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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 Taipei
Caesar Park Taipei
4 out of 5
38 Chung Hsiao West Road Section 1, Zhongzheng, Taipei
The price is P2,536 per night from 13 May to 13 May
Located in Zhongzheng, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Presidential Office Building and National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall. Taipei Botanical Garden ...
4.2/5Very Good! (2,761 reviews)
"Quite nice! Great location and service!"

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Caesar Park Taipei
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
Free Cancellation
The price is P5,766 per night from 10 May to 10 May
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 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (107 reviews)
Great hotel in the heart of Taipei
"The room details were tasteful and functional. Noises from the street weren’t heard at all and the window blinds were able to provide 100% light-proof. The hotel is also located fairly central and next to an MRT station."

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
citizenM Taipei North Gate
citizenM Taipei North Gate
4 out of 5
No. 3, Sec. 1, Zhonghua Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei
The price is P2,370 per night from 1 Jun to 1 Jun
Located in Ximending, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taipei Botanical Garden and Lungshan Temple. National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall and Sun Yat-Sen ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,317 reviews)
Good views, good room
"Great hotel, very friendly staff. Rooms are a bit on the small side, but the view was great. Comfortable bed and very clean. The smart controls for the room were a cool feature. It was a little noisy through the window, but closing the curtain helped a bit."

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

citizenM Taipei North Gate
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.
Taipei MRT Luxury Apartment
Taipei MRT Luxury Apartment
3 out of 5
10F, No.293, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei
The price is P1,712 per night from 31 May to 31 May
Located in Zhongshan, this spa apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Xingtian Temple and within 3 mi (5 km) of Taipei Arena and Shilin Night Market. National ...
2.7/5 (14 reviews)
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"It is typically NOT a proper accommodation that was described on the website. There was no receptionist or anyone who could assist us. And the location is hard to find since there is no sign of the the apartment at the building’s entrance. The room was dirty and dusty. And the bedsheet wasn’t clean ..."

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Taipei MRT Luxury 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 P4,279 per night from 11 May to 11 May
Located in Shilin, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qingtiangang Grassland, Shilin Night Market, and National Palace Museum. Yangmingshan National Park ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)
超適合親子的球池房
"小朋友們看到球池、積木、廚房、溜滑梯等設施時,幾乎玩瘋了,從check-in到睡覺,都不需要大人帶,自動自發的玩在一起,省力超多。 推薦給想趁機休息的家長們!"

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

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
Located in Datong, this aparthotel is steps from Q Square and Huayin Street. National Taiwan Museum is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away. Beimen Station is 10 minutes by ...
4.1/5Very 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 Mar 9, 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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Reviews of Taipei

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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!