TaipeiAn exciting, green, and extremely nocturnal city.
Taipei is a city of soaring skyscrapers, neon-lit night markets and busy streets teeming with scooters.
But delve a little deeper and you’ll find tranquil temples, bubbling hot springs and misty mountain trails. The city is a fascinating mix of the old and new, East and West.
Start your exploration in the buzzing downtown district of Xinyi, home to the iconic Taipei 101 tower. Take the lift to the top for dizzying views of the city and beyond. Then wander through the lively Raohe Street Night Market, sampling local delicacies like stinky tofu and bubble tea.
For a taste of traditional Taiwan, head to the district of Dadaocheng, where you’ll find narrow alleyways crammed with old teahouses and craft shops. Or escape the city bustle with a hike up nearby Yangmingshan National Park.