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New Taipei City
Travel Guide

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.

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 NZ$120 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.

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! (1,368 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 23 Dec. 2020

Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
Something Easy Inn
Something Easy Inn
3.5 out of 5
3rd Floor, No. 195, Jishan Street, Ruifang District, New Taipei City
The price is NZ$261 per night from 21 Apr. to 22 Apr.

Located in Ruifang, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Wufankengdao Memorial Park and Jiufen Old Street. Songde Park and Jiufen Visitor Center ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (197 reviews)

"Staffs are nice, patient and very helpful. I enjoy the room view very much."…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2020

Something Easy Inn
Twilight BnB
Twilight BnB
3.5 out of 5
No 38 Zhongyi Road, Jinshan District, New Taipei City, New Taipei City
The price is NZ$276 per night from 26 Apr. to 27 Apr.

Located in Jinshan, this guesthouse is within 9 mi (15 km) of Jinbaoli Old Street, Juming Museum and Yehliu Geopark. Yehliu Ocean World and Baishawan Beach are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (72 reviews)

"環境整潔,景色優美~感覺的到民宿經營的用心,相當值得推薦,未來有機會 一定會再訪,且推薦給親友。"…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov. 2020

Twilight BnB
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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 campsite 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 18 Dec. 2017

Bubble WOW Bali
Qianshuwan Apartment
Qianshuwan Apartment
3 out of 5
No.42-11 North Shizizi, Zhongliu Village, Sanzhi District, New Taipei City
The price is NZ$100 per night from 11 Apr. to 12 Apr.

Located in Sanzhi, this holiday home is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Qianshuiwan Seaside Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Sansheng Trail and Fengzilin Shan. Erping ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

"Very good."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2019

Qianshuwan Apartment
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 miles (5 km) of Tamsui Old Street, Tamkang University and Fort San Domingo. Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf and Beitou ...

Centuray Tamsui 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.

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23 Dec. 2019

Interesting city to visit.

3/5 - Okay


31 Oct. 2019

Good. Need more English narrations and speaking staffs

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