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

  • 100%


    I love Taipei!

    I don't have anything negative to say about Taipei. It is clean, safe, awesome weather, and the food is great. I have absolutely no negative comments I could come up with on this place.

    Insider Tip:Get the Easy Card for traveling around on the MRT. Also, save money and take a bus from the airport if you are on a tight budget.

  • 100%


    A spring board for the rest of Taiwan.

    Taipei is wonderful, but don't neglect the rest of the island. Once you get your fill of night markets, temples, and museums head out of the city. You can get into the mountains relatively easily with bus service, but some spectacular locations can only be reached with a car or scooter. Hitchhiking works, but I recommend that one does so with a friend, a smile, and some decent conversational Chinese.

  • 80%


    5 days in Taipei

    There is something for everyone; hiking trails around the nearby hills give excellent viewpoints over the city, day and night (Elephant Mountain is the best); there are many cultural sites such as the National Palace Museum and Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall; night markets are excellent places to go shopping, especially Shilin Night market; there are plenty of night clubs for partying, some offering free flow after paying for entry; and of course Taipei 101 is a must see!

    Insider Tip:Tourist travel passes are a good investment, there is the option for 2 day, 3 day, and 5 day. These can be purchased at any MRT station and give you unlimited access to all MRT services and bus services (except 4-number bus services which go outside the city). I bought the 5 day pass for $700twd (it was certainly worth it and removes the hassle of buying tickets and budgeting for transport - unlimited travel around Taipei with the swipe of a card!)

  • 90%


    4 Days in Taiwan

    We traveled around Tai Pei, Taiwan for a short vacation, from Beijing, where we are currently teaching English, and what a nice break it was! The cultural difference was amazing and very refreshing, we had almost forgotten our manners living in Beijing, but Taiwan definitely reminded us how to be "civil" again. The people here are so helpful and amazing, if you had a problem it instantly turned into their problem too until they could fix it for you. And everyone speaks english so well!

    Insider Tip:Although, many speak English so well, in our mad dash to the airport to leave, we could not find a single taxi driver that spoke English. Luckily a pedestrian on the street was able to translate for us.

  • 80%


    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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