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What to see in Taipei

Taipei Attractions

The soaring Taipei 101 Tower is the capital's greatest engineering feat and one of its best-loved sights. It's also the city's international financial centre.

Another popular attraction is the National Palace Museum. Through its collection of ancient artefacts and artwork, it showcases some fascinating aspects of Chinese culture. For travellers interested in spirituality and religion, a visit to the Longshan Temple is a must.

As the sun goes down the night markets open up. They're usually packed with tourists and bargain-hunters who throng the alleyways in the heavy, humid night air. Taipei has many bars and nightclubs as well.

If the city becomes too stifling, visitors can relax at one of the spas in the northwest. They utilise the Beitou area's hot springs. Hikers can enjoy the Yangmingshan National Park.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park is the pride of Taipei. Built in memory of the former Taiwanese President, the walled complex contains an impressive, pyramid-shaped monument to Chiang Kai-shek and is…

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Longshan Temple

Longshan is one of the most popular temples in Taipei. Dedicated to the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin, it is an excellent example of the architecture commonly seen in Taiwan's older buildings.…

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National Palace Museum

Taipei's National Palace Museum houses an astonishing collection of Ancient Chinese artefacts and artwork. Representing over 5000 years of Chinese history, it is the largest and perhaps finest collection…

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Shilin Night Market

Taipei's biggest and best night market is not just for shopping. Instead, it is a cultural experience that every visitor should enjoy. The action begins when the sun sets and thousands of stalls and…

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Taipei 101

Taipei 101 is the city's financial centre and was once the world's tallest building. Designed to resemble a gigantic bamboo stalk, it is Taipei's major landmark, with observation decks on the 88th…

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Taipei Zoo

Taipei Zoo is home to hundreds of animals, including local Taiwanese species such as the flying fox, Formosan black bear and Chinese pangolin. Arranged into different habitat sections that contain…

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