Taipei travel guide

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You're Going to Love Taipei

Taipei is a modern city with a busy contemporary vibe. As a city that has bounced back from a sometimes troubled history, Taipei has a tolerant and welcoming spirit that has won over many international travelers.

The centerpiece of the city's skyline is the iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper, a graceful 509-meter tall structure shaped like a bamboo tree. You'll find many Japanese and Southeast Asian influences in the city, such as Taoist temples and Japanese architecture.

Taipei is a city of over 6.7 million, but it's possible to escape from the noise and bustle in the many parks and green spaces. In the Beitou neighborhood, you'll find a number of hot springs, along with lush Yangmingshan National Park, a popular spot particularly during cherry blossom season. With so many experiences to offer, it's no wonder Taipei is a popular destination.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Taipei

Top activities in Taipei

When to Visit Taipei

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The weather in Taipei usually varies between warm and wet weather. Summer is hot, and it's also typhoon season, making late October through January, when there is also less rain, a popular choice for visitors. There are many festivals around the "Ghost Month" in July and Chinese New Year in late January, although many businesses also close at that time.

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How to Get to Taipei

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Where to Stay in Taipei

You'll find a wide variety of accommodation in Taipei. At the high end of the scale, you'll find properties like Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei. For all-out contemporary glamour, you can try the fabulous 6-star Mandarin Oriental. At the lower end, a clean, comfortable room at the Meander Taipei Hostel can be had for less than NT$600 per night.

Popular Neighborhoods in Taipei

Most popular hotel in Taipei by neighbourhood

Wanhua District

Where to stay in popular areas of Taipei

Most booked hotels in Taipei

How to Get Around Taipei

The Cost of Living in Taipei

Shopping Streets

In the East District or Dong Chu, you'll find the Sogo Department Store and multinational brands like Cartier and Chanel on Zhongxiao East Road, and smaller, unique shops and restaurants on the side streets like the Eslite 24 Hour Bookstore and Hello Kitty Cafe. For bargains and local items, you'll want to check out Taipei's night markets. Along with the huge Shilin Market, the Tonghua Night Market in Da'an is also very popular, with everything from housewares to fashions and jewelry to an enticing selection of street food options.

Groceries and Other

There are a number of supermarket options in Taipei, including the Wellcome Supermarkets and City'Super are chains that features huge stores where you'll find quite literally anything you'll need at reasonable price points. Matsusei is a smaller chain with higher end goods and prices. A liter of milk will run about NT$81, and a dozen eggs NT$83.

Cheap meal
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₹ 267
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
₹ 5,822
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Single public transport ticket
₹ 44
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Cappuccino
₹ 193

Where to Eat in Taipei

Even the humblest-looking establishment in Taipei will be serving superlative food - this is a city where you virtually can't go wrong when it comes to cuisine. Chamonix Teppanyaki, with multiple locations throughout the city, is on the fine dining side, with a menu of modern fusion that mixes traditional Teppanyaki and French cuisine. Prix fixe menus range from NT$1,000 to NT$2,900. For a more scenic experience, you can stroll on the boardwalk along the Danshui River and enjoy a delicious array of food choices from street vendors like "stinky tofu" - fried tofu strips like French fries - red bean cake or dorayaki, and "coffin bread," a specialty that is something like a chicken pot pie, with menu options starting at a mere NT$45.