New Taipei City

Travel Guide
Shilin Night Market showing markets and food
Between the mountains and the coast, there is so much to see and do in the most populous city of the Taiwan Metropolitan area that you’ll never want to leave.

Formerly known as Taipei County, New Taipei City completely surrounds Taipei City, providing the metropolis with a halo of historical and natural attractions. Head out here to discover charming old streets and colorful night markets. Then go to the northernmost tip of the island of Taiwan to see amazing coastal scenery.

The New Taipei City districts of Banqiao, Tucheng, Sanchong, Luzhou, Yonghe, Zhonghe, Xizhi and Xindian are closest to downtown Taipei City, so it’s logical to start your tour of New Taipei there. Visit the modern mega-malls, historic old streets and bustling night markets and bring small change for the delicious street food that is sold everywhere.

It’s easy and cheap to hop on the metro to visit the area’s attractions in the outer districts. Some of New Taipei City’s most popular night markets are held at Lehua, Wenhua North Street, Sanhe, Banqiao Nanya and Xinzhuang Old Street.

For something different to do at night, explore the Bali Left Bank, with its bobbing fishing boats, and the nearby Tamshui (or Danshui) Fisherman’s Wharf with its elegant Lover’s Bridge. While here, don’t miss the charming Tamsui Old Street.

On a rainy day head south to soak in the Wulai Hot Springs by the river and on a hot day, go swimming at Shalun Beach, Baishawan (Baisha Bay) or Fulong Beach.

In the Wanli District, in the northeast of this sprawling city, you can hike through Yehliu Geopark with its highly unusual rock formations and lighthouse. On the other side of Keelung City is the Shimen Cave.

From there, it’s not far to the fertile Riufang District, home to Jishan Street (or Jiufen Old Street). Its colonial Japanese architecture and cuisine inspired the famous Japanese anime movie Spirited Away.

Another popular daytrip in this area is a visit to Shifen Old Street and Pingxi Old Street with its floating lanterns, combined with a visit to “Little Niagara,” the horseshoe-shaped Shifen Waterfall.

New Taipei City is great to escape to after exploring the bustling downtown area of Taipei City. If you are mainly here for the natural attractions along the coast, visit outside of the monsoon season, which runs from October through to March.

Where to stay in New Taipei City

Hilton Taipei Sinban
Hilton Taipei Sinban
4.5 out of 5
No. 88, Minquan Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City, 22050
The price is S$148 per night from 7 Sep to 8 Sep
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in New Taipei City. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (437 reviews)
Great night sleep
"This hotel had a lot of great things, but my favorite was the bed. It was so comfortable! The room was very clean and spacious. Bathroom was well-cleaned and very modern."

Reviewed on 6 Jan,2022

Hilton Taipei Sinban
CT Green Bay Hot-Spring Hotel
CT Green Bay Hot-Spring Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No. 1, Haijing Rd., Wanli Dist., New Taipei City, 207
The price is S$164 per night from 29 Aug to 30 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in New Taipei City. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Heping Island Park and Keelung Night ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (103 reviews)
適合想放鬆看海的渡假選擇~~
"服務很好,房間空間也很大,早餐比預期好。設施部分,溫泉有6池,有冷湯、熱湯,相較其他溫泉飯店,沒有特別好,也沒有不好,平日人不多,覺得很舒適!健身房早上8點才能使用,覺得太晚了。"

Reviewed on 11 Nov,2021

CT Green Bay Hot-Spring Hotel
The Great Roots Forestry SPA Resort
The Great Roots Forestry SPA Resort
4 out of 5
No.80, Chajiao, Sanxia District, New Taipei City, 237
The price is S$236 per night from 30 Aug to 31 Aug
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in New Taipei City. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (364 reviews)
Outdated room but offer many outdoor fun.
"As a hotel guest, the outdoor hot spring pools and access to the forest park for free. Our room was outdated, poorly lit had, and the air conditioner was not working properly. It overlooked the hotel pool which was filled with fallen leaves and moss. The breakfast is located at another building (we ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jan,2022

The Great Roots Forestry SPA 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.
Qianshuwan Apartment
Qianshuwan Apartment
3 out of 5
No.42-11 North Shizizi, Zhongliu Village, Sanzhi District, New Taipei City, 25242
The price is S$128 per night from 12 Sep to 13 Sep
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly holiday home in New Taipei City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Qianshuiwan ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Very good."

Reviewed on 9 Aug,2019

Qianshuwan Apartment
Bubble WOW Bali
Bubble WOW Bali
1 out of 5
No. 1, Waziwei St., Bali, New Taipei City, 249
Stay at this golf campsite in New Taipei City. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking and a garden. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms in their ...
3.5/5 Good! (16 reviews)
"Interesting experience to have, but room could be maintained in better condition."

Reviewed on 18 Dec,2017

Bubble WOW Bali
Vanilla Inn
Vanilla Inn
3 out of 5
No. 8-8, Zhongzheng East Road, Danshui District, New Taipei City, 251
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in New Taipei City. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Yangmingshan National ...
3/5 (2 reviews)
入れません
"フロントがないので、ホテルに入れません。中国人は電話して入場します。"

Reviewed on 11 Nov,2018

Vanilla Inn
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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