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If your travels in Taiwan only call for a couple of days in Taipei, you'll have to be prepared to be 'on the go' to fit in some of the city's most interesting sights and tastiest eats. Fortunately, Taipei is a late-night-city so if you have the energy, you can cover a lot of ground in just three days. The best way to make the most of your time in Taipei is to stick to certain parts of the city on each day. Here's a three-day itinerary that gives you a good overview of the cultural, historical, and culinary highlights of Taipei.

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  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveler
  • Thrifty Traveler
  • Like a Local

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19 Places

Day 1

National Palace Museum

Specialty Museums

Yangmingshan National Park

National Parks, Parks, Hot Springs & Geysers, Mountains, Historic Walking Areas

Beitou Hot Spring

Hot Springs & Geysers

Shihlin Nightmarket

Specialty & Gift Shops

Day 2

National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine

History Museums

Grand Hotel Taipei

Hotels

Taipei Confucius Temple

Historic Sites

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Points of Interest & Landmarks

2-28 Peace Park

Historic Sites

Presidential Office Building

Government Buildings

Tao-Yuan-Street Beef Noodle Shop

Restaurants

Lungshan Temple

Religious Sites

Huahsi Night Market

Specialty & Gift Shops

Ximen Red House - Ximending

Specialty & Gift Shops

Day 3

Taipei Zoo

Zoos

Maokong Gondola

Trams

Din Tai Fung (101 Branch)

Restaurants

Taipei 101

Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks & Towers

Raohe Street Night Market

Shopping Tours

Erin D's City Tips

  • The MRT (Taipei Metro) system is the cheapest and one of the easiest ways to get around Taipei. All stations are well marked and feature English signage.
  • Check out the iVenture Card for Taipei, which provides discounts and free admission to many popular sights in town. You can pick it up at the airport or order it online.
  • If you're short on time, taxis are all metered and cheap. You can hail one on nearly every street in the center of town and, when traffic isn't too bad, you can get around quickly.
  • Get a rechargeable EasyCard for the MRT and top it up with credit as you need it.
  • Taipei is bustling around the clock, but things really get going as the sun goes down. Explore historical sites/museums by day, and shop/sample local eats by night.
  • Local restaurants typically include the service charge so tipping is not required. If you dine at a Western chain, expect to add a tip to the bill.
  • Always remember escalator etiquette in stores and at MRT stations. If you plan to stand on the escalator, always do so on the right so those in a hurry can pass on the left.
  • If you're visiting during Taipei's summer months, consider purchasing a UV umbrella sold on many street corners as walking outside in the afternoon sun can be brutal.
    Day 1
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    National Palace Museum
    Specialty Museums
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    Erin D Says:

    Taipei's National Palace Museum houses nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts and artwork. The Museum has one of the largest collections in the world, covering some of the most important years in Chinese history. During the Chinese Civil War, Chiang Kai-Shek fled to Taiwan along with priceless artifacts in an effort to preserve them. Some of the most famous pieces include the Jadeite Cabbage, the Meat Shaped Stone, and a remake of the 12th century 'Along the River During the Qingming Festival' painting.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Due to large tour groups from mainland China, it's common to encounter large crowds at the National Palace Museum.
    • Cameras are not allowed inside the museum so be prepared to check them.
    • The iVenture card allows you "skip the line" access at the National Palace Museum.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 315 things to do in Taipei
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Treasures 05/29/2015
    • AMAZING HISTORICAL TREASURES 05/29/2015
    • National Palace Museum
    Address:
    221 Chih-shan Rd., Sec. 2; Shih-lin
    Taipei 11143
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    02-28812021
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    8:30 am - 6:30 pm
    Fri - Sat
    8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Other:
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    Yangmingshan National Park
    National Parks, Parks, Hot Springs & Geysers, Mountains, Historic Walking Areas
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    Erin D Says:

    The National Palace Museum lies at the base of Yangmingshan National Park. There are abundant hiking trails here, some of which can be completed within a few hours. The trails are nicely maintained and provide visitors with a look at the impressive landscape formed by volcanic action in the Datun Mountains.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Weekends can be very crowded at Yangmingshan, along with weekdays during early Spring due to flower festivals.
    • If you prefer to spend more time hiking, or are running short on daylight, stay longer here and try the hot springs within Yangmingshan, rather than those at the next stop: Beitou.
    • Stay on the trails as there are venomous snakes in the vegetation, and resist the temptation to pick flowers as it's illegal.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 315 things to do in Taipei
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • pleasant surprise 05/27/2015
    • beautiful gardens 05/26/2015
    • Yangmingshan National Park
    Address:
    Jhuzihhu Rd, Beitou District
    Taipei 112
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    886 2 2861 3601
    Other:
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    Beitou Hot Spring
    Hot Springs & Geysers
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    Erin D Says:

    Beitou is an area renowned for its hot springs. You'll know when you arrive by the unmistakable odor of sulfur! What was once one of Taiwan's biggest red light districts, is now a world class hot springs area with luxury resorts and spas. The museum in the area is also worth checking out if you've time after spending a few hours relaxing.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Those with high blood pressure, heart disease or open wounds should not enter the hot springs baths.
    • There are multiple public and private hot springs available, many of which are modeled after posh European spa centers.
    • Bring a swimsuit, but remember some baths require proper etiquette, which could mean no clothing or swimsuits, hair pulled back; plus you must wash prior to entering the baths.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 315 things to do in Taipei
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must go 05/26/2015
    • interesting 05/26/2015
    • Beitou Hot Spring
    Address:
    Wenquan Street, Beitou Dist.
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    02-28955418
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    Shihlin Nightmarket
    Specialty & Gift Shops
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    Erin D Says:

    Undoubtedly the most well-known night market in Taipei, Shilin is massive in both its size and in its crowds. Although it's chaotic some days of the week, Shilin should be experienced at least once. And, since it's relatively close to Beitou and Yangmingshan, it is a good contrast to a relaxing day in nature. Be sure to hit the Shilin Food Building and sample any number of traditional night market eats. Pretty much any type of meat, and organ, can be found on a stick here. Try Taiwanese sausages with their slightly sweet flavor and perfectly cooked exterior. Don't skip the stinky tofu, which would be hard to miss given its unmistakable odor that hits you two rows away. Oyster omelets, coffin bread, aiyu jelly, and candied fruit are some other interesting finds, all worth sampling. After you depart the food building, wander the streets and alleyways to discover more culinary gems, loads of stores and even arcade-style games.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Weekends at Shilin can be unbearable for those who don't like crowds. Try to pick a weeknight or come early in the evening if you have to visit on a Friday or Saturday night.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 124 Shopping in Taipei
    • Shops and stalls galore 05/28/2015
    • Street food smell galore 05/26/2015
    • Shihlin Nightmarket
    Address:
    Betweet Dadong Road, Danan Road, Wenlin Road and Jihua Road
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    02-2349-1635
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine
    History Museums
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    Erin D Says:

    The National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, which overlooks the Keelung River from Chingshan Mountain, is dedicated to those who died during various wars. The shrine was built in 1969 and the architecture is similar to that of the Hall of Supreme Harmony in Beijing's Forbidden City. There are nearly 400,000 spirit tables honoring people killed during various conflicts like the Xinhai Revolution, Northern Expedition, Second Sino-Japanese War, Chinese Civil War, and First and Second Taiwan Strait Crises.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • There is an hourly changing of the guard ceremony that is worth sticking around to watch at least once.
    • Every four years on April 4 and May 2, the Martyrs' Shrine is closed for the Imperial Service and Dr. Sun Yat-sen memorial service.
    • The National Martyrs' Shrine is open daily from 9am until 5pm. It's closed for Memorial Services on March 28, 29; Sept 2 (all day) and Sept 3 (until noon).
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 315 things to do in Taipei
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just magnificent 05/26/2015
    • Nice relaxing place 05/21/2015
    • National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine
    Address:
    No.139 Bei'an Road
    Taipei 111
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    02-28854162
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    Grand Hotel Taipei
    Hotels
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    Erin D Says:

    Close to the National Martyrs' Shrine is one of the most iconic landmarks in Taipei — the Grand Hotel. The hotel was established in 1952, with the main building not completed until 1973. It's one of the world's tallest Chinese classical building and, at 14 stories, was the tallest building in Taiwan from 1973 to 1981. Many notable people have stayed at the Grand Hotel, including Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, and King Hussein of Jordan.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Depending on the time you visit, there are various afternoon tea and dessert buffet offerings.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 470 Hotels in Taipei
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • If you like historical architecture, this is the place for you. 05/07/2015
    • Grand Old Dame of Taipei 05/06/2015
    • Grand Hotel Taipei
    Address:
    No.1 Section 4, Chung Shan North Road
    Taipei 104
    Taiwan
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    Taipei Confucius Temple
    Historic Sites
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    Erin D Says:

    The Confucius Temple is one of the more interesting temples in Taipei. It's modeled after the original one in Qufu, China and is the only Confucius Temple in Taiwan with south Fujian-style adornments. There is a black plaque at the main hall that reads 'Educate without Discrimination,' which was inscribed by Chiang Kai-Shek.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Baoan Temple is directly across the street if you want to check out another temple.
    • You might recognize the Confucius Temple from the nineteenth season of the Amazing Race — it was the location of the first Roadblock.
    • Yuanshan Station is the closest MRT stop.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 315 things to do in Taipei
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely temple 05/26/2015
    • for your peace of mind 05/22/2015
    • Taipei Confucius Temple
    Address:
    275 Dalong Street, Datong District
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    02-2594-1022
    Hours:
    Sun
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Tue - Sat
    8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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    Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Erin D Says:

    If you're interested in learning more about Taiwan's history, the National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (CKS Hall) is the ideal next stop. The national monument and landmark was erected in memory of Chiang Kai-Shek, former President of the ROC. It's flanked by the National Theater and National Concert Hall, both architecturally interesting buildings. The symbolism at the CKS Hall is important: the roof is octagonal, paying homage to the importance of the number eight in Chinese culture. There are also 89 steps, representing Chiang Kai-Shek's age at the time of his death; look out for the large statue of him in the main hall.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There is also a changing of the guard ceremony here.
    • Chiang Kai-Shek Hall has its own CKS Hall MRT Station.
    • Be sure to explore the grounds and the National Theater and Concert Hall.
    • There is a library and museum to explore onsite.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 315 things to do in Taipei
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • 89 stairs to visit the memorial 05/29/2015
    • Huge, nothing much 05/27/2015
    • Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
    Address:
    21 Chung-Shan S Rd
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    02-23431100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
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    2-28 Peace Park
    Historic Sites
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    Erin D Says:

    2-28 Peace Park pays homage to the political victims of the 2-28 incident in 1947. A group of protesters were angry over the brutal police action against Taiwanese citizens and took over the radio station here, which was run by the Kuomintang Party. The tragic chain of events that followed are referred to as the '2-28 incident.' As well as a 2-28 Memorial, the Taipei 2-28 Memorial Museum is located here.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • The nearest MRT station is National Taiwan University Hospital Station.
    • If you want to squeeze in another museum, the National Taiwan Museum is located at the park's northern entrance.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 315 things to do in Taipei
    • An area of leisure and relaxation 05/09/2015
    • Well Worth a Visit 05/05/2015
    • 2-28 Peace Park
    Address:
    Kungyuan Road
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    02 2389 7228
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    Presidential Office Building
    Government Buildings
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    Erin D Says:

    After walking through 228 Peace Park, you'll come across the Presidential Office Building. The facade alone is worth checking out — it occupies the entire city block between Chongqing South Road and Bo'ai Road. It was built during the Japanese colonization period and served as the governor's mansion. Sadly, the building was subsequently damaged at the end of WWII after a bomb struck the area. It was reconstructed in 1946 and served as the presidential mansion after the government of the ROC was reinstated.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check the website for opening hours. Many Saturdays, it's a "full open house" while other days it's only partially open.
    • The Presidential Office Building is close to Ximending and Taipei Main Station.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 315 things to do in Taipei
    • The architecture of the Building! 05/09/2015
    • Inefficient check-in, don't waste your time! 05/04/2015
    • Presidential Office Building
    Address:
    No.122 Chungking South Road, Section 1
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    02-23113731
    Other:
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    Tao-Yuan-Street Beef Noodle Shop
    Restaurants (Chinese, Noodle)
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    Erin D Says:

    Located very near to the Presidential Office Building is Taoyuan Street. Here you'll find a number of shops selling one of Taiwan's most treasured dishes — beef noodle soup. Most agree that the no-named shop, commonly referred to as the beef noodle street shop, is the best. Most taxi drivers know it or you can track it down based on photos. It looks a bit seedy, but don't be fooled, they have some of the best beef noodles in town. You'll find two styles — braised with a reddish broth and clear with a plain broth. You can't go wrong with either!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Be sure to try some of the cold appetizer dishes and definitely order the pork rib rice.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #43 of 2,675 restaurants in Taipei
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tao-yuan or Yongkang? 05/20/2015
    • Wo yao feichang hao "hungsao niu lou mian?" This is the PLACE!!! 05/10/2015
    • Tao-Yuan-Street Beef Noodle Shop
    Address:
    No.15 Taoyuan Street, Zhongzheng District
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    12345678
    Other:
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    Lungshan Temple
    Religious Sites
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    Erin D Says:

    Taipei's Longshan Temple (also called Lungshan) is one of the most famous in town. It was originally built during the Qing Dynasty, but due to both natural and man-made disasters, the temple has needed restoring several times. It's still architecturally stunning however with its intricate wood sculptures and ornate temple beam decorations. The area around Longshan Temple is also important and historical, providing insight into the older part of Taipei with lots of folk art and antique shops interspersed with Chinese medicine shops.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Longshan Temple has its own MRT Station with interesting underground mall shops.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 315 things to do in Taipei
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • One of the oldest Temples in Taiwan 05/28/2015
    • Crowded but plenty of amulet to get for friends and family 05/27/2015
    • Lungshan Temple
    Address:
    No.211 Guangzhou Street,Wanhua District
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    02-23025162
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Other:
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    Huahsi Night Market
    Specialty & Gift Shops
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    Erin D Says:

    Around the corner from Longshan Temple is one of Taipei's more interesting night markets. Known as Snake Alley, the Huahsi or Huaxi Night Market is worth a stroll, even if you don't come across anything 'worth' buying. You'll find the typical array of night market eats, plus a long covered shopping area that will have you stepping into Taipei's past. As its name suggests, Snake Alley was once home to a number of restaurants and shops that sold items made with snake, and you'll still find a few shops selling Chinese herbal cuisine that utilizes snake.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Be careful when taking photos of the snakes in the restaurants as most now have signs up prohibiting photography.
    • As you walk down the alley, look out for large glass cases that house gigantic snakes.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 124 Shopping in Taipei
    • Great cheap food 05/03/2015
    • Mixed and interesting night market 02/02/2015
    • Huahsi Night Market
    Address:
    Kuangchou, Sanshui and Huahsi Streets
    Taipei
    Taiwan
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    Ximen Red House - Ximending
    Specialty & Gift Shops
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    Erin D Says:

    The iconic Ximen building, or Red House Theater, is the gateway to one of Taipei's most hip nightlife areas — Ximending. (The historic theater also goes by the name Red Chamber Theater, Red Theater, or Red Play House.) It was built in 1908 and once served as Taiwan's first public market. Lots of interesting events are held here and it's worth checking out if you are still standing. Ximending is one of my favorite areas for people watching and trendy and quirky shops: You'll find everything from Disney collectibles to an entire store devoted to adult gifts here. Some people compare it to Tokyo's Harajuku District and I can definitely see a few similarities. Look for cosplay groups on some weekends and be sure to check out the whole street of movie theaters!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Ximen is the closest MRT Station.
    • "Modern Toilet," one of Taiwan's most well known themed restaurants, has a branch here.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 124 Shopping in Taipei
    • Not impressive but looks nice from outside. 05/25/2015
    • Nothing much 05/25/2015
    • Ximen Red House - Ximending
    Address:
    No.10 Chengdu Rd., Wanhua Dist.
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    02-23119380
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 am - 9:30 pm
    Tue - Thu
    11:00 am - 9:30 pm
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Day 3
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    Taipei Zoo
    Zoos
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    Erin D Says:

    Also called the Muzha Zoo, the Taipei Zoo was founded in 1914 while Taiwan was still under Japanese rule. It was originally set up as a private zoological garden, but the government of Taiwan purchased it and subsequently opened it as a public zoo and park. It underwent an expansion and relocation to its current location in 1986. Exhibits include a global representation of animals, but probably the most popular is the Giant Panda House. The two giant pandas were a gift to Taiwan and they recently gave birth to their first baby, which made its public debut in December 2014. Be sure to check out the Formosa exhibit to learn more about wildlife found in Taiwan and other popular exhibits like the koalas, penguins, and African animals.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The closest MRT station is the Taipei Zoo Station.
    • Save your energy and take the train that runs inside the park. Take it to the rear of the zoo and then work your way down the hill towards the park entrance.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 315 things to do in Taipei
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Big zoo, bad panda experience 05/29/2015
    • Panda 05/28/2015
    • Taipei Zoo
    Address:
    No.30, Section 2, Xinguang Road
    Taipei 11656
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    02-29382300
    Other:
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    Maokong Gondola
    Trams
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    Erin D Says:

    Right next to the Taipei Zoo is the Maokong Gondola. After you finish with the zoo, hop on the gondola to head to the top of Maokong Mountain, where you'll find lots of tea plantations, shops, restaurants, and even a tea museum. If the weather is good, you can get awesome views back into Taipei as you ascend the mountain. While Maokong has some hiking trails as well, most people just come to enjoy the scenery and learn about traditional tea ceremonies and culture in Taiwan.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The MRT Easycard works for payment on the Maokong Gondolas.
    • Some gondolas have clear floors and/or special designs. You can ask to wait for one of the special gondolas if the lines aren't too long.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 315 things to do in Taipei
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good view from cable car 05/29/2015
    • slightly bumpy ride but great scenery 05/28/2015
    • Maokong Gondola
    Phone:
    886-2-218-12345
    Other:
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    Din Tai Fung (101 Branch)
    Restaurants (Chinese, Taiwanese)
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    Erin D Says:

    The original Din Tai Fung location is an iconic tourist attraction in Taipei, but you can get the same quality dumplings here at Taipei 101 for typically a shorter wait. The signature menu item is the xiaolongbao, typically referred to as a soup dumpling. The inside is filled with pork (or other fillings) and hot soup broth. When you take a bite, the skin bursts, allowing you to slurp the broth with your spoon. Other menu items to try include spicy wontons, spicy noodles, spicy cucumbers, bamboo shoots (when in season), shumai, and red bean dumplings for dessert.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • There are many locations of Din Tai Fung outside of Taiwan, but most agree it's best to get it right at the source.
    • Unless you really want to see the original location that spawned this now global brand, it's better to queue here at 101.
    • The queue moves pretty quickly so don't be too discouraged if you see a 45 minute or more wait time. This particular Din Tai Fung is quite large and people eat quickly.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 2,675 restaurants in Taipei
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing!! 05/29/2015
    • Great experience 05/27/2015
    • Din Tai Fung (101 Branch)
    Address:
    B1F, No 45, Shifu Rd, Xinyi Dist.
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    02-81017799
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 am - 9:30 pm
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Other:
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    Taipei 101
    Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks & Towers
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    Erin D Says:

    Taipei 101 is the best spot to knock off a few of the popular pastimes in Taipei. The bottom floors of Taipei 101 house lots of shops, including many upscale and luxury brands. Head to the 5th floor and purchase tickets for the observatory to visit the top of what was once the tallest building in the world. Ride a high-speed elevator to the 89th floor to wander the indoor observatory deck. When the weather is good, ascend a couple more floors and visit the outdoor decks on the 91st floor. Once you're done come back and watch the short film about Taipei 101's construction and its most important structural element — the tuned mass damper. This is what keeps Taipei 101 from being destroyed during typhoons and earthquakes, a reality of life in Taiwan. On your way out, pass through the jade museum and shop where you can purchase jade souvenirs or just marvel at some of the gigantic sculptures carved out of Taiwan jade.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • To save time and skip the ticket booth line, purchase Taipei 101 observatory tickets online prior to your visit.
    • The multimedia guide is available in eight different languages.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 315 things to do in Taipei
    • leisurely and enjoyable 05/28/2015
    • Great Building, but just another high-end shopping mall 05/27/2015
    • Taipei 101
    Address:
    No.45, Shifu Rd., Xinyi Dist.
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    862-81017777
    Other:
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    Raohe Street Night Market
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    Erin D Says:

    Raohe Street Night Market is one of the oldest and most traditional night markets in Taipei. The Market has a number of unique dishes that make this night market a must-visit. Some of the best food items include black pepper pork buns, herbal pork rib soup, fresh oysters on the half shell, and more. The black pepper pork bun stall is one you'll always see a line at. It's located at one end of the night market street and you'll see the line long before you see the big oven they are cooking in. Be sure to check out all the shops and stop for traditional Taiwanese shaved ice on the way out.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • The closest (a bit of a walk) MRT station is Songshan MRT.
    • Raohe Street Night Market is open from 5pm until midnight daily.
    • If you spot somewhere with a line for food, it's worth jumping in as it's probably going to be incredible.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 124 Shopping in Taipei
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Overrated (Food wise) 05/21/2015
    • A popular night market 05/16/2015
    • Raohe Street Night Market
    Address:
    North end of Kee Lung Road
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    Phone:
    02-23491635
    Other:
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