Overview Taipei

Visiting Taipei

A city of old and new, sacred temples and ultramodern skyscrapers, Taipei, Taiwan is an ideal destination for cosmopolitan travelers. Perched on the northern end of the island of Taiwan (Republic of China), the city is a hotspot of culture and technology in Asia. With wireless reaching out to 90% of the city, Taipei is emerging as a digital haven for tourists.

With numerous temples, museums, and palaces, there are plenty of things to do in Taipei. One of the main draws for tourists is Taipei’s numerous markets which usually come alive at night. Many are open well past midnight, offering visitors tastes of the city or trinkets to take home. The Shilin Night Market is one of the most popular markets, and offers video arcades and karaoke bars along with the usual market fare. And if you are looking for some food but want to rest your weary legs, plenty of restaurants offer many types of... Read More
A city of old and new, sacred temples and ultramodern skyscrapers, Taipei, Taiwan is an ideal destination for cosmopolitan travelers. Perched on the northern end of the island of Taiwan (Republic of China), the city is a hotspot of culture and technology in Asia. With wireless reaching out to 90% of the city, Taipei is emerging as a digital haven for tourists.

With numerous temples, museums, and palaces, there are plenty of things to do in Taipei. One of the main draws for tourists is Taipei’s numerous markets which usually come alive at night. Many are open well past midnight, offering visitors tastes of the city or trinkets to take home. The Shilin Night Market is one of the most popular markets, and offers video arcades and karaoke bars along with the usual market fare. And if you are looking for some food but want to rest your weary legs, plenty of restaurants offer many types of cuisine in Taipei.

Various museums are also tourist attractions in Taipei. Everything from ancient Chinese art to the history of the Republic of China can be found in these buildings. The National Palace Museum has one of the largest collections of Chinese artifacts that were collected when the founders of the ROC fled from the mainland of China.

And the hotels of Taipei live up to the rest of the city. From luxury suites to Chinese pagodas and everything in between, booking a room for any type of traveler is easy. Flights are served by two different international airports, so why aren’t you planning your trip right now?    Close

Stories and Tips Taipei

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Taipei's Warm Welcome

Written by nofootprint on 13 Sep, 2010

This was the very first visit we had to Asia and as jet lagged as we were, we set out to explore immediately on a 12hour layover, returning for an additional week on the way back from Australia.The first thing that struck us was how…Read More


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090416 Up with People in Taipei

Written by YouthTravelTaiwan on 15 Apr, 2009

90 Performers21 Countries1 VoiceI've noticed Up with People were coming to Taiwan, performing Broadway style musical in Taipei, Taichung and Miaoli. I felt interested but yet did not ask to get the ticket.Then, Mino told me that she knows the Business Manager, Matthew…Read More


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Food Fun in Taipei

Written by maizedaisys on 27 Feb, 2007

I didn't go to Taipei for its food. I went there on a business trip. I figured the food would be typical of any of my other business trips, except that I would be eating in Chinese restaurants. I was glad I was wrong.I don't…Read More


Driving in Taipei

Written by Quan on 30 Dec, 2000

I don't know whether to consider myself lucky or unlucky to have driven Taipei's roads. If you don't want to miss the sights and want to avoid unnecessary headaches, then please do take taxis or public transportation or just walk. But if you…Read More


The Smelliest Delicasy in the World

Written by Mchaela on 27 Oct, 2002

For those in the know, I mean, of course, Cho Dofu (literally "stinky tofu"). This Taiwanese delicacy is sold from carts in many of the markets in Taipei. When I went to visit my friend, he made me promise to try everything.…Read More


Snakes for snacks

Written by emily2yu on 14 Apr, 2001

I can't even remember the name of the place -- probably "Good Fortune Something." It's an ordinary little cafe in all respects but one. I have no idea if it's still there. If so, it's easy enough to find on the South…Read More


American Food in Taiwan

Written by tcguide on 30 Nov, 2000

If you are an American traveler in Taiwan, don't worry about doing without your favorite American resturaunts in Taipei. Of course, I recommend you eating as many Chinese dishes as possible, but be reassured that there are American food establishments everywhere in the city. McDonald's,…Read More


Watching Movies in Taipei

Written by Henrik_ROC on 21 Jul, 2005

If you feel like watching movies during your stay in Taiwan, the Warner Village cinema complex in eastern downtown Taipei might be a good place to go. But Taipei has lots of other cinemas too, although they might be a little more hidden and scattered.…Read More


Eating out in Taipei

Written by Henrik_ROC on 21 Jul, 2005

Unless you are going for Western food, the fancy restaurants in the big shopping centers or scattered around the city might not be your best bet. My best experiences with Chinese food included walking around the city and finding some small back street that maybe…Read More


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Taipei MRT

Written by panda2 on 26 Feb, 2004

Taipei MRT has brought some welcomed relief to the heavily congested traffic of Taipei. There is still a lot of stop-and-go and backed up traffic during heavy commute times. It's helped by reducing the amount of motor scooters on the road and its associated pollution.…Read More


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