New Taipei City

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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

Ohya Boutique Motel-Linkou
Ohya Boutique Motel-Linkou
3.5 out of 5
No.163, Ln. 115, Sec 2, Wenhua 3rd Rd, Lin-Kou, New Taipei City, New Taipei
The price is SG$82 per night from 23 Sep to 23 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Linkou, this hotel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Taipei Confucius Temple, National Taiwan Museum and Taipei Botanical Garden. Lungshan Temple and Beitou ...
3.7/5Good! (114 reviews)
Nice place to stay!
"It was a nice comfortable room. Good price."

Reviewed on 2 Mar,2019

Ohya Boutique Motel-Linkou
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 SG$122 per night from 23 Sep to 23 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Banqiao, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of New Taipei City Plaza, Lin Family Garden, and Nanya Night Market. Zhong He Shengli Market ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,401 reviews)
"The room is new and so clean, it’s too bad we have no time for swimming pool."

Reviewed on 25 Apr,2021

Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
Twilight BnB
Twilight BnB
3.5 out of 5
No 38 Zhongyi Road, Jinshan District, New Taipei City, New Taipei City
Located in Jinshan, this guesthouse is within 9 mi (15 km) of Jinbaoli Old Street, Juming Museum and Yehliu Geopark. Yehliu Ocean World and Baishawan Beach are ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (90 reviews)
"民宿十分舒適安靜、內部設計更是無話可說的完美,無敵海景再加入管家貼心又熱忱的服務,渡過了一個十分愉快的週末!家人們已經開始計劃下次何時再去住了。"

Reviewed on 28 Mar,2021

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7, Section 2, Huayuanshi Road, New Taipei City, Xindian District
The price is SG$41 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
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Located in Wugu District, this apartment building is within 6 miles (10 km) of Guandu Temple, Taipei Confucius Temple and Sanhe Night Market. Fu Jen Catholic ...
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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 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Fort San Domingo. Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf ...
3.5/5Good! (16 reviews)
"Interesting experience to have, but room could be maintained in better condition."

Reviewed on 18 Dec,2017

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Qianshuwan Apartment
Qianshuwan Apartment
3 out of 5
No.42-11 North Shizizi, Zhongliu Village, Sanzhi District, New Taipei City
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Very good."

Reviewed on 9 Aug,2019

Qianshuwan Apartment
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