Taipei is Taiwan’s economic, political, and cultural center. It is a modern cosmopolitan metropolis with a lively and diverse atmosphere, brimming with exuberance.

From the world’s tallest building (2004~2010) to the largest collection of Chinese art, Taipei offers a captivating blend of contrasts—melding the modern and the traditional, infused with abundant energy and friendly smiles. It promises to make your trip to Asia truly memorable.

The stark contrasts of Taipei are also evident in the harmonious integration of urban and natural elements. Just minutes away from the city center, you can immerse yourself in mineral-rich hot springs nestled in the lush mountain foothills surrounding the Taipei Basin.

Discover the heart of Asia in the beautiful city of Taipei!

National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum houses the world’s largest and finest collection of Chinese art. The wide array of treasures on display includes paintings and calligraphy work, sculptures and statues, ceramics, precious stone and metals, and religious artifacts, dating from the Neolithic Period to the various dynasties across Chinese history.

RaoHe Night Market

One of the oldest in Taipei, this night market consists of a 600-meter path along its namesake Rao He Street in Songshan District. Packed with an eclectic mix of traditional as well as trendy snacks, shops, restaurants and carnival games, it’s an immersive local cultural experience that should not be missed!

Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

Since its opening in 1980, Chiang Kai-Shek (CKS) Memorial Hall has become the most prominent historical landmark in Taiwan, built to commemorate the former President of the Republic of China, General Chiang Kai-shek. This large complex includes CKS Memorial Park, the National Concert Hall, and the National Theater, which regularly hosts world-class performances and exhibitions.

Lungshan Temple

Built in 1738 by Chinese settlers from Fujian province, Lungshan Temple is a masterpiece of traditional Chinese architecture. This heritage site serves as both showcase of Buddhist practices and a center for cultural events.

Maokong

Maokong is known for its wide array of teahouses, well-preserved old street, quaint villages, and high-quality local teas. It is also home to the Maokong Gondola, a cable car route in the heart of Taipei that gives visitors fantastic views of the city any time of the day.

Jiu Fen

This smalltown was a relatively isolated village untilthe discovery of gold during the Japanese Colonial Era. Most of theresidences here are perfectly preserved, reflecting the Japanesearchitectural influence on the culture and lifeon this small city.Beside the old-time delights, its local foods also make Jiufen a thriving tourist resort that attracts visitors from all over the world.

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