15 Reasons You Should Visit Taipei

Taipei is a thriving city that sets itself apart from other destinations. The capital of Taiwan features a combination of historical attractions and modern details that every traveler will love. Here are 15 reasons you should visit Taipei. 

(Dan Vidal/Wikimedia Commons)

(Dan Vidal/Wikimedia Commons)

From Room 18 to The Wall, Taipei is full of clubs that present a thriving nightlife. Just be cautious that free entry often means high priced drinks that can quickly become costly.

Hobe Fort

Hobe Fort(Fcuk1203/Wikimedia Commons)

2. Hobe Fort

Hobe Fort offers a great way to learn about the military history of the city. Most of the attraction is still standing and guests can visit a museum in the vaults that covers local history.

(Rod Waddington/Flickr)

(Rod Waddington/Flickr)

3. Shilin Night Market

Shops and vendors line the streets of this large outdoor market. The market becomes crowded quickly so plan to spend more than an hour. Local performers also can be found among the various shops.

Maokong Gondola

Maokong Gondola(Alexsh/Wikimedia Commons)

4. Maokong Gondola

Expect breathtaking views of Taipei while traveling on this cable car system. Stop off at the teahouses for a refreshing break before taking another car back to the ground level.

Taipei Confucius Temple

Taipei Confucius Temple(台北孔廟/Winertai/Wikimedia Commons)

5. Taipei Confucius Temple

The Taipei Confucius Temple offers a break from the crowded tourist area. Walk among the beautiful gardens or spend time in the courtyard. Consider visiting in the morning for a great start to your day.

Beitou Park

Beitou Park(Naplee12/Wikimedia Commons)

6. Hot Springs

Hot springs are present throughout Taipei and give visitors a break from city life. Beitou Hot Springs is a popular choice for travelers. The location welcomes a wide range of guests such as families.

Taipei Mountain

Taipei Mountain(prattflora/Wikimedia Commons)

7. Lion’s Head Mountain

The mountain is a popular tourist attraction for travelers. Plan on a daily long hike though the vast terrain. The hiking trails feature access to temples as well as glimpses of local wildlife.


Dollhouse(Photomatters/Wikimedia Commons)

8. Miniatures Museum of Taipei

This unique destination offers a large selection of miniatures such as houses. The train is a well liked part of the attraction, but take time to view every exhibit to find exquisite details.

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9. Delicious Cuisine

Taipei brings culinary delights from around the world. Visit the local markets and take time for long dinners in some of the finest restaurants in the country. Favorites include The Kitchen Table and any Din Tai Fung location.

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(Lisdavid89/Wikimedia Commons)

10. National Concert Hall

This Liberty Square attraction became a cultural destination after its debut in 1987. Keep track of events scheduled during your stay and reserve seats in advance to avoid sold out performances.

vegetables at Swakopmund

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11. Cing Siang Farm

Cing Siang Farm presents the chance to visit a working farm. Guests can pick from fruits as well as vegetables in season while walking in the extensive onsite gardens.

12. Formosa Fun Coast Waterpark

This fun waterpark features attractions that will entertain every traveler. The lazy river is a popular ride for adults as well as children. It offers a cool break during the hot summer months.

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13. The Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden present a refreshing destination away from busy areas. Greenhouses as well as the ponds can be found on the grounds. Plants and displays may change due to weather conditions, so be aware that certain sections may be off limits.

african fish eagle

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14. Yangmingshan National Park

Yangmingshan National Park presents wide open spaces and expansive terrain. Guests can catch glimpses of birds such as eagles that call the park home, or view the beautiful landscape which includes scenic mountains.

15. Taipei 101

See Taipei from a new perspective when you visit the observation deck of Taipei 101. This is a top tourist attraction so expect long lines. After visiting the door, make time for the restaurants and shops located on floors throughout the tower.

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