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7yo in Taipei, where to go?

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7yo in Taipei, where to go?

Postby TexMex » 04 Jun 2016, 19:41

So this next Monday the 6th, I have my appointment to renew my passport in the Mexican trade office. But since I'm going all the way to Taipei and I don't have a babysitter, I told my 7 yo girl that I would take her to the zoo and she is really excited but it seems is going to be raining all day. I wonder if we can still enjoy the zoo with bad weather, like going to the indoor areas or wearing ponchos, anybody have any experience? I have never been there.
I also wanted to take her to the observatory in Taipei 101, but I wonder if it's a good idea since I think is uncovered. Or do they have an indoor watching area?

If not what else can we do that is just as fun for a kid?

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Re: 7yo in Taipei, where to go?

Postby Andrew0409 » 04 Jun 2016, 19:59

there's no point in going to the 101 if it's raining. You won't see anything.
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Re: 7yo in Taipei, where to go?

Postby TexMex » 04 Jun 2016, 23:00

I forgot to mention that my daughter have some level of autism so she have one of those pink discount cards. So perhaps a place that will take her card?
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Re: 7yo in Taipei, where to go?

Postby Andrew0409 » 05 Jun 2016, 00:23

Unfortunately, or fortunately, I don't have any kids (at least that I know of) so I'm not really sure what kids can do. if it's not too rainy, kids always like the zoo. Youre just going to be very sweaty in a pancho in the humidity. I don't know if that affects your daughter's condition where she's not comfortable. Perhaps go to the 101 area, you can still make the trip up to the 101 and the area is full of malls and shopping centers with food and places to sit down in a rainy day. And the movie theater is right there. You might check what kids movies are out and watch one if it is a rainy day with not much to do.
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Re: 7yo in Taipei, where to go?

Postby TexMex » 05 Jun 2016, 01:11

Andrew0409 wrote:Unfortunately, or fortunately, I don't have any kids (at least that I know of) so I'm not really sure what kids can do. if it's not too rainy, kids always like the zoo. Youre just going to be very sweaty in a pancho in the humidity. I don't know if that affects your daughter's condition where she's not comfortable. Perhaps go to the 101 area, you can still make the trip up to the 101 and the area is full of malls and shopping centers with food and places to sit down in a rainy day. And the movie theater is right there. You might check what kids movies are out and watch one if it is a rainy day with not much to do.


Thanks, well she is really not that bad, we are all nuts in my family but never got diagnosed. She is just playful and a joker.

I've been looking at different places for indoor activities, i just need to figure out if they are open on Mondays.
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Re: 7yo in Taipei, where to go?

Postby Icon » 05 Jun 2016, 07:02

TexMex wrote:
Andrew0409 wrote:Unfortunately, or fortunately, I don't have any kids (at least that I know of) so I'm not really sure what kids can do. if it's not too rainy, kids always like the zoo. Youre just going to be very sweaty in a pancho in the humidity. I don't know if that affects your daughter's condition where she's not comfortable. Perhaps go to the 101 area, you can still make the trip up to the 101 and the area is full of malls and shopping centers with food and places to sit down in a rainy day. And the movie theater is right there. You might check what kids movies are out and watch one if it is a rainy day with not much to do.


Thanks, well she is really not that bad, we are all nuts in my family but never got diagnosed. She is just playful and a joker.

I've been looking at different places for indoor activities, i just need to figure out if they are open on Mondays.


Send a PM to Dragonbones. He's got kids so he knows a bunch of places.

There are lots of activities for kids at the Science Museum and the Flora Park in Shilin, but I am not sure if they are open Sunday.

Taipei 101 observatory is not open air a la Empire State is that is what you mean. Zoo has lots of indoor stuff too - reptiles, koalas. Pandamonium!
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Re: 7yo in Taipei, where to go?

Postby headhonchoII » 05 Jun 2016, 09:54

Taipei city kids amusement park in Shilin..take a quick and free bus trip from Shilin or Jiantan MRT. Science museum is right beside it too (use google to check opening times..it seems it's closed Monday).

Zoo is great just bring some umbrellas and a 7-11 poncho can be bought in case it rains. Zoo has loads of
Shops and even a McDonald's. It's also really cheap.
Weather has been mostly sunny and very bit of course.

Last option cable car ride up to maokong beside the zoo...great views , price has gone up a bit recently and sometimes
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Re: 7yo in Taipei, where to go?

Postby TexMex » 05 Jun 2016, 14:55

Thanks guys, I think wet gonna hit the zoo first then, my appointment is at 3 p.m. so we have plenty of time before that and go check Taipei 101 if the weather is too bad. I wanted to go Keelung (Jilong) maritime museum but I think is closed on Mondays.
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Re: 7yo in Taipei, where to go?

Postby Icon » 05 Jun 2016, 15:22

Most museums are closed on Mondays unfortunately. But the zoo will be unforgettable, rain or shine - and mornings are usually clear.

From Taipei Zoo MRT station there are several buses to Taipei 101 area and the Mexican Trade Office. Number 1 Green is the best choice. Number 7 too. Hence, transport from one place to another is quick and convenient.
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Re: 7yo in Taipei, where to go?

Postby TexMex » 05 Jun 2016, 20:24

Thanks. I'm very excited to take her. She had never been to Taipei, and we have a great friendship since I work at home, but specially lately that my wife is taking a class for her cooking license. I was going to drive all the way to Taipei but we get her discount if we take the HSR and I think she will enjoy more getting on the train and stuff like that.
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