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

MGH Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao
MGH Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao
3.5 out of 5
No. 30, Sec. 3, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Daan, Taipei
Fully refundable
The price is NZ$149 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Located in Daan, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall, Taipei Arena and Ningxia Night Market. Taipei 101 and Lungshan ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (223 reviews)
Nice & comfort
"Nice and comfort, location is very convenient."

Reviewed on 25 Apr. 2021

MGH Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao
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
The price is NZ$172 per night from 28 Oct. to 28 Oct.
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 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (189 reviews)
"設備新穎便利,尤其是迎賓禮袋(眼膜、面膜及泡澡包)很是貼心。"

Reviewed on 16 May 2021

Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
W Taipei
W Taipei
5 out of 5
10 Zhongxiao East Rd, sec 5, Xinyi Dist, Taipei
The price is NZ$319 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Taipei 101 and Taipei World Trade Center. National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall and Elephant ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (981 reviews)
"Amazing atmosphere and good attention from front desk staff."

Reviewed on 31 Aug. 2021

W 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.
Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei
The price is NZ$174 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
This family-friendly Taipei aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Taipei Film House and Ningxia Night Market. Dihua ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (568 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
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 apartment building is steps away from Q Square and Huayin Street. National Taiwan Museum is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away. Beimen Station is 10 ...
4.1/5 Very 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
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$492 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Located in Shilin, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qingtiangang Grassland, Yangmingshan National Park and Shilin Night Market. National Palace Museum ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"整體表現都很優良,值得推薦"

Reviewed on 26 Sep. 2021

American Village Resort
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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