From the north to the south, there are many large shopping centers and chain department stores in Taiwan. Combining diverse leisure and entertainment facilities, these venues offer designer clothing, lifestyle products, food outlets, bookstores, movie houses, wholesale warehouses, amusement centers, and other attractions, providing the ultimate shopping environment. Moreover, several theme streets have sprung up, exhibiting an exciting blend of history and style, including Taipei's Ximending and Kaohsiung's New Juejiang commercial area, attracting different consumer groups. Other venues, including the weekend jade markets and the computer lane in Taipei's Guanghua Digital Plaze, are very good places to find unexpected bargains.
Aside from keeping up with the latest international trends, Taiwan offers local delicacies, each unique to its own area, that constitute another big reason to visit Taiwan; for example, old food companies and century-old pastry shops have retained the unique tastes produced by the local culture. And if you want to pick up some historic and finely crafted objects of art, then Taiwan is definitely the place to be. Shopping here will surely enrich your travel experience.