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 is full of extremely friendly and polite people. Pull out a map and there is a good chance someone will approach you with help. The place is very clean and safe and has a great food scene.

    Insider Tip:- Use the Subway MRT to get around. It's cheap, very clean and very safe. - If you love food, do check out the street food options at the various night markets (but avoid Shilin which is touristy and doesn't have great food. Go to Raohe Street night market instead which is near the Songshan MRT Station) - If you really really love food, go on a food tour like Taipei Eats which is fantastic! - Go to the original Din Tai Fung restaurant. If you get there by 11.30 you won't have to wait too long.

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    Major Taipei

    Taipei has a distinct feature as compared to other parts of Taiwan. For one, it is a collection of the best food from each province. You can find almost any kind of food from any province if you talk to a person who has been there before. It also still has plenty of hiking trails where the views are breathtaking. Many excellent memories there, more to be explored!

  • 80%


    Very nice city

    This city is very worth to visit. Nice weather, the city is very clean and safe, the food is very nice, and the city is full of "cute stuff" everything in Taipei seems so cute for me.

  • 90%


    The great eating city

    My idea of a great vacation is a place where I can relax and eat to my heart's content. Taipei offers a number of night markets and food stands dispersed through out the city which are not only delicious, but incredibly cheap! Gua bao, pan fried dumplings, scallion pancakes, xlb, oyster vermicelli, assorted skewers, tea eggs (I ate too many of these at 30cents each), mochi.. the list goes on. If you love eating, this is definitely one of the best places to visit.

    Insider Tip:Bring lots of cash, the majority of Taiwan is not credit card friendly. Withdrawing from Taiwan bank accounts will result in a Taiwan bank withdrawal charge and a international withdrawal charge which amount to about ~10 per withdrawal but it will give you the best exchange rate. (I went to three different Taiwan banks)

  • 100%


    In Taipei ,you'll never be bored!

    MRT network is very good very easy to get to anywhere you want. People is nice feel free to ask Food is perfect !

    Insider Tip:Be brave to try food on street.that Taiwan culture!

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