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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.

Top hotels in Taipei

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Humble House Taipei
Humble House Taipei
4 out of 5
No.18 Songgao Road Xinyi District, Taipei
The price is NZ$204 per night from 24 Sep. to 25 Sep.

Located in Xinyi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei City Hall, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall and Taipei 101. Taipei 101 Mall and Songshan Cultural ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (902 reviews)

"Nice view and great location"…"

Reviewed on 19 May 2020

Humble House Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5 out of 5
2 SongShou Road, Taipei
The price is NZ$224 per night from 24 Sep. to 25 Sep.

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! (961 reviews)

"Fantastic hotel! Location, room, services, food selection and quality are all top notch! Would definitely recommend! Only minor thing is the pillows are very soft, some people may actually prefer them."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2020

Grand Hyatt Taipei
Hotel Midtown Richardson
Hotel Midtown Richardson
4 out of 5
No. 4, Xiushan Street, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
The price is NZ$60 per night from 24 Sep. to 25 Sep.

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! (4,216 reviews)

"冷氣太冷了,調到30度但一直呈現18度左右的狀況 可能要再檢查一下 另外,地點離捷運站很近,房內感覺很舒適,唯獨隔音效果不太好"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2020

Hotel Midtown Richardson

Popular places to visit in Taipei

Taipei 101
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Taipei 101

4.5/5(83 reviews)

Take in the best possible views of Taipei from one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.

Shilin Night Market
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Shilin Night Market

4/5(63 reviews)

Sample tasty local delights, enjoy a relaxing traditional massage and shop for bargains in this renowned night market in the heart of Taipei. 

Yangmingshan National Park
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Yangmingshan National Park

4.5/5(14 reviews)

Close to Taipei is a stunning and geologically diverse national park with hiking trails, ornamental silver grass, sub-tropical rainforest and volcanic landscapes.

Zoo
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Zoo

4/5(9 reviews)

Visit Asia’s largest zoo and come face to face with black bears, koalas and other animals from all over the world.

National Palace Museum
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National Palace Museum

4/5(56 reviews)

Exquisite lacquer-ware, rare books and miniature carvings are all part of one of the world’s largest collections of Chinese antiques. 

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park
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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park

4.5/5(61 reviews)

Discover the legacy of one of China’s most revered political figure at this impressive memorial hall. 

Top activities in Taipei

Taroko Marble Gorge Full-Day Tour
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Taroko Marble Gorge Full-Day Tour

NZ$215
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Jiufen (Chiufen) Village & Northeast Coast Half-Day Tour
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Jiufen (Chiufen) Village & Northeast Coast Half-Day Tour

NZ$67
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Essential Taipei City Tour
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Essential Taipei City Tour

NZ$68
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Pingxi, Shifen & Jiufen Full Private Day Trip
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Pingxi, Shifen & Jiufen Full Private Day Trip

NZ$307
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

NZ$30
Per adult
Taiwan Taoyuan Airport (TPE) to Taipei City Center
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Taiwan Taoyuan Airport (TPE) to Taipei City Center

NZ$79
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Taipei

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
111
5 - Excellent 53.883495145631066%
4 - Good
88
4 - Good 42.71844660194175%
3 - Okay
6
3 - Okay 2.912621359223301%
2 - Disappointing
1
2 - Disappointing 0.4854368932038835%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

18 Feb. 2020

Was ok for what I saw.

5/5 - Excellent

GY

10 Feb. 2020

A very good value holiday destination with excellent food choices.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Dec. 2019

Great destination for a short family break, brilliant food, exciting city and gorgeous wilderness scenery.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

24 Dec. 2019

Nice place to visit and safety country locals residence is very helpful atlist they have some minimal speaking English. This country is recommended for visitors.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Dec. 2019

Easy to travel. Safe. People good. Great food and shopping.

4/5 - Good

Wan

27 Nov. 2019

Good food and friendly people.

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