Taipei is the name that literally translates as ‘’North of Taiwan’’. It is the cultural, financial, governmental, and diplomatic heart of the Island. Taipei is a modern city with its mountainous landscapes and ornate Chinese temples. Its excellent museums and colorful markets attract travelers and tourists to explore its natural and technological treasures.

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Coming back to Taipei, here is a list of the best things to do in Taipei.

National Palace Museum:

For history enthusiasts, the City Palace Museum is a must that houses an eclectic collection of treasures from the Forbidden City kept by their Emperors. This world-class museum has more than 700,000 pieces of Chinese artifacts and imperial art that highlights the history of Chinese dynasties. Its outdoor has a garden with peaceful pathways, bridges, ponds, and a pavilion.

Taipei 101:

Taipei 101 is the tallest green building in the world, and it is the most notable skyscraper with an accessible open-air observation deck from where you can see the mesmerizing view of the city. The base of this building has multilevel shopping malls, restaurants, stores, and food courtsYehli.

Xingtian Temple:

This famous landmark of the city is located in the heart of town. It is dedicated to Guan Yu, a renowned general of the Three Kingdoms Period. You can admire its details of flying dragons and watch traditional ceremonies performed by temple officials.

Yehliu Geopark:

Yehliu Geopark is famous for its unique geological formations. Nature takes centuries to sculpts the seeming pieces of art with the help of wind and waves to give stones the current shape. See natural sculptures of “Elephant Rock,” honeycomb-like pockets, mushroom-shaped rocks, rocks and columns dubbing ‘’Sea candles’’ and ‘’Fairy Shoe’’.

Shifen Waterfall:

A 131 feet wide and 65 feet high natural wonder of Shifen Waterfall, is the widest waterfall of Taiwan. This horseshoe-shaped waterfall encourages you to lace up your hiking boots to explore its scenic trails, or you can simply sit back and admire the powerful surge of water.


Ximending is a trendy outdoor market that has a collection of streets and alleys. It is the coolest neighborhood in the city that is full of bars, electric restaurants, and clothing shops. You can go shopping in Ximending during your trip to Taipei.


Jiufen is a small mountain town in the northeastern region of Taiwan. It is well known for its picturesque old town and cobbled alleyways. The streets of Jiufen are packed with street food stalls, historic teahouses, and souvenir shops.