No visit to Taiwan is complete without a stop in its capital, Taipei. It’s a small city, but don’t let its size fool you, there are plenty of things to do in Taipei.

Steeped in history and culture, Taipei provides its visitors with world-class restaurants, picturesque monuments, exotic night markets, and intoxicating temples – all in a safe, cosmopolitan cityscape.

Best Things to Do in Taipei

There’s a little something for everyone in Taipei, and it’s the ideal place to use as a stepping-stone for exploring the rest of Taiwan.

Visit the Taiwanese Temples

The Longshan Temple is one of Taipei’s oldest, dating back to 1738. It is a multi-denominational temple worshiping Buddhist, Taoist and Matsu deities.

Check Out The Sun Yat-Sen Memorial

Sun Yat-sen is considered the founder of modern China; the Sun Yat-sen Memorial serves as a monument to the leader as well as a social and educational center.

Pass By Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

The memorial grounds include the National Concert Hall and National Theatre, a beautiful area to wander with locals on a late afternoon. Tourists can also climb the stairs at the memorial to view the colossal statue of and tribute to the late Chiang Kai-Shek.

Check Out the Ceramics of The National Palace Museum

Taiwanese have a running joke that this is the place to go should China ever decide to bomb as it is filled with the world’s largest collection of Chinese art.

Explore Yangmingshan National Park

Yangmingshan National Park is a short drive from the city and is famous for its volcanic peaks. It offers stunning natural beauty, hot springs, and hiking trails.

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