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Travel Guide

Taipei is the fun capital of Taiwan and is full of modern malls, ancient temples, rich palaces and night markets.

In the Republic of China, or Taiwan, the capital Taipei shares the basin of an ancient lake with New Taipei City. The Tamsui River runs through the cities, which are separate administrative entities.

With the Tropic of Cancer just to the south, Tapei enjoys a hot summers and warm winters and it is humid year-round.

Taipei has a convenient transport system, a computer-savvy population and a unique culture.

Some 6 million people visit Taipei each year. Many head straight to the city’s landmark skyscraper, Taipei 101, the National Palace Museum, and the glorious Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall downtown.

To the southeast, the Maokong tea-growing area is another favorite destination. Learn more about the cultivation of the world’s favorite drink, then jump aboard the Maokong Gondola for panoramic views over Taipei.

The gondola stops at the huge Taipei Zoo, which featured in the Oscar-winning movie The Life of Pi in 2012. Signs tell you which real-life animals starred in this animated 3D spectacle and you can come eye-to-eye with the Formosan black bear.

Visit the Shilin Night Market to hear the vendors shout out their specialties in Mandarin and order delicious Chinese food such as roast duck or noodle soup.

Of course, a temple tour should be on your itinerary too. Admire the buddhist dragon sculptures in Longshan Temple and see how the sober interior of the Confucius Temple embraces the philosophy of being content with little.

Taipei hosts many festivals and in the 5th lunar month, around the time of the dragon boat festival, you can photograph traditional races.

The dolphin-shaped island of Taiwan in the North Pacific Ocean is just a short flight away from Hong Kong. From Taipei, it is easy to take a plane to anywhere on the island.

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
The price is AU$152 per night from 2 May to 3 May

Located in Daan, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall, Taipei Arena and Ningxia Night Market. Taipei 101 and Lungshan ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (118 reviews)

"彷彿重回日本旅遊,雙床房的房間很大,床不是兩個單人,是接近日本那種一中床。衛浴和廁所有分開,洗手台設置在浴室外也很方便。 設備都還很新,浴場跟在仙台住的三井一樣的格式。 早餐也是還原日本飯店早餐,非常適合來體驗一天日本味。"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2021

MGH Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5 out of 5
2 SongShou Road, Taipei
The price is AU$216 per night from 13 Apr. to 14 Apr.

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 ...

Grand Hyatt Taipei
The Okura Prestige Taipei
The Okura Prestige Taipei
5 out of 5
9 Nanjing E. Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei
The price is AU$328 per night from 25 Apr. to 26 Apr.

Located in Zhongshan, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Dihua Street, National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall and Taipei Confucius Temple. Lungshan ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,029 reviews)
Excellent hotel

"The hotel, room, staff, and its facilities are amazing. I had a wonderful stay in the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2020

The Okura Prestige 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 AU$160 per night from 13 Apr. to 14 Apr.

This family-friendly Taipei aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lin-Sen Park, Ningxia Night Market and Huashan 1914 Creative ...

Gloria Residence
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
The price is AU$133 per night from 13 Apr. to 14 Apr.

Located in Shilin, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qingtiangang Grassland, Shilin Night Market and National Palace Museum. Yangmingshan National Park ...

American Village Resort
The Corner House
The Corner House
3.5 out of 5
No. 10, Lane 157, Section 1, Xinsheng S Rd, Daan District, Taipei
The price is AU$138 per night from 17 Apr. to 18 Apr.

Located in Daan, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yongkang Street and Daan Forest Park. Huashan 1914 Creative Park and National Taiwan Democracy ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (251 reviews)

"Great experience, we had a great couple nights here."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2020

The Corner House
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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18 Feb. 2020

Was ok for what I saw.

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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.

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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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