Taipei

Travel Guide
Taipei
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, theNational Palace Museum, and the gloriousChiang Kai-shek Memorial Halldowntown.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 theMaokong Gondolafor panoramic views over Taipei.

The gondola stops at the hugeTaipei 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 theShilin Night Marketto 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 inLongshan Templeand see how the sober interior of theConfucius Templeembraces 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

The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1 Zhongshan N Road Sec 4, Zhongshang District, Taipei, 104
The price is HK$562 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar
HK$562
per night
1 Mar - 2 Mar
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,043 reviews)
"It was a lovely stay!"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2023

The Grand Hotel
Caesar Metro Taipei
Caesar Metro Taipei
4 out of 5
No.167, Bangka Blvd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei, 10851
The price is HK$586 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
HK$586
per night
7 Feb - 8 Feb
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,054 reviews)
"Great value."

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2023

Caesar Metro Taipei
Caesar Park Hotel Taipei
Caesar Park Hotel Taipei
4 out of 5
38 Chung Hsiao West Road Section 1, Zhongzheng, Taipei, 100
The price is HK$774 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
HK$774
per night
5 Feb - 6 Feb
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,079 reviews)
"This hotel was pretty good. Connected directly to Taipei Main Station via stairwell and elevator. Checkers restaurant was really good for breakfast each day,"

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2023

Caesar Park Hotel 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.
THE TOP Modern
THE TOP Modern
3 out of 5
No. 201, Sec. 4, Zhong Xiao East Road, Taipei, 106
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a computer station. Popular attractions Taipei 101 and Zhongxiao Road are ...
3.7/5 Good! (3 reviews)
"Quiet place but wifi didnt work even though it connected successfully. Also they gave out two wifi network ID both didnt work. Noticed some stains on toilet seat, didnt look as cleaned as I had hoped."

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2022

THE TOP Modern
Leofoo Residences
Leofoo Residences
4 out of 5
No. 38, Sec. 1, Nangjing E. Rd., Taipei, 104
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,430 reviews)
"This is my 2nd stay at this hotel. The best place to rest and enjoy the view and surroundings. Close to all the shops, all the good places are walkable. The staff are super friendly and helpful. I’d stay here again whenever I’m back to Taipei and highly recommend to others."

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2023

Leofoo Residences
Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei, 104
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (610 reviews)
"Wash machine not good, bed too hard"

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2023

Gloria Residence
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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