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City Guide Taipei, Taiwan

Visiting Taipei

With a population of approximately 2.6 million people, Taipei is not just the capital of Taiwan but also one of China’s provincial capital cities. It is a peculiar mix of old and new. On one part of town you can visit ancient temples whereas other parts are gleaming with neon lights.

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Taipei City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Taipei is easy-peasy for the solo female traveller

    I think Taipei is one of the easier places to travel to as solo female traveller. It's safe, convenient and friendly! Many of the young people speak English so it's not difficult to get help if you need it, and the Taiwanese are always happy to help. Its public transport is easy to understand and use. If you love selfies, nobody will judge you for taking tonnes of selfies in Taipei. I never encountered any issues with safety in Taipei even if it's late at night.

    Insider Tip:Definitely get the EasyCard for MRT and bus rides because it's cheaper and more convenient. Taipei's one place you can afford to let your guard down a little and enjoy. Could even see it as a "break" from your traveling.

  • 100%

    rogersuchy1789

    Taipei

    Taipei - a bustling cosmopolis. Friendly, warm people. Great food (lots of choice for vegetarians) art, architecture, parks, events, markets, temples, shopping, and a superb underground that runs every 3 or 4 minutes till very late.

    Insider Tip:The expo complex has free outdoor movies at 8 p.m. during the summer, and a large choice of food to eat while you watch. The art museum is world class. When getting the bus from the airport, the cheapest buses take longer because they go to more stops.

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    Anonymous

    Visiting Taipei

    I wish I had more time to visit Taipei. I was in Taipei for 1 day and half since I was only stopping by to catch my flight. I was able to explore the Shilin night market. It is amazing and buzzing with so many people. Only con, is the weather. I am not used to such hot weather. (Not as hot as Kaohsiung though).

  • 90%

    lunana

    coffee taipei

    i only stayed two days in taipei this time to meet friends and enjoy my quite time. Coffee is very good. and cheap eats is everywhere.

    Insider Tip:hand-brew coffee house is everywhere in taipei. there are two must-go coffee house in Ximending where they have more than 30years history (i think more than 30). they have good coffee bean too. cats cafe is also very popular not only in japan but also in taiwan. there are several cat cafes, and i would recommend the one near Roosevelt Avenue in the university area, and one i visited this time in songshan district, Cafe Ballet.

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    City of Taipei - vibrantly, electrifying, and lovely city

    Taipei has one of the most electrifying night markets around the world. It not only has so many night markets around the city, it also has easy access to metro stations, Taipei 101, and some of the local clubs are $20 with drink-till-you-drop offering. Shopping, sightseeing, food, culture, friendly Taiwanese people, and everything about Taiwan is just excellent and unique in every possible way. Highly recommended to visit from North to South, and East to West of Taiwan.

    Insider Tip:Extremely friendly and eager to help local Taiwanese people made the Taiwan standing out the most. No conning your $ on the taxi nor the pressure of shopping and bargaining. Clubbing are nice, but allowing smoking inside the club made a bad tactic for my personal opinion.

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