Taipei is a unique global city where traditions, culture and innovations seem to co-exist in perfect harmony. Compared to other Asian cities, the warm & hospitable nature of Taiwanese makes exploring Taipei so much easier. Time can be a challenge when trying to experience the multiple facade of Taipei from the lively street-food scene, rowdy night markets to the highbrow National Palace Museum. To assist you with your trip planning, we have compiled a comprehensive list of the Top 10 Must Visit Tourist Attractions in Taipei, Taiwan.
Taipei 101 Building
With a height of 101 floors commemorating the renewal of time, this towering skyscraper is the perfect way to see Taipei from above the clouds. The main tower features a series of eight segments of eight floors each. From the Chinese perspective, the number eight is associated with abundance, prosperity and good fortune.
National Palace Museum
The National Palace Museum and the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, share the same roots from old Palace Museum in Beijing due to the Chinese Civil War. Helmed as one of the largest museums in the world, it has a permanent collection of more than 696,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artefacts and artworks from over 10,000 years of Chinese history – Neolithic age to the late Qing Dynasty. Most of the collection are high quality pieces collected by China’s ancient emperors.
Lin Family Mansion & Garden
Located in Banciao, Lin Family Mansion & Garden best represents the architecture style from southern China. The Family used to be one of the most powerful and influential families in Taiwan and contributed greatly to the development of Taiwan economic infrastructure. Covering an area of 20,000 square metres, it is necessary to have a tour guide lead to enter the mansion’s interior.
Shilin Night Market
Indisputably the most popular night markets, you can shop and feast to your hearts desires at this huge night market. Although there is a large selection of clothes and accessories, tourists usually patronise the market for its famous local street food such as Sausage Wrapped in Glutinous Rice, Stir-fried Squids, Oyster Omelets, Shilin Super Size Sausages, Ribs Stewed in Chinese Herbal Medicine. Shanghai Bun, Qinwaxiadan, Scallion Pancakes, Paopao Ice, Huge Chicken Cutlet, and many more. Experience Taipei and do as the locals do here!