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TaipeiTaiwan

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.

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Where to stay in Taipei

Ximending showing street scenes, a city and cbd

Ximending

4.5/5Wonderful!(158 area reviews)

Visitors to Ximending love its popular shops, and you can check out Tianhou Temple and Red House Theater. If you want to see more in the area, you can get around town on the metro at Ximen Station.

Ximending
Beitou showing motorbike riding as well as a couple

Beitou

4.5/5Wonderful!(52 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the relaxing hot springs in Beitou. Spend some time visiting top spots like Beitou Hot Springs Park, and catch the metro at Xinbeitou Station or Beitou Station to see more of the area.

Beitou
Taipei Fine Arts Museum featuring modern architecture and art

Zhongshan

4.5/5Wonderful!(573 area reviews)

Travelers love Zhongshan for its popular shops, and you can see more of Taipei by jumping on the metro at Zhongshan Junior High School Station or Xingtian Temple Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Xingtian Temple and Taipei Fine Arts Museum.

Zhongshan
Taipei featuring markets, shopping and signage

Daan

4.5/5Wonderful!(398 area reviews)

Daan Forest Park and Shida Night Market are top sights in Daan, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Technology Building Station or Daan Station to see more sights in the area.

Daan
Tamsui featuring outdoor eating as well as a small group of people

Tamsui

4/5Very Good!(14 area reviews)

Get to know Tamsui and its many features like its riverfront and seafood restaurants. You might want to explore sights like Yangmingshan National Park and Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf, and you can jump on the metro at Xinshi 1st Rd Station or Danjin Beixin Station to get around the city.

Tamsui
Lungshan Temple which includes a temple or place of worship, street scenes and heritage architecture

Wanhua

4.5/5Wonderful!(273 area reviews)

Visitors to Wanhua love its popular shops, and you can check out Lungshan Temple and Bopiliao Old Street. If you want to see more in the area, you can get around town on the metro at Longshan Temple Station.

Wanhua

Top Hotels in Taipei

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Caesar Metro Taipei
Caesar Metro Taipei
4 out of 5
No.167, Bangka Blvd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei
¥6,336
per night
Apr 10 - Apr 11

Located in Wanhua, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Huaxi Street Night Market, Lungshan Temple, and Presidential Office Building. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,342 reviews)

"The room was perfect. Modern, clean, thoughtfully designed, everything in perfect working condition."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

Caesar Metro Taipei
Taipei M Hotel - Main station
Taipei M Hotel - Main station
3.5 out of 5
No.64, Sec. 1, Hankou St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei
¥3,003
per night
Apr 6 - Apr 7

Located in Zhongzheng, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei City North Gate, National Taiwan Museum, and Presidential Office Building. Ningxia Night ...

4/5Very Good! (5,326 reviews)

"Everything was perfect. Good location for restaurants and transportation"…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Taipei M Hotel - Main station
The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1 Zhongshan N Road Sec 4, Zhongshang District, Taipei
¥11,526
per night
Apr 6 - Apr 7

This family-friendly Taipei hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine and Taipei Fine Arts Museum. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,929 reviews)

"Nice big room,will stay again, good Asian restaurant, good food and good service, free shuttle bus to mrt very convenient, fam"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

The Grand Hotel

Popular things to do in Taipei

Taipei 101
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Taipei 101

4.5/5(842 reviews)

Rocket to the top of one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers for incredible views of Taipei and beyond.

Shilin Night Market
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Shilin Night Market

4/5(597 reviews)

Wander these renowned city markets, known for their nightlife, authentic Taiwanese dishes and local, traditional and international merchandise.

Yangmingshan National Park
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Yangmingshan National Park

4.5/5(213 reviews)

Close to Taipei is a stunning and geologically diverse national park with hiking trails, ornamental silver grass, sub-tropical rainforest and volcanic landscapes.

Taipei Zoo
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Taipei Zoo

4.5/5(102 reviews)

Get close to animals from all around the world and learn about wildlife conservation at the largest zoo in Asia.

National Palace Museum
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National Palace Museum

4.5/5(549 reviews)

Once kept for the solitary enjoyment of emperors, today the world’s largest collection of Chinese antiquities and treasures can be enjoyed by all.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

4.5/5(547 reviews)

Flanked by traditional Chinese gardens and national cultural halls, this impressive memorial honors one of the world’s most important 20th-century leaders.

Top activities in Taipei

Traditional Chinese Performing Arts Show at TaipeiEYE
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Traditional Chinese Performing Arts Show at TaipeiEYE

88% of travellers recommend
¥1,962
Per adult
Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience & Shifen Waterfall Tour
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Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience & Shifen Waterfall Tour

78% of travellers recommend
¥5,780
Per adult
Pingxi, Shifen & Jiufen Full Private Day Trip
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Pingxi, Shifen & Jiufen Full Private Day Trip

84% of travellers recommend
¥20,624
Per adult
Essential Taipei City Tour
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Essential Taipei City Tour

82% of travellers recommend
¥4,857
Per adult
1-Day Ultimate Taipei Sightseeing Tour
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1-Day Ultimate Taipei Sightseeing Tour

96% of travellers recommend
¥13,337
Per adult
Indian Cuisine in Taipei-3 Idiots Toast&Curry Voucher
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Indian Cuisine in Taipei-3 Idiots Toast&Curry Voucher

¥3,404
Per adult

Reviews of Taipei

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
576
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3 - Okay
68
3 - Okay 4.121212121212121%
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5
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5/5 - Excellent

Ken

Mar 30, 2020

Amazing city. Friendly people. Great food.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 7, 2020

I could navigate easily everywhere despite speaking no Chinese. National palace Chinese artifacts amazing. Botanical garden lovely. Zoo fun. Dihua street and river fun to explore. I knew so little about Taipei when I arrived to adjust time zones. Fun

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 5, 2020

Wonderful city with so many things to do and see. Taiwanese are always polite and helpful.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 4, 2020

We love Taipei, and have been here at least 6 or 7 times and have done many of the previous suggestions already - this time it was more dicey with the coronavirus stuff happening so we were more cautious about running around doing stuff wother crowds

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 28, 2020

City wasn't busy at all (maybe because flights from China were banned because of Corona virus) and very easy to move around. Very good weather. Cheap to eat out

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 21, 2020

Food is good and people are friendly and helpful

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Top things to do in Taiwan

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From its hyper-modern skyscrapers and pulsing nightlife, to its tranquil parks and temples, Taipei offers something for everyone.
How to Spend a Weekend in Taipei, Taiwan

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