November 21, 2018

Best Places to Stay Eat and Visit in Taipei

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!

Things to Do

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.

Where to Visit

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.

Where to Eat

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!

Where to Stay

Da’an District:

  • Eclat Hotel Taipei - A great place to stay and it’s within walking distance of Taipei 101, access to the Red Line, and a nice stroll from the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial. Famously decorated in modern art featuring an incredibly attentive staff. An easy 5 star stay in our book.
  • 370, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Near Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

  • Hotel Orchard Park Taoyuan - Modern-chic rooms in a polished hotel outfitted with fitness room, pool, and restaurants.
  • 777, Daguan Rd, Dayuan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan 337

Guishan District - Near ILC:

  • Fullon Hotel Linkou - Carpeted and elegant rooms throughout this upscale business hotel. Amenities include an exercise room, indoor pool, and sauna.
  • 68, Wener 1st St, Guishan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan 333

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