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

Hotel Cham Cham - Taipei
Hotel Cham Cham - Taipei
3.5 out of 5
No.139, Sec. 1, Zhongshan Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City, 220
The price is HK$549 per night from 12 Feb to 13 Feb
HK$549
per night
12 Feb - 13 Feb
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in New Taipei City. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,037 reviews)
"I love the room decor that is both modern and elegant. The hotel feels new and well run. Staffs are friendly and helpful. It will be my top choice next time to Taiwan."

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2023

Hotel Cham Cham - Taipei
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$1,509 per night from 20 Feb to 21 Feb
HK$1,509
per night
20 Feb - 21 Feb
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in New Taipei City. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the clean rooms in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,022 reviews)
"Super clean, my kid enjoyed the pool so much"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2022

Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
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$951 per night from 13 Feb to 14 Feb
HK$951
per night
13 Feb - 14 Feb
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! (480 reviews)
"Staffs were very rude, check in was bad attitude and rude, not a welcome word, got the key and went to room, key was not working, came down to change and not a word of apology. Went to shopping and rush to other event, ask concierge to help bring up the stuff, they put in the corridor of the room ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2023

Hilton Taipei Sinban
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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

Qianshuwan Apartment
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

Bubble WOW Bali
caravan trailer
caravan trailer
1 out of 5
Ruifang District Dingping Rd 108, New Taipei City, New Taipei City, 224
Stay at this campsite in New Taipei City. Enjoy a kitchen. Popular attractions Sanjiao Jian and Changtanwei Shan are located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews ...
caravan trailer
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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