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Taipei
Travel Guide

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.

Where to stay in Taipei

Caesar Park Taipei
Caesar Park Taipei
4 out of 5
38 Chung Hsiao West Road Section 1, Zhongzheng, Taipei
The price is SG$81 per night from 3 May to 4 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Zhongzheng, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Presidential Office Building and National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall. Taipei Botanical Garden ...
4.2/5Very Good! (2,763 reviews)
"1.優點:房間雖小但很精美 乾淨舒適 淋浴也令人舒服 (會讓我想起在日本居住時的經驗)飯店擁有地利之便 周遭飲食交通便利。電視能接HDMI 雖然頻道不多但足以外接手機進行視頻投影。 2.缺點:自助吧早餐的餐點備料不及 廚師數量貌似太少 很多菜都持續空盤狀態 受在場眾多旅客批評(當時用餐時間為:8:30-9:30) 3.缺點:房間的床很好躺 唯獨枕頭超扁 (此次居住房型:悠遊客房)"

Reviewed on 26 Aug,2020

Caesar Park Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5 out of 5
2 SongShou Road, Taipei
The price is SG$221 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei 101, Taipei International Convention Center and Taipei World Trade Center. Sun Yat-Sen ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (954 reviews)
"Grand Hyatt is a good hotel to stay, nice breakfast and best memory forever."

Reviewed on 26 Mar,2021

Grand Hyatt Taipei
Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
No. 7 Linsen S Rd, Happy Village, Taipei
Free cancellation
The price is SG$172 per night from 28 Apr to 29 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Zhongzheng, this spa hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ningxia Night Market and Lungshan ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (91 reviews)
Great hotel in the heart of Taipei
"The room details were tasteful and functional. Noises from the street weren’t heard at all and the window blinds were able to provide 100% light-proof. The hotel is also located fairly central and next to an MRT station."

Reviewed on 18 Dec,2020

Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
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.
Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei
The price is SG$148 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Taipei aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lin-Sen Park, Ningxia Night Market and Huashan 1914 Creative ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (553 reviews)
Great staff!
"This is a great place to stay. The room is really clean and pleasant to live in. Most importantly, the staff here are really warm and are helpful."

Reviewed on 23 Dec,2019

Gloria Residence
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
The price is SG$463 per night from 28 Apr to 29 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Shilin, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qingtiangang Grassland, Shilin Night Market and National Palace Museum. Yangmingshan National Park ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Cp值算高,但服务侍改善
"房间棉被整理不是很整齐,棉被都鄒鄒的! 早餐是半自助的,不是很好吃"

Reviewed on 31 Aug,2019

American Village Resort
The Corner House
The Corner House
3.5 out of 5
No. 10, Lane 157, Section 1, Xinsheng S Rd, Daan District, Taipei
Located in Daan, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yongkang Street and Daan Forest Park. Huashan 1914 Creative Park and National Taiwan Democracy ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (251 reviews)
"Great experience, we had a great couple nights here."

Reviewed on 5 Dec,2020

The Corner House
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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Reviews of Taipei

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 54.85436893203884%
4 - Good
167
4 - Good 40.53398058252427%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 3.883495145631068%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.4854368932038835%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.24271844660194175%

5/5 - Excellent

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6 Mar 2020

Very good

5/5 - Excellent

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2 Mar 2020

Very good

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Feb 2020

การเดินทางสะดวกมากๆ ผู้คนเป็นมิตร จิตใจดี

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Feb 2020

nice city, nice people

5/5 - Excellent

Intira

9 Feb 2020

This is my first time traveling to Taiwan. I like the transportation system; very convenient an on time.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Jan 2020

Easy to go everywhere by MRT & Train. Good to find streetfood