Travel Guide
Elephant Mountain showing a city, landscape views and a sunset

Taipei is the fun capital of Taiwan and is full of modern malls, ancient temples, rich palaces and night markets.

The capital of Taiwan, Taipei shares the basin of an ancient lake with New Taipei City. The Tamsui River runs through the cities, which are separate administrative entities.

Just to the north of the Tropic of Cancer, Tapei enjoys hot tropical summers and warm winters.

Taipei is easy to get around, has a computer-savvy population and a unique and interesting culture.

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

3.5 out of 5
46, Kunming St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei
The price is NT$835 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Ximending, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei Cinema Park, The Red House, and Dihua Street. Lungshan Temple and Ningxia Night Market ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,422 reviews)
"It was nice hotel to stay, but since we are at the basement room while we are sleeping we can hear water splashing/ running on a tank , someone dragging something at the 1st floor little bit disturbing on our sleep. Food, staff and cleanliness are satisfying."

Reviewed on 2021/2/1

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 Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Banqiao, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of New Taipei City Plaza, Lin Family Garden, and Nanya Night Market. Zhong He Shengli Market ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,394 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
Hotel Midtown Richardson
Hotel Midtown Richardson
4 out of 5
No. 4, Xiushan Street, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
The price is NT$974 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
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! (3,207 reviews)
"Everything can be clearly recommended - great value for money. Except the breakfast - it’s only for locals and nothing any westerners would spend money on at all. Take the room without it and go nearby across the street to Louisa Coffee instead."

Reviewed on 2021/5/3

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.
Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei
The price is NT$2,707 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
This family-friendly Taipei aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Taipei Film House and Qingguang Market. Ningxia Night ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (562 reviews)
Great staff!
"This is a great place to stay. The room is really clean and pleasant to live in. Most importantly, the staff here are really warm and are helpful."

Reviewed on 2019/12/23

Gloria Residence
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
The price is NT$8,485 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
Located in Shilin, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qingtiangang Grassland, Shilin Night Market, and National Palace Museum. Yangmingshan National Park ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

Reviewed on 2021/4/8

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 apartment building is steps from Q Square and Huayin Street. National Taiwan Museum is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away. Beimen Station is 10 minutes ...
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 2020/3/9

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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