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Taipei must see attractions
1. Taipei Zoo
Escape from the busy streets and tall skyscrapers of the city of Taipei to meet and interact with some of the most fascinating animals from all over the world. The Taipei Zoo was established in 1914 as a conservation park to protect endangered animals and to promote awareness of animal welfare. Walk down the shady avenues past spacious free-range enclosures to understand why the zoo holds a special place in the hearts of locals who think of many of the animals as dear friends.
2. Taipei 101
Taipei 101 was voted by Newsweek magazine as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World and by the Discovery Channel as one of the Seven Wonders of Engineering. The tower has held the Guinness World Record for having the world’s fastest passenger elevators.
3. Shilin Night Market
Taste authentic Taiwanese food and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Taipei’s sprawling Shilin Night Market. The market started in the late 19th century, when Japanese immigrants built a day market that operated from a small brick house to sell meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. After World War II, the market grew rapidly; today it is one of the most popular in Taipei.
4. National Palace Museum
Visit the National Palace Museum to see one of the world’s largest collections of Chinese art and artifacts, spanning 8,000 years of multiple dynasties. The museum was created in 1925, just 13 years after the establishment of the Republic of China.
5. National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall
The striking Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is dedicated to the military and political leader who led the Chinese Nationalist government as president from 1950 through 1975. Discover the history of Chiang Kai-shek and China in the 20th century through photographs, drawings and the stunning architectural design of the memorial hall.
6. Raohe Street Night Market
Visit Raohe Street Night Market, where all types of stalls and shops provide a glimpse into Taiwanese traditions and cultures. The 2,000-foot (600-meter) street is a gastronomic haven as well as an entertainment hub, with carnival games and prizes. Watch locals and visitors go past in this intriguing and atmospheric night bazaar.
7. Huashan 1914 Creative Park
Huashan 1914 Creative Park is a top museum in Taipei with a rich history. Discover the fascinating museums and shops in this culturally rich area.
8. Ningxia Night Market
You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Ningxia Night Market, a popular shopping spot in Taipei. Experience the fascinating museums and acclaimed theater scene in this culturally rich area.
9. Daan Forest Park
With a vast and scenic lake and various sports areas, the Daan Forest Park covers 64 acres (26 hectares) of the city center of Taipei in a layer of green. Labyrinthine trails interconnect across this picturesque terrain, leading to various landmarks and attractions. Visit Daan Forest Park and venture into its center where you’ll forget the hubbub of the urban core.