The spring sun has come knocking, warming up the months of April and May so the whole family can head out to play. Many of the city’s cultural-arts venues and recreational sites have programs and facilities especially for families, inviting parents and kids – big friends and small friends – to roam this friendly city in search of fun and entertainment together.
In celebration of Children’s Day in April, in this issue we introduce Taipei’s great scenic spots and activities that parents and kids can enjoy together. There’s lively and entertaining children’s theater, with boisterous plays guaranteed to thrill young folk, there’s wonderful family DIY offerings where the young and young at heart open up new worlds of understanding with their own hands, and there’s outdoor adventures where the green side of Taipei opens up before you.
Another expression of family love and bonding comes in May with Mother’s Day, with filial sons and daughters showing appreciation for the many gifts a mother’s love brings. Children Are Us Bakeries is offering cakes with pre-order discounts, Gofe Sheltered Workshop has “Mommy Love” gift boxes, and Xiao Bei Ke Workshop has handcrafted-soap gift boxes. These warm, simple tokens tell Mom how much you care and also make a contribution to disadvantaged groups.
Taipei has applied to UNESCO seeking City of Gastronomy designation. Among its many culinary specialties is its terrific vegetarian fare, and here we specially introduce a selection of restaurants that demonstrate the sublime accomplishments of the city’s culinary culture while showing you how eating healthy can also mean delicious taste adventures.
Taipei touring brings charms without end. Its sincerity, friendliness, and beauty demand you come for intimate exploration, and in this issue of “Spectacular Taipei” we show you how the good people of this city live the good life, LOHAS style.