Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei showcases soaring towers, a sparkling nightlife and buzzing markets. A perfect blend of Chinese, Japanese and American influences, Taipei welcomes you with its exuberant energy and vibrant spirit.
Taipei has carved out its place as one of the world’s best countries for street food. From quick snacks to heavy meals, this city offers a plethora of food choices that will make you come back for more. While exploring the city streets, try Fan Tuan – a rice roll stuffed with pickled vegetables, fried pork and fried egg – along with a cup of brown sugar boba. The braised pork rice bowl is another must-have.
Taipei’s nightlife is abuzz with glowing streets, food stalls and people. To get the real taste of Taipei, visit Shilin Night Market for its oyster omelette, dumplings and fried chicken. Later, you can take a walk down Ximending, a pedestrian shopping district teeming with enthusiastic shoppers.
When you’re in Taipei, you’ll never run out of things to do. Make your way to Taipei 101 to witness panoramic views of the city atop a 1,300 foot tall building. You can also stop to take pictures of the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, built in memory of the former President of the Republic of China. A trip to Longshan and Tianhou Temples will give you an understanding of the cultural backbone and beliefs of the country. After a full day of exploring, you can sit back and relax at Beitou Hot Spring, Taiwan's only hot spring resort.