Taipei Tourism Information and Travel
My dad enjoys the view over Chiang
Find all the Taipei tourism information you will need for your trip to
Taiwan's amazing capital city.
I have been living in Taiwan since 2000 and I've had the chance to
travel around Taipei City a bunch of times. On this page, I have
gathered some of the most useful Taipei tourism info available on this
website and other helpful links from all over the net.
Plan your trip
accommodation in Taipei
Nothing sucks more than wasting precious travel time looking for a
hotel in Taipei. The thing that you must understand is that Taipei City
is getting really hot on the travel scene in Asia and tons of business
travellers stop in Taiwan's capital city to attend trade shows or other
business events. Conclusion: hotels get booked in advance and it can be
hard to find decent accommodation, especially during weekends and
holidays. You can check room availability and Taipei hotel
Get a cheap plane ticket to Formosa
Finding a great deal on a flight to Taipei, Taiwan is somewhat
something of the past. I used to pay around 1000USD for my airfare
(round-trip) Taipei-Montreal. Now the price is closer to 2000USD! How
scary is that! What will it be in 10 years from now…?
The best way to find decent deals on plane tickets to Taiwan is still
shopping around the net, calling travel agents, and making sure to be
flexible on the itinerary. Flights that have more stops and longer
transfer times are usually cheaper.
You can also contact
my travel agent - Elizabeth Travel Services. I've
been buying tickets in and out of Taiwan for more than 12 years with
her and she's very friendly and helpful.
One of the massive buildings that surround the CKS Memorial Hall in the old part of Taipei City.
Essential Taipei Tourism Info
Wether you like to walk, take the bus, subway, or taxi, you'll want to
know more about the different public transport options available in
One of the main reasons why Taipei tourism and travel is so convenient
is the MRT, the Mass Rapid Transit. The subway system can take you all
over the city for cheap and makes it very simple to visit multiple
attractions in one day. The metro in Taipei is clean, safe, and has
tons of signs and maps in English.
Food is obviously a huge part of the Taipei tourism experience. People
from all over the world travel to Taiwan's capital to sample its
vibrant and exotic cuisine. Here, find a list of popular restaurants to
include in your travel itinerary in Taipei.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Monument
Nightlife in New Taipei City
Bars, clubs, pubs, KTVs, discos, and lounges… Taipei's got it
all covered. You won't have to waste too much time looking for a place
to go out at night in Taipei. From old traditional beer houses that
sell sushi until 2am, to modern nightclubs that feature international
DJs like Luxy, Taipei is the answer to your nightlife wishes!
For some, Taipei tourism equals shopping, period. You can buy pretty
much anything you want in this city. Wether you're after an expensive
Gucci handbag, a traditional Chinese souvenir, or a cheap electronic
gadget, you will find it somewhere around town. The city itself is a
huge Asian bazaar where old street markets coexist with ultra-modern
Top Attractions to Visit in Taipei
The Taipei 101 building needs little introduction. Up to a few years
ago, it was the tallest building in the world and home to the fastest
elevator on the planet. Even though it lost the famous title for the
highest structure on earth, it is still a must-see-attraction that
every visitor should have on their list of things to do in Taipei City,
Taipei 101 Tower
The Chiang Kai-shek memorial is where I usually take people at sunset.
The vast plaza is surrounded by huge structures built in the classical
Chinese architecture style. If you only have the time to visit one
place in Taipei and you want to have pictures with something very Asian
or Chinese-like in the background, it should be the CKS Memorial.
For tons of reasons, Longshan Temple has always been the most popular
and busiest religious site in Taipei City. Longshan Temple is always
packed with local Taiwanese who go there to burn incense, worship
various Chinese gods, and make offerings to ancestors. This place of
worship is on most Taipei guided tours itinerary, so you won't be the
only one walking around with your guidebook in hand or your SLR around
Taiwan is renowned world-wide for its many, huge night markets. Head to
the biggest, baddest night market of them all for the ultimate eating
and shopping experience: Shilin Nightmarket is guaranteed to blow your
Other Helpful Taipei Tourist Information
The Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan has updated
weather, climate, regional forecasts, and earthquakes. Make sure you
don't ruin your Taipei tourism experience because your timing is bad.
Plan ahead and see if a typhoon is heading towards Taiwan.
News - Taipei Times
Read what's going on around Taiwan. Get the latest information about
politics, the economy, business, editorials, sports, arts, and events
Map of Taipei City
This Google Map comes with Taipei Travel Secrets, my ebook about Taipei
Tourism. On it you'll find popular attractions, hotels, restaurants,
and many points of interests that you shouldn't miss on your visit.
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