Top Things To Do In Taipei Taiwan
Taiwan is a small country mostly with sub-tropical climate with long hot summers and short and mild winters. Taipei, is a vivacious city with so many temples to visit. It is rich in culture, history, street food. Not to miss are the dynamic night markets full of life all-round the city with amazing shopping malls throughout. This blog will give you the top things to see when you visit Taipei except shopping at malls
101 Taipei Observatory Deck – The first and quite obvious one is the 101 Taipei observatory, a popular choice by all. It takes merely 37 seconds to reach the 89th – 92nd floor of the observatory to have a spectacular view if the city. It also features the worlds heaviest wind damper of 660 tonnes suspended between 92nd and 87th floor to reduce the swaying of the tower by winds and earthquake. There is a luxury shopping mall at the bottom of the observatory from 1st to 5th floor
Tip– Buy tickets online beforehand to avoid high queues during holiday season
Opening Timings- Monday to Friday 11 to 9pm, Sat-Sun 10 am to 9 pm
Tickets – 600 TWD per person
National Chiang Kai Shek Memorial-
This grand structure is famous national monument and landmark that was erected to honor Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek in 1980. This is located within 5 min proximity to Presidential building and at the liberty square. The 2 set of steps of 89 stairs represent the Chiang’s age of death. A nice photo stop during your hop on hop off bus tour.
Tickets- Free of cost
Opening Timings- 9am to 6pm
Enjoy famous night markets like Ximending, Shulin-
Taipei is quite popular for its bustling night markets in the city which will leave you spoilt for choice. These night markets are popular for their street food, shopping, street performances. These night markets are usually pedestrian and no vehicles are allowed. Usually very crowded and full of noise, with music playing and lots of lights. All Shops are open throughout the night selling clothes, accessories and many hawkers selling different items, definitely a shoppers paradise. A must visit to enjoy the atmosphere along with family, and you will spend hours just strolling around.
Tip- The most popular night markets are accessible easily by metro.
Opening Timings- Usually from 5 pm till 2 am
Yehliu National Park-
This geopark is unique landscape on the north coast of Taiwan, just 45 mins drive from Taipei. One can do a half day tour and visit this picturesque place. This place is popular for its fascinating rock formations formed due to wave erosions and weathering, creating unique shapes and sizes. Due to these unique shapes and sizes, they have been given different names like Queen’s Head and Dragons Head. There are few viewing decks in the park to have a good view of the entire park. Highly Recommend to visit this place.
Tip- This place gets really hot during summer and carrying an umbrella/hat and water is recommended.
Also wear comfortable shoes, as parking is far and one needs to walk throughout the park.
Opening timings- 8 am to 5 pm
Tickets- 80 TWD
Visit the famous Temples like Longshan and Bao-an –
Like most Asian countries, Taiwan also has its culture history and many beautiful temples to visit. Majority of people in Taiwan are Buddhist and Taoist. Their temples reflect their beliefs and are elegant yet with colourful Architecture. There many temples throughout the city to visit but the most popular among them are LongShan and Bao-an Temples. The most iconic one is the Longshan Temple, which was destroyed many times due to fire and earthquake and even said it was bombed in WWII but was restored faithfully. It is located in the old village part of Taipei.
Tip- Dress respectfully when visiting temples
Opening Times- 6 am to 10 pm