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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

Caesar Park Taipei
Caesar Park Taipei
4 out of 5
38 Chung Hsiao West Road Section 1, Zhongzheng, Taipei
The price is NZ$85 per night from 25 May to 25 May
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! (2,747 reviews)
"Quite nice! Great location and service!"

Reviewed on 29 Apr. 2021

Caesar Park Taipei
Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
No. 7 Linsen S Rd, Happy Village, Taipei
Free cancellation
The price is NZ$192 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in Zhongzheng, this spa hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ningxia Night Market and Lungshan ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (109 reviews)
Great hotel in the heart of Taipei
"The room details were tasteful and functional. Noises from the street weren’t heard at all and the window blinds were able to provide 100% light-proof. The hotel is also located fairly central and next to an MRT station."

Reviewed on 18 Dec. 2020

Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
citizenM Taipei North Gate
citizenM Taipei North Gate
4 out of 5
No. 3, Sec. 1, Zhonghua Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei
The price is NZ$72 per night from 1 Jun. to 1 Jun.
Located in Ximending, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taipei Botanical Garden and Lungshan Temple. National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall and Sun Yat-Sen ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,301 reviews)
Good views, good room
"Great hotel, very friendly staff. Rooms are a bit on the small side, but the view was great. Comfortable bed and very clean. The smart controls for the room were a cool feature. It was a little noisy through the window, but closing the curtain helped a bit."

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2020

citizenM Taipei North Gate
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.
Taipei MRT Luxury Apartment
Taipei MRT Luxury Apartment
3 out of 5
10F, No.293, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei
The price is NZ$57 per night from 31 May to 31 May
Located in Zhongshan, this spa apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Xingtian Temple, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Taipei Arena and Shilin Night Market. National ...
2.7/5 (14 reviews)
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"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 MRT Luxury Apartment
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
The price is NZ$482 per night from 25 May to 25 May
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! (10 reviews)
超適合親子的球池房
"小朋友們看到球池、積木、廚房、溜滑梯等設施時,幾乎玩瘋了,從check-in到睡覺,都不需要大人帶,自動自發的玩在一起,省力超多。 推薦給想趁機休息的家長們!"

Reviewed on 4 Feb. 2021

American Village Resort
Itaipei Service Apartment
Itaipei Service Apartment
3.5 out of 5
1F, No.209, Sec.1, Civic Blvd, Taipei, Main Station, 209, Taipei, TPE
Located in Datong, this aparthotel is steps away from Q Square and Huayin Street. National Taiwan Museum is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away. Beimen Station is 10 minutes ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,721 reviews)
Would definitely recommend to friends and family!
"Wonderful stay at iTaipei service apartment! The location was unbeatable, just above Taipei main station and Qsquare shopping centre. The mini kitchenette made it easy for quick breakfasts on those mornings that we couldn't wake up early enough. . Friendly front desk staff, security staff, and housekeeping ..."

Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020

Itaipei Service Apartment
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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4 - Good 42.71844660194175%
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4/5 - Good

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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

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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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