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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.

Top hotels in Taipei

Humble House Taipei
Humble House Taipei
4 out of 5
The price is P5,673 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct

Located in Xinyi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei City Hall, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall and Taipei 101. Taipei 101 Mall and Songshan Cultural ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (911 reviews)

"Nice view and great location"…"

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Humble House Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5 out of 5
The price is P6,259 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (970 reviews)

"Fantastic hotel! Location, room, services, food selection and quality are all top notch! Would definitely recommend! Only minor thing is the pillows are very soft, some people may actually prefer them."…"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Grand Hyatt Taipei
Hotel Midtown Richardson
Hotel Midtown Richardson
4 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is P1,823 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

Located in Ximending, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tianhou Temple, The Red House and Presidential Office Building. National Taiwan Museum and Dihua ...

3.8/5Good! (4,204 reviews)

"冷氣太冷了,調到30度但一直呈現18度左右的狀況 可能要再檢查一下 另外,地點離捷運站很近,房內感覺很舒適,唯獨隔音效果不太好"…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Hotel Midtown Richardson
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.

Vacation Rentals in Taipei

iTaipei Service Apartment
iTaipei Service Apartment
3.5 out of 5

Located in Zhongzheng, this apartment building is steps away from Q Square and Huayin Street. National Taiwan Museum is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away. Taipei Subway Station ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,707 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 Mar 9, 2020

iTaipei Service Apartment
Leofoo Residences
Leofoo Residences
4 out of 5
The price is P4,297 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Located in Zhongshan, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lin-Sen Park and Ningxia Night Market. Huashan 1914 Creative Park and Dihua Street are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,391 reviews)
OK stay

"Overall my stay was pleasant, my main focus was to have a relaxing bathtub. The bathtub was great, huge. Though the water wasn't as hot as I would have liked. The bed was uneven, the middle have a dip in it which made for a little uncomfortable position. Lighting was poor. Breakfast was disappointing ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Leofoo Residences
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
The price is P19,942 per night from 6 Oct to 7 Oct

Located in Shilin, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qingtiangang Grassland, Shilin Night Market and National Palace Museum. Yangmingshan National Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4 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 Aug 31, 2019

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.

Popular places to visit in Taipei

Taipei 101
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Taipei 101

Rocket to the top of one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers for incredible views of Taipei and beyond.

Shilin Night Market
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Shilin Night Market

Wander these renowned city markets, known for their nightlife, authentic Taiwanese dishes and local, traditional and international merchandise.

Yangmingshan National Park
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Yangmingshan National Park

Close to Taipei is a stunning and geologically diverse national park with hiking trails, ornamental silver grass, sub-tropical rainforest and volcanic landscapes.

Taipei Zoo
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Taipei Zoo

Get close to animals from all around the world and learn about wildlife conservation at the largest zoo in Asia.

National Palace Museum
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National Palace Museum

Once kept for the solitary enjoyment of emperors, today the world’s largest collection of Chinese antiquities and treasures can be enjoyed by all.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Flanked by traditional Chinese gardens and national cultural halls, this impressive memorial honours one of the world’s most important 20th-century leaders.

Top things to do in Taipei

Jiufen (Chiufen) Village & Northeast Coast Half-Day Tour
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Jiufen (Chiufen) Village & Northeast Coast Half-Day Tour

P1,982
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Taipei Night Tour with Dinner at Din Tai Fung Restaurant
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Taipei Night Tour with Dinner at Din Tai Fung Restaurant

P2,545
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

P997
Per adult
Essential Taipei City Tour
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Essential Taipei City Tour

P2,202
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Pingxi, Shifen & Jiufen Full Private Day Trip
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Pingxi, Shifen & Jiufen Full Private Day Trip

P9,999
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Taiwan Taoyuan Airport (TPE) to Taipei City Center
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Taiwan Taoyuan Airport (TPE) to Taipei City Center

P2,610
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Taipei

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 61.29032258064516%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 31.182795698924732%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 7.526881720430108%
2 - Disappointing
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1 - Terrible
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4/5 - Good

mcisonvacation

23 Mar 2020

Taipei is generally safe to visit. They have good shopping & dining options. The locals keep to themselves. They aren't warm and they really don't care for tourists. It's a nice place to visit once, but it doesn't stand out to merit a repeat visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

17 Jan 2020

Excellent city. People are courteous and friendly.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

5 Jan 2020

We didn't expect our short Taipei trip to be so enjoyable :) The food, weather and friendly locals made our trip worth remembering :)

4/5 - Good

JST

26 Dec 2019

Good experience

5/5 - Excellent

G.J

9 Dec 2019

Taipei is a great city. It is clean. Not over crowded. Very good traffic. Disciplined people. Although a capital city the atmosphere in the city is relax. Just tobad hartly anyone speaks English. Tourism would boom if they would.

4/5 - Good

BL

29 Nov 2019

I like Taipei. There are many places to explore. I plan to return next year with my family!

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