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The National Palace Museum in Taipei – Taiwan‘s Treasure Chamber

Chinese Cultural History over eight millennia

A long queue has already lined up in front of the exhibition room. I guess I’m right here, in the third floor of Taipei’s National Palace Museum, where they display the most precious and popular piece out of almost 700,000 exhibits. That piece that every single visitor to this museum, which was the sixth-most-visited museum in the world with more than six million guests in 2015, wants to see. It is…

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Vegetarian Xiaolongbao in a steam basket at Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung – a Taiwanese success story

A visit to the place where it all began

Din. Tai. Fung. These three words make the hearts of connoisseurs and Dim Sum-lovers instantly leap for joy. Well-known for its Xiaolongbao, Shanghai-style steamed dumplings, the restaurant became world-famous and has grown to a chain with more than 100 restaurants in many countries all over the world (except for Europe). The Silvercord branch in Hong Kong has been rewarded a Michelin star for more than five years in a row now, which is just the highest of Din Tai Fung’s many awards and positive reviews. The restaurant originated, however, in Taipei. As I recently went there, I couldn’t help but visiting the place from where the success story took its course.
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