Taipei

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Visit Taipei

Taipei is the fun capital of Taiwan and is full of modern malls, ancient temples, rich palaces and night markets.

In the Republic of China, or Taiwan, the capital Taipei shares the basin of an ancient lake with New Taipei City. The Tamsui River runs through the cities, which are separate administrative entities.

With the Tropic of Cancer just to the south, Tapei enjoys a hot summers and warm winters and it is humid year-round.

Taipei has a convenient transport system, a computer-savvy population and a unique culture.

Some 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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Top hotels in Taipei

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Taipei M Hotel - Main station
Taipei M Hotel - Main station
3.5 out of 5
No.64, Sec. 1, Hankou St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei
SG$43
per night
Jan 22 - Jan 23

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! (5,078 reviews)

"Pretty good location.. Close to Taipei Main Station. Hotel provides good breakfast and free self service laundry. Staff are all friendly. Will definitely come back here to stay."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan,2020

Taipei M Hotel - Main station
Taipei Heroes Square Hotel
Taipei Heroes Square Hotel
3 out of 5
1F,No. 59, Sec. 1, Zhonghua Rd, Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei
SG$43
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24

Located in Ximending, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Red House Theater and Presidential Office Building. Lungshan Temple and National Taiwan Museum ...

4/5Very Good! (24 reviews)

"No place to hang clothes in the room and in the washroom. Some hooks can be installed on the walls."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan,2020

Taipei Heroes Square Hotel
Caesar Metro Taipei
Caesar Metro Taipei
4 out of 5
No.167, Bangka Blvd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei
SG$92
per night
Jan 22 - Jan 23

Located in Wanhua, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lungshan Temple and Huaxi Street Night Market. Taipei Botanical Garden and Presidential Office Building ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,136 reviews)

"Staff are helpful and friendly, the location of the hotel is great - near the MRT and there are lots to discover in the area and, there are small, quaint cafes as well!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan,2020

Caesar Metro Taipei

Popular things to do in Taipei

Taipei 101
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Taipei 101

4/5(146 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(107 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(34 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(26 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(62 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(122 reviews)

Flanked by traditional Chinese gardens and national cultural halls, this impressive memorial honours 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

SG$25

Enjoy an evening of theatrical splendor at the magnificent TaipeiEYE, home to an authentic array of Chinese performing arts. Experience the acrobatics of kung fu alongside a breathtaking mix of traditional music, dazzling dance, and enchanting folklore during this thrilling show.

Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience & Shifen Waterfall Tour
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Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience & Shifen Waterfall Tour

SG$70

Discover the rich culture and history of picturesque Pingxi and Shifen. Release your dreams and wishes into the heavens at the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, and then stroll Shifen's bustling Old Street before a short walk to “the Niagara Falls of Taiwan,” Shifen Waterfall.

Pingxi, Shifen & Jiufen Full Private Day Trip
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Pingxi, Shifen & Jiufen Full Private Day Trip

SG$96

The stunning waterfalls and areas of outstanding natural beauty at Pingxi, Shifen and Juifen are must-see highlights for any Taipei traveler. On this private tour you can enjoy them all, plus you can experience some off-the-beaten-track delights that only locals know about.

Essential Taipei City Tour
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Essential Taipei City Tour

SG$61

Experience Taipei on a guided tour through this fascinating city. Visit the world-famous Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, watch the changing of the guards at Martyrs' Shrine, marvel at extraordinary art collections in the National Palace Museum, photo stop at magnificent The Grand Hotel and discover an ancient Taiwanese temple.

1-Day Ultimate Taipei Sightseeing Tour
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1-Day Ultimate Taipei Sightseeing Tour

SG$163

Ancient China, colonial Formosa and ultra-modern Taipei, all yours to experience on our Ultimate Taipei Tour. You'll cover our dynamic capital's must-see spots in style on this full day tour mixing tradition religious venues, historically important spots and places of scenic beauty.

Taipei 2-Day highlight City Tour and Hot Spring experience
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Taipei 2-Day highlight City Tour and Hot Spring experience

SG$373

• Day1: You will be picked up at 8.30am from your hotel in Taipei. Then transfer to National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. There is Celebrated memorial hall with history exhibits surrounded by a large park with fish ponds & gardens.

Reviews of Taipei

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 53.72750642673522%
4 - Good
162
4 - Good 41.645244215938305%
3 - Okay
16
3 - Okay 4.113110539845758%
2 - Disappointing
2
2 - Disappointing 0.5141388174807198%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 5, 2020

Good place

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 22, 2019

Good​ place and​ nice people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 18, 2019

Green space with very big trees. Facilities i.e. Toilet and drinking water are around everwhere. But no specific area for smoking so everywhere can smoke and that behavior affect my health.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 11, 2019

Such a vibrant, friendly, hospitable city. I'll be back soon!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 4, 2019

Various climate in 1 day. Good transportation.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 29, 2019

Great night markets,great shopping and very safe city both day and night

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Taipei

How to Spend a Weekend in Taipei, Taiwan
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How to Spend a Weekend in Taipei, Taiwan

From its hyper-modern skyscrapers and pulsing nightlife, to its tranquil parks and temples, Taipei offers something for everyone.

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