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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.

Where to stay in Taipei

Top hotels 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$90 per night from 1 Dec. to 2 Dec.

Located in Zhongzheng, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Presidential Office Building and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Taipei Botanical Garden and Lungshan ...

4.1/5Very Good! (3,013 reviews)

"1.優點:房間雖小但很精美 乾淨舒適 淋浴也令人舒服 (會讓我想起在日本居住時的經驗)飯店擁有地利之便 周遭飲食交通便利。電視能接HDMI 雖然頻道不多但足以外接手機進行視頻投影。 2.缺點:自助吧早餐的餐點備料不及 廚師數量貌似太少 很多菜都持續空盤狀態 受在場眾多旅客批評(當時用餐時間為:8:30-9:30) 3.缺點:房間的床很好躺 唯獨枕頭超扁 (此次居住房型:悠遊客房)"…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug. 2020

Caesar Park Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5 out of 5
2 SongShou Road, Taipei
The price is NZ$230 per night from 5 Dec. to 6 Dec.

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)

"Walking distance to Taipei 101, great restaurants and rooms."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct. 2020

Grand Hyatt Taipei
Caesar Metro Taipei
Caesar Metro Taipei
4 out of 5
No.167, Bangka Blvd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei
The price is NZ$90 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.

Located in Wanhua, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lungshan Temple and Huaxi Street Night Market. The Red House and Presidential Office Building are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,359 reviews)

"Overall a nice hotel that offers VIP access for Expedia members being the late check out. However, as I needed to leave at 5am on the day of check out, I asked for early check in instead of late check out but I was rejected. They could have been more flexible to accommodate my request."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2020

Caesar Metro Taipei
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

CK Serviced Residence
CK Serviced Residence
3.5 out of 5
No. 6, Nong'an St., Zhongshan District, Taipei

Located in Zhongshan, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of TaipeiEYE and Xingtian Temple. Ningxia Night Market and Dihua Street are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (505 reviews)
Taipei extended residence.

"CK is not a hotel. It is a serviced apartment and as such certain things are to be expected. They declare this at check in as well. No front desk, check in is by appt during extended business hours but not 24 hrs. Door key is given and service is light housekeeping daily, extended (big) clean and ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug. 2020

CK Serviced Residence
Taipei ESI Apartment-SJ293
Taipei ESI Apartment-SJ293
3 out of 5
10F, No.293, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei

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
Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei
The price is NZ$173 per night from 1 Dec. to 2 Dec.

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! (541 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
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.

Popular places to visit in Taipei

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Reviews of Taipei


Top Destination

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent 53.883495145631066%
4 - Good
4 - Good 42.71844660194175%
3 - Okay
3 - Okay 2.912621359223301%
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4/5 - Good

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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

Verified traveller

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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