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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$2,164 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 27
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! (1,419 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
Four Points by Sheraton Linkou
Four Points by Sheraton Linkou
4 out of 5
No. 1, Section 1, Wenhuasan Road, Linkou District, New Taipei City
The price is NT$3,200 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 10
Located in Linkou, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of National Taiwan Sport University, Lin Kou Golf Club, and Miramar Golf and Country Club. Taoyuan Night ...
4.3/5Excellent! (122 reviews)
Great experience, will definitely stay again
"One of the best hotel experiences I've had in Taiwan. Staff were friendly and helpful and the room was clean and very comfortable. My wife and I will definitely plan to stay here again when we need to overnight in the area."

Reviewed on 2020/11/22

Four Points by Sheraton Linkou
Merry Hi Motel
Merry Hi Motel
3.5 out of 5
No. 231, Sec. 2, New Taipei Blvd., Xinzhuang Dist., New Taipei City
The price is NT$2,230 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 27
Located in Xinzhuang, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Luzhou Breeze Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lungshan Temple and Ningxia Night Market. Huashan 1914 ...
3.3/5 (10 reviews)
clean room only
"not so good, no nearby transport"

Reviewed on 2017/1/4

Merry Hi Motel
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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
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