Taipei Travel

Enjoy Yangmingshan night view

Night view at Yangmingshan is considerably renowned in Taipei City. Visitors can already enjoy the sparkling sea of lights of Taipei City under the starry sky as they go uphill on Yangde Boulevard. Great night view observatory spots include Zhuzihu Observatory Platform, the Lin Yu-tang House and the path that bypasses Yangmingshan Park heading towards Dinghu or Beitou. (Travel Taipei)

Go into hipster alleys

Taipei is a metropolitan city that features in-depth history and cultures where the fast-pace and prosperity seem evident. However, the slow-paced aspect of the city is worth noticing as well. Other than the renowned National Palace Museum and art museums, some indispensable hipster spots include Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park and the retrospective Four Four South Village. If you are into shopping, Spot Taipei in Zhongshan shopping district and alleys nearby Fujin Street in Minsheng Community are highly recommended. A variety of select shops, stationary stores and independent book stores flock in these areas. (Travel Taipei)

Purchase the latest 3C products

There are many shopping districts in Taipei offering the latest and discounted 3C products. For instance, Beimen camera street is a must-visit destination for photography enthusiasts. The famous Guanghua market has been renovated into a novel shopping mall in which newcomers, audio equipment lovers or computer assembly experts alike are welcome to shop at ease! (Travel Taipei)

Have fun bathing in hot springs

Beitou Hot Spring has been renowned since the Japanese colonial period. Hence, Japanese people who are passionate about hot spring baths definitely would not miss it here in Taipei. In fact, Takino-yu, Hoshino-yu and Testu-yu are named by Japanese according to the features and therapeutic benefits of the hot springs. (Travel Taipei)

Enjoy a leisure bike ride

Peddling leisurely on a bicycle in Taipei City enables you to skip through the hustle and bustle in a short period of time. You can enjoy a romantic ride along the riverbank as the gorgeous sunset radiates orange warmth along with bristle chirps of free birds and gentle breeze against your face. (Travel Taipei)

Exercise as a healthy habit

Feels like diving in Taipei? Go to Nangang Sports Center, the only sports center in Taipei that has an indoor diving pool. Other than diving for fun, professional diving courses are also available. Diving can be very accessible without having to travel a long way! (Travel Taipei)

Visit Dadaocheng Old Town District

In late 1880s, Dadaocheng started to prosper in light of the opening of Tamsui Harbor. It has since become the keystone of economic and cultural development. Dadaocheng boasts extravagant Baroque architecture, traditional Hokkien bungalows and brilliant red-brick western houses. (Travel Taipei)

Explore small cafés

If you are wondering where the best coffee city in the world is, the answer is Taipei. BBC has reviewed the world’s top six major coffee cities in the world and Taipei is among the list, featuring diverse and creative cafés. (Travel Taipei)

Visit temples with a pious heart and your wish will come true

Taipei City is a fusion of multiple immigrant cultures. Various religions coexist peacefully, offering comfort and counseling to the souls that seek peace and shelter. The religious center in Wanhua District “Longshan Temple” is also referred to as “the most well known temple in Taipei”. The main deity of Longshan Temple is the Holy Ruler Deity Guan, the wealth god, who is extremely respected and worshiped in the heavily industrialized and commercialized Taipei. Guandu Temple is among the three major Mazu temples in Taiwan. It is also the most ancient and most visited temple dedicated to the Holy Mother. (Travel Taipei)

Hop on a double-decker sightseeing bus and tour around Taipei

Double-decker sightseeing buses are now available in Taipei! Two lines, the red line and the blue line are elaborately designed to ensure visitors to Taipei a good time. Visitors can enjoy both the beautiful scenery and rich culture and history of Taipei as they tour around renowned attractions like National Palace Museum and Taipei 101 on the double-decker sightseeing bus along with the passionate story-telling of the bus tour guide. (Travel Taipei)

Eat your way through Taipei

Taipei cuisines are essentially rich in history. Local delicacies have witnessed the track of time in old town areas like Bangka, the earliest developed town in Taipei, the bustling streets of Ximending and Dadaocheng where tea and commodity businesses prospered. If you are looking for the most authentic food experience, Ningxia Night Market, Huaxi Street Night Market and streets around Xia Hai City God Temple in Dadaocheng are the places you must not miss! (Travel Taipei)

Have a taste of tea rich in culture

The prosperous history of tea in Dadaocheng dates back to a century ago. Roaming in the retrospective alleys of Dihua Street, one can always find great tea. Order a pot of your favorite tea in a century-old architecture home to a new tea house, as the soothing scent of tea leads you to discover the old time stories in this once prosperous city, you will truly experience present fused with the past. (Travel Taipei)