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Travel Guide

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.

Taipei Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Taipei

Top hotels in Taipei

Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5 out of 5
2 SongShou Road, Taipei
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$248 per night from 4 Mar. to 5 Mar.

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! (960 reviews)
excellent stay

"It was a good stay. the staffs were great and attentive. we were staying on the 8 level with a view of the city however the windows exterior were dusty which affects the beautiful view. overall we had a great stay"…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov. 2020

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 NZ$128 per night from 12 Mar. to 13 Mar.

Located in Banqiao, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from New Taipei City Plaza and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Fu Jen Catholic University. Lungshan Temple and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,343 reviews)
Good staff

"Great hotel near Banqiao station. Staff are friendly and professional"…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2020

Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
FX Hotel Taipei Nanjing East Road Branch
FX Hotel Taipei Nanjing East Road Branch
4 out of 5
No. 131, Sec. 3, Nanjing E. Rd., Taipei
The price is NZ$74 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.

Located in Zhongshan, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Liaoning Night Market and Taipei Arena. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Taipei World Trade Center ...

4/5Very Good! (1,809 reviews)

"There are smell in lift and corridor , need more cleaning"…"

Reviewed on 14 Nov. 2020

FX Hotel Taipei Nanjing East Road Branch
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.

Holiday Rentals in Taipei

Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei
The price is NZ$172 per night from 3 Mar. to 4 Mar.

This family-friendly Taipei aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Lin-Sen Park and Ningxia Night Market. Huashan 1914 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (547 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 23 Dec. 2019

Gloria Residence
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 NZ$165 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.

Located in Daan, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yongkang Street and Daan Forest Park. Huashan 1914 Creative Park and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (248 reviews)

"Great experience, we had a great couple nights here."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2020

The Corner House
Taipei ESI Apartment-SJ293
Taipei ESI Apartment-SJ293
3 out of 5
10F, No.293, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei
The price is NZ$63 per night from 3 Mar. to 4 Mar.

Located in Zhongshan, this spa apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Xingtian Temple and National Taipei University. Huashan 1914 Creative Park and ...

2.7/5 (14 reviews)

"It is typically NOT a proper accommodation that was described on the website. There was no receptionist or anyone who could assist us. And the location is hard to find since there is no sign of the the apartment at the building’s entrance. The room was dirty and dusty. And the bedsheet wasn’t clean ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 May 2019

Taipei ESI Apartment-SJ293
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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18 Feb. 2020

Was ok for what I saw.

5/5 - Excellent


10 Feb. 2020

A very good value holiday destination with excellent food choices.

5/5 - Excellent

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28 Dec. 2019

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

4/5 - Good

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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

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2 Dec. 2019

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

4/5 - Good


27 Nov. 2019

Good food and friendly people.

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