Houtong, the Cat Village

Houtong is a small laid back town located in Ruifang district, north-east of Taipei. It used to be one of Taiwan’s most important coal-mining town up to 1990’s. Unfortunately, after the coal mining industry declined, the little town began to be abandoned by its inhabitants, who, out of work, had to move away. From about…

MOCATaipei: Visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art

For all the art lovers out there, another great museum in Taipei is the Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum is located right nex to to Zhongshan MRT station, so it’s really easy to get to and find. We took a visit their yesterday and were really impressed with the collection of work we found….

Taipei Fine Arts Museum – Photography of Wang Hsin

One of the great attractions within walking distance of Mono’tel, is Taipei Fine Art Museum. The museum has loads to offer, with both contemporary and older work exhibited in a wide range of media. There is also a great library,  and a whole zone dedicated to children. Most of the museum is totally free to…