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

MGH Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao
MGH Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao
3.5 out of 5
No. 30, Sec. 3, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Daan, Taipei
The price is S$144 per night from 3 Nov to 3 Nov
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Daan, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall, Taipei Arena and Ningxia Night Market. Taipei 101 and Lungshan ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (223 reviews)
Nice & comfort
"Nice and comfort, location is very convenient."

Reviewed on 25 Apr,2021

MGH Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao
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
The price is S$166 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
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 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (188 reviews)
"設備新穎便利,尤其是迎賓禮袋(眼膜、面膜及泡澡包)很是貼心。"

Reviewed on 16 May,2021

Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
W Taipei
W Taipei
5 out of 5
10 Zhongxiao East Rd, sec 5, Xinyi Dist, Taipei
The price is S$307 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
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! (981 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$168 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Taipei aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Taipei Film House and Ningxia Night Market. Dihua ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (568 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
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 0.9 mi (1.5 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$474 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Shilin, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qingtiangang Grassland, Yangmingshan National Park and Shilin Night Market. National Palace Museum ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (14 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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