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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.

Where to stay in Taipei

Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan

Ximending

4.5/5Wonderful!(88 area reviews)

Visitors to Ximending love its popular shops, and you can check out The Red House and Taipei Cinema Park. If you want to see more in the area, you can get around town on the metro at Ximen Station.

Ximending
Beitou, Taipei, Taiwan

Beitou

4.5/5Wonderful!(8 area reviews)

Travellers choose Beitou for its beautiful hot springs. Hop aboard the metro at Xinbeitou Station or Beitou Station and check out top sights like Beitou Hot Springs Park.

Beitou
Taipei Fine Arts Museum featuring art and modern architecture

Zhongshan

4.5/5Wonderful!(63 area reviews)

Travellers love Zhongshan for its popular shops, and you can see more of Taipei by jumping on the metro at Zhongshan Junior High School Station or Xingtian Temple Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Xingtian Temple and Miramar Ferris Wheel.

Zhongshan
Taipei which includes markets, shopping and signage

Daan

4.5/5Wonderful!(36 area reviews)

Enjoy the popular shops in Daan. Daan Forest Park is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Technology Building Station or Daan Station to see more of Taipei.

Daan
Tamsui, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Tamsui

4/5Very Good!(3 area reviews)

Tamsui is well liked for its riverfront and seafood restaurants. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Yangmingshan National Park and Tamsui Old Street are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Xinshi 1st Rd Station or Danjin Beixin Station to get around.

Tamsui
Banqiao, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Banqiao

4.5/5Wonderful!(8 area reviews)

Banqiao is a destination travellers like for its shopping, and you might hop aboard the metro at Fuzhong Station or Banxin Station to explore sights like Nanya Night Market.

Banqiao

Top hotels in Taipei

Humble House Taipei
Humble House Taipei
4 out of 5
No.18 Songgao Road Xinyi District, Taipei

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! (928 reviews)

"Nice view and great location"…"

Reviewed on 19 May 2020

Humble House Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5 out of 5
2 SongShou Road, Taipei
The price is Rs10,964 per night from 29 Oct to 30 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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (973 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 23 Jul 2020

Grand Hyatt Taipei
Hotel Midtown Richardson
Hotel Midtown Richardson
4 out of 5
No. 4, Xiushan Street, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs2,680 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov

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! (4,176 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 24 Jul 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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Taipei

iTaipei Service Apartment
iTaipei Service Apartment
3.5 out of 5
1F, No.209, Sec. 1, Civic Blvd., Taipei

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! (1,715 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
Leofoo Residences
Leofoo Residences
4 out of 5
No. 38, Sec. 1, Nangjing E. Rd., Taipei
The price is Rs6,191 per night from 17 Nov to 18 Nov

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! (1,394 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 23 Jun 2020

Leofoo Residences
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
The price is Rs30,823 per night from 29 Oct to 30 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 31 Aug 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

Reviews of Taipei

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
226
5 - Excellent 54.85436893203884%
4 - Good
167
4 - Good 40.53398058252427%
3 - Okay
16
3 - Okay 3.883495145631068%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.4854368932038835%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.24271844660194175%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Mar 2020

Very good

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

Very good

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Feb 2020

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Feb 2020

nice city, nice people

5/5 - Excellent

Intira

9 Feb 2020

This is my first time traveling to Taiwan. I like the transportation system; very convenient an on time.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Jan 2020

Easy to go everywhere by MRT & Train. Good to find streetfood

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