Taipei

Travel Guide
Elephant Mountain showing a city, landscape views and a sunset

Taipei is the fun capital of Taiwan and is full of modern malls, ancient temples, rich palaces and night markets.

The capital of Taiwan, Taipei shares the basin of an ancient lake with New Taipei City. The Tamsui River runs through the cities, which are separate administrative entities.

Just to the north of the Tropic of Cancer, Tapei enjoys hot tropical summers and warm winters.

Taipei is easy to get around, has a computer-savvy population and a unique and interesting culture.

6 million people visit Taipei each year. Many head straight to the city’s landmark skyscraper, Taipei 101, the National Palace Museum, and the glorious Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall downtown.To the southeast, the Maokong tea-growing area is another favorite destination. Learn more about the cultivation of the world’s favorite drink, then jump aboard the Maokong Gondola for panoramic views over Taipei.

The gondola stops at the huge Taipei Zoo, which featured in the Oscar-winning movie The Life of Pi in 2012. Signs tell you which real-life animals starred in this animated 3D spectacle and you can come eye-to-eye with the Formosan black bear.

Visit the Shilin Night Market to hear the vendors shout out their specialties in Mandarin and order delicious Chinese food such as roast duck or noodle soup. Of course, a temple tour should be on your itinerary too. Admire the buddhist dragon sculptures in Longshan Temple and see how the sober interior of the Confucius Temple embraces the philosophy of being content with little.

Taipei hosts many festivals and in the 5th lunar month, around the time of the dragon boat festival, you can photograph traditional races.

The dolphin-shaped island of Taiwan in the North Pacific Ocean is just a short flight away from Hong Kong. From Taipei, it is easy to take a plane to anywhere on the island.

Where to stay in Taipei

Caesar Metro Taipei
Caesar Metro Taipei
4 out of 5
No.167, Bangka Blvd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei
The price is ¥7,048 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Located in Wanhua, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taipei Botanical Garden and Lungshan Temple. National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall and Ningxia Night ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,459 reviews)
"All are good"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Caesar Metro Taipei
W Taipei
W Taipei
5 out of 5
10 Zhongxiao East Rd, sec 5, Xinyi Dist, Taipei
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥22,513 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 17
Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Taipei 101 and Taipei World Trade Center. National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall and Elephant ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (969 reviews)
"Amazing atmosphere and good attention from front desk staff."

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

W Taipei
Regent Taipei
Regent Taipei
5 out of 5
No 3, Lane 39, Section 2, ZhongShan North, Road, Taipei
The price is ¥21,305 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
This family-friendly Taipei hotel is located in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall and Taipei Confucius Temple. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,079 reviews)
"excellec service, excellect food."

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Regent Taipei
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei
The price is ¥12,216 per night from Dec 28 to Dec 28
This family-friendly Taipei aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Lin-Sen Park and Ningxia Night Market. National Taipei ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (574 reviews)
Great staff!
"This is a great place to stay. The room is really clean and pleasant to live in. Most importantly, the staff here are really warm and are helpful."

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Gloria Residence
Itaipei Service Apartment
Itaipei Service Apartment
3.5 out of 5
1F, No.209, Sec.1, Civic Blvd, Taipei, Main Station, 209, Taipei, TPE
Located in Datong, this apartment building is steps from Q Square and Huayin Street. National Taiwan Museum is 0.6 mi (1 km) away. Beimen Station is 10 minutes ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,721 reviews)
Would definitely recommend to friends and family!
"Wonderful stay at iTaipei service apartment! The location was unbeatable, just above Taipei main station and Qsquare shopping centre. The mini kitchenette made it easy for quick breakfasts on those mornings that we couldn't wake up early enough. . Friendly front desk staff, security staff, and housekeeping ..."

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Itaipei Service Apartment
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
The price is ¥34,533 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 14
Located in Shilin, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qingtiangang Grassland, Yangmingshan National Park, and Shilin Night Market. National Palace Museum ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"整體表現都很優良,值得推薦"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2021

American Village Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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