Taipei

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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 favourite destination. Learn more about the cultivation of the world’s favourite 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.

Where to stay in Taipei

Caesar Metro Taipei
Caesar Metro Taipei
4 out of 5
No.167, Bangka Blvd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei, 10851
The price is S$88 per night from 17 Aug to 18 Aug
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,484 reviews)
A fun and family friendly hotel.
"Cersar Metro Taipei is a fun and family friendly hotel. It was busy when we stayed but it was well organized and stress-free check in. The out-door swimming pool was great. The hotel is a waking distance from the subway. It is close to many tourist spots. There are two night markets nearby. Overall, ..."

Reviewed on 1 Aug,2022

Caesar Metro Taipei
The Okura Prestige Taipei
The Okura Prestige Taipei
5 out of 5
9 Nanjing E. Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei, 10450
The price is S$194 per night from 30 Aug to 31 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,000 reviews)
"This is a wonderful hotel with great service and incredibly comfortable beds."

Reviewed on 7 Aug,2022

The Okura Prestige Taipei
W Taipei
W Taipei
5 out of 5
10 Zhongxiao East Rd, sec 5, Xinyi Dist, Taipei, 110
The price is S$342 per night from 23 Aug to 24 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Very nice room condition, just needs a bit more care for maintainance. Carpets weren’t vacuumed super clean as my wife was kept coughing from dust allergies and a couple of light bulbs were out of function. We didn’t bothered to ask for a replacement but the hotel can take a look into it for other ..."

Reviewed on 29 Dec,2021

W Taipei
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.
Tokyo Loft duplex apt
Tokyo Loft duplex apt
3 out of 5
109, Kunming St, Wanhua District, Taipei, Taipei City, 108
The price is S$123 per night from 15 Aug to 16 Aug
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Taipei. Enjoy WiFi, laundry facilities and a TV. Popular attractions Lungshan Temple and Ningxia Night Market are located nearby. ...
Tokyo Loft duplex apt
Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei, 104
The price is S$158 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (593 reviews)
Wonderful Stay
"Warm welcoming from FO Kevin, awesome room and very clean."

Reviewed on 25 Oct,2021

Gloria Residence
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei, 111
The price is S$492 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the family ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (30 reviews)
"非常美好的體驗"

Reviewed on 29 Jul,2022

American Village 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.

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