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%


    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!

  • 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.

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