Start at 12/11 08:50AM Statistical Computing and Robust Inference for High Dimensional Data

Date: December 11th(Mon.)- 14th(Thurs.)
Venue: 2nd Conference Room,
Humanities and Social Sciences Building,
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Local Tour

Dec 13.




Departure from Academic Activities Center



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Duration 40mins


National Palace Museum

Guided tour
1 hr.

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Duration 20 mins, Snack

Taipei Confucius Temple

Guided tour

Picture & Free Time (Dalongdong Baoan Temple)


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Duration 30mins

Lungshan Temple

Guided tour
1 hr.

Huaxi Street Tourist Night Market

Dinner on one’s own

Return to hotels : Green World Hotel Nangang, Academic Activities Center
or Free Tour



Welcome to Taipei, a city rich in cultural heritage and vibrant traditions.
We are excited to introduce you to some of the most iconic landmarks in the heart of this bustling metropolis.

National Palace Museum (國立故宮博物院)

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Imagine a treasure trove of 700,000 Chinese artifacts spanning 8,000 years, all under one roof. These treasures, once housed in the Forbidden City, found their new home in Taipei during the ROC retreat. The National Palace Museum, established in 1965, showcases exquisite items such as delicate porcelain, intricate jade carvings, and masterpieces of calligraphy. Its expansive building, constructed between 1964 and 1965, underwent subsequent expansions, making it one of the world's largest museums. Linked to the prestigious Palace Museum of Beijing, the artifacts highlight the craftsmanship and creativity of China's past, offering invaluable insights into the country's cultural heritage. For more information, visit National Palace Museum. Go

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Taipei Confucius Temple (孔廟)

Our journey continues to the Taipei Confucius Temple, a sanctuary of wisdom and learning. The Taipei Confucius Temple is the only existing community-donated Confucius temple in Taiwan. It venerates Confucius, the greatest teacher in Chinese history, as well as the sages and scholars of the past. Confucius, the founder of Confucianism, emphasized the importance of morality, family, government, and social order, establishing a crucial philosophical foundation for East Asian culture. His teachings have profoundly influenced Chinese history and culture. Through its unique architecture, decorations, and rituals, the temple provides an opportunity to experience the deep reverence Chinese people have for traditional values, knowledge, wisdom, and their embodiment. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of this ancient temple dedicated to the great philosopher Confucius! Discover more at Taipei Confucius Temple. Go

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Dalongdong Baoan Temple (大龍峒保安宮)

Next, we invite you to marvel at the magnificence of Dalongdong Baoan Temple that has graced Taipei for over 200 years! Dalongdong Baoan Temple was designated as a national historic site in 2019. This temple stands as a unique fusion of religion, culture, education, and art. It holds the distinction of being the only temple in Taiwan to receive the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Conservation Award. Renowned for its decorative artistry, the temple boasts an impressive collection of woodwork, paintings, and ceramic pieces crafted by contemporary Taiwanese master artists. The temple has played a significant role in revitalizing local culture in Taipei City, leaving a profound impact on the community. Learn about its fascinating history and cultural significance at Dalongdong Baoan Temple. Go

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Lungshan Temple(龍山寺)

No visit to Taipei is complete without a stop at Lungshan Temple, a spiritual oasis nestled in the heart of the city. Wanhua (Bangka) holds significant historical and cultural importance in Taipei, Taiwan. As the city's oldest neighborhood, Wanhua has been a central hub since the 1820s, serving as the economic, political, and military center of northern Taiwan. Wanhua Longshan Temple has been a focal point of religious and cultural activities for centuries.
It is not only a center of religious devotion for residents but also a place where various matters, such as discussions and legal disputes, were resolved through prayers and seeking divine guidance. Over the years, it has become a place where generations of locals have visited to seek blessings for good fortune, health, and even advice on matters like marriage. The temple's rich history and cultural significance continue to attract both locals and tourists, making it a must-visit destination in Taipei.
Experience the tranquility and spirituality of this revered temple, a testament to Taiwan's rich religious heritage. Find out more at Lungshan Temple. Go

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Huaxi Street Tourist Night Market (華西街觀光夜市)

Lastly, indulge your senses at the Huaxi Street Tourist Night Market, where the vibrant atmosphere, delectable street food, and unique souvenirs create an unforgettable experience.
Hua Xi Street Night Market, Taiwan's pioneering tourist hotspot, tells Taipei's story through its diverse culinary landscape. From sizzling shrimp to famous soups, the market tantalizes taste buds with local delights. Beyond food, it offers foot massages, fitness centers, and intriguing snake and turtle shops, adding a touch of adventure. Dive into the market's cultural richness with traditional herbal stores, Lingzhi tea sellers, and medicinal plaster shops, offering a glimpse into Taiwan's heritage. More than just a food haven, Hua Xi Street Night Market is a vibrant tapestry of traditions, making every visit a flavorful adventure and a delightful cultural exploration.
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In the 21st century, Taipei is a bustling and modern metropolis, but with clear and distinct roots in the past. Travelling through these areas will allow the you to gain knowledge of the old city and also experience firsthand what life may have been like when Taipei was young. Prepare yourselves for a captivating journey through Taipei's cultural tapestry, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern allure. Enjoy your exploration!