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

Caesar Metro Taipei
Caesar Metro Taipei
4 out of 5
No.167, Bangka Blvd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei, 10851
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$92 per night from 5 Jan to 6 Jan
S$92
per night
5 Jan - 6 Jan
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! (1,001 reviews)
"Its a nice hotel, clean, good space, quiet…:-) 😊"

Reviewed on 1 Nov,2022

Caesar Metro Taipei
Caesar Park Hotel Taipei
Caesar Park Hotel Taipei
4 out of 5
38 Chung Hsiao West Road Section 1, Zhongzheng, Taipei, 100
The price is S$120 per night from 2 Jan to 3 Jan
S$120
per night
2 Jan - 3 Jan
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,005 reviews)
"Room is clean and cozy , location is perfect to access everything. Recommend."

Reviewed on 24 Nov,2022

Caesar Park Hotel Taipei
The Okura Prestige Taipei
The Okura Prestige Taipei
5 out of 5
9 Nanjing E. Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei, 10450
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$229 per night from 5 Jan to 6 Jan
S$229
per night
5 Jan - 6 Jan
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! (1,001 reviews)
"Strategic location for business and normal vacation."

Reviewed on 4 Dec,2022

The Okura Prestige 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.
THE TOP Modern
THE TOP Modern
3 out of 5
No. 201, Sec. 4, Zhong Xiao East Road, Taipei, 106
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and a TV. Popular attractions Taipei 101 and Zhongxiao Road are located nearby. ...
3.5/5 Good! (2 reviews)
"Check in was really poorly organised and confusing. It took us 20 minutes to find the right place due to lack of branding and instructions. We were told to call the property and did so twice without getting a response. Instructions were not clearly given on how to access the room, we were told to ..."

Reviewed on 15 Nov,2022

THE TOP Modern
Leofoo Residences
Leofoo Residences
4 out of 5
No. 38, Sec. 1, Nangjing E. Rd., Taipei, 104
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,420 reviews)
"Not many amenities (no pool, gym, business center or restaurant/. But the rooms are large, and kitted out just like an apartment for comfortable long term stays."

Reviewed on 30 Oct,2022

Leofoo Residences
Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei, 104
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! (603 reviews)
Wonderful Stay
"Warm welcoming from FO Kevin, awesome room and very clean."

Reviewed on 25 Oct,2021

Gloria Residence
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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