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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.

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Top hotels in Taipei

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Taipei M Hotel - Main station
Taipei M Hotel - Main station
3.5 out of 5
No.64, Sec. 1, Hankou St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei
NZ$52
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Zhongzheng, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei City North Gate, National Taiwan Museum and Presidential Office Building. Ningxia Night ...

4/5Very Good! (5,201 reviews)

"Hotel was generally in good condition with helpful staff service assistance, however, the actual room is much smaller as compared to the images shown. Overall, it’s a good accommodation within the tourist area."…"

Reviewed on 10 Feb. 2020

Taipei M Hotel - Main station
Caesar Metro Taipei
Caesar Metro Taipei
4 out of 5
No.167, Bangka Blvd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei
NZ$107
per night
Feb 22 - Feb 23

Located in Wanhua, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Huaxi Street Night Market, Lungshan Temple and Presidential Office Building. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,247 reviews)

"The room is clean and big! the location is very convenient. It's definitely worth it to stay for longer."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

Caesar Metro Taipei
Taipei AP H Imperial
Taipei AP H Imperial
3 out of 5
11F,. No. 50, Section 1, Zhongxiao West, Taipei
NZ$52
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Zhongzheng, this hotel is steps away from Station Front Metro Mall and Shin Kong Life Tower. Taipei City North Gate and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,147 reviews)

"Staff were extremely accommodating and helpful with arranging airport transportation and check in at night. They upgraded me to a family suite with a window which was lovely. Rooms are on the smaller size but more than sufficient space, rooms and linens are clean and comfortable with refreshment ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Feb. 2020

Taipei AP H Imperial

Popular activities in Taipei

Taipei 101
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Taipei 101

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top activities in Taipei

Traditional Chinese Performing Arts Show at TaipeiEYE
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Traditional Chinese Performing Arts Show at TaipeiEYE

88% of travellers recommend
NZ$28
Per adult
Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience & Shifen Waterfall Tour
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Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience & Shifen Waterfall Tour

78% of travellers recommend
NZ$80
Per adult
Pingxi, Shifen & Jiufen Full Private Day Trip
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Pingxi, Shifen & Jiufen Full Private Day Trip

80% of travellers recommend
NZ$109
Per adult

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Taipei

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How to Spend a Weekend in Taipei, Taiwan

From its hyper-modern skyscrapers and pulsing nightlife, to its tranquil parks and temples, Taipei offers something for everyone.
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