Taiwan: Top Things to See and Do in Taipei (Tourist Attractions)

The capital of Taiwan has many wonderful attractions to satisfy the senses. Taipei is the cultural center of Taiwan and is also their global hub for commerce. It’s easy to spend days wandering around the city marveling at all the breath-taking views and amazing attractions it has to offer.

There are many common areas in the city where you can mingle with the locals and get a sense of what their culture is like. A visit to Taipei is like nothing imaginable and will have you and your fellow travelers in awe for years to come. To make sure your trip to Taipei is complete and everything you hoped for, be sure to check out some these very popular attractions.

Taipei Zoo:

The Taipei Zoo is the largest zoo in Asia and offers the giant panda house, Formosan animal area, koala house and Asian tropical rainforest area. This is one of the best zoo’s in the world and is a definitely must see on your Taipei adventure.

Yangmingshan National Park:

This National Park is a great way to embrace nature and hike up the rolling hillsides of Yangmingshan. It offers visitors flower gardens and a beautiful place for an afternoon picnic. It is accessible by public transportation for the budget conscious traveler.

The Street Food:

This is plenty of incredible tasting street food everywhere. Don’t be afraid to dig in and sample the street vendors or restaurants. Vendors are a great source of wonderful food and are very accommodating to tourists. Even picky eaters are sure to find something they like.

Visit The Tourist Market:

No trip to Taipei is complete without a stop at one of the many small markets located throughout the city. They aren’t all geared just towards tourist so you have choices of authentic Taipei treasures and trinkets to take home for show and tell.

Taipei 101:

Probably the most famous site in the city, the Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world at one point with 101 floors. It’s now holds the second spot in the list of world’s tallest buildings only second to the Burj Khalifa. Don’t let that stop you from visiting this amazing site. This building offers shopping malls and commercial offices, restaurants, and clubs. It’s a must see on any trip to Taipei.

Taipei is a wonderful destination for traveling and sight seeing. A trip to Taiwan would not be complete without out staying a day or two in this amazing city.

Zach Savage Written by:

Zach was raised in Indiana. He spent some time during his 20's in the U.S. Navy. The rest of the time he has been backpacking around the United States, visiting various state and national parks while attending music festivals in the mid-west as much as possible.