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New Taipei City
Travel Guide

Between the mountains and the coast, there is so much to see and do in the most populous city of the Taiwan Metropolitan area that you’ll never want to leave.

Formerly known as Taipei County, New Taipei City completely surrounds Taipei City, providing the metropolis with a halo of historical and natural attractions. Head out here to discover charming old streets and colorful night markets. Then go to the northernmost tip of the island of Taiwan to see amazing coastal scenery.

The New Taipei City districts of Banqiao, Tucheng, Sanchong, Luzhou, Yonghe, Zhonghe, Xizhi and Xindian are closest to downtown Taipei City, so it’s logical to start your tour of New Taipei there. Visit the modern mega-malls, historic old streets and bustling night markets and bring small change for the delicious street food that is sold everywhere.

It’s easy and cheap to hop on the metro to visit the area’s attractions in the outer districts. Some of New Taipei City’s most popular night markets are held at Lehua, Wenhua North Street, Sanhe, Banqiao Nanya and Xinzhuang Old Street.

For something different to do at night, explore the Bali Left Bank, with its bobbing fishing boats, and the nearby Tamshui (or Danshui) Fisherman’s Wharf with its elegant Lover’s Bridge. While here, don’t miss the charming Tamsui Old Street.

On a rainy day head south to soak in the Wulai Hot Springs by the river and on a hot day, go swimming at Shalun Beach, Baishawan (Baisha Bay) or Fulong Beach.

In the Wanli District, in the northeast of this sprawling city, you can hike through Yehliu Geopark with its highly unusual rock formations and lighthouse. On the other side of Keelung City is the Shimen Cave.

From there, it’s not far to the fertile Riufang District, home to Jishan Street (or Jiufen Old Street). Its colonial Japanese architecture and cuisine inspired the famous Japanese anime movie Spirited Away.

Another popular daytrip in this area is a visit to Shifen Old Street and Pingxi Old Street with its floating lanterns, combined with a visit to “Little Niagara,” the horseshoe-shaped Shifen Waterfall.

New Taipei City is great to escape to after exploring the bustling downtown area of Taipei City. If you are mainly here for the natural attractions along the coast, visit outside of the monsoon season, which runs from October through to March.

Where to stay in New Taipei City

Top hotels in New Taipei City

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 Rs5,926 per night from 12 Mar to 13 Mar

Located in Banqiao, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from New Taipei City Plaza and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Fu Jen Catholic University. Lungshan Temple and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,340 reviews)
Good staff

"Great hotel near Banqiao station. Staff are friendly and professional"…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2020

Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
Hotel Cham Cham-Taipei
Hotel Cham Cham-Taipei
3.5 out of 5
No.139, Sec. 1, Zhongshan Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City
The price is Rs3,646 per night from 12 Mar to 13 Mar

Located in Banqiao, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from New Taipei City Plaza and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Lungshan Temple. Fu Jen Catholic University is 3 mi (4.8 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,186 reviews)
I would return, I recommend you go

"Newer hotel with clean rooms and fairly convenient location within 5 minute wall to the mrt. Parking is a bit confusing to find. Staff was friendly. I would definitely go again."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2020

Hotel Cham Cham-Taipei
Twilight BnB
Twilight BnB
3.5 out of 5
No 38 Zhongyi Road, Jinshan District, New Taipei City, New Taipei City
The price is Rs11,322 per night from 31 Mar to 1 Apr

Located in Jinshan, this guesthouse is within 9 mi (15 km) of Jinbaoli Old Street, Juming Museum and Yehliu Geopark. Yehliu Ocean World and Baishawan Beach are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (64 reviews)

"環境整潔,景色優美~感覺的到民宿經營的用心,相當值得推薦,未來有機會 一定會再訪,且推薦給親友。"…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2020

Twilight BnB
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Top Holiday Rentals in New Taipei City

Bubble WOW Bali
Bubble WOW Bali
1 out of 5
No. 1, Waziwei St., Bali, New Taipei City

Located in Bali, this golf campsite is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Shihsanheng Museum of Archaeology and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Fort San Domingo. Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf ...

3.5/5Good! (16 reviews)

"Interesting experience to have, but room could be maintained in better condition."…"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2017

Bubble WOW Bali
Qianshuwan Apartment
Qianshuwan Apartment
3 out of 5
No.42-11 North Shizizi, Zhongliu Village, Sanzhi District, New Taipei City
The price is Rs4,569 per night from 29 Mar to 30 Mar

Located in Sanzhi, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Qianshuiwan Coast Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Sansheng Trail and Fengzilin Shan. Erping Ding ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

"Very good."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2019

Qianshuwan Apartment
Centuray Tamsui Resort
Centuray Tamsui Resort
3.5 out of 5
No.16, Ln. 79, Danjin Rd, Tamsui District, New Taipei City

Located in Tamsui, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Tamsui Old Street, Tamkang University and Fort San Domingo. Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf and Beitou ...

Centuray Tamsui 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 New Taipei City

Reviews of New Taipei City


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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Feb 2020

We loved Tamsui. Great waterfront with buzzing local night market and eateries yet accessible for other attractions in Taipei via its excellent MRT.

3/5 - Okay


2 Jun 2019

I will recommend to stay in the hotel near Taipei because city hotel is high price but small room. Travel in Taipei is very convenient to use MRT where can cover every major places.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 May 2019


5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Mar 2019

We loved ever minute of our stay. For us it was the most stress free,relaxed city we have ever been. Please teach other countries how to manage an airport. For a tourist maybe the safest place in the world

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

11 Mar 2019

Need to go back and explore the rest of the city

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