Things to do in Taipei

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1. Taipei Zoo

Meet Taipei Zoo’s giant pandas or watch creatures from Africa prowl the Savannah. Get up close and personal with tigers and leopards or enjoy the colourful displays of over 1,300 species of bird in the aviary. Pay a visit to the Dinosaur Museum to see the life-size displays of the first creatures to roam the earth.
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Visit Asia’s largest zoo and come face to face with black bears, koalas and other animals from all over the world.

2. Taipei 101

Shoot to the top of Taipei 101 in the world’s fastest elevators and take in the unbroken views of the city and surrounding mountains from the viewing deck. You won’t miss the building itself as you make your way around the city, but make sure you take the time to appreciate its innovative architecture.
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Take in the best possible views of Taipei from one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.

3. Shilin Night Market

Order a steaming bowl of noodle soup at one of the Shilin Night Market’s many traditional foods stands. Sing your heart out in a karaoke bar or enjoy hunting for clothes, electronic goods and more at the retail stands. Make sure you spend a good amount of time people-watching too, as this is one of Taipei’s busiest and most famous markets.
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Sample tasty local delights, enjoy a relaxing traditional massage and shop for bargains in this renowned night market in the heart of Taipei.

4. National Palace Museum

Peer through a magnifying glass to admire the tiny carving within a walnut shell and marvel over priceless works of jade, bronze and lacquer. Attend a calligraphy workshop or enjoy a free concert of traditional Chinese music at the National Palace Museum.
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Exquisite lacquer-ware, rare books and miniature carvings are all part of one of the world’s largest collections of Chinese antiques.

5. National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall

Explore Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and visit the museum dedicated to the life and times of the former political leader. See the bullet-proof Cadillacs in which he used to ride and wander the pathways in the stunning gardens that surround the building. Visit the nearby square to enjoy musical performances and other cultural events.
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Discover the legacy of one of China’s most revered political figure at this impressive memorial hall.

6. Raohe Street Night Market

Visit Raohe Street Night Market, where all types of stalls and shops provide a glimpse into Taiwanese traditions and cultures. The 2,000-foot (600-meter) street is a gastronomic haven as well as an entertainment hub, with carnival games and prizes. Watch locals and visitors go past in this intriguing and atmospheric night bazaar.
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Grilled squid, duck blood and stinky tofu are on the exceptional menu in this traditional Taiwanese night market near the Keelung River.

7. Daan Forest Park

With a vast and scenic lake and various sports areas, the Daan Forest Park covers 64 acres (26 hectares) of the city center of Taipei in a layer of green. Labyrinthine trails interconnect across this picturesque terrain, leading to various landmarks and attractions. Visit Daan Forest Park and venture into its center where you’ll forget the hubbub of the urban core.
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Greenery has engulfed the train station in the Lungs of Taipei City, where joggers, skaters and tai chi experts work out beside the ducks and turtles of the lake.

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