Signs & sights in Taipei

With very little knowledge of the language – I only knew ni hao, xie xie, wei, xiao long bao – seeing signs with drawings and English words in Taipei was really helpful, and sometimes amusing, even.

Expressive emoticons keep the commuters safe.
Signs, sights in Taipei

 

Ximending, best visited at night, is loud, colorful, alive, thanks in part to its neon signs and billboards.
Signs, sights in Taipei

 

Fashion and flashing lights are all around Ximending. I definitely had sensory overload there; I was so awe-struck, I didn’t know what to focus on: people watching? Beauty bargain hunting? Clothes shopping? Eating? Ximending has everything (spoken like SNL’s Stefon).
Signs, sights in Taipei

 

At Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Memorial Hall, you can salute in front of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of the Republic of China; or if that’s a little awkward for you, watch the hourly changing of the guards. Go to the balcony for a better view of the choreography.
Signs, sights in Taipei

Hot tip: the Memorial Hall is the best place to see and photograph Taipei 101, one of the tallest buildings in the world. 
It was raining really hard that day, and the fog was crazy!

Signs, sights in Taipei

 

Signs, sights in Taipei

 

I bought sausage and it was very grateful and polite
Signs, sights in Taipei

Signs, sights in Taipei

 

Chit for that.

Signs, sights in Taipei

Signs, sights in Taipei

 

Do you like looking and taking photos of signs, too? What are your favorite signs you encountered during your travels?

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