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, 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

Caesar Metro Taipei
Caesar Metro Taipei
4 out of 5
No.167, Bangka Blvd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei, 10851
The price is CA $62 per night from May 27 to May 28
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 our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,683 reviews)
"龍山寺週邊小吃雲集,選擇非常豐富,天氣好時還可以走路或騎youbike到西門町或南機場片區,有更多的shopping和飲食選擇,位置一級棒"

Reviewed on Feb. 11, 2022

Caesar Metro Taipei
Hotel Royal - Nikko Taipei
Hotel Royal - Nikko Taipei
4.5 out of 5
No. 37-1, Section 2, Zhongshan North Rd., Taipei, 104
The price is CA $109 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (961 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on Mar. 26, 2022

Hotel Royal - Nikko Taipei
The Okura Prestige Taipei
The Okura Prestige Taipei
5 out of 5
9 Nanjing E. Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei, 10450
Fully refundable
The price is CA $125 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (949 reviews)
Best inn Town
"VERY GOOD"

Reviewed on Dec. 26, 2021

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, 104
The price is CA $128 per night from Jun 15 to Jun 16
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (587 reviews)
Wonderful Stay
"Warm welcoming from FO Kevin, awesome room and very clean."

Reviewed on Oct. 25, 2021

Gloria Residence
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei, 111
The price is CA $366 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the family ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (22 reviews)
"很適合孩子們一起在別墅裏面玩"

Reviewed on May 7, 2022

American Village Resort
Itaipei Service Apartment
Itaipei Service Apartment
3.5 out of 5
1F, No.209, Sec.1, Civic Blvd, Taipei, Main Station, 209, Taipei, TPE, 103
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the spacious rooms in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,721 reviews)
Would definitely recommend to friends and family!
"Wonderful stay at iTaipei service apartment! The location was unbeatable, just above Taipei main station and Qsquare shopping centre. The mini kitchenette made it easy for quick breakfasts on those mornings that we couldn't wake up early enough. . Friendly front desk staff, security staff, and housekeeping ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 9, 2020

Itaipei Service Apartment
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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