 departments. The enrollment is about 13,000.
  • Ming Chuan University (銘傳大學) [7]. As Taiwan's top international university, MCU's three campuses welcome students from all over the world. Whether you are interested in pursuing a degree in Communications, Design, Management, Technology, Languages, Law, or Tourism, MCU offers a unique world class educational experience.
  • Taipei Shih Chien University (實踐大學) [8]. The Shih Chien University, formerly known as "Shih Chien College of Home Economics" was founded in 1958 by Tung-Min Shieh. In 1979 the school was renamed "Shih Chien College of Home Economics and Economics", in 1991 the school was upgraded to become "Shih Chien College of Design and Management". In 1997 the school was again upgraded to become "Shih Chien University".To date, a total of 52,958 students have graduated from this school.
  • Shih Hsin University (世新大學) [9]. The mission of Shih Hsin University is to continuously strengthen itself as an institution emphasizing both liberalism and humanism. Within four colleges, Shih Hsin University currently has 19 departments and 3 graduate institutes, 19 offer bachelor degrees, 17 offer master degrees, and 2 offer PhD degrees. The four colleges are: College of Journalism and Communications, College of Management, College of Humanities and Social Science, and the College of Law.
  • Chinese Culture University (中國文化大學) [10]. Over the last thirty years, Chinese Culture University has been reorganized many times. The Ministry of Education granted the University permission to establish studies in philosophy, Chinese, Eastern languages, English, French, German, history, geography, news, art, music, drama, physical education, domestic science,and architecture. It was founded in 1962 and has 12 colleges.
  • Taipei American School. Taipei American School is the American school in Taipei. It is open for non-Taiwanese citizens requiring K-12 education to learn there.