Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

Some people buy antiques. There isn’t a ton of handicrafts or artwork like in Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia. - Jul 2020

Not really, Taipei doesn't really have obvious souvenirs. Plenty of nice things to buy here, but I always struggle to recommend typical Taiwanese souvenirs for visiting friends. Taiwanese pineapple cakes comes closest to being the souvenir of choice, but I'm not a big fan myself. - Jul 2018

ceramics, pottery, crazy tshirts from the night market - Aug 2015

Nothing. Taiwan doesn't really make anything besides semi-conductors. There are fun teas, local ceramics etc, but there isn't really a typical Taiwan product or gift. - Apr 2015

Tea, there is some amazing tea available. - Sep 2013

Hmmm, most interesting products here are imported. But we have beautiful flowers (orchids) around the house for 1/5th of what they cost in the states. - Jul 2013

Jade, pearls, silk, and pottery. - May 2013

Travel. - May 2012

Beautiful furniture and artwork from the mainland, caligraphy, - Jun 2009

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