What to see in Taipei

Taipei Attractions

Taipei never fails to occupy its visitors with an array of attractions and wonderfully contrasting sights to explore.

One of the most sought after sights in the city is its greatest engineering feat, the soaring Taipei 101 Tower (so-named because of its 101 floors). The tower not only serves as an exciting tourist attraction for those with a head for heights, but is also the city's international financial centre. Another popular attraction among visitors is the National Palace Museum. Here, tourists can get to grips with some fascinating Chinese culture and look on in awe at its collection of ancient artefacts and artwork. For travellers interested in Taiwanese spirituality and religion, a visit to the Longshan Temple is a must.

As the sun goes down the night markets open up, usually packed with tourists and bargain-hunters who throng the alleyways in the heavy, humid night air. Taipei is also crammed with bars and nightclubs, and its red light district in Zhong Shan is one of the most legendary in Asia. When the city becomes too stifling, visitors can head for the hills to the northwest to relax at one of the spas built to utilise the Bei Tou area's hot springs, or take a hike through the Yang Ming Shan National Park.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park

The pride of Taipei, the magnificent Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park is a walled complex built in memory of the former…

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Longshan Temple

Of the many temples in Taipei, the Longshan Temple, dedicated to Guanyin the Goddess of Mercy, is one of the most popular…

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National Palace Museum

Those who want to soak up some Chinese culture in serious style will be awed by the vast collection of ancient artefacts…

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Shilin Night Market

Taipei's biggest and best night market is not just for shopping - it is an entire cultural experience that should not…

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Taipei 101

The Guinness Book of Records certified Taipei's grandiose financial centre, known as Taipei 101, as the world's tallest…

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Taipei Zoo

Meet the local Taiwanese animals, like the flying fox, Asiatic Black Bear and the Chinese Pangolin, at the Taipei Zoo.…

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