X
RESERVATIONS Find a Restaurant in Your City
  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New Orleans
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Washington, D.C.
Overview
The Basics
Getting Around
Nightlife
Shopping
Attractions
Climate Info
Events
Airports
Travel Articles
 
Popular City Guides

Taipei Travel Guide

Taipei Overview

Taipei, the capital of the island nation of Taiwan, is hot, crowded, chaotic and cosmopolitan, one of the Asian 'tiger' cities that throbs with life day and night. The city skyscrapers reach up from a basin in the north of Taiwan, which is separated from the Chinese mainland by the narrow Formosa Strait. For decades the recognition of the independence of Taiwan has been an issue domestically and internationally, and the dispute is still simmering. Taipei itself has grown from a swampy farming settlement into a modern metropolis in an extraordinarily short time, most of this development having taken place since World War II. The latest engineering feat to grace the city's ever-rising skyline is the soaring Taipei 101 tower (so-named because of its 101 floors), which not only serves as an amazing tourist attraction for those with a head for heights, but is also the city's international financial centre. Down on the ground the districts of Taipei swarm with a conglomeration of cultures going about their business in streets choked with unruly traffic. The city is packed with excellent restaurants (it is renowned among gourmands), magnificent hotels, glitzy shopping malls, wonderful museums, temples, spas and peaceful gardens. As the sun goes down the night markets open up, usually packed with tourists and bargain-hunters who throng the alleyways in the heavy, humid night air.

Taipei is also crammed with bars and nightclubs, and its red light district in Zhong Shan is one of the most legendary in Asia. When the city becomes too stifling, visitors can head for the hills to the north west to relax at one of the spas built to utilise the Bei Tou area's hot springs, or take a hike through the Yang Ming Shan National Park.

More about Taipei

Travel guide by (c) Globe Media Ltd. By its very nature much of the information in this travel guide is subject to change at short notice and travellers are urged to verify information on which they're relying with the relevant authorities. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or inconvenience to any person as a result of information contained above.
Luxury Hotels in Taipei >

Best Taipei Hotel Rates

Palais de Chine

Stay 4 night and save 15% off your stay! from 162.56 USD *

Sheraton Taipei Hotel

Stay 3 nights and save 10% off your stay! from 203.94 USD *

The Westin Taipei

Early Booking Bonus?Save 20% on Your Hotel Stay from 209.94 USD *

The Sherwood Taipei

from 195.82 USD *

Le Meridien Taipei

from 271.89 USD *

W Taipei

from 323.87 USD *
See All Specials For Taipei Luxury Hotels >

* Lowest nightly rate based on select dates. Please click on hotel for details.

JustLuxe.com Luxury NEWS >