1. Taiwan
  2. Taipei
  3. Lungshan Temple of Manka

Taipei: 2-Hour The Real Deal Private Tour

Product ID: 134748
Discover the non-touristy treasures of old Taipei like its 300-year-old temples, its traditional food and its amazing street life. On this tour, visit a bustling open air market where the locals do their daily grocery shopping.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Chinese, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy delicious local snacks
  • Experience the non-touristy Taipei privately guided
  • See contrasting old and new architecture
  • Take in the vibes of a local street market
Full description
Stroll through the narrow alleyways of Taipei’s oldest district. See how the locals live and chill-out on the streets: playing board games, drinking tea and eating out. Visit a local school and try the wooden hoop game that local kids have played for centuries. Pass through the tiny street full of Chinese medicine shops, a hidden treasure you’d never find in a tourist guide book. Only locals know of it.

On this private tour, experience authentic Taipei. You can also enjoy the must-see sights such as the awesome Lungshan Temple: the oldest and most beautiful temple in the whole of Taipei. Your host will guide you through and you’ll see how the locals use prayer beads before offering food and flowers to their gods. Back in the tranquil, relaxed street life atmosphere, your host can tell you all about the local traditions and customs. You can hear about how the strong family values of the locals are at the heart of almost everything they do. Getting hungry? Choose a tasty curried rice ball or a sweet bean curd snack. You local host can show you where you can enjoy the best in town. 

No trip to Taipei would be complete without a visit to a street market. This tour can include one that you’ll never forget. Fish stalls next to fashion boutiques. Household goods alongside flower shops. It’s all here - the authentic Taipei. The local hosts on your private tour are all great storytellers and can’t wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you. Also, ask as many questions as you want. Your private host will be a true local and can give you great advice.
Includes
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup or drop-off
  • Additional food or drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide In front of the MRT Longshan Temple Station exit 1. Look for the entrance/exit with the black & yellow 1.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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As a solo traveler, it was a very enjoyable experience to walk through a bit of Taipei’s cultural history. I was fortunate to have a one-to-one experience which allowed a more personable and pleasant experience. Walking through old alleys such as Herb Land and the nearby old market was interesting and insightful to the city’s growth.

February 1, 2020

This is an amazing tour run by a fascinating woman June. She walks you around the temple and the narrow streets explaining all about the history and culture. It was so interesting to talk with her about lots of different matters and she even invited me to join her to meet her friends! I absolutely loved this tour and learned so much! Definitely recommend this tour to anyone! Tip: try the bitter tea! ;)

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June 29, 2019

Local tour with Agnes was fantastic!

I cannot go on without expressing my experience about this tour. With sincere thanks to Agnes, our local private 2-hour tour was fantastic! We arrived in Taipei early in the morning. The tour was at noon and it provided us the appropriate amount of time to eat lunch and prepare before the tour so that we get to know Taipei’s local culture and non-tourist spots on the day of our arrival. The tour was just the right of amount of time. She met us at the meeting point exit 1 at Lungshan Temple MRT station on top of the stairs. However, there were 2 exits with the same exit description. She was genuinely patient and understanding as she had experienced this in her previous tour. She expressed she will inform her management about this confusion. At the initial onset, she asked us about what we want on this tour. She tailored the tour to Taiwan’s history, and descrbed Taiwan today's modern society. She is knowledgeable and well-informed.

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June 24, 2019

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Product ID: 134748