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Travel Guide

Tamsui Old Street featuring street scenes, night scenes and a city

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

Caesar Park Taipei
Caesar Park Taipei
4 out of 5
38 Chung Hsiao West Road Section 1, Zhongzheng, Taipei
The price is NT$1,362 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
Located in Zhongzheng, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Presidential Office Building and National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall. Taipei Botanical Garden ...
4.2/5Very Good! (2,771 reviews)
"1.優點:房間雖小但很精美 乾淨舒適 淋浴也令人舒服 (會讓我想起在日本居住時的經驗)飯店擁有地利之便 周遭飲食交通便利。電視能接HDMI 雖然頻道不多但足以外接手機進行視頻投影。 2.缺點:自助吧早餐的餐點備料不及 廚師數量貌似太少 很多菜都持續空盤狀態 受在場眾多旅客批評(當時用餐時間為:8:30-9:30) 3.缺點:房間的床很好躺 唯獨枕頭超扁 (此次居住房型:悠遊客房)"

Reviewed on 2020/8/26

Caesar Park Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5 out of 5
2 SongShou Road, Taipei
The price is NT$4,800 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
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! (959 reviews)
"Grand Hyatt is a good hotel to stay, nice breakfast and best memory forever."

Reviewed on 2021/3/26

Grand Hyatt Taipei
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$2,078 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Located in Banqiao, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of New Taipei City Plaza and Nanya Night Market. Fu Jen Catholic University is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,375 reviews)
"all wass very good, but for the proce I paid I expected that breakfast is included. Contrary to that, breakfast was only available at the 2F restaurant where it costs 630 NT$...??!!"

Reviewed on 2020/12/23

Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
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 Apr 19 to Apr 20
This family-friendly Taipei aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lin-Sen Park, Ningxia Night Market, and Huashan 1914 Creative ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (553 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 Apr 19 to Apr 20
Located in Shilin, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qingtiangang Grassland, Shilin Night Market, and National Palace Museum. Yangmingshan National Park ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
"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 2019/8/31

American Village Resort
The Corner House
The Corner House
3.5 out of 5
No. 10, Lane 157, Section 1, Xinsheng S Rd, Daan District, Taipei
The price is NT$2,589 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Located in Daan, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yongkang Street and Daan Forest Park. Huashan 1914 Creative Park and National Taiwan Democracy ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (251 reviews)
"Great experience, we had a great couple nights here."

Reviewed on 2020/12/5

The Corner House
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 Taipei


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5 - Excellent
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4 - Good 34.75903614457831%
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3 - Okay 4.096385542168675%
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5/5 - Excellent


Jun 3, 2020

Very friendly and convenient city.

5/5 - Excellent

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Apr 3, 2020

My favorite city in Asia!

5/5 - Excellent


Mar 30, 2020

Amazing city. Friendly people. Great food.

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 7, 2020

I could navigate easily everywhere despite speaking no Chinese. National palace Chinese artifacts amazing. Botanical garden lovely. Zoo fun. Dihua street and river fun to explore. I knew so little about Taipei when I arrived to adjust time zones. Fun

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 5, 2020

Wonderful city with so many things to do and see. Taiwanese are always polite and helpful.

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 4, 2020

We love Taipei, and have been here at least 6 or 7 times and have done many of the previous suggestions already - this time it was more dicey with the coronavirus stuff happening so we were more cautious about running around doing stuff wother crowds

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