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 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 S$126 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Located in Banqiao, this luxury hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Nanya Night Market and within 3 miles (5 km) of Xinzhuang Baseball Stadium and Fu Jen Catholic ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,382 reviews)
"It was clean and in a very good location. Not what I expected from a 4 star hotel though. The bathroom wasn't like the pictures. The pictures make it look like there is a bath big enough for two... but I could hardly squeeze in myself. The angle of the picture is very deceptive. The king bed was ..."

Reviewed on 25 Oct,2021

Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5 out of 5
2 SongShou Road, Taipei
Fully refundable
The price is S$225 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (950 reviews)
"Staffs are very nice and helpful, they are not allowed me early checking in or late check out but did took care of my luggage free for a couple hours. Near Taipei 101, World Trade Center, very convenience location."

Reviewed on 25 Oct,2021

Grand Hyatt Taipei
W Taipei
W Taipei
5 out of 5
10 Zhongxiao East Rd, sec 5, Xinyi Dist, Taipei
The price is S$309 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Taipei 101 and Taipei World Trade Center. National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall and Elephant ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (940 reviews)
"Amazing atmosphere and good attention from front desk staff."

Reviewed on 31 Aug,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.
Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei
The price is S$169 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
This family-friendly Taipei aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Lin-Sen Park and Ningxia Night Market. National Taipei ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (582 reviews)
Wonderful Stay
"Warm welcoming from FO Kevin, awesome room and very clean."

Reviewed on 25 Oct,2021

Gloria Residence
Itaipei Service Apartment
Itaipei Service Apartment
3.5 out of 5
1F, No.209, Sec.1, Civic Blvd, Taipei, Main Station, 209, Taipei, TPE
Located in Datong, this apartment building is steps away from Q Square and Huayin Street. National Taiwan Museum is 0.6 mi (1 km) away. Beimen Station is 10 ...
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
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
The price is S$475 per night from 15 Feb to 16 Feb
Located in Shilin, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qingtiangang Grassland, Yangmingshan National Park and Shilin Night Market. National Palace Museum ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (16 reviews)
"整體表現都很優良,值得推薦"

Reviewed on 26 Sep,2021

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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