Taipei

Travel Guide
Taipei
Visit the island of Taipei to discover ancient temples, bustling markets, ornate palaces and flamboyant festivals.

Taipei has thrived since World War II, and is now world-renowned as a fun, diverse destination. Find restaurants and market stalls full of delicious and unusual foods as well as the contrasting worlds of the trendy urban population and the island’s ancient temples and traditions.

Take in the views of the city from the top of its tallest skyscraper, Taipei 101. From this spectacular vantage point you can make out landmarks such as the Confucius Temple or see how the Tamsui River dissects the cities of Taipei and New Taipei.

Visit Shilin Night Market and sample one of the many local specialties like noodle soup or roast duck. You’ll find a quieter atmosphere in the city’s many religious buildings. Visit Longshan Temple to admire the impressive dragon sculptures.

Taipei is hot and humid year round, so outdoor attractions like the Taipei Zoo and the Maokong tea-growing area to the east are always popular attractions. The latter is where you will also find the Maokong Gondola, which offers stunning views back across the city.

Use the city’s efficient public transport system to get you between other downtown attractions like the National Palace Museum, and the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

Tapei hosts year-round festivals, but time your visit with the Chinese New Year and you will be in for a treat. This is when the city comes alive with colourful parades, music and lanterns. The 5th month of the lunar calendar is when the dragon boat festival takes place and colourful vessels make their way up the river.

Regular flights from Hong Kong make Taipei an easy place to visit, and domestic flights within the island also run regularly.

Where to stay in Taipei

Hotel Midtown Richardson
Hotel Midtown Richardson
4 out of 5
No. 4, Xiushan Street, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, 100
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The price is NZ$89 per night from 13 Sep. to 14 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,634 reviews)
"Great location, near to subway train."

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2022

Hotel Midtown Richardson
Caesar Metro Taipei
Caesar Metro Taipei
4 out of 5
No.167, Bangka Blvd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei, 10851
The price is NZ$103 per night from 24 Aug. to 25 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,449 reviews)
A fun and family friendly hotel.
"Cersar Metro Taipei is a fun and family friendly hotel. It was busy when we stayed but it was well organized and stress-free check in. The out-door swimming pool was great. The hotel is a waking distance from the subway. It is close to many tourist spots. There are two night markets nearby. Overall, ..."

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2022

Caesar Metro Taipei
The Okura Prestige Taipei
The Okura Prestige Taipei
5 out of 5
9 Nanjing E. Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei, 10450
The price is NZ$202 per night from 19 Sep. to 20 Sep.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,004 reviews)
"This is a wonderful hotel with great service and incredibly comfortable beds."

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2022

The Okura Prestige Taipei
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Tokyo Loft duplex apt
Tokyo Loft duplex apt
3 out of 5
109, Kunming St, Wanhua District, Taipei, Taipei City, 108
The price is NZ$160 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Taipei. Enjoy WiFi, laundry facilities and a TV. Popular attractions Lungshan Temple and Ningxia Night Market are located nearby. ...
Tokyo Loft duplex apt
Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei, 104
The price is NZ$185 per night from 1 Sep. to 2 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (593 reviews)
Wonderful Stay
"Warm welcoming from FO Kevin, awesome room and very clean."

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2021

Gloria Residence
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei, 111
The price is NZ$576 per night from 1 Sep. to 2 Sep.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the family ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (30 reviews)
"非常美好的體驗"

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2022

American Village Resort
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