Taipei, the capital city and arguably the busiest municipality of Taiwan, is situated at the northern tip of the island. It is a modern metropolis with world-class shopping, dozens of great museums, a wide variety of excellent restaurants, enchanting natural landscape and rich cultural offerings, all connected seamlessly by one of the best public transportation systems in the world. For further information, please click here.
Easy card(悠遊卡): Delegates are able to explore the city by using the transportations mentioned below and making transactions with an easy card. Approach the ticket counters at every Taipei Metro station or convenient stores for the easy card. This will require a TWD 100 deposit. Top up your preferred amount and you are ready to go! For more information, please find here.
MRT: The Mass Rapid Transit, commonly known as the MRT, provides travelers an easy means of transportation around Taipei. One way ticket price ranges from TWD20 to TWD65 while a TWD180 one day pass will allow passengers unlimited travels among all MRT lines throughout the day. Smoking, drinking, eating and gum chewing are strictly prohibited, keeping the metro railway stations clean, comfortable and safe. Detailed MRT maps can be found here.
YouBike: YouBike is a Bike Sharing System largely available across Taipei City. The parking stations are located within walking distance of MRT stations and tourists destinations. These parking stations are accompanied with a self-help kiosk with a guide on the rental registration and usage. YouBike is an affordable and excellent way to get around the city, explore the sights and sound at your own pace, and immerse in the local culture. A more detailed guide can be found here.
National Palace Museum
The National Palace Museum holds the world’s largest and finest collection of Chinese art, which includes painting, calligraphy, statuary, bronzes, ceramics, jade and religious objects. This historical range of items hold a significant history as it ranges over multiple dynasties and even back to the Neolithic times.
RaoHe Night Market
Known as one of the oldest night markets in Taipei, Rao He Night Market is a 600 meter path along RaoHe Street in SongShan District packed with interesting local traditional food and snacks, shops and stalls and even carnival games.
Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
Known as the most prominent historical landmark in Taiwan, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall was opened in 1980to commemorate Chiang Kai-shek, the former President of the Republic of China. Besides the main hall, the large complex includes the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park, National Concert Hall, and the National Theater, where visitors can enjoy the world-class performances and exhibitions.
Yeh Liu Geopark
Located in the Northern region of Taipei, the YehLiu Geopark houses geological rock formations including the iconic “Queens Head”. It takes an hour to travel to the location and is a perfect way to spend half of your day there.
The Lungshan Temple was built in 1738 by settlers from Fujian as a gathering place for Chinese settler. As a masterpiece of traditional Chinese architecture and a historical Buddhist temple in Taipei, the Lungshan Temple has become not only a center of people's religious life but a heritage of local culture.
Maokong is most known for its quaint village. Tea enthusiasts will enjoy coming to Maokong for its wide variety of teahouses and high quality selection of tea leaves. Remember to ride the Maokong Gondola as it is one of the best ways to ascend to the top while being greeted with breathtaking, scenic views of Taipei City.
This small town was a relatively isolated village until the discovery of gold during the Japanese Colonial Era. Most of the residences here are perfectly preserved, reflecting the Japanese architectural influence on the culture and life on this small city. Beside the old-time delights, its local foods also make Jiufen a thriving tourist resort that attracts visitors from all over the world.