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New Taipei City
Travel Guide

Shilin Night Market which includes food and markets

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

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 NT$2,078 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Banqiao, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of New Taipei City Plaza and Nanya Night Market. Fu Jen Catholic University is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,390 reviews)
"The room is new and so clean, it’s too bad we have no time for swimming pool."

Reviewed on 2021/4/25

Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
White House Beach Hotspring Resort
White House Beach Hotspring Resort
3 out of 5
No.264 Masu Road, Wanli, New Taipei City
The price is NT$3,723 per night from May 17 to May 17
Nestled on the beach, this Wanli resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Yehliu Geopark, Yehliu Ocean World, and Dawulun Fort. Jianshan Shitoushan Park and Jinbaoli ...
4.1/5Very Good! (144 reviews)
Nice weekend away
"The hotel is slightly dated and has tacky "art" everywhere but the service was good and the rooms were clean. I just wish when I looked out my fairly expensive hotel room, I saw the ocean, not strange art installations poking up out of the sand. For what they are charging per night I thought it would ..."

Reviewed on 2020/4/7

White House Beach Hotspring Resort
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 NT$1,385 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Banqiao, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of New Taipei City Plaza and Nanya Night Market. Lungshan Temple is 3 mi (4.9 km) away. Fuzhong Station ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,161 reviews)
"convenient"

Reviewed on 2021/4/22

Hotel Cham Cham-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.
Bubble WOW Bali
Bubble WOW Bali
1 out of 5
No. 1, Waziwei St., Bali, New Taipei City
Located in Bali, this golf campground is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Shihsanheng Museum of Archaeology and 2.9 mi (4.7 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 2017/12/18

Bubble WOW Bali
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 mi (5 km) of Tamsui Old Street, Tamkang University, and Fort San Domingo. Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf and Beitou ...
Centuray Tamsui Resort
Vanilla Inn
Vanilla Inn
3 out of 5
No. 8-8, Zhongzheng East Road, Danshui District, New Taipei City
Located in Tamsui, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tamkang University and Tamsui Old Street. Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away. ...
3/5 (2 reviews)
入れません
"フロントがないので、ホテルに入れません。中国人は電話して入場します。"

Reviewed on 2018/11/11

Vanilla Inn
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 New Taipei City

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Top Destination

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3 - Okay 11.510791366906474%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 8, 2020

New Taipei City includes Luzhou, Yung he, Banqiao, lots of New high rises popping up rapidly, streets are much cleaner and easier to navigate than 2 years ago. I definitely see more tourists from Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong which is awesome!

5/5 - Excellent

Aki

Jan 4, 2020

It is always nice to visit this city! I frequently visit this city. They have many interesting sightseeing spots, great views, delicious food. I do love this city!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 3, 2020

Loved the Christmasland in Banqiao!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 21, 2019

Aside from poor air quality ( air pollution from the Scooter) and traffic. It’s a ok city for shopping and restaurants. It’s not the Taipei nor the area near the Taipei 101.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 9, 2019

We attended the Christmas City, it's good to take lots of picture on there.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 3, 2019

Downtown Taipei is where the night life is. But Taipei is seriously crowded on the weekends. New Taipei City seems more for family or business travelers less interested in night life. It's quieter and more laid back. Stay in NTC and visit Taipei.

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