Things to do in Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei is a vibrant city with a mix of traditional culture and modernity. Here are some top things to do and see:

  1. Taipei 101: Once the world's tallest building, you can head to its observation deck for a panoramic view of the city. Don't miss the huge tuned mass damper inside that helps the building withstand typhoons and earthquakes.

  2. Night Markets: Shilin and Raohe are among the most famous. Try local delicacies like stinky tofu, bubble tea, and oyster omelets.

  3. National Palace Museum: Home to one of the world's largest collections of ancient Chinese artifacts.

  4. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall: A grand monument in memory of former Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek.

  5. Hot Springs in Beitou: Relax in the natural hot springs or visit the Hot Springs Museum.

  6. Longshan Temple: A historic temple that's beautiful and still very active with worshippers.

  7. Maokong Gondola: Offers beautiful views of the city and leads to tea houses and hiking trails.

  8. Ximending: The shopping and entertainment district, often compared to Tokyo's Harajuku.

  9. Tamsui: A waterfront district with a boardwalk, street food, and the scenic Tamsui Lover's Bridge.

  10. Elephant Mountain: A hiking trail that gives you one of the best views of Taipei 101 and the city skyline.

  11. Huashan 1914 Creative Park: A cultural and creative park with art installations, indie shops, and cafes.

  12. Taipei Zoo: One of the largest zoos in Asia, known for its panda exhibit.

Additionally, Taipei has a plethora of cafes, restaurants, and smaller parks to explore. It's a city that combines the hustle and bustle of urban life with pockets of tranquility and heritage. Enjoy your trip!


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