Taipei
Travel Guide

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

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

Just to the north of the Tropic of Cancer, Tapei enjoys hot tropical summers and warm winters.

Taipei is easy to get around, has a computer-savvy population and a unique and interesting culture.

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

W Taipei
W Taipei
5 out of 5
10 Zhongxiao East Rd, sec 5, Xinyi Dist, Taipei
The price is HK$1,656 per night from 11 Mar to 12 Mar

Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Taipei 101 and Taipei World Trade Center. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Elephant Mountain ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (935 reviews)

"Location is wonderful, easy access to multiple shopping malls. Staff were helpful, room was fashionable. Very nice!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

W Taipei
The Okura Prestige Taipei
The Okura Prestige Taipei
5 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is HK$1,801 per night from 4 Apr to 5 Apr

Located in Zhongshan, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Dihua Street, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Taipei Confucius Temple. Lungshan Temple and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,030 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
Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$621 per night from 19 Mar to 20 Mar

Located in Banqiao, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from New Taipei City Plaza and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Fu Jen Catholic University. Lungshan Temple and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,345 reviews)
Good staff

"Great hotel near Banqiao station. Staff are friendly and professional"…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2020

Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
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.
The Corner House
The Corner House
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$794 per night from 17 Mar to 18 Mar

Located in Daan, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yongkang Street and Daan Forest Park. Huashan 1914 Creative Park and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (248 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2020

The Corner House
Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
The price is HK$830 per night from 10 Mar to 11 Mar

This family-friendly Taipei aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Lin-Sen Park and Ningxia Night Market. Huashan 1914 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (548 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
Taipei ESI Apartment-SJ293
Taipei ESI Apartment-SJ293
3 out of 5
The price is HK$306 per night from 10 Mar to 11 Mar

Located in Zhongshan, this spa apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Xingtian Temple and National Taipei University. Huashan 1914 Creative Park and ...

2.7/5 (14 reviews)
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"It is typically NOT a proper accommodation that was described on the website. There was no receptionist or anyone who could assist us. And the location is hard to find since there is no sign of the the apartment at the building’s entrance. The room was dirty and dusty. And the bedsheet wasn’t clean ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 May 2019

Taipei ESI Apartment-SJ293
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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