Taipei Travel Guide
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- 72%Business Travelers
- 65%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 65%Nightlife Lovers
- 64%Local Culture
- 63%History Buffs
Member Reviews (190)
- TaipeiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 18, 2012
In my opinion, this is the mecca for street food. Yes, it's Taiwan street food but it is oh so good and plentiful. When my friends and family talk about Taipei it's all about what I'm going to eat there. Yes, there are some stellar attractions like Taipei 101 or the National Museum, but food is the real star here.
- TaipeiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jul 18, 2012
Taipei is a hustling, bustling nerve center city of this fast growing Asian Tiger economic miracle. It's gleaming buildings and phenomenal growth and rising standard of living is a testament to the industriousness of its people.
I came to the Port of Taipei many decades ago when I was just a child by ship, and when I disembarked, I was mobbed by other kids my age looking to get some coins, any hand out that might give them some relief from their poverty.
Now, they are adults jammed into a gridlock traffic jam downtown or on the expressway in the luxury German or Japanese vehicle, rushing to go out to dinner in a gleaming high rise.
- TaipeiMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Jul 11, 2012
I love Taipei. The Chinese food here is incredible and cheap. The people are friendly, and there's plenty of sights to see. What's even better, they have a very modern, clean and extensive subway system (MRT) that'll zip you all over town for practically nothing.
- TaipeiJul 11, 2012
Taipei is a must-visit in Asia. The National Palace Museum, Sun-Yat Sen Memorial, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial, and Taipei 101 are landmarks you can't miss, and the MRT (metro rapid transit) makes them super easy to get to! In addition sightseeing, don't forget to hit up some night markets (XiMenDing, Shin, and my personal favorite, Danshuei) for carnival games and delicious finger foods (Xiao Chi)!
- TaipeiJul 07, 2012
i love taiwan! partly because i'm taiwanese but mostly because of the endless great shopping, the limitless tasty and cheap eats, the friendly people and the new and old world charm all rolled into one. there are numerous fun and exciting night markets and historic points of interest all readily accessible by the mass rapid transit rail system/bus/taxi. there is so much to do it's hard to ever be bored in taipei.
- TaipeiJul 05, 2012
A small but vibrant island Taiwan has Taipei as its capital city. It is a good place to spend your holidays. Taipei has many interesting historical spots for the curious visitors The National Museum of Historical Arte facts and Fine Arts at Taipei for example, was established in a Japanese style building near the Taipei Botanical Garden in 1955. It was renamed “National Museum of History” in 1956. The renovated building bears a five-floor traditional Chinese Ming and Qing palace style construction, with four floors reserved for exhibitions and staff offices, and one floor for storage. Despite its limited space, the NMH is renowned for its international exhibitions.
The National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine located in Taiwan, is another place of tourist attraction The soldiers honoured here had served China and were born in Chinese provinces.
Taipei 101 formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building ranked officially as the world's tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. The sun and moon lake is an interesting place of visit.
.The Holiday Inn Asia world hotel provides hospitable accommodation and the food is good too.
The topography of Taipei is such that it promotes rich flora and fauna. The China sea in the background might enthuse water sports, although the sea is usually rough! .
- TaipeiJul 05, 2012
I lived in Taipei for 2 years. Again (like Seoul) great place if you are paid well and have a 'Western' standard type of home (btw... that will sit you back $6500/month for a very nice xFloor Apt). Tons and Tons (did I say Tons) of scooters everywhere (me included for personal use. Better that then the traffic and good luck finding a parking place). The whole island (Country) isn't that big. about a 4 hour trip North to South. 95% of the population leaves on the western side of the island. The Eastern side is mountains and monkey's. There is no winter just a slight change of the colors (trees flowers...etc) that let you know that something has changed. Food is good (Chinese) and cheap. I could go on... but another Asian City/Country that I do not think is worth the hassle to get there from here (pretty much a 17hour flight when it's all said and done).
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