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

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

With the Tropic of Cancer just to the south, Tapei enjoys a hot summers and warm winters and it is humid year-round.

Taipei has a convenient transport system, a computer-savvy population and a unique culture.

Some 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

Top hotels in Taipei

Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
No. 7 Linsen S Rd, Happy Village, Taipei
The price is RM484 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

Located in Zhongzheng, this spa hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ningxia Night Market and Lungshan Temple. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)


Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5 out of 5
2 SongShou Road, Taipei
The price is RM721 per night from 17 Jan to 18 Jan

Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei 101, Taipei International Convention Center and Taipei World Trade Center. Sun Yat-Sen ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (973 reviews)

"Walking distance to Taipei 101, great restaurants and rooms."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2020

Grand Hyatt 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
The price is RM324 per night from 17 Jan to 18 Jan

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)

"The room is very clean. The pool on the roof top has a great view."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 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.

Vacation Rentals in Taipei

Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei
The price is RM433 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb

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! (542 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
10F, No.293, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei

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)

"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
JSL Apartment
JSL Apartment
3.5 out of 5
No. 226, Ln. 415, Guangfu S. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei

Located in Xinyi, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Taipei City Hall and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. Taipei 101 and Taipei International Convention ...

4.1/5Very Good! (276 reviews)

"I stayed on the 6th floor and water leaked through ceiling and making the unit wet and stink. Staffs are very responsive and moved us to another hotel because the property was fully booked. They called taxi for us and reimburse the taxi fare to us. Since we left in rush, I left my jacket at the leaking ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2019

JSL 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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