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

Merry Sing Motel
Merry Sing Motel
3.5 out of 5
No.242, Xinshu Rd., New Taipei City
The price is S$116 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
Located in Xinzhuang, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Fu Jen Catholic University and within 3 miles (5 km) of Xinzhuang Baseball Stadium and Nanya Night Market. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (13 reviews)
"整體還不錯服務人員態度親切"

Reviewed on 7 Dec,2020

Merry Sing Motel
Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
4.5 out of 5
No. 8, Section 2, Xianmin Blvd., Banqiao District, New Taipei City
The price is S$126 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
Located in Banqiao, this luxury hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Nanya Night Market and within 3 miles (5 km) of Xinzhuang Baseball Stadium and Fu Jen Catholic ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,383 reviews)
"It was clean and in a very good location. Not what I expected from a 4 star hotel though. The bathroom wasn't like the pictures. The pictures make it look like there is a bath big enough for two... but I could hardly squeeze in myself. The angle of the picture is very deceptive. The king bed was ..."

Reviewed on 25 Oct,2021

Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
Merry Hi Motel
Merry Hi Motel
3.5 out of 5
No. 231, Sec. 2, New Taipei Blvd., Xinzhuang Dist., New Taipei City
The price is S$130 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
Located in Xinzhuang, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Xinzhuang Baseball Stadium, St. Ignatius Plaza and Sanhe Night Market. Luzhou Breeze Park and Taipei ...
3.4/5 (11 reviews)
clean room only
"not so good, no nearby transport"

Reviewed on 4 Jan,2017

Merry Hi Motel
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
The price is S$97 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
Located in Sanzhi, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Qianshuiwan Seaside Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Sansheng Trail and Fengzilin Shan. Erping ...
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
Located in Bali, this golf campsite is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Shihsanheng Museum of Archaeology and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Fort San Domingo. Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf ...
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
Located in Tamsui, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Tamsui Old Street and within 3 miles (5 km) of Fort San Domingo and Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf. ...
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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