30 Things to do in Taipei, Taiwan Travel Guide

Come join us as we visit Taipei (臺北市) in this travel guide covering the best 30 things to do in Taipei, Taiwan (中華民國). When it comes to dynamic cities in Asia worth visiting Taipei may be the most underrated. You’ll be hard pressed to find a city that offers better street food, night markets and green escapes in the region.

With limited time we hit the ground running in Taipei, Taiwan covering restaurants, museums, temples, memorial shrines and shopping areas worth checking out. An absolute must in Taipei is to visit one of the many night markets where you can indulge in Taiwanese street food until you’re literally about to explode. It’s just that good and that cheap.

Overall, it is an inviting city where locals are warm and go out of their way to be kind to visitors. Come find out what makes Taipei (台北市) a favorite city of ours in Asia!

Taipei Travel Guide – (30 Things to do in Taipei, Taiwan):

1) Taipei 101 (臺北101 / 台北101) – 00:31
2) Taipei 101 Mall for shopping in Taipei, Taiwan – 01:54
3) Elephant Mountain Hike (象山) – 02:07
4) National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂) – 02:56
5) National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine (國民革命忠烈祠) – 03:28
6) Shilin Night Market (士林夜市) – 03:59
7) Maokong Gondola cable car ride (貓空) -05:33
8) Taiwanese teahouse (茶館) for mountains views, tea and traditional snacks & cookies – 05:50
9) Taipei Zoo (臺北市立動物園) – 08:56
10) Beitou Hot Springs-Taipei (北投溫泉) – 09:07
11) Guandu Nature Park for birdwatching (關渡自然公園) – 09:43
12) Tamsui seaside district (aka Danshui) for a bike ride (淡水區) – 10:51
13) Taipei public Bicycle system – uBike (微笑單車) – 12:03
14) Xiaolongbao: Taiwanese Soup Dumplings – Xiao Long Bao (小籠包 – 小笼包) – 12:13
15) National Palace Museum (國立故宮博物院) – 15:27
16) Zhishan Garden (至善園) – 16:00
17) Lungshan Temple of Manka aka Longshan Temple (艋舺龍山寺) – 16:35
18) Raohe Street Night Market (饒河夜市) – 16:50
19) Taiwanese breakfast in Taipei – 17:40
20) Taiwanese Mango Shaved Ice Dessert (芒果冰) – 18:00
21) Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup (牛肉麵 / 牛肉面) – 19:24
22) Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914文化創意產業園區) – 21:53
23) National Taiwan Museum (NTM; 國立台灣博物館 – 22:24
24) 228 Peace Memorial Park and Monument (二二八和平紀念公園 / 二二八和平纪念公园) – 22:51
25) Hsing Tian Kong (行天宮) temple devoted to Guan Yu, the patron god of businessmen – 23:08
26) Taipei Expo Park (花博公園) – 23:43
27) Taipei Fine Arts Museum aka TFAM (台北市立美術館) – 23:53
28) Taipei Story House (台北故事館) once known as Yuanshan Mansion (圓山別莊) – 24:00
29) Ningxia Night Market (寧夏夜市) – 24:10
30) Taipei Metro or Taipei MRT (台北捷運) using an EasyCard (悠遊卡) – 24:47

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Our visit Taipei travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide (best restaurants and street food), top museums and the city by day and evening when the night markets are in full action. We also cover off-the-beaten-path activities you won’t find in a typical Taipei tourism brochure or Taipei, Taiwan city tour.

30 Things to do in Taipei, Taiwan Travel Guide Transcript:

Today we’re going to take you around a city that completely won us over: Taipei. As two self-proclaimed foodies who are always on the hunt for the next meal, we loved the amazing mix of restaurants and street markets the city had to offer. On top of that, there were plenty of temples, museums, and nature escapes to keep us busy throughout the day, so we actually managed to pack quite a bit into our trip. With this video, we’re going to show you 30 things to do in Taipei, Taiwan, and you can count on a few foodie recommendations to be sprinkled throughout. Now let’s get started.

And that’s it for our visit to Taipei! We hope you enjoyed this video and that you got a few of idea of things to do, see, and most importantly, eat on your next visit. As always, if you have any other suggestions of fun things to do around Taipei, we invite you to share them with travellers in the comments below. Wishing you happy travels and until next time!

This is part of our Travel in Taiwan video series showcasing Taiwanese food, Taiwanese culture and Taiwanese cuisine.

Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network

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43 Replies to “30 Things to do in Taipei, Taiwan Travel Guide”

  1. Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos

    I hope that you enjoyed our Taipei travel guide and that it gave you some ideas of things to do and local foods to eat while visiting. We also have a tips video where we discuss the cost of transportation, accommodations, must eat foods, free things to do and attractions worth paying for in our tips video –> https://youtu.be/Rc4pMXeJBYw

  2. ChasingCha

    Hi guys! I'm cha, a start up travel vlogger from Philippines! I just wanna leave a comment to say thank you for this! I'm travelling to taipei this april and this vlog really helps ☺

  3. The Wandering Quinn

    I typed in ‘Taiwan Travel Guide’ and look who came up! I’ve saved it to watch later! I go next week and think this will be really useful!! 😀

  4. 宋洋

    The typical low / mid class western couple living in 1950. It’s a shame that you travail while not open to new features

    Putain des enculés va rentrer dans ton pays

  5. Michael Bepunkt

    Hey:) im Michael, a travel addict from germany. I discovered East and south east asia (Korea, Japan, Thailand…) and now I looked for an interesting place that is not flooded with western tourist such as Thailand and is worth to visit. So Taiwan came into my mind but I wasn't sure if its worth it to travel there but this video convinced me that my decision to go to Taiwan was a good one. Now I'm looking forward to see Taipeh in the beginning of February 🙂

  6. Fiona Smith

    Just travelled to Taiwan and stayed 9 days there, the people there were very polite and nice. I got help from super kind 7-11 staff for booking discounted express tickets. Young kids proactively helped me to get my toasts that were stuck in a strange toast machine. My wife and I were always advised not to order too many to finish in restaurants. Frankly speaking, the eco-centric city layout and amount of city green lung in their cities are also very impressive. Certainly will visit Taiwan again!

  7. Aloha Hi

    there's beef noodle competition in Taiwan… you should have pick one that earn the title… the beef noodles you are eating does not look super delicious….

  8. Jesse Dawnchen

    Good filming & editing. I admire you two's positive & outgoing personalities. The introduction of every things with clear & simple ways that making people easy to understand things that surround you. Good job done. I hope to watch more of you two's videos.

  9. Györgyi Kokály

    Gyönyörű hely! A közbiztonság nagyon jó.Nagyon kedves és barátságos emberek.A tömegközlekedés nagyon olcsó és jó.Az ételek nem annyira az én ízvilágom,de azért megtaláltam a kedvemre valót is. Mindenkinek csak ajánlani tudom! Biztos hogy vissza megyünk még!! 🙂 Tisztaság van!!!

  10. WonTaek Love

    Hello! How does it feel going up and down the elevator of Taipei 101? I didn't push through the last time I went as I was afraid (lol) of the elevator ride! 37 seconds is 😱! How about the ride going down? Thanks!

  11. Andy

    I swear I could visit Taipei 101 every day and never get sick of it, love this city so much for it's great food and incredibly friendly atmosphere 🙂

  12. liveESC

    One of the best reports about visiting Taipei!!
    Looking fwd to go again in a few weeks!
    Din tai fung time… sorry you guys got so much rain.
    Hi from Belgium!

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