New Taipei City

Travel Guide
Shilin Night Market featuring markets and food
Between the mountains and the coast, there is so much to see and do in the most populous city of the Taiwan Metropolitan area that you’ll never want to leave.

Formerly known as Taipei County, New Taipei City completely surrounds Taipei City, providing the metropolis with a halo of historical and natural attractions. Head out here to discover charming old streets and colorful night markets. Then go to the northernmost tip of the island of Taiwan to see amazing coastal scenery.

The New Taipei City districts of Banqiao, Tucheng, Sanchong, Luzhou, Yonghe, Zhonghe, Xizhi and Xindian are closest to downtown Taipei City, so it’s logical to start your tour of New Taipei there. Visit the modern mega-malls, historic old streets and bustling night markets and bring small change for the delicious street food that is sold everywhere.

It’s easy and cheap to hop on the metro to visit the area’s attractions in the outer districts. Some of New Taipei City’s most popular night markets are held at Lehua, Wenhua North Street, Sanhe, Banqiao Nanya and Xinzhuang Old Street.

For something different to do at night, explore the Bali Left Bank, with its bobbing fishing boats, and the nearby Tamshui (or Danshui) Fisherman’s Wharf with its elegant Lover’s Bridge. While here, don’t miss the charming Tamsui Old Street.

On a rainy day head south to soak in the Wulai Hot Springs by the river and on a hot day, go swimming at Shalun Beach, Baishawan (Baisha Bay) or Fulong Beach.

In the Wanli District, in the northeast of this sprawling city, you can hike through Yehliu Geopark with its highly unusual rock formations and lighthouse. On the other side of Keelung City is the Shimen Cave.

From there, it’s not far to the fertile Riufang District, home to Jishan Street (or Jiufen Old Street). Its colonial Japanese architecture and cuisine inspired the famous Japanese anime movie Spirited Away.

Another popular daytrip in this area is a visit to Shifen Old Street and Pingxi Old Street with its floating lanterns, combined with a visit to “Little Niagara,” the horseshoe-shaped Shifen Waterfall.

New Taipei City is great to escape to after exploring the bustling downtown area of Taipei City. If you are mainly here for the natural attractions along the coast, visit outside of the monsoon season, which runs from October through to March.

Where to stay in New Taipei City

Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
4.5 out of 5
No. 8, Section 2, Xianmin Blvd., Banqiao District, New Taipei City, 220
The price is HK$664 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in New Taipei City. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the clean rooms in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,080 reviews)
Breath taking
"I love it amazing experience"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2022

Hilton Taipei Sinban
Hilton Taipei Sinban
4.5 out of 5
No. 88, Minquan Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City, 22050
The price is HK$841 per night from 3 Oct to 4 Oct
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in New Taipei City. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (445 reviews)
Great night sleep
"This hotel had a lot of great things, but my favorite was the bed. It was so comfortable! The room was very clean and spacious. Bathroom was well-cleaned and very modern."

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2022

Inhouse Hotel Yehliu
Inhouse Hotel Yehliu
3.5 out of 5
No.162-2, Gangdong, Wanli Dist., New Taipei City, 207
The price is HK$723 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in New Taipei City. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the family amenities ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (256 reviews)
"Great place to stay near the park, surprisingly pleasant! Walk out your room and be in the geopark parking lot ready to go before the tour busses pile in. Breakfast was also better than expected. Exceeded all expectations."

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2019

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.
Qianshuwan Apartment
Qianshuwan Apartment
3 out of 5
No.42-11 North Shizizi, Zhongliu Village, Sanzhi District, New Taipei City, 25242
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly holiday home in New Taipei City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Qianshuiwan ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Very good."

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2019

Bubble WOW Bali
Bubble WOW Bali
1 out of 5
No. 1, Waziwei St., Bali, New Taipei City, 249
Stay at this golf campsite in New Taipei City. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking and a garden. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms in their ...
3.5/5 Good! (16 reviews)
"Interesting experience to have, but room could be maintained in better condition."

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2017

5 Stars 3BR luxury riverside apartment
5 Stars 3BR luxury riverside apartment
Taipei, New Taipei City
Stay at this apartment in New Taipei City. Enjoy a beach locale, a hot tub and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the pool in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"The apartment was very comfortable, and fully equipped. Tina was extremely helpful and arranged drivers for us to and from the airport. The walk to the local and light rail train was easy, and we used it every day. There are a couple coffee shops and restaurants in the immediate vicinity, and many ..."

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2020

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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