Beitou Living LongStay Taipei is near Xinbeitou Station, which is at the hill end of Yangmin Shan. There is no factory nearby, we are in a great nature with fresh air. Also, unbelievably Xinbeitou area is a great living zone. Convinient stores, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, and many fast food restaurants run 24hours a day. Walk to wellcome supermarket from LongStay Taipei takes 1 minutes. And Starbucks, Mcdonalds, 頂呱呱(recommended Chinese style fast food), 50嵐(famous tea drink shop), 24小吃店(Taiwanese local food restaurant) are all in 3 minutes walking zone. 廣香素食坊 is a very delicous restaurant for vegetarian. Even if you are not vegetarian you may try how Taiwanese cook for vegetarian. 阿宗蚵仔煎 is traditional food in night market. 八方雲集 boils dampling, also they do side fry for dampling. They also have many delicous side dishes. 矮仔財魯肉飯 soy-stewed pork rice. Very famous and very delicous. You always need to line up for at least 30 minutes to enjoy it. It is in the 2nd floor in Beitou market. Business hour: 08:00-14:00. Beitou Green Library Located within Beitou Park in Beitou Hot Spring area of Taipei City, Taiwan, Beitou Library is Taiwan’s first green library opened in November, 2006. Designed by the Taiwanese firm Bio-Architecture Formosana, Beitou Library is fitted with eco-friendly features and settings making it one of the most energy-efficient and environmental-friendly architectures of East Asia. Beitou Library plays an active role in bettering the environment by being energy and water efficient. The thoughtful design with large windows is to save energy as the large amount of windows allow natural light to substitute interior lighting, and ventilation reduces the need for fans and air-conditioning.Partial roof of the library is covered by photovoltaic cells to converts sunlight into electricity, and appointed with 20 centimeters of soil to provide thermal insulation. Beitou Library also conserves water by capturing rainfall and stored to use for the library’s toilets. Entirely made of wood and green features, Beitou Library is an excellent Taipei stop for its architectural uniqueness, as well as more than 20,000 English and Chinese literatures for visitors to peruse at their leisure. Opening Hours Tue-Sat 08:30-21:00 Sun/Mon 09:00-17:00 The library is closed on national holidays and the first Thursday of each month. Directions Walk from LongStay Taipei for 5 minutes