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 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

Hotel Midtown Richardson
Hotel Midtown Richardson
4 out of 5
No. 4, Xiushan Street, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, 100
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$63 per night from 31 Jul to 1 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,854 reviews)
"convenient check in"

Reviewed on 6 Jun,2022

Hotel Midtown Richardson
The Okura Prestige Taipei
The Okura Prestige Taipei
5 out of 5
9 Nanjing E. Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei, 10450
The price is S$188 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
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! (946 reviews)
"A pleasant stay."

Reviewed on 24 Jun,2022

The Okura Prestige Taipei
Caesar Metro Taipei
Caesar Metro Taipei
4 out of 5
No.167, Bangka Blvd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei, 10851
The price is S$101 per night from 1 Aug to 2 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! (1,555 reviews)
"龍山寺週邊小吃雲集,選擇非常豐富,天氣好時還可以走路或騎youbike到西門町或南機場片區,有更多的shopping和飲食選擇,位置一級棒"

Reviewed on 11 Feb,2022

Caesar Metro 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.
Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei, 104
The price is S$167 per night from 20 Jul to 21 Jul
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! (588 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$598 per night from 12 Jul to 13 Jul
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 Wonderful! (23 reviews)
"很適合孩子們一起在別墅裏面玩"

Reviewed on 7 May,2022

American Village Resort
Itaipei Service Apartment
Itaipei Service Apartment
3.5 out of 5
1F, No.209, Sec.1, Civic Blvd, Taipei, Main Station, 209, Taipei, TPE, 103
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and on-site parking. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the property condition ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,721 reviews)
Would definitely recommend to friends and family!
"Wonderful stay at iTaipei service apartment! The location was unbeatable, just above Taipei main station and Qsquare shopping centre. The mini kitchenette made it easy for quick breakfasts on those mornings that we couldn't wake up early enough. . Friendly front desk staff, security staff, and housekeeping ..."

Reviewed on 9 Mar,2020

Itaipei Service Apartment
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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