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Taipei Attractions

What to See in Taipei

The choice of Taipei attractions is large and diverse, ranging from the largest collection of ancient Chinese artefacts on the planet at the National Palace Museum to the ultra-modern Taipei 101, which once held the title of the world’s tallest building.

Thanks to the city’s placement in the Taipei Basin, with the Keelung and Xindian rivers running through it and the volcanic Yangmingshan National Park to the north, there are plenty of natural attractions nearby. Alongside the architectural wonders, excellent museums and fun experiences available, it creates a city of many choices.

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10 Best Attractions in Taipei

10 Best Attractions in Taipei

The must-see attractions in Taipei include some of the world’s biggest, oldest and best places, as well as a great Read More...

Mengjia Longshan Temple

Mengjia Longshan Temple

Mengjia Longshan Temple is a beautifully maintained complex of buildings, with incredibly ornate architecture and an Read More...

Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Taipei

Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Taipei

Dedicated to the father of the Republic of China, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall has a detailed museum, dramatic ceremonies Read More...

National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a good place to visit to give you a look at the history of the Republic of Read More...

Taipei 101

Taipei 101

A fantastic place for shopping, dining and enjoying the view, Taipei 101 is found right at the heart of the financial Read More...

National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine

National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine

Dedicated to the war dead of the Republic of China, Taipei’s National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine is a peaceful and Read More...

National Palace Museum

National Palace Museum

One of the world’s most popular museums, with the largest single collection of Imperial Chinese artefacts, the National

Elephant Mountain in Taipei

The top of one of the ‘Four Beast Mountains’ offers unparalleled views across the city, as well as a challenging Read More...

Taipei Zoo

Famous for its resident panda family, Taipei Zoo has a great selection of animals from around the world, presenting a Read More...

Beitou Hot Springs

Taking full advantage of the geothermally-heated sulphurous spring water, Beitou has more spas than anywhere else in the Read More...

Maokong Gondola

Maokong Gondola

Combining a convenient travel option into the mountains south of Taipei with a great attraction, the views from this Read More...

The Grand Hotel

Situated near Yuanshan, The Grand Hotel opened in 1952 as the last word in luxury. It’s famous for its Pavilions and restaurants and, decades later, is still the crown jewel of Taiwan’s tourism industry.

It’s also known for the 70-metre whirling slide underneath, which was made famous in 2012 when a local news reporter tried it out on live TV and her distinctive scream was heard echoing all the way down. The hotel was opened at a dangerous time in Taiwan’s history, and the slide was part of one of two escape tunnels built to enable important guests to evacuate in case of air raids, with the slide ensuring that disabled dignitaries did not have problems with the long spiral staircases. Despite rumours that the tunnel exits into the Presidential Office, the end is actually in Jiantan Park. Members of the public can visit the tunnels, but only with a pre-booked tour. Read More...

  • Location: No. 1, Section 4, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City 10491, Taiwan
  • Tel: +886 (0)2 2886 8888
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Enjoy the performing arts

When it comes to seeing plays and performances, you're spoilt for choice in Taipei. The schedule features regular local and international shows, ranging from Russian ballet and Broadway musicals to traditional music and dance.

The choice of venues is just as varied. The National Theatre and Concert Hall is located at Taipei’s Liberty Square and showcases a number of attractive events and performances from artists all over the globe. Zhongshan Hall and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall are located near Taipei 101.

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Walk the Road to Heaven

Taipei has an impressive collection of temples, shrines, mosques and churches to see, particularly around Xinsheng South Road – known as the ‘Road to Heaven’. This area of the Da’an District is especially devoted to what you could call “foreign” religions, with the Catholic church and Islam both having extravagant homes over the road from the Da’an Park.

Around the city, you’ll find plenty of places devoted to Buddhism, Taoism and the old Chinese gods. The variety of looks is especially remarkable. Highlights include the Baoan Temple, Xiahai City God Temple and Confucius Temple, all dating back to ancient times.

  • Location: Section 2, Xinsheng South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
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