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

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    Taipei City

    Shopping is great! things are very affordable here and be adventurous to try out any local food and snacks you can find here. since you are in Taipei, do make your way to other northern location for sight seeing.

    Insider Tip:go to taipei main station, where you can find train or coach tickets to any locations, if you are intimidated by all the Chinese writing and not sure how to, just ask around and you should be fine.

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    taipei is good for a short getaway. if you are planning for a longer trip, you can visit the other areas of taiwan.

    Insider Tip:visit the night markets for good food and shopping. shihlin, shida, raohe, ningxia etc. visit jiufen/shifen for the lanterns and waterfall. visit formosa fun coast for the waterpark. get the easy card upon arrival.

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    Enjoy the cheap shopping, soak in the springs, and EAT EVERYTHING!

    My wife and I can't wait to go back to Taipei. It's surprisingly English-friendly, the transit system is reliable, the night market culture is lively and the food is delicious! It's the first big city that we've been to that didn't just feel like another big city. Taipei is a great choice for budget travellers, too. The cost of living is quite low.

    Insider Tip:Go to the night markets on weekdays--weekends are super crowded. Also, if you go to the National Palace Museum, you can avoid most of the tour groups by coming at about 4:00 or 4:30. Most of them leave at about 5:00 to go for dinner, and then you have 90 minutes to enjoy the museum without the surging crowds.

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    Circling the City

    Taipei is a great city because the atmosphere is so open and welcoming. The people smile and help you even though they might not speak the same language. They have artsy and unique spots all over the city so there is a lot to see and do. It's convenient to get from place to another by bus or train and the transportation is cheap and frequent. Things do not run very late at night or early in the morning. It is very laid back in some ways.

    Insider Tip:The main hub of attractions seemed to center around City Hall, Taipei 101, and Taipei Main Station areas. Most malls and centers have food courts if you can't decide what to eat by looking on the street. Shillin night market has a nice food court underground where you can try a lot of local food.

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    Great! A great city for cafe, food and enjoying your time! Good cafe can be found around the Taipower Building station and near the National Taiwan University A bit hot in the summer

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