Taipei City, the capital of Taiwan, celebrates elaborate architecture, a rich cultural center, and some of the most breathtaking views in the East. If you are planning a visit to our HQ and thinking of where to eat, stay, and visit while in Taipei - this guide is for you!
Make the most of your time in Taipei by exploring the local culture and history. Be mesmerized by inner-city buildings, night markets featuring traditional street food and restaurants, and by visiting surrounding Taiwan scenic locations - a must on your list of places to travel.
Taipei 101: A 101-floor skyscraper, claimed to be the world’s tallest building in 2004. Its design is monumental in architecture due to its ability to withstand typhoon strength winds and earthquake tremors! It houses a diverse shopping mall and an indoor and outdoor observatory.
National Taiwan Museum: Founded in 1908, the National Taiwan Museum is the oldest museum in Taiwan. Tourists are provided a wealth of Taiwanese history after being briefed on indigenous flora and fauna, as well as cultural artifacts. Nearby attractions: National Concert Hall, National Theater, Memorial Hall Square, and their adjacent parks.
National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall: The extensive relationship between Taiwan and China is complicated. But, there’s one place to go to better understand China-Taiwan relations. Make the Memorial Hall a must see on your visit; the sheer size of the building and surrounding park is a spectacle in itself. The history and stories contained make the rich story of Taiwan City come to life.
Xiangshan Hiking Trail: Reward yourself with the best views of Taipei skyline by trekking the Xiangshan Trail to the top of Elephant Mountain. This quick, 20-minute hike is easily accessible from the city. Definitely one of the top three things to do when you’re in Taipei.
Shilin Night Market: An incredibly vibrant assortment of peddlers, shops, vendors, restaurants, and food stalls. This is where you want to visit to dive deep in Taiwanese culture. It’s our #1 on things to do and places to eat.
Snake Alley: Locally known as the Huaxi Street Night Market has been in operation for 50+ years. In walking distance from the Taipei Metro, this two-block-long night market is in Taipei’s oldest district, the Wanhua District. Several stands and restaurants line the market serving traditional eats; many selling various snake delicacies and drinks, hence the name ‘Snake Alley.’
Sappho Live Jazz: Experience the local music scene at this live jazz lounge featuring a late-night food menu. Burgers, dumplings, pizza, and more await you. If you’ve got a passion for performing, join the open mic and jam session on Tuesday evenings!
RAW: Taipei’s best fine-dining experience is at RAW. Head chef Andre Chiang serves a wonderfully curated tasting menu in an art-driven space. Expect dishes highlighting traditional local fare with Western flare - oysters, duck breast, tapioca, and more!
Near Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
Guishan District - Near ILC: