From lounging at a Taiwan speakeasy to trying out delicious street food at a night market, these are just some of the best things to do in Taipei, Taiwan!
Bustling, ancient-meets-modern, Taipei City is hot on the Asia travel scene, so it’s time to come check out what the hype is all about.
Arts, dining, culture, nature, and shopping – this city has something for everyone.
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Where else can you take a metro to hot springs, go hiking on a dormant volcano, or ride a gondola over tea fields, all within city limits?
On top of that, Taipei’s night markets are the talk of Asia and attract foodies from around the world.
The Best Things To Do In Taipei, Taiwan
Here are some of the things to do in Taipei, from the obvious to the lesser-known.
1. Survey The City From Taipei 101, Once The Tallest Building In The World
What better place to start than from the observation decks on the 89th to 91st floors of Taipei 101, Taipei must-see iconic bamboo stalk-shaped skyscraper?
Get there early because the line can be long any day of the week (or buy a ‘Skip the Line’ ticket), then take the world’s fastest elevator up the world’s tallest “green” building.
The 360-degree view from Taipei 101 takes in mountains to the south and east, and expansive city views to the west.
From here, you can really appreciate just how jam-packed the buildings in this city are.
Don’t forget to check out the 730-ton stabilizing ball, which helps to keep Taipei 101 standing in earthquakes, which regularly strike in Taipei.
- Address: No. 7, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District
- Opening hours: every day from 9 AM – 10 PM
- Price: 600 NT
2. Get An Even Better View From Elephant Mountain
The best part about Elephant Mountain, only one MRT stop past Taipei 101, is that you get to have Taipei 101 in your panoramic view.
This is the classic postcard shot of Taipei.
In only takes about 30 minutes to hike up to spots with great views. But if you want to get away from the crowds, you can continue on to the other three “beasts”: Tiger Mountain, Leopard Mountain, and Lion Mountain.
Sunset is the most popular time, and don’t even dream of getting a spot for the fireworks show on New Year’s Eve (although this is a great place for a view any time of year)!
The beautiful nature and stunning views of Taipei make Elephant…