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%


    Taipei, a great place to stay

    Really nice city. although the capital of Taiwan, still not as big and busy as other capitols (Tokyo, Beijing etc..). The people are especially friendly. alot of nice things to see and eat. For Mandarin speakers: No worries, everyone speaks perfect mandarin (even better than some places in mainland china) . Also, I found the English level to be generally good, in comparison with Taiwan's neighboring countries.

    Insider Tip:Beitou hot springs were great! Talk to the locals, they are more than willing to chat, share their culture and help out!

  • 90%


    Chinese Culture Without the Mainland Hassle

    Taipei is a great stop if you're coming from Japan, Hong Kong, mainland China, or anywhere else in Asia. It's also convenient for visitors from many countries, as you can get a visa on arrival--very different from the expensive visa process for mainland China. Taiwan has a lot to offer, and Taipei is the gateway to that. With excellent infrastructure, delicious night markets, and more than a few good museums, the city is a must. It also offers great neighborhoods to explore on foot.

    Insider Tip:For a dose of nature, take the cable car from the Taipei Zoo MRT stop and ride to the end. You can hike in the mountains or just post up at a tea shop while gazing back at Taipei 101.

  • 90%


    More and more to dig into!

    I really enjoyed my trip to Taiwan. Even a single woman can travel freely on her own. The city has a broad range of food and snacks and the average cost is reasonable.

  • 90%


    Nice for sightseeing and eating!

    East and convenient transportation allures many travellers all over the globe. This city has a lot of things to do, see and eat! I think especially night markets there are very interesting and I really enjoyed the snacks and food in Taiwan.

  • 100%


    Taipei Shilin

    Location, location, night market/food, attractions are all superior. Oh also everything is cheap $1 use = $35+ NT.

    Insider Tip:some of the best place to visit with cheap price for food, friendly people, and easy access with metro stops to all places around Taipei.

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