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

  • 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.

  • 80%


    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%



    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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