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Holiday In Taipei

Life is too short to stick to the usual path, so when you can get away, go on holiday in Taipei!
Located on the north coast of Taiwan, Taipei is the region's capital and historic centre, as well as an ever-changing hub for some really weird stuff—good weird, of course. As you’re taking a gondola ride over a forest of Japanese Hairy Maple trees—we didn’t make that name up—it’s easy to forget you’re in the middle of a major metropolis. The quirky themed shops and restaurants will help, though (if you’ve never eaten curry from a toilet-shaped bowl, now’s your chance!). Get your hands on one of our top-notch Taipei packages and hurry to the airport!

Things to Do in Taipei

The better question is, what can’t you do on a Taipei holiday? Start in the Xinyi District—Taipei’s city centre—at the top of Taipei 101, a skyscraper that towers 509 metres over the city streets. Set your sights on Elephant Mountain and trade the lift for hiking boots and start climbing. If you aren’t that outdoorsy, ride over the mountains on the Maokong Gondola. Next, bring on the manmade wonders! Check out the National Palace Museum, where you can sift through centuries of Taiwan’s royal artefacts northwest of the city centre. If you’d rather look forward, then hop in one of our swanky Taipei car hire options and drive to the west side of town to LifeShow Street, an indoor row of fortune tellers lined up like street vendors. You’ll be right across the street from Hsing Tian Kong Temple, and if the future holds some big surprises, a little meditation may help…

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

After you’ve climbed to the top of Taipei 101, reward your efforts with a shopping spree and the mall at the tower’s base. Does travelling have you keeping late hours? Shop like the locals at Shilin Night Market, where vendors are still selling street food and fun fashions long past midnight. If you time it right, you shop from sunrise to sunrise! Make sure you save up by booking a stellar Taipei package deal first, though!

From bubble tea to ba wan—giant meat dumplings—and pineapple cake, Taiwan’s cuisine scene is on point. In Taipei, eat at some really weird restaurants, like an all toilet-themed café where even the loo sinks are toilets. Don’t fill up on curry from the porcelain throne, though, because Taipei is famous for its amazing pastries, some of which come in…special shapes. We’ll leave it to you to discover just what that means.

The club scene is alive and well in all the urban districts (i.e. not up in the mountains). You won’t be considered a prude, though, for going on a market crawl rather than bar-hopping, as Shilin Night Market is just one of several after-hours bazaars scattered all over the city.

What’s Next?

Take bite outta Taipei with lastminute.com.au. We’ve got awesome Taipei hotel packages that let you save time and money on hotels and flights that fit your schedule. Plus, you can add hot Hong Kong holiday packages and visit more of China’s island nations while you’re at it!

Hotels in Taipei

With an awesome range of Taipei hotels on offer, finding the right one won't be hard. At the mo, there are 497 accommodations waiting on lastminute.com.au.

There's no need to pay top dollar to have a good night's rest in Taipei. The United Hotel, located at 200 Kwang-fu South Road, and the Holo hostel, at 22F-2, No. 50, Zhong Xiao West Road, are both comfortable and cheap as chips. Though, if you're the type who likes to live in the lap of luxury on holiday, the W Taipei or the Le Meridien Taipei might be a better fit.

Taipei is home to Taipei 101. If you want to stay within an easy walk of this famed attraction, the Grand Hyatt Taipei is just 0.3 kilometres away. Also popular is the Tango House, which sits 1 kilometre away.


Guide to Exploring Taipei


Top Hotels for your Taipei Holiday

Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao
4.5 out of 5.0 No. 8, Section 2, Xianmin Blvd., Banqiao District, New Taipei City
Free Cancellation
AU$130
With a stay at Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao, you'll be centrally located in New Taipei City, a 2-minute drive from Nanya Night Market and 9 minutes from Lungshan ...
Taipei Fullerton Hotel-South
Taipei Fullerton Hotel-South
4.0 out of 5.0 No.41 Sec 2, Fu Xing South Road, Taipei
Free Cancellation
AU$145
Located in Taipei (Daan), Taipei Fullerton Hotel-South is within a 15-minute walk of Jianguo Flower and Jade Market and Daan Forest Park.
Humble House Taipei
Humble House Taipei
4.0 out of 5.0 No.18 Songgao Road Xinyi District, Taipei
AU$169
A stay at Humble House Taipei places you in the heart of Taipei, within a 10-minute walk of Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall and Taipei 101.
Caesar Park Taipei
Caesar Park Taipei
4.0 out of 5.0 38 Chung Hsiao West Road Section 1, Zhongzheng, Taipei
Free Cancellation
AU$122
In the heart of Taipei, Caesar Park Taipei is within a 5-minute drive of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Presidential Office Building.
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5.0 out of 5.0 2 SongShou Road, Taipei
Free Cancellation
AU$240
Grand Hyatt Taipei is centrally located in Taipei, a 4-minute walk from Taipei 101 and 5 minutes by foot from Taipei International Convention Center.
Cosmos Hotel Taipei
Cosmos Hotel Taipei
4.0 out of 5.0 No 43 Sec. 1, Chung-Hsiao W. Road., Zhongzhen District, Taipei
Free Cancellation
AU$125
A stay at Cosmos Hotel Taipei places you in the heart of Taipei, within a 15-minute walk of Huashan 1914 Creative Park and National Taiwan Museum.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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