TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While fancy restaurants are typically top choices for Valentine’s Day, Taiwan News recommends some outdoor events and interesting ideas for singles and couples alike to do on Feb. 14.
Chenglin Agarwood Forest House
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Located in central Yunlin County, this 5.8-hectare park features a romantic “Love Lake,” a heart-shaped island in the lake, and Japanese-style grounds with over 80 species of plants. There are also restaurants and aloeswood products on-site.
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Xinbeitou Hot Spring Area
Asia Pacific Hotel Beitou (Taiwan News, Lyla Liu photo)
There are over 40 hotels in Taipei's Beitou District that provide high-quality hot springs and spas. Attractions popular with tourists include Beitou Thermal Valley, the Beitou Hot Spring Museum, and Beitou Park.
Xiahai City God Temple
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Established in Dadaocheng in 1859, the temple is famous for the power of "Chinese Cupid” (月老), with many flocking to the temple to pray in hopes of meeting their true love. Visitors can also ask for safety and peace from some 600 other deities, such as the City God, his wife, and the Brave Guards.
"May I Have Your Last Order?"
Theatrical group Godot Culture and Second Floor Café, which serves American cuisine, have co-produced a theatrical sitcom titled “May I Have Your Last Order?” which will take place in the restaurant. Audiences watch a humorous take on lovers’ quarrels delivered by professional performers while enjoying their meals.
"DEMIGOD: The Legend Begins"
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This Taiwanese hand puppet show is now on the big screen! Featuring PILI Puppetry's main character "Su Huan-jen" (素還真), moviegoers can enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free ticket deal for the film "DEMIGOD: The Legend Begins" in theaters nationwide starting Feb. 12.
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Death on the Nile
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Prefer a movie night? This sequel to "Murder on the Orient Express" stars Annette Bening, Gal Gadot, and Armie Hammer. It will be released in Taiwan on Feb. 11.
Taihu Brewing "Blurberry" Beer
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Taiwanese craft beer brand Taihu has launched a pink sweet-and-sour beer named "Blurberry" to celebrate Valentine's Day. The beverage can be purchased at 7-ELEVEN, City'Super, and Breeze Super.
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